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SoftBreeze

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Just curious if anyone else was diagnosed with Adhd as a very young child also told they would have a different reaction to caffeine? My mom started giving me a small cup of coffee, creamer, no sugar before bed.. I was asleep in 30 mins (pretty quickly for me). I later did a dna test and it also said I have a rare varient that makes caffeine affect me differently.

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    • SoftBreeze

      667d

      @snoel I took the 23andMe dna + medical

    • snoel

      669d

      Would you mind sharing what DNA test you did? My psych wants me to do genetic testing since I’ve failed so many meds, but I don’t think my insurance covers it and it’s expensive

      • SoftBreeze

        667d

        @snoel I took the 23andMe dna + medical

    • Abagale

      674d

      For me caffeine makes me sleepy

    • Flameember

      674d

      For me it depends on whether I'm taking meds or not, and what specific meds I was taking. With the current one I'm taking I can't have caffeine qt all cause it makes me unbelievably anxious and my heart races, but not much else. When I was on Adderall it helped me stay awake enough to get to school but not much else. If I'm not taking meds it helps me be awake for like 2 hours, is hit or miss with anxiety. Or at least as I remember. I am currently forcing myself to cut off coffee, and I haven't been on Adderall since 10th grade (am now 22). Started my new meds last summer so honestly I don't remember off the top of my head what that was like for me.

      • SoftBreeze

        674d

        @Flameember Caffeine never keeps me awake unless you add a sugar rush, for me it's like Cannabis, keeps my mind calm and focused. Could be different with the different levels of ADHD.

        • Flameember

          674d

          @SoftBreeze very much could be the case!! I don't like using spectrum but refer to it more as our individual bowls of soup. All of our soups are different. What's in ours and what works with us may be similar to others but will for sire have differences

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