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    Anonymous
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    I am tired of thinking …. I am tired of not getting anything accomplished……. I am tired of trying over and over and over and getting nowhere. I just want to beable to relax without so much effort. Does anyone else find when they are trying to relax something is always alittle off. I find I am always adjusting something. for example diming the lights, changing postions , temp, adjusting the volume or temp., putting my glasses on taking them off etc….. It takes me forever to get in a relaxed zone if I can actually acheive it without giving up. My Adderall is just not helping I have tried regular and xr high doses low doses …..I am seeing Specialist tomorrow and I really hope he can help. I did see him for the first time last month and he said I was on way to much Adderall xr (30mg 2x daily) So he precriscribed Vyanase ? but my ins. denied it so rather the just change the prescription I had to make another appt to discuss options. …. I am not typically a person who cries for no reason but I just broke down today and just cried to my husband ( whom probably just thinks I am losing it).

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    I don’t have much to say, just yesterday I’d been told that I have great chance that I have ADD, I’ll have a test in two months , you just describe my everyday of my entire life,,, but I learned to control by doing a lot of sports, martial arts mainly ,, maybe can help you,, so any way take care,,

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    this is how i feel. exhausted and frustrated. i know that it’s no consolation. i suppose it’s commiseration for what it’s worth…

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    Yes I hear you completely! Today is the first day since starting the meds that I have felt really restless as I would if I werent on anything. It’s so frustrating! Maybe my body is getting used to the dose and I need to up it a little? I’m on the lowest dose possible.

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    Know the feeling.

    Today’s a bad day for getting things done because I feel so restless. Constantly want to get up, walk around, fiddle with this and that, everything I need to do is boring, and when I get like this have to break things down into tiny, tiny steps like 1.) open file cabinet, 2.) remove folder, 3.) open folder, 4.) find paperwork, etc.

    What makes it worse is the awareness of multiple loose ends and unfinished tasks floating around out there, whirling in the back of my mind like litter blowing down the street. Makes me nervous. There might be something important on those crumpled sheets of paper, meanwhile, they are making a mess.

    And yet when I go to make a list, every list ends up looking unbelievably silly. I write the same things down over and over, and the tasks still feel incredibly daunting, like I just can’t start, I can’t figure it out, and I dread confronting that feeling. Everything starts to loom large, as if completing a form were climbing Mt Everest. And when I finally do, most of what needs to be done turns out to have been very easy – it’s just the focusing that’s hard, pushing past the initial resistance.

    I have already been procrastinating for half the day and it feels terrible. Feels worse than doing these odious tasks – but do I start? No. Or anyway, not yet. Later, yeah that’s it – a little later.

    By the end of the day I will hate myself.

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    This all sounds soooo familiar. I am not officially diagnosed yet. I’m a little scared because I keep hearing about the medicine kind of pooping out on people. That makes me not feel quite as hopeful!!

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    I would suggest take it one day at a time.

    It is a process.

    1. Diagnosis

    2. Counseling/therapist

    3. Drug treatment

    The doctor will or should adjust medication over the first few months to determine what works for you

    Sounds like there is room for optimism here

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    *grouphug*

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    There is a difference between thinking you have ADHD, and knowing you have ADHD. Be prepared for having to assimilate the diagnosis.

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    #99348
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    So ADHD/ADD are like the ‘Borg’

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    Bill
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    To Robert’s process, I would add:

    4. Adapting your life

    The process doesn’t stop with drug treatment. Figure out how you need to live so that you are taking advantage of your strengths, rather than compensating for your weaknesses. Then the process loops around to 1. again. It doesn’t end until you’re happy with your life.

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    Sucks muchly. Yup. I try to relax and can’t turn the damned thing off, especially if their is something from the day that is left unresolved. My friend says I’m like a dog with a bone, going after the marrow. I’m attack things and won’t let them go until I’ve solved the problem. Sometimes, she really gets me :)

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    I’m wondering about what you mentioned about the need for the constant adjusting of temp, lights, positions, etc. Are those particular things normally associated with ADD/ADHD? They almost sound like they could be related to OCD. I do believe it’s possible to have both things (co-morbid) at once.

    I’ve noticed that you posted a year ago. After you saw the specialist, did you get any advice or changes in meds that helped you out?

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    elistxs08
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    Sometime i am thinking life is a journey.

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    blackdog
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    I’m wondering the same thing as zsazsa now. I have so much trouble getting comfortable. I feel a little cold so I put a sweater on. Then 5 minutes later I feel too warm and I take it off. I put my feet up. Then I put my feet down. Constantly changing and adjusting. And it’s very rare that I ever get that “just right” feeling. And when I do I don’t want to move because I know I’ll lose it and have to start all over. I am never really relaxed, even in sleep. Only when I am exhausted or when I am sick. I actually like getting sick sometimes for that reason, because it gives me a chance to just let go.

    And it is definitely a journey elistxs08. One day at a time, one small step at a time.

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