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thibadd97
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I’m in recovery program. I’ve got a pfc tbi and have to take a stimulant for adhd chemical imbalances ( lack of dopamine to the prefrontal cortex, pfc) and my pfc is damaged. I have done bioneurofeedback and take concerta and don’t experience the need or want to take more than prescribed. Adderall was too harsh of a stimulant for me. I found over time and experience that extended release concerta or vyvanse worked best. Also adding bioneurofeedback was excellent for adhd, substance use issues, brain injury, trauma ect. Continue to be honest about your experience with the meds and you will find the right one. People with adhd seem more prone to impulsive ly using alcohol or drugs to deal with their brains. It is helpful and possible to find the correct meds to help. Hope this helps