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ZanderHeals

948d

Hi, my name is Zander. I had severe ADHD, bipolar disorder, GAD, and PTSD. I'm currently medicated for BD, PTSD, and GAD. (You can see what I take on my profile.) I also have substance use disorder. My ADHD makes it very difficult to carry out day to day tasks and focus ok the things I truly enjoy. I use to use street drug stimulants to level me out and make so I can focus. I've chosen a better way of life and stopped taking street drugs to feel normal. However, even clean and sober, my ADHD still gets in the way. To get to the point, I was wondering if anyone had the same issue and what's helped them, medication wise, while factoring in addiction.

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    • Ninothesloth

      913d

      There are non stimulants meds you can try. I know with bipolar disorder they might not want to give you stimulants. I would say go to your doctor and talk about your options. Also you can try therapy but as someone with adhd I know that it can be hard because adhd makes it so hard to function. Exercise also helps me a lot too, even though I haven’t done it in awhile because of time. I love to work out, go on walks/hikes and I like to do dance. When I was in high school I was able to do well off meds because I did dance and marching band.

    • Ninothesloth

      913d

      There are non stimulants meds you can try. I know with bipolar disorder they might not want to give you stimulants. I would say go to your doctor and talk about your options. Also you can try therapy but as someone with adhd I know that it can be hard because adhd makes it so hard to function. Exercise also helps me a lot too, even though I haven’t done it in awhile because of time. I love to work out, go on walks/hikes and I like to do dance. When I was in high school I was able to do well off meds because I did dance and marching band.

    • Ziggy

      919d

      This may not work for you because of how severe your ADHD is but how much coffee do you drink? I've found that I caffeine-ate a few times a day (in large doses mind you) it helps a lot, but again, depends on the severity.

    • Nicotine_fiend666

      919d

      Or vyvanse once a day , but it doesn’t seem to last long enough

    • Nicotine_fiend666

      919d

      Adderall Ir 3x a day, or focalin xr 2x a day

    • Nicotine_fiend666

      919d

      Your going to need a stimulant, all of which are abusable.

    • Nimbus

      948d

      I’m taking adhansia xr. It took a few months until I got to the proper dose for my adhd.

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