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ADDventures in Atheism!

Atheists with ADD/ADHD: Ever gotten in trouble for pretending to be an airplane during church? Been possessed by demons? Not to worry! That’s not Beelzebub; it’s just your ADD.

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Has anyone else tried Provigil? Viagra for the brain!!

Started by Edward Teach Aug 10, 2012. 0 Replies

I took it for the first time today. I don't ever remember having such mental clarity and energy.http://www.modafinil.com/modafvamphet.html…Continue

ADD/ADHD and Music.

Started by Sean M Hebner. Last reply by TAdamson Nov 11, 2010. 35 Replies

So...Rumor has it that a lot of us with the ADD tend to like Techno...a lot.I LOVE techno, Industrial, and New Age music. not that I dislike everything else...I'm honestly a Metal Head at heart. But…Continue

Tags: musicofallkinds, ADD/ADHD

My new poison

Started by Nic Aug 31, 2010. 0 Replies

anyone have any experience with vyvanse?

Testing

Started by Sean M Hebner. Last reply by Tea Cup Aug 18, 2010. 9 Replies

SO there is so many more of us now...that I think I need to stat a new topic.VIDEO GAMES!!What do you like? how long would you play if you had the free time?Continue

Tags: Timemanagement, Awesome, VideoGames

What are the gifts of ADD?

Started by Will Higdon. Last reply by Tea Cup Aug 18, 2010. 8 Replies

For all those suffering with ADD, there are ways that it can be an extremely valuable gift. Do you know of any?Here are the gifts ADD has brought to me. In no particular order:Conferences and or…Continue

Remembering things

Started by OutlawGirl. Last reply by Tedster May 21, 2010. 29 Replies

Everybody has their forgetful moments, but we seem to have them more than most. For example I've been known to microwave pizza for dinner and find it still sitting in the microwave, stone cold the…Continue

Tags: forgetfulness

FOOOOOOOOD!!!

Started by Sean M Hebner. Last reply by Sean M Hebner Mar 31, 2010. 2 Replies

OK so in yet another atempt to jumpstart a conversation, I will as you, what is it about food any way..do you know what I mean??? huh huh ?? THAT guy knows what I mean!(ps I hate Jerry…Continue

Tags: yummy

Interactions with medications?

Started by Wonderist. Last reply by Wonderist Jan 31, 2010. 7 Replies

I think I may be noticing that caffeine is actually interfering with my medication (Dexedrine). Before I was diagnosed I used to use exclusively caffeine to try to concentrate at work. Usually Coke,…Continue

Tags: interactions, medication, caffeine

Staying Rational

Started by Tedster. Last reply by Wonderist Jan 16, 2010. 4 Replies

Do any people find that it is more difficult to remain rational due to ADD?

Sherlock Holmes review: Addled, but not by Adler

Started by Wonderist. Last reply by Wonderist Dec 30, 2009. 3 Replies

If you go to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie, go expecting an over-the-top silly fantasy version of the venerable character. That way you won't be disappointed at how over-the-top, silly, and…Continue

Tags: ritchie, guy, holmes, sherlock

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Comment by Wonderist on March 10, 2011 at 12:53pm

@TAdamson, even skeptics need some method for sifting the reality out from the background noise. My recommendation is to stick to the evidence, and stick to the science. The science behind ADHD is solid, and getting better all the time.

Still, you may be correct that your issues are not due to ADHD per se. It could be the case that you have some other underlying issues which have similar symptoms to ADHD. This is why it's so important to get a thorough diagnosis which explicitly attempts to rule out other conditions. If you're still doubtful of your diagnosis, I think it's reasonable for you to get a second opinion.

But on the other hand, don't discount the evidence that you already have. If difficulty with attention, focus, distraction, and/or impulsivity affect your life in consistently negative ways, and Concerta helps with at least some of those symptoms, that seems pretty indicative (not knowing more about you, and not being a doctor). Perhaps you have ADHD, but your drug/dosage is off. Myself, it has taken a while to work out appropriate dosages for my combination of issues, and I'm still in the process of tweaking it, with the guidance of my doctor. It gets better and better each time.

Finally, I found that treating ADHD without also treating my anxiety was an incomplete solution for me. Since I started getting treated for anxiety, I've been able to progress much faster on the ADHD side of things, too. You may want to talk to your dr. about your specific combination of symptoms, and where the trouble still lies.

Good luck!

Comment by TAdamson on March 10, 2011 at 7:17am
I continuously self diagnose and still don't believe I have ADHD. All the indicators are there and my son, who has aspergers as well has most of the same traits I do, but more pronounced. My wife says theres a big difference in me when I'm on Concerta from when I'm not. My psychiatrist, who also treates me for anxiety disorder and insomnia says all the traits are there. Yet, ever the skeptic, I'm still not convinced I have ADHD. The chaos, the anxiety, the implusiveness, and the tuning out of everything when I am doing something I like to do are normal. I get more work done on Concerta, but as a programmer, I do fine without it. It's the nonprogramming stuff I struggle with. And the impulsiveness, which Concerta is of no help. Anybody else feel the same? Being a skeptic with anxiety disorder means that self doubt is something that can really wreck your life.
Comment by Remy on August 20, 2010 at 12:42pm
"Pretending to be an airplane in church"!!!! YES! I've done that.
Comment by Sean M Hebner on June 11, 2010 at 7:24pm
wow....................so much add so little time....

anyone wanna talk about anything?
Comment by Black Magick Woman on April 6, 2010 at 11:58am
And here I thought they wouldn't have one of these groups =).
Comment by Structure Theory on April 2, 2010 at 12:19am
ZOMG IR SO ADD.... no srsly, I'm all over the phracking place.
Comment by Sean M Hebner on March 8, 2010 at 1:00pm
DAMN 71!! welcome welcome welcome!!!!

also please don't be shy...I want to reply to people..about add stuff!!!!!!
Comment by Sean M Hebner on February 15, 2010 at 9:39am
67 yeesh we are awesome
Comment by JayBarti on January 26, 2010 at 6:01pm
I have to say I am always wary of self-diagnosing, however I cannot deny that after reading through a lot of the forums and comments that I seem to fit the ADD/ADHD bill. When I was younger I was diagnosed as hyperactive and placed on Ritalin for a time, however my Mom decided to take me off of it after a while. I think she didn't like how it was affecting me, but I honestly do not know the real reason. As it stands these days I mostly just cope with how my brain works and deal with the self-distractions as best I can. Focus can be an issue but I try and keep myself challenged and interested in things that I am required to do. I think it might be at the base of my rabid curiosity that drives me to continue to try and learn as much as I can.
Comment by Wonderist on January 25, 2010 at 10:52pm
Similar story here, Rita. What an eye opener it was when my colleague pointed out all the similarities I had with typical ADHD symptoms. Hope you find/found treatment, and welcome!
 

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