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  • in reply to: lost my keys #128232
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    “panicking that I had lost them.  I would search every pocket of every piece of clothing I wore for the past week only to find it out in the open.  Can the brain selectively deny images it sees or other senses like touch or sound?”

    Well, I have lost my glasses for hours at a time… couldn’t remember where I put them down. I could remember that I was wearing them earlier, retraced my steps, but still can’t find them. Until someone else points out they’re on my head. I had pushed them up on my head to read something and that action never even registered.

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    in reply to: **READ FIRST for information on Concerta #128185
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    If you have been switched from brand name to generic and you feel the effect of the generic is/was not as good, please ensure this gets reported to your government’s adverse effect register.

    In Canada you can Google: medeffect canada vigilance adverse reaction
    (currently accessible via shortcut: http://medeffect.ca  )
    A form also resides on CADDAC website http://www.caddac.ca/cms/CADDAC_pdf/HCAdverseReactionForm.pdf
    Unintended effect, health product abuse, overdose, interaction (including drug-drug and drug-food interactions) and unusual
    lack of therapeutic efficacy are all considered to be reportable adverse reactions.

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    in reply to: Don't Bring Me Down #127032
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    Blackdog I am so there with you. It takes so darned much effort to get going “on a roll” and is so very easy for someone else to bring you to a screeching halt. I think we’re more sensitive to criticism too where others may just shrug it off quickly and move on. I have to keep reminding them how hard it is to get going with something, and you’d think they’d know by know how easily I can get sidetracked if they interrupt my flow … [sigh]…

    My home office doesn’t have a door I can lock. I have a green cap I wear when I’m programming – that works very well as a visual reminder to them not to disturb me when I’m deeply entrenched.  I’m thinking maybe I will actually use the aprons that were my mom’s in the same way when I am working around the house and they are home.

    Good for me DH and kids often have scouts or sports keeping them busy. Maybe you can assign something for him/them to do before you get started. Something that will keep them relatvely busy in another part of the house or away. I know hubby needs to work on his jeep this week-end, I have reminded him first thing, so it will be a good time for me to tackle our bedroom for example.

     

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    in reply to: My ADDamant Stand Against Marriage – Am I Wrong? #126586
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    Love these posts – I see myself in all of them. Sometimes I wonder if my life could be more normal if I had a little apartment in the city to my own for weekdays. DH could have custody of me on weekends in the big house, and can drop in on me here 🙂 . I would be better able to keep on top of things on a daily basis if I were really only responsible for myself.  Would leave me more relaxed and receptive for him. I really think I have too much on my plate just trying to keep up with the other 3 people’s daily existence, leaves me shortchanged. No time for hobbies, friends, exercise, etc. I honestly don’t know how Moms who work  outside the home manage. I put in as many hours in my job working from home, but thank goodness I save on travel time, primping, pre-prepping lunch, etc….

    Last week we all went out – it was -20 and I had to leave without a hat. I knew I needed a few minutes to look for it in its usual spot, then promptly forgot as someone else needed my attention to help them for several minutes. Then there was no time left and we had to rush out the door. And only one of them has ADD.

    I feel like there is barely enough time and energy in me to keep myself running smoothly (only managed by heavy/strict/tightly scheduled compensating with lists) – I was obviously not thinking adding a DH and kids to my chaos. I will have to watch the video… wish I could remember Kate Kelly’s words – she said it right on.

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    in reply to: Spa Torture!!! #126398
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    Yes, I agree – that would be torture – the touchy stuff and wanting to be using that time doing something else.

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    in reply to: Strattera – Initial days #126396
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    Yes jenm71 , that was exactly my experience too – weird-ish side effects initially with the dose increases; nothing persistent, except dehydration- you seriously have to keep up with water intake. I consider this a minor inconvenience since I’d rather avoid any of the stimulants meds for ADHD. Do read the drug insert and any pharmacy info you are provided – as long as you watch for the serious side effects as Larynxa said, don’t sweat the small stuff that should subside.

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    in reply to: EVERNOTE app – how I keep things organized! #126395
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    I agree – I use Evernote for personal stuff and OneNote for work… partial to OneNote simply because I got used to that one first – love love love how fast I can find anything in it; multiple tiers of books, chapters, pages, etc… to organize as you see fit; can paste or save documents, scans, images, clippings, website links. Shortly after trying one note, I chose to try Evernote simultaneously (due to free trial for premium version on my device) and a desire to keep them separate as I struggle with personal/work boundary.

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    in reply to: Having ADHD Co$T$ Money #125574
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    You have forgotten the monies wasted on

    – impulse purchases
    – “planned” projects that don’t get done which result in a stockpile of supplies
    – half-created or half-wrapped gifts that you intended to give but didn’t follow thru
    -things you meant to return but lost the receipt or never got around to it before the deadline due to forgetting, over scheduling, or distractions

     

     

     

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    in reply to: Any Artists out there? #125317
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    I have a hard time getting motivated enough to even sit down. The queen of unfinished projects. House is full of  ‘supplies’ for intended projects I am planning on doing. Like Sleepy Jean, I too have “Too many ideas, too little time”. Sometimes after dinner – *if* the kitchen is clean (else I feel “off”) and it’s it’s still early enough, I’ll go down to my craft area and I can get as far as tidying up to free up work space and organizing newly accumulated supplies, but then I realize it’s now 2 am and I should just go to bed. Can’t fathom how much new paint, glue, or other expired or ‘got broken’ supplies I’ve wasted over the years. Items purchased for gifts for children that needed to be made into something or wrapped and these recipients have now outgrown them. How many domains I hold on to for planned websites. How many times I’ve promised things I ended up being unable to deliver due to inability to judge and manage my time. I have learned to be realistic and  just politely say “no” to requests for help. But when I do get going, if I say so myself, I produce AWESOME things that are 95% finished.

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    in reply to: Text speak for ADHDers #119233
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    OL – Oh look!
    OL a spot
    OL a cookie
    OL something shiny

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    in reply to: Whats your hyperactivity look like? #119229
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    No function to edit posts?
    addendum… though not sure if it’s hyperactivity, maybe more impulsiveness, maybe poor conversation skills. Trouble getting to the point and finishing. Rephrase a few times, go back to it a few minutes later to add something else or give another example to make it clearer. I am prone to spew a rough draft and multiple revisions rather than a finished copy, regardless of whether I take more time to think before I speak.

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    in reply to: Whats your hyperactivity look like? #119228
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    Tap my feet or bounce legs, esp. if stuck just sitting, waiting. Waiting rooms, other peoples sofas [on my sofa I fold clothes, peruse flyers, brush kitty, surf or email, sew something… can not “just sit”]. This bouncing/tapping is bad on the bus as the bouncing seat disturbs the person next to you. And they may think you need to go pee. Less likely to occur if I remember my headphones and listen to music. Then part of my mind is also occupied with resisting the urge to sing along when in public. Tap fingernails on the desk or countertop if hands are idle. Talk to myself (“what was i doing” “that doesn’t make sense” “think think”) or “hu hooh hmph” with mouth closed type noises when trying to regain a lost train of thought or when organizing thoughts or problem solving in my head. ooh look, a hole in my shirt. I kind of visualize writing on a blackboard in my head, the vocals fill the dead air between thoughts when not “writing”. Stir crazy/cabin fever makes for a rough vacation if everyone else just wants to chill. Beach time is torture – one can only look for shells and read a mag for so long. I am more inattentive and impulsive. This is a “H” as it gets for me.

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    in reply to: Disappointed with new layout #119227
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    They look fine in search results or elsewhere they are used at 50×50
    http://totallyaddconnect.com/activity/#
    They aren’t too bad in the profiles at 150×150.

    I suspect most of us created them at 80×80 for the old forum.
    I suggest revert to saving them to 80×80. Upsize the profiles to 160×160. Use them at 40×40 in the search results.

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    in reply to: Disappointed with new layout #119180
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    What’s going on with the avatars?
    My original picture I just re-uploaded *IS* 80×80
    It looks horrible now. Image properties says it is “50×50 scaled to 80×80”.
    Sounds as if the upload function is thumbnailing it to 50×50. Then the display HTML is resizing it to 80×80.

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    in reply to: Disappointed with new layout #119179
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    I meant stupid dating app.

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