See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

Sulkk3n

834d

What types of therapy and remedies work for you?

Top reply
    • armeenis

      833d

      Adderall!

    • SAMHAIN

      832d

      PS: totally glossed right over it in my response, but I have SEVERE combined-type ADHD, along with asd/ptsd/gad... and Vyvanse changed my life. –I get tired when it wears off and my brain can't overthink anymore and I go to sleep on a schedule! For the first time in 18+ years suffering from inability to get to sleep, then sleeping literally like a rock (i dont even move and my limbs go numb from EDS exacerbation, probably also linked to thyroid/ASD issues not just ADHD/anxiety) if I do shut my brain off and missing literally any appointments no matter how important... And always having horror movie, murderous nightmares on the rare occasion I did dream. Now, I lay down and go to sleep, I wake to soft alarms, and I don't dream that horrors are chasing me to kill me anymore. I just have normal, weird, dissociative dreams 👍 –I stopped grinding my teeth 24/7 (so badly that I've shattered literally almost all of them bc i just KEPT my jaw clenched all day and would simply grit down harder and maybe even create a vacuum and clench and grind away during high stress; but can't afford to extract so I just... keep livin with em). –I became able to hold a train of thought like i was able before 18 years of straight up burnout. –It makes me voraciously hungry when it weans in the evening, so my disordered eating is coming back into proper function, and things in the mirror became crystal clear on day 1 medicated. –And most surprising of all - the extreme... extreme... 24/7 suicidal ideation just....... went away. I didnt even know that ADHD medication could affect these things, so a week later I'm still reeling from all the positive benefits. I've already titrated and things are just getting better.

    • SAMHAIN

      832d

      @OP — Therapy Remedies - CBT for managing Autistic meltdowns, but NOT for managing anxiety attacks, panic attacks, general anxiety, or intrusive thoughts. I'm too intelligent snd too headstrong for that to be effective when my brain is catastrophizing and rationalizing itself on irrational things. As I've been told. So, Ive started Buspirone for the anxiety and hopefully if that itself calms, then i won't need CBT and DBT for anything but processing autistic moments. Talking through PTSD stuff helps to process, to have a better understanding of myself and where spirals and things come from, where my triggers are, etc. But, it admittedly does nothing to help me in moments of acute suffering. Only chemical molecules seem to draw me out of panicked or manic states. I have high hopes for psilocybin and ket research. These treatments and microdosing have DRASTICALLY reduced my daily malaise and tendency to just let thoughts waterfall over down the Anxiety river. Meditation and psych mushrooms are the only 2 things in science (afaik/cmiiw) shown to regenerate brain tissue and they both help grow the myelin sheath. This is essential to recovery of anxiety and stress disorders bc you *have* to re-wire your brain to "get better." Fun Fact that might help inspire committing to new routine: Your brain literally lubricates your nervous system to create "paths of least resistance" via the fatty tissue & proteins of the myelin sheath. The age-old addage of "thoughts flow like water" turned out to literally... LITERALLY NOT FIGURATIVELY... be true!

    • Sulkk3n

      832d

      I'm on Adderall right now, I'm also wondering what types of therapies work best for those who have experience with ADHD focused therapies🤗

    • SAMHAIN

      832d

      @Man_On_The_Moon — Could you elaborate, alongside talking down something that is also life-changing in a positive way for many? (Myself included). This comment feels toxic without other purpose. The OP asked what works for you, not what doesn't work for others. You literally didn't answer the question, you just dropped doubt in a health forum and left it there. 🙏

    • Man_On_The_Moon

      832d

      Vyvanse has been troublesome for many.

    • Davidstrains96

      832d

      Adderal is what I use now vyvanse also is a good medication

    • armeenis

      833d

      Adderall!

    • xoxogossipgirl

      834d

      commenting to save bc i wanna know too

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion