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How do you cope with ADHD, without medication, as an adult?

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    • GhostlyGengar

      780d

      Long answer is: lots of journaling and lists, which only works on good days Short answer: I don't

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    • ToastyToast

      778d

      Personally: I don't.

    • Karkeys

      779d

      I don't. I need medications to function.

    • Cleigh

      780d

      Tell people to shove it ... Including my husband. If I have to run and play and act like a child for a bit after only doing 5 mins worth of cleaning then I will. If they don't like it they can leave it makes things easier for me and my kids think I'm a lot more fun too now that I don't stress over every little thing now

    • koukee

      780d

      I've gotten into a good schedule from self discipline that i picked up from working 60+ hours a week over a summer. It's definitely not an everybody move, but I figured out via brute force what did and didn't work for me in managing time between the two while also hanging out with friends and family. Since leaving I have definitely relaxed some on what I had built up, but I am still proud of the work i have made towards being more productive

    • Foof

      780d

      I take Calm and Clarity Herbal extract from Earthley. Its really helped me. Its a day by day trial and error thing for me and finding the best ways to stay as level as I can is not always easy.

    • eyeamus

      780d

      I set alarms on my phone. I try to make them funny so that I'm motivated to do the thing the alarm was set for.

    • hazyeclipse

      780d

      For me, lots and lots of lists. I use OneNote and basically have my entire life organized in there lol, everything I have to do, everything I have to achieve etc is there or in some sort of list and it's all organized in an easily accessible way. It takes some effort up front and then a little bit to update it and maintain it but it's been a huge help

    • Delirium

      780d

      I hate stimulants, so I build my life around my disorder instead of trying to change my brain. It's a lot of trial and error of finding what works. I try not to force myself to do things worse than everyone else, and instead focus on the things I do better than everyone else. It also requires a lot of self forgiveness since inevitably I forget things, but I just have to deal with that when it happens.

      • LC369

        780d

        @Delirium You're Brave and Amazing!

        • Delirium

          779d

          @LC369 aw thank you!

    • Violet_Beauregarde

      780d

      I use medication & it works very well for me, but if I didn’t use meds, the only thing I would even consider is Fish Oil/DHA which I also take. There’s a lot of science behind it.

    • Kasey

      780d

      I tried alot but adhd is a brain misfire and medication can help. I learned excersize is key the more you find support in friend the easier it is as well. I had 12 different meds until I found the one that works for my hormones. Be patient with yourself. One thing to never forget it's all about progress not perfection you will never be perfect but you can always progress.

    • GhostlyGengar

      780d

      faaair. I can't do digital lists, because they get lost in my many open tabs on my phone. I hyperfocused on journaling during the pandemic, so putting physical lists in with my journal entries helped a lot.

    • GhostlyGengar

      780d

      Long answer is: lots of journaling and lists, which only works on good days Short answer: I don't

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      • Tiggerr

        780d

        @GhostlyGengar lists don't work for me because I forget I even made said lists😅

        • kriter

          780d

          @Tiggerr and lists done work for me because the simple act of making the list feels like an accomplishment. so I never do anything actually on the list!!

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