Hi all. I was wondering if anyone that has ASD and/or ADHD has experienced a full body shiver? Mine is randomly, sometimes I don't know it is going to happpen and other times I can feel it about to start. There is no continuity with when it happens in terms of what is happening externally or internally for me, eg. weather, temperature, anxiety level, emotions etc If anyone has any experience with something like this, I would appreciate your advice with what it could be/treatment that you have tried. Thanks in advance 🙂
hi has anyone had any success with non prescription stimulants like caffeine or nicotine?
How can someone with ADHD make a consistent effort to lose weight when efforts to change are so hard to start, let alone maintain? I had some benefit from intermittent fasting, but every random distraction/ disruption affecting my sleep or other routines made it harder to make my tightly scheduled meal times work.
To those with ADHD and who take SSRI'S. How does (or did) SSRI's effect your ADHD (or effect OCD if you have it)? Thank you.
I'm looking for either a paper planning system or software that can help me organize my life. The issue is, most planners focus on productivity, work and things like budgeting and exercising, none of which are relevant to me as a disabled person who doesn't work. My main goal is for this to help me stay on track for my goals without any pressure but just as a reminder to combat my ADHD which tends to start a hundred projects and never finish any. I also need to stay on top of my health goals. Any suggestions?
What do you guys do for your ADHD and/or executive dysfunction? I've taken Adderall RX a long time off and on but the physical side effects are strong. I'm considering asking about going on Strattera, a non stimulant drug.
So I heard about this drug that is usually prescribed for narcolepsy but is used for ADHD in other countries. It’s called Modafinil or Provigil. Apparently it’s not as popular in the US. It’s said to be a smart drug and doesn’t have some of the negative side effects as Adderall and Methylphenidate. I requested to be switched and I do like it better. My medication management Dr. basically said I’d have to be experiencing sleeplessness or be working night shift. (a common reason for prescribing Modafinil as well for those having issues with staying awake on the job) so I told her honestly that I do have issues falling asleep as counter intuitive as that sounds. It’s nice, If I don’t feel like taking it one day I don’t feel like a zombie or tired. Has anyone else tried this? Whats your experience, and has anyone experienced any adverse effects?
Would you get a formal ADHD and ASD diagnosis after having your new psychologist mentioned that she thought it sounds like what you are dealing with. After discussing for a few sessions and her being 99% sure you have both? (After speaking with her and also listening to a podcast episode and am convinced that it fits for me also).
I have a few therapists who have seen me including my regular one that I’ve been seeing for the past 3 yrs and myself who have been so sure that I have ADHD. I did the 8 hour official evaluation as I am about to go to college, the results came back today as inconclusive and completely skewed which is why it was inconclusive. The first suggestion is further neurological testing to rule out any “organic” causes for this. Has anyone had experience with this or know what this may be??
I am confident in my soul that I have ADHD. My twin sisters both have it, and my cousin. But my psychiatrists have always said that the symptoms overlap too much with my PTSD symptoms to be sure. But my ADHD symptoms are extremely present even when my PTSD seems dormant. Has anyone else experienced this? How do you advocate for yourself?
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