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Tuff_Muffin

794d

Hey! I went pretty much my whole life without an adhd diagnosis. Are there any natural remedies to help with focus and motivation??

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    • Ksmi

      786d

      @Mamawynn24 I would occasionally get this chai latte with ashwaganda and i believe reishi in it, and it really mellowed me out. Loved it for my anxiety! I got a couple mushroom/adaptogen blends from four sigmatic in hopes of recreating that feeling, but they haven’t worked as well.

    • Delirium

      790d

      No herbal medicines work for me at all. But what has helped is, instead of trying to cure my ADHD, I'm building my life around it, knowing I will have it forever and it's better to accept it. I try to make things as easy as possible for myself. I try to keep my life as simple as I can, and I use tools like the reminder app, the notes app, timers, alarms etc to help me stay on track.

      • Ksmi

        786d

        @Delirium alarms have been a godsend! Except for the one time my phone turned all of my daily alarms off and I was so lost! I was waiting for them and they never came. Also Im working on building my life around mine as well, to the point that I want to find a new place to live. Anything out of sight is out of mind, and my current kitchen and laundry room are completely hidden in the back of my house so they become disaster areas and I hate it, I need open concept.

    • Mamawynn24

      792d

      I take ashwaganda

      • Ksmi

        786d

        @Mamawynn24 I would occasionally get this chai latte with ashwaganda and i believe reishi in it, and it really mellowed me out. Loved it for my anxiety! I got a couple mushroom/adaptogen blends from four sigmatic in hopes of recreating that feeling, but they haven’t worked as well.

      • undiagnosed_adhd

        792d

        @Mamawynn24 same! I think it's helping

    • VigilanteLover

      792d

      I disagree with checking with your local PCP or any doctor that’s Not explicitly integrative (99%). It’s not a popular opinion but i find that since they aren’t trained in herbs and supplements or nutrition, they are almost always dismissive, and saying not to take anything bc they aren’t educated in it and don’t know what to recommend. It’s better to find a good naturopath if you can, and if you’re interest in herbs/vitamins etc. the bastyr produces some good ones, maybe they have a list. Usually not covered and a littl $$ tho. Worth it in my opinion.

    • VigilanteLover

      793d

      Focus DL by neuroscience quality. CBD oil by plant people. Liposomal Gaba by quicksilver scientific. Last 2 are liquid and more for relaxation. I follow adhd influencers on IG and their reels offer a lot of validation and good advice too.

      • Ksmi

        793d

        @VigilanteLover do you use these personally? I have adhd but also anxiety so it’s been tough

        • VigilanteLover

          792d

          @Ksmi yes i do use them personally! Daily.

    • PrettyConn

      793d

      Breathing exercises! Also, open your eyes without wrinkling your forehead. This takes lots of practice and you’ll have to fight through dryness and tears.

    • SJ09

      793d

      I always use what's called isochronic tones. You can find some on YouTube. I'm not sure if they're researched or not, but they do seem to help turn my brain's volume down and help me get more work done.

    • EvilMadood09

      794d

      Well have you heard of 4-7-8 breathing?

      • HiImSarah

        793d

        @EvilMadood09 what is that? How do u do that?

      • Tuff_Muffin

        794d

        @EvilMadood09 I’ve done that a little bit! I would do that to ease anxiety while performing musicals I would do in high school haha

        • EvilMadood09

          794d

          @Tuff_Muffin it always calms me down

    • EvilMadood09

      794d

      Do breathing techniques or visual techniques work better for you?

      • Tuff_Muffin

        794d

        @EvilMadood09 breathing techniques have seemed helpful but honestly a lot of times they make me super sleepy haha

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