amethystvalor

319d

As an adult who was just diagnosed with ADHD I'm curious about how you deal with the side effects?

Dopamine

Attention-Deficit Disorder

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    • Kitty83

      309d

      My doctor prescribed Adderall, but I'm planning to talk to my therapist about behavior modification therapy. Studies have shown that the therapy is a better long-term treatment option that medications.

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    • GrandLotus

      319d

      Side effects of meds or ADHD symptoms?

      • amethystvalor

        319d

        @GrandLotus ADHD symptoms

    • SalineTurnip

      319d

      I make a lot of lists for things (and I love making lists) and set alarms for almost everything. The only things I can seem to remember to do on my own are brushing my teeth, using the bathroom and eating. 😅 I need an alarm for everything else. Even my hobbies. I'm autistic too so it helps me to have a routine.

      • SalineTurnip

        319d

        @SalineTurnip Also with cleaning, I do a small amount at a time. That really helps to get things done over time. If I had to do it all at once, it would never get done.

    • Mega92

      318d

      I have a crappy memory because of my adhd so I try to write down things that I need to remember and do things right in the moment so I don’t forget about them like putting my clothes away when getting out of the dryer etc

    • Sashi

      318d

      I have to agree with salineturnip, I make a lot of lists and I set timers for everything. I'm still struggling with figuring out a way of cleaning that works for me, I absolutely hate doing it and I just can't be bothered to do mundane things half the time. But doing small amounts everyday does help. My issue is that I can't stick to it. I just got to get motivated I guess. Hahaha I'm still figuring it all out.

      • SalineTurnip

        317d

        @Sashi someone recommended to me hiring a maid every once in a while, and now I really want to try that out. Maybe that can work for you since you hate cleaning?

    • CatKhan

      317d

      For jobs/ school routine is key. Time management. Every day I wake up at x time. At 4:30 I wipe down the counters every day. That kind of thing.

    • IcedChai

      312d

      I pair something boring with something that sparks my dopamine. A lot of lists, alarms, break a big room of cleaning down to little sections to make it more manageable and give my self a time limit to "beat the clock" and I listen to adhd podcasts. I find them very relatable and they give tips as well. But of course these things don't always work because here i am writing this out when I should be working 😉

    • brutal_brown

      311d

      I give it all to Jesus, I pray, read my Bible and fast, I go to church and jump and sing and dance! I treat everyone with the most utter respect that I can. Even those who make fun of my faith I count it all Glory and I keep on going I smile because it's awesome seeing my life through Jesus eye's! The things you can do when you believe!!! It's amazing!!!

    • SalineTurnip

      309d

      I'm also on the autism spectrum. Schedules seem to work for me right now as long as I can be lenient with them, if that makes sense. I did struggle with keeping a schedule for a long time. I was home schooled from 4th grade through high school and it was hard to keep up with, even though I loved school. (I was also abused by my parents which didn't help.) I did better in college but sometimes I wouldn't go to class bc I needed a break from the routine. After college, I was unemployed for a long time so I didn't really have a schedule. Then I suffered from autistic burnout and a bout of depression so I wasn't doing anything. Just in the past couple of weeks have I started scheduling time for my hobbies and it has made a huge difference. I don't think I would do them otherwise. I also make sure I have plenty of time to rest and not every single thing is scheduled (I don't have a set time to wake up on most days, for example). I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to DM me.

    • Kitty83

      309d

      My doctor prescribed Adderall, but I'm planning to talk to my therapist about behavior modification therapy. Studies have shown that the therapy is a better long-term treatment option that medications.

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