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Smitty

880d

Recently diagnosed with ADHD and started Vyvanse. Looking to improve on how I manage this in addition to my other medical conditions.

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    • ScienceFungi

      873d

      I haven't been on that med myself, but I do have ADHD. I def agree that there is lots of helpful information (from people who have ADHD) on insta. I think a part of it is finding compensations that work for you. But ADHD is a really complex condition, and it can be super different from one person to another, so you might want to ask for suggestions on specific issues, like not losing things, or increasing motivation. In terms of meds, keep an eye out for side effects, you may have to switch medications, and there is a possibility that no medication will really work for you. Either way I recomend having a good therapist, because being a ADHD-er in this society, rarely comes without trauma, and that stuff sticks with you.

    • Dakota

      873d

      Hi I was diagnosed at a young age and learned how to skate through school. I went to private school for special Ed. It was Nice to have others around me with learning issues but I had no clue it goes further then learning issues. As a child I would have negative out bursts , middle and high school they were dormant. Then got worse and with my first marriage to a narcissist made everything seem more chaotic. When you do I was on Ridellan but it did not work for me…. For years I tried to go with out meds and it became unbearable. Now I am on vyvanes ,bupropion and Zoloft. Which work great but my family uses it against me at times. Meaning if I speak my mind and they don’t like how I am coming off they will ask about my meds.

    • Smitty

      873d

      All great advice! I’ve been using an app to track my mood, symptoms, and side effects so I can report to my doctor and my therapist.

    • ScienceFungi

      873d

      I haven't been on that med myself, but I do have ADHD. I def agree that there is lots of helpful information (from people who have ADHD) on insta. I think a part of it is finding compensations that work for you. But ADHD is a really complex condition, and it can be super different from one person to another, so you might want to ask for suggestions on specific issues, like not losing things, or increasing motivation. In terms of meds, keep an eye out for side effects, you may have to switch medications, and there is a possibility that no medication will really work for you. Either way I recomend having a good therapist, because being a ADHD-er in this society, rarely comes without trauma, and that stuff sticks with you.

    • Cuckoo_Clock

      873d

      @smitty I used to take breaks from my concerta before I developed tics because I wanted to try and not be so dependent on the meds. And boy oh boy was that a roller coaster. It made my mental state fluctuate and uneven and it severely harmed my mental health at the time. But the reason for that was I took it every day for 5 years and became so dependent on the pill and I was taking 36mg, with is quite a bit. But then I developed tics and because we thought the meds caused it so I got off of it completely. Found out it wasn’t causing them but honestly helping them, and getting off the meds made my tics and my adhd symptoms spiral out of control. I got back on the concerta but with 27mg this time and I’m doing much better. So moral of the story, be careful when taking breaks/attempting to get off the meds little at a time and make sure your doctor knows you’re doing it and is ok with it :)

    • Smitty

      873d

      Agreed I think it depends on your rx. My doctor said it was ok for vyvanse to take breaks

    • Cuckoo_Clock

      874d

      @natalion I tried to reply to the comment but I accidentally reported it I’m so sorry please ignore that lol. But what I was gonna say was you also have to be careful when take breaks from your meds. It can cause a lot of harm depending on the meds and the amount your taking

    • Smitty

      875d

      @natalion good advice! I have been taking breaks once a week. How often do you take breaks?

    • Smitty

      875d

      The workbook helps you evaluate your symptoms so wasnt as helpful for me since I’m diagnosed but still good for reflecting, but it did come with some bonus materials like meal planners, weekly planners, etc which I like!

    • littlerolls

      875d

      OooOoOo no i do not have the workbook! What is it like?

    • Mynewhobby

      876d

      @littlerolls I love that Instagram!!

    • Smitty

      880d

      @littlerolls I just bought the digital workbook! Do you have it too?

    • Smitty

      880d

      @littlerolls thank you!! I like looking at Instagram accounts and reddits for advice

    • Smitty

      880d

      @kayboof it seems to wear off for me around 11 hours later. I haven’t seen that sleep is affected too much! Is that something you deal with?

    • littlerolls

      880d

      I just got diagnosed so i don’t have any solid advice just yet but as weird as it sounds, this Instagram has informed me a lot and made me more patient with myself. Plus it’s just so cute! https://instagram.com/the_mini_adhd_coach?utm_medium=copy_link

    • kayboof

      880d

      be ready to lose sleep

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