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June 5, 2015 at 7:57 pm in reply to: Taste in music– any other ADDers like "trance" or "progressive house" music? #127221
CassattMemberJune 5, 2015 at 7:57 pmPost count: 20
wiredonjava Thanks for posting the link – I liked it. Seem I need a definite beat, but behind the lyrics not in front of them? I wish I knew enough about music to figure out exactly what it is I am looking for.
When I am driving, especially on the highway, I use music to drown out my thoughts so I concentrate more on the traffic – but I shut off the music when merging or when traffic is being stupid.June 3, 2015 at 5:27 pm in reply to: Taste in music– any other ADDers like "trance" or "progressive house" music? #127201
CassattMemberJune 3, 2015 at 5:27 pmPost count: 20
I am almost embarrassed to admit this but my crazy adhd brain craves country music – the loud and stupid kind (definitely not the lovesick songs). Especially when driving!
I try to compromise by listening to Corb Lund I think-“The truck got Stuck”
, “Bible on the Dash” are a bit more socially acceptable than “The Boys Round Here” and “Beer for My Horses”
Ooops!! There go the ear worms again! Singing all of the above at the same time.REPORT ABUSEJune 2, 2015 at 9:36 pm in reply to: 19 year old girl and finally everything makes sense #127199
CassattMemberJune 2, 2015 at 9:36 pmPost count: 20
I am so happy for you!
This could almost have been written by me ( a long time ago – when adhd did not exist, and what we call adhd was considered to really only present in boys, and to be outgrown by the age of 18).
You are so fortunate that we are have become more aware of adhd in all of its manifestations, and have workable strategies (including medication) to help achieve success.
The Adhd community is fortunate to have people like you! 🙂
CassattMemberJune 2, 2015 at 9:17 pmPost count: 20
Encourage her to see her prescribing physician as soon as possible. Based on my experience (personal not medical) it sounds like the dose or the medication may not suit her.
I’ve known of people who fall asleep on ritalin, and others who turn into rabid female canines on concerta.
Figuring out the right medication and the right dose can take time (trial and error). Be patient. Don’t give up. The right medication can make a huge difference.REPORT ABUSEMay 14, 2015 at 10:19 pm in reply to: HELP! Motivation issues – my most crippling symptom #127085
CassattMemberMay 14, 2015 at 10:19 pmPost count: 20
“Life is short – Eat dessert first”
It can be hard getting an ADHD brain into gear to get things done. Especially things that the ADHD brain thinks might be BORING!!! (like tidying up and housework)
Try starting your day, and waking up your brain by doing something that you enjoy, but set a time limit on it. Then try to get some of the boring stuff done.
CassattMemberMay 14, 2015 at 10:06 pmPost count: 20
I am really impressed with all the things you have been doing to learn more about ADHD.
Listening to podcasts, meditating, reading….. and all the mental processing that goes on – no wonder you feel tired.
Don’t worry about what others find interesting. What interests you? What activities increase your sense of well being?
There is nothing wrong with being different.
We are all unique human beings.May 14, 2015 at 9:31 pm in reply to: Do I really need to tell the dentist and hygienist that I take ADHD meds? #127083
CassattMemberMay 14, 2015 at 9:31 pmPost count: 20
Larynxa – I am so glad you posted this!
I have been seeing the same dentist for years and never thought of telling my dentist that I am now taking ADHD meds (or any other meds not mentioned previously).
Since I take ADHD meds on a situational basis I now have to remember to not take them when I go to the dentist. There is NO WAY I want my dentist to cut back on the freezing!!!!REPORT ABUSEApril 29, 2015 at 12:09 pm in reply to: I need advise, please. How do I best help my husband and son? #127021
CassattMemberApril 29, 2015 at 12:09 pmPost count: 20
It sounds like you and your family have a lot to deal with right now.
Does your son have regular visits to the pediatrician to monitor his response to medication? It is likely that the dose will need to be adjusted as he grows and his metabolism changes.
Is it possible that your son’s concern about your health could also be affecting his performance at school? Perhaps this could also be discussed with the pediatrician and with his teachers. There may be other resources available to help your son.
I hope this helps.
CassattMemberApril 26, 2015 at 2:40 pmPost count: 20
Regarding the meds – (your psychiatrist would not have prescribed them if she didn’t think they would help.)
Whose decision was it to try Vyvanse?
What is really stopping you from taking the meds?
What changes could you make in your daily routine that would make it easier to think to take the meds at an appropriate time?REPORT ABUSE
CassattMemberApril 25, 2015 at 2:49 pmPost count: 20
You spent your childhood running over the fields for three miles to find a stream, build a bridge out of fallen branches and then cross the bridge without falling in?
And your friend was not allowed to join in?
Sounds like you have some wonderful childhood memories. I feel sorry for your friend.
Being able to build a bridge out of tree branches is very creative (and there is a strong correlation between ADHD and creativity).
CassattMemberApril 24, 2015 at 4:26 pmPost count: 20
This is something you need to discuss with your doctor. Fine tuning ADHD meds is an art and can take time.
Not all metabolisms are the same, so it may be you are using it up at a faster rate than expected. (This can work the other way round too, with some medications causing an affect that lasts longer than expected or wanted – like sleep meds grrrrr)April 23, 2015 at 7:42 am in reply to: Dont know if I have it. I am 18, and i have earned my way to medical college. #126986
CassattMemberApril 23, 2015 at 7:42 amPost count: 20
I remember being totally stressed trying to focus on studying and getting final papers done in university …feeling totally overwhelmed and frustrated that no matter how hard I tried I could not get the grades I wanted (unless I was SUPER interested)
and thinking if only there was a drug that would help me through this!
but then it was called “minimal brain disfunction” and was really only looked for in boys
Go to Student Services, your family physician,etc – find out if medication may be an option and get the academic support you may need to succeed.
(Many fantastic doctors and nurses are ADHD – don’t give up your dreams)REPORT ABUSEApril 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm in reply to: Do you ever get off your meds for a few days and start to question… #126985
CassattMemberApril 22, 2015 at 10:10 pmPost count: 20
I use meds “as needed” and have been using them a lot less.
The way I see it, the meds keep me calm so I can think more and react less. After over a year of meds I have “learned” how to handle situations and as a result need the med less.
Still just as ADD, just handling it better.REPORT ABUSE
CassattMemberApril 20, 2015 at 3:57 pmPost count: 20
I have almost finished “Basic” and am trying to decide where to go from here. When I started the ADDCA program I was not sure how far to go with it, but since nearly everyone I know is ADHD (or close enough) I knew it would be a worthwhile experience!
The first time I heard about ADHD I was told it mainly occurred in boys and would be outgrown by age 18. We have come a long way, but there is still a lot of progress to be made.
The first time I heard about ADHD coaching it was being recommended by a psychiatrist. (He also said that if ADHD was identified earlier and more often there would be far less “mental illness”)
I hope this group will become a worthwhile resource for present and future ADHD coaches.