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  • in reply to: Struggling with motivation, relaxing, and focus #90976
    UDADD
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    I constantly feel like this. I will be trying to relax, watching a movie with my girlfriend and a part of the movie I don’t find interesting will come about and I will look something up on my phone! Even if I find the movie interesting I will look up something they have discussed in the movie that I didn’t quite understand and become an expert on it. The amount of times my girlfriend will say “I wasn’t expecting that” and I will have missed 30 minutes of the movie and not have a clue what is going on. I always think I need to be doing anything other than what I am currently doing. I have a child on the way and I’m undiagnosed and on an 18 month waiting list, but the procrastination and time wasting fills me with so much guilt and regret that it causes me depression and anxiety. I don’t know how I’m going to cope with a baby and show them the right way to live because I don’t have a clue myself. I would go private to speed the process along, but I would feel guilty for using money that could be used to support my girlfriend and baby! The worst thing is that no one in my life seems to understand the struggle I’m going through and I’m good at hiding it, most of the time. So, no, you most definitely aren’t alone! I just wish I could relax and it makes it worse that I can’t sleep when I need to! Feel like I’ve gone off on one ha!

    in reply to: Share some venting re. ADD mishaps! #90453
    UDADD
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    Another mishap of mine last week… Thought I would be productive so I went to the gym before work! Everything is going great, until I get to my parents house 🏠 it’s on the way to work so I normally shower there, if I gym in the morning. I look in the back of my car, where I believe I have put my trousers, for work, but they aren’t there. So I’m wearing sweat pant shorts, trainers and a shirt to work (Great look). That’s the first part of the story over with. Next I manage to lock myself out of the house and my car keys are in there and my lunch is in my car! I ring my dad to see where he is, but he’s miles away. I don’t have any money on me and don’t want to go hungry all day(Left my wallet at home). Looking up I notice that the window to my mum and dads bedroom is slightly open and my dads ladders are outside. I use the ladder to get into the house, but as I’m climbing it, it slips slightly and I grab on to the ledge of the window, luckily managing to steady the ladder and get into the house! I shut the door to the house, go to the car and then realise I still left the keys on the side so I have to climb the ladder again! Still undiagnosed, but I’m now on an 18 month waiting list 👍🏼!

    in reply to: ADHD and macro nutrients #84797
    UDADD
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    Andrea-Finding Health & Wellness – Great post and very detailed. I have just started to take cod liver oil, omega 3 tablets and glucosamine sulphate. I originally started to take it for joint problems from lifting weights, but if it helps ADHD then that’s great. With regards to the ketogenic diet I have also tried this in the past for weight loss – it was brilliant and although there is an initial slump in energy when your body is getting used to using fats for fuel, instead of carbohydrates, after this initial phase I had more energy than before and I was probably the fittest I have ever been.

    Morgaen01 – If you are going to track your macros then use MyFitnessPal; It’s very simple to use and you can set goals and track progress.

    Cheers,

    Brad

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    in reply to: Share some venting re. ADD mishaps! #84580
    UDADD
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    I don’t particularly get the impulsive spending, like others, which is lucky. I buy stuff that I need, most of the time; If something I need pops into my head then I will have to log onto the internet wherever I am to buy it so I don’t forget later. This is bad because I do it at work or if I am in the company of other people!

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    in reply to: Share some venting re. ADD mishaps! #84439
    UDADD
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    I completely understand why you had to get the calendar there and then! I do this because I know if I don’t do something that pops into my head straight away, I will forget! It’s so annoying because someone else could probably just make a mental note that they need the calendar and buy it when they get home from work.

    in reply to: Share some venting re. ADD mishaps! #84437
    UDADD
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    I can relate to so many of these stories. Some of the silly things that I have done:

    – I was travelling through Europe (Interrailing) and had just stayed a couple nights in a hostel in Budapest; We had planned to go to Croatia next and I got on the train and everything seemed to be fine, until we get to the Hungarian/Croatian border and the passport checks are taking place. I look in my day bag and cannot find my passport; the police talk to me and ask to see my passport, but I cannot find it. I get off train and look through all my luggage, pulling out all my clothes, but to no avail. I am in the middle of some Hungarian town, in the middle of the night, with no battery on my phone and apparently no one speaks any English and I have no idea where I am. Luckily my friend had battery on his phone and we used GPS to get to the nearest hotel. I had to pay for both of us to stay in the hotel (My friend was not amused). I ring up the previous hostel and I had left my passport on the floor of the hostel. The next day we travel back to Budapest to retrieve my passport.
    – On the same trip I had my bag stolen from Rome Termini Station, which contained my passport, a go-pro and other important items (The go-pro wasn’t even mine). I had to spend a few more days in Rome at the embassy sorting out a replacement passport.

    There are plenty of other stories, but only have time for these two at the moment. I could keep writing about them forever, but I actually have to send a letter to my doctor to get referred for an adult adhd assessment, which has already taken me about a month to write haha.

    in reply to: ADHD and macro nutrients #84258
    UDADD
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    Hi Christo,

    I am yet to be diagnosed, but have long suspected I have ADHD and I am in the process of trying to get a diagnosis. I find that my symptoms get much better when my diet is in check and sticking to a structured gym routine. As for your question, with regard to macros, I am not sure what Macros are best for the relief of ADHD symptoms because it probably isn’t a one size fits all kind of question. The macros I am currently following are 40 percent protein, 35 percent fat and 25 percent carbohydrates. I guess it also depends on if you have a weight loss/gain goal as well. This combination works best for me, but it might be a case of testing different variations to see what works for you.

    Cheers,

    Brad

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