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ReaBrooks15

398d

how does everyone deal with ADHD symptoms

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    • WiddlyScuds

      64d

      @NyxiAnyaOrnimae Read your comment 4 times, very relatable and helpful, thank you. How does the "may as well" theory work?

    • The.ADHD.Tardis

      390d

      Finding healthy hyperfixating activities!

    • Maxxxxx

      391d

      adderall xr worked wonders for me. There’s still residual symptoms but it takes care of most of it

    • NyxiAnyaOrnimae

      391d

      Medication: once I was officially agreed with by a doctor. Prior to: reminders in my calendar, alarms set with names for daily tasks, coping skills, music/audio books/podcasts for auditory stimulus, fidget toys/necklaces/worry stones for physical stimulus, books or video/board/role-playing games (DnD) for better physical/mental entertainment, the "May as well" theory for dishes/trash/laundry/etc. management, body doubling for some tasks (sometimes over the phone, others in person, depends on how I operate that day), I can do overtime at work on a manic day, but not on a low functioning day (expresso depresso), small bouts of cleaning, cooking and meal prep on a high functioning day saves me on a low one (sometimes you can freeze the smaller meals you make for a microwave dinner), stock of snacks and easy drinks (waterbottles and drink mix packets or like the cans of Gatorade powder), lists for days, doing grocery pick up orders has helped immensely for the days I'm running out of spoons, simple meals, cook books, a whiteboard on my fridge has been so freeing, coloring/sketching/writing also helps sometimes. Auto pay for bills has saved me more than once, though I have to find a spot to see it when I know a bill is coming up to be sure I have although and don't drop negative

      • WiddlyScuds

        64d

        @NyxiAnyaOrnimae Read your comment 4 times, very relatable and helpful, thank you. How does the "may as well" theory work?

      • NyxiAnyaOrnimae

        391d

        @NyxiAnyaOrnimae Sorry it's so long. Just had more time than I should have without getting help for it, and had to teach my siblings some of them too

    • Buggy126

      391d

      I have a therapist I see weekly that has helped me more than anything (I’m also medicated). She’s a speech therapist but she does social therapy and executive function coaching. I can throw whatever problems at her and she helps me find a nd solution. I’ve tried every other kind of talk therapy and this is the only one that’s worked. Also THC is my favorite. Helps me regulate mood, slow my thoughts down, feel my hunger cues etc.

    • Atheris

      391d

      ADHD is one of the mental disorders most responsive to medication. A competent doctor should be able to find the right combination at the right dosage to make a noticeable difference. Counceling or OT helps provide strategies to work with ADHD instead of against it.

    • Idreamofcranberries

      394d

      Medicine has been a huge help for me. I also struggle with just getting anything done, all thought, no action...I came up with an idea called the unfreeze game, essentially if you deal with being unable to even move to get started, I think of a random body part (finger, elbow, toe, etc) and move it, then do another, etc. I've found it actually helps me get the energy/motivation to get up and get things done. I also give myself a short amount of time to get something done like 30 seconds but I end up going over time to complete the activity.

      • Sawdust_n_leaves

        391d

        @Idreamofcranberries I might try that game, been really struggling with the getting up/doing stuff and not getting sucked into social media holes.

    • ReaBrooks15

      394d

      Thank you everyone for the advice love it

    • SnapHappyFox

      395d

      Music. High bpm and no lyrics. Videogame soundtracks are good for it. It keeps you from getting too distracted when you're trying to focus. Good for working or studying.

      • SnapHappyFox

        395d

        @SnapHappyFox Oh and use Google calendar with advance notifications for pretty much anything you need to remember

    • SilverLady

      395d

      Medications, fidget rings and toys, and routines. I do lots of puzzles and word games. THC helps.

    • SameeJC85

      396d

      I've spent my entire life using organisation to survive, I haven't been diagnosed, but a few people have pointed fingers at me recently for ADHD. I use Google Keep for taking notes (it's like a post it note app), I use calender for appointments and I always set an alarm with enough time to get there. I have a weekly planner. Everything I need to remember goes down in that. My yearly wall calender has birthdays and I put post it notes in my weekly calendar for when I get paid telling me whose birthday is in the next 30 days. I budget using cash and a safe because I don't tend to spend cash... I do spend money on the card really easy. I keep to a routine. Doing the same things. Alarm off, second alarm and up... then get dressed, toilet, wash, brush teeth, then downstairs, medication, breakfast, diary and calendar check, check emails and phone messages. Then I have a plan for the day. If I don't have any plans then I usually take a walk if I can (it rains a lot in Wales 🤣) or I sit and watch some TV or do some crochet. But I have my "go to things". I used to be more active but I'm a wheelchair user now so I've had to adapt my routine. It's hard work. But routines and organisation.. almost to the level of "OCD" have been the only way I can handle my life, especially now I have 3 kids too. Hope this helps x

    • LeleVanVan

      397d

      I write alot of lists. too many lists to the neurotypical human, however enough for me. when I'm hyper I drink caffine, or smoke weed. it works for me and I know it may not work for everyone

      • coreesha

        388d

        @LeleVanVan lists lists and more lists yup

    • Ariel90

      397d

      Fidgets, THC, music, and my people help me. If I get to hyperfocused on something my brother, husband, friend, or sister in law will help pull me out with a fidget, song I love, or some form of THC. It's quite interesting how ADHD works for each individual person I feel with each of these comments. 💚💚 I hope you find something that works for you 💚

    • LissyBelle

      398d

      Meds, fidgets, music, and doing things I like...also, friends help keep me focused and help me remember to take care of myself when I'm hyperfocused for too long

    • 100Percent_K

      398d

      Behavioral therapy and learning what works for me personally. I keep lists in certain places depending on what they are for. I keep things in the same places all the time so I don’t lose them. I know what my limits are and how to deal with them appropriately, but it took a long time to learn that (I’ve been diagnosed for 13 years). Just give yourself some grace and time to learn what works for you and how you tick

    • ShadowLord

      398d

      Just got diagnosed so dont really know

    • hoofedcracker

      398d

      Medication helps heaps. Routines are really good. I use lists a lot. Finding something that you can do when you're unsure of what to do, I like sudoku puzzles alot

      • Ariel90

        397d

        @hoofedcracker sudoku puzzles are my favorite thing to do daily, and play solitaire.

        • coreesha

          388d

          @Ariel90 solitaire yup

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Some ways people deal with ADHD symptoms include using medication, making lists and setting alarms for tasks, dividing bigger tasks into smaller ones, creating an ADHD-friendly environment, using fidget toys, and following routines. Additionally, some individuals find it helpful to watch YouTube channels like "How To ADHD" for tips and advice on managing their symptoms.

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