Allison Russo

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  • in reply to: Why do I feel so angry all the time? #41219
    Allison Russo
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    This reply was originally posted by user gothceltgirl in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    So much. Sometimes I feel so much irritability with my closest friends & will have arguments with them in my head, then when I talk to one of them, I’m better, but sometimes I need to vent to them about what is bothering me. Little things seem to fester & build up in my head & then I explode. I try to tell myself over & over that whatever it is isn’t important, that I should let it go, but it doesn’t work. I didn’t talk to my best friend for almost a whole year b/c I was trying to resolve all of this stuff in my head. I finally talked, felt better, but it’s a real problem. A constant struggle. Irritability is definitely a symptom of ADD. I hate it. I feel annoyed that I’m so annoyed. LOL

    in reply to: Difficulty Swallowing Capsule #40621
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    This reply was originally posted by user HippyYiddishMama in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    Thanks! I actually looked a few things up after my post, and sprinkled it into a spoonful of yogurt…problem solved! Can’t believe I didn’t think of that right away.

    in reply to: Difficulty Swallowing Capsule #40620
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    This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    Yes, Vyvanse can be opened and sprinkled, but shouldn’t be chewed, so be sure you sprinkle it on something that he will just swallow. Check with the prescribing doctor for their advice.

    A straw can be helpful to learn to swallow pills, and more tricks here: https://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/8118.html

    Penny
    ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    in reply to: Worried about my 21-year-old son. #42146
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    This reply was originally posted by user parentcoachjoyce in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    So sorry to hear this. Sounds like he’s determined to learn his lessons the hard way! It will be heartbreaking for you to watch, but you need to keep reminding yourself that you did everything you could do to help him. Hang in there and stay strong; you are doing the right thing by staying out of it from this point forward.

    Joyce Mabe
    Parent Coach, Licensed school counselor, mom of adult son with ADHD, author

    in reply to: Worried about my 21-year-old son. #42145
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    This reply was originally posted by user fortuna33 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    Well, I was so encouraged … and now, ka-boom. My son told me he was meeting with this tutor to work on his project, said he really liked her and she was helping him a lot, but after a few weeks I started wondering because she hadn’t cashed the checks I was sending with him to give her … so I sent her a note and she replied she had never heard from him, they never met. His project is due next week .. he will just have to take the consequences which surely will be very bad. Sigh.

    in reply to: Overwhelmed #40962
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    This reply was originally posted by user knitfit in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I appreciate the feedback. Headphones are a good suggestion, just need to find high quality ones that can block out significant noise. I will continue to advocate for my students, for sure. 🍀😊

    in reply to: Fish oil capsules: Best brand? Alternative to medicine? #40681
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    This reply was originally posted by user bremom in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    I can’t speak to effectiveness vs. other fish oils or meds, etc., but if getting your child to take it at all is an issue, try Barlean’s Omega Swirl Fish Oil. It truly tastes like a smoothie. Available in Kids and Adult formulas, it comes in different flavors like Lemonade, Key Lime, and more. It does need to be refrigerated. The Kids version has EPA/DHA 360 per teaspoon, not sure of adult dose but you can check it out at barleans.com. I bought it at a local health food store. Best of luck!

    in reply to: Peer-to-peer coaching #42343
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    This reply was originally posted by user sara212 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    It is exciting that so many women are visibly interested in peer support. I don’t want to be an “ADDer” who commits and doesn’t follow thorugh, so please, give me a week to get this together – taxes and some other obligations. I was planning to write to each of you individually through this ADHD posting and get all your emails.

    But it just occurred to me that an even better solution would be for each of you to respond to me at sarafriedman212@gmail.com (if that is possible) with your name and email and however you want to identify yourselves and what you might need from a group. Then I will respond to all as a group and we
    can simply organize a yahoo or google group and get started.

    Let’s give this a try and see how it works.

    With mutual focus and support,

    Sara

    in reply to: Overwhelmed #40961
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    This reply was originally posted by user Bob from Cootamundra in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    I used a portable CD player and ear buds.

    if that didn’t help, I then put on Great Big Bright Yellow Industrial ear muffs.

    That stopped the outside noise, and stopped trivial interruptions as well. Hah

    Moving is best though.

    in reply to: What about ADHD and menopause? #40304
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    This reply was originally posted by user rbr in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    This question really hits home for me. I’m 52 now and just discovering that I have ADHD. Menopause, for me was from age 41 – 46 and was so bad that I could have been one of those ladies on Oprah telling horror stories.

    First thing I have to tell you is that the Prempro returned me back to my normal self for the one year that I was taking it. Ever see the movie “Awakenings?” That was me on Prempro.

    Exercise was my most effective treatment, however I had/have a seriously difficult time keeping up with any routine and I think that could be the ADHD.

    Good nutrition is no longer an option. My body and brain react in the extreme to poor nutrition since menopause.

    I didn’t know about my ADHD until now. I can imagine that the awareness would have helped me through menopause – and especially to get on the right track as I was coming out of it.

    I so new to understanding the ADHD, but I hope those tips on menopause (and my own mistakes) will help some.

    Mostly I just wanted to say “hang in there.” What you’re going through is so real, and yet many people either won’t believe it or won’t want you to talk about it.

    Know that at the other end lies a freedom that you’ve never before experienced, making it worth the journey.

    in reply to: He complains constantly #41258
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    This reply was originally posted by user Udderlycrazy in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    Hi Penny – I wish I could say it was just with vacation. That is just the most recent example. It is seriously with pretty much everything.

    As I continue to think about this I have been remembering that I was quite the complainer as a kid. I wasn’t diagnosed with anxiety / dep and ADHD until adulthood – on the heels of post partum depression with my son actually.

    I will take a look at the links you sent. Thanks

    in reply to: He complains constantly #41257
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    This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    Could very well be depression (https://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/1015.html). Could also be that the activities of this vacation just didn’t suit him (too much waiting time). The more he’s interested, the better his moods will be, and the better his brain will function.

    Plus, he’s at the age where he really wants to be independent and do his own thing.

    Here’s more on raising teens with ADHD:
    https://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/6507.html

    Penny
    ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    in reply to: Overwhelmed #40959
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    This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    Use the needs of your students who are also easily distracted to convince your principal to move your classroom.

    I know no one wants to take work home, but if you’re more productive there in the afternoons, you’re saving yourself time and stress.

    Penny
    ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    in reply to: Overwhelmed #40958
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    This reply was originally posted by user Trembling in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    Background noise helps me to feel comfortable. The distractibility in my case isn’t a function of outside influences. My mind is a scrambled t.v. screen without meds. That’s just me, but perhaps the kids in your class experience less interruptions from those noises than you might believe.

    In school as a child, my mind went off on a wild goose chase while doing my best to listen to the teacher without any sounds popping through the walls or ceiling.

    in reply to: Overwhelmed #40957
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    This reply was originally posted by user knitfit in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

    I have Adult ADHD, however, only a few close friends at work know this.

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