January 22, 2012 at 3:30 am #111698
AnonymousInactiveJanuary 22, 2012 at 3:30 amPost count: 14413
My boyfriend set me up with this website. He’s the computer geek. He said he purchased it. I’ll find out who the originator was and where it was purchased. My sincere apologies, for I didn’t mean any confusion. He’s traveling in Asia on business, but will see what he can do.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 22, 2012 at 3:38 am #111699
ScattybirdParticipantJanuary 22, 2012 at 3:38 amPost count: 1096
Hi SurferGirl – that would be good thank you.
It can’t be too difficult to change your avatar here because I managed to add my own photo and my computer skills are poor. I just upgraded from chalk and slate!REPORT ABUSEJanuary 23, 2012 at 4:36 am #111700
nellieMemberJanuary 23, 2012 at 4:36 amPost count: 596
Scatty you’re a riot !
BTW, there must be some form of moderation on the blogs. I once made a comment on a blog post which had quite a few comments by other people already. Mine didn’t show up except if I logged in and it showed a comment along the lines of “your post is awaiting moderation.” Despite the fact that other people’s comments showed up mine took at least a month to be approved. I didn’t say anything provocative so not sure why.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 23, 2012 at 5:24 am #111701
kc5jckParticipantJanuary 23, 2012 at 5:24 amPost count: 845
Nellie -that’s because we put your name on the terrorist list.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm #111702
ScattybirdParticipantJanuary 23, 2012 at 8:24 pmPost count: 1096
“Scatty you’re a riot !”
Oh dear nellie – maybe I should only post on here when my meds are in my bloodstream!!
😆REPORT ABUSEJanuary 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm #111703
AnonymousInactiveJanuary 23, 2012 at 8:43 pmPost count: 14413
From what Barkley says about Executive Functions and externalized controls, is there anything to
show how successful Cogmed has been for people like us with ADHD?
I have seen their website .. seems to be a franchised skillset, but does it work?
Or is it like our drugs .. for some they work and others not so much?
Trying to control impulsiveness by knowing what hole i throw money in .. drugs arent working on me at allREPORT ABUSEJanuary 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm #111704
ScattybirdParticipantJanuary 23, 2012 at 9:58 pmPost count: 1096
Hi Rand I am sorry to hear the drugs don’t work. I find mine work better on some days than others and it seems to depend on whether I have remembered to be good to myself – like eating at proper mealtimes and going to bed on time. If I am tired and hungry they have to work harder.
I also noticed that they work better if I take them in the morning and then continue (am on short lived methylphenidate) through the day. If I wait until afternoon before I take one then the grumpy mindset is already there.
Everyone is different. I can’t do the cogmed stuff without the help of meds – well I can but it’s not so easy……. Not that it’s easy….. Ahaha.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm #111705
kc5jckParticipantJanuary 23, 2012 at 10:43 pmPost count: 845
Rand – from what I know, which isn’t much (but probably more than most), and what I have seen and heard on this site, etc. I would not invest my money in any program, expensive program, offering help or cure of ADHD. Certainly there would be some benefit, possibly huge benefit for some, but results are not guaranteed, nor do they seem to be lasting. Beware of what you may read to the contrary by other “members”, they may be a wolf indisguise.
Instead, I would look at cheaper alternatives such as luminosity, or one of the books on “brain exercised and health.” If these seem to help, it may be an indication that a program such as Cogmed may be of benefit. Other than that, I would think that, like meds, it may or may not work, depending on the particulars of your symptoms.
I think toofat had some great ideas he uses, several of which I have discovered on my own. They are on the thread: http://totallyadd.com/forum/topic.php?id=2266#post-20616
The first and most obvious things to do are make sure you’re getting enough sleep, exercise, and healthy food. Then go from there.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm #111706
ScattybirdParticipantJanuary 23, 2012 at 11:16 pmPost count: 1096
Oh yeah I echo that. There are a lot of sharks out there. If it’s not done by a proper face to face coach then don’t. I have seen sites that almost promise to cure ADD. Yeah right like that can happen (said in sarcastic tone but maybe it’sjust disguised anger – see Dr J’s blog!).
If I try out stuff like that it’s usually just from something I read.REPORT ABUSEFebruary 4, 2012 at 5:09 am #111707
crystalsphinxParticipantFebruary 4, 2012 at 5:09 amPost count: 22
I like your humor, scatty, I would be royally pissed if someone stole my avatar Don’t they have a life?REPORT ABUSEFebruary 4, 2012 at 5:15 am #111708
crystalsphinxParticipantFebruary 4, 2012 at 5:15 amPost count: 22
:(Btw: I tried out the cogmed 2yrs ago when it first arrived in Canada. It’s really expensive and In my opinion it only worked in the short term, not long term. I was really disappointed . I know it isn’t a cure all but I hoped the memory work would have lasted more than 2years.
There’s always new things to look for and try…..REPORT ABUSE
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