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abathingnarco

696d

So is the rest of my life just going to be a stimulants dependency? Lol bc that’s what it seems like to me

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    • abathingnarco

      696d

      @MatchaBunn you’re right! I definitely have realized some perks and strengths to the ADHD brain over the years. Even catch myself romanticizing it sometimes… Thank you for your response, for highlighting the positives in the lifestyle I didn’t choose, and for reminding me I’m not alone in wrestling with this disorder daily.

    • MatchaBunn

      696d

      This is definitely relatable. I feel like I’m still not reaching my full potential even with stimulants. And the side effects are often too much of a nuisance to continue or up the dosage on anything. It’s very frustrating, but I’ve found that adapting my lifestyle to be more ADHD-friendly does wonders for my mental health. If I’m not constantly trying to love to the neurotypical standards, I actually am fine with the way my brain works. It’s just when you have to try and do everything on your own, and fit in a billion different things to your day that things can get hard. Of course, there still are a lot of things I’d like to be able to do that ADHD symptoms make harder. I hope that there is a better solution for the future. For now, all we can do is practice self-acceptance and utilize the tools and strengths we have. That’s one of the things I love about my ADHD; the interest-driven brain is always willing to try something new or switch things up.

      • abathingnarco

        696d

        @MatchaBunn you’re right! I definitely have realized some perks and strengths to the ADHD brain over the years. Even catch myself romanticizing it sometimes… Thank you for your response, for highlighting the positives in the lifestyle I didn’t choose, and for reminding me I’m not alone in wrestling with this disorder daily.

    • cozybunbun

      696d

      There are non-stimulant options and before I had access to meds I used serveral supplement blends with adaptogens to help with focus.

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