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That’s so frustrating. I’m sorry.
If I lived close and didn’t have children, I would totally drive you.
Have you tried your local humane society?
Those people are driven by their heart, and will to help living creatures. They might have a volunteer who is looking for a way to be involved, that would be perfect to help you drive.
I had to quit my meds when I was pregnant with my last child, and I didn’t feel safe driving, at all. When I went on my meds again, I was better. Could it be that you need your medication tweaked?
I wish I could help. I’m an animal lover, and I feel your frustration.
I think that sounds amazing and rare and very interesting, that you stay ups all night, rescuing rattle snakes.
I think that people who have intense interests in so many things, like people with this diagnosis do, accompanied by the drive, to immediately act upon those interest are bound to have some positive traits.
From the inside looking out, do you see how unique and interesting you sound? You are frustrated that you can’t act on the interest, because you can’t drive, but without the condition, would you have the drive to act on the interest?
I just want to add, that there is good and bad to these traits.
If someone asked me to sit down and make a plan, about how to fall off a ladder, I probably couldn’t do that, or wouldn’t for two years.
I like to go use on the part that I’m good at.
People have underestimated me my entire life. They think that because you don’t process verbal direction, or because you daydream, or appear to not be paying attention, that you are slow, or cognitively inferior. For most of my life, I believed them, and I reflected that.
The thing is, I never was. It was never me. If you really think about it, we are gifted with minds that have no patience for the mundane.
There are a lot of frustrating things, that cause people to judge you, but that’s them, not you.
Most people, if they fall off a ladder? They just fall. Maybe they have a quick reflex, and they save themselves, but I doubt any of them would have a plan, before the ladder even hits the halfway-to-the-ground mark.
If you seek to be normal, then you might feel inadequate. Yet, imagine people seeking to be like you, and (for me anyway) maybe you realize that they don’t have the ability.
I know that I’m one of a kind. I have yet to meet another, quite like myself.
I don’t know if that helps. That’s how I feel better about people treating me like I’m stupid, which for me, is what used to dictate how I felt about myself.
Both make me feel off (too much or not enough)
Actually generic spansules aren’t weaker, they don’t maintain a a balance. So you get too much, then not enough.
I think I had the same issue but reverse med scenario. It’s frustrating trying new meds.
I think they want to start low so you have somewhere to go when you grow immune, but at the same time, you can’t start so low.
I wonder about doing a titration. Like, as you start one med low, lower the med you are on. And ween off one while increasing the other.
I’ve been on dexidrene for so long, that it already wasn’t working, when they swapped to generic, and the generic is horrible. It weaker, the spansules are Bot slow release, and they taste like feet smell.
I need to swap meds but i can’t afford it the lull period. I can’t afford to be inattentive. I have to be able to focus on so many people and tasks. It’s probably the worst possible time to try new meds.
I recommend dexidrine, but not generic sub.
If you ask me, it’s the rest of the world who has a deficit.
Droning on and on, and a snails pace.
We just need to to be medicated in order to deal with the boring slowpokes 😉
Oh, and maybe keep track of our keys and phone, and not put our purse in the fridge and the milk in the cupboard, but hey, nobody is perfect.
Sounds like you just need to find a new medication.
Concerta or vivance maybe.
Everyone is different. The things you say, don’t necessarily mean that you don’t have it. If you enjoy your tasks, then perhaps you hyperfocus on them.
It’s not uncommon to sit for a long period, but maybe lost in thought? Rapid thought?
I take a stimulant med, but I can sleep and eat and don’t feel agitated.
I had a tendency to be impulsive and seek fulfillment immediately. Often in risky scenarios. Since taking medication, I have been much more reserved. I think before speaking, 50% better. I feel like I notice my surrounding more.
There are non stimulant meds out there, you just need to explore. Doctors can be very med focused, but there are also counsellors who have strategy based life coaching.
ADD/ADHD is not a disease.
Have you tried Dexedrine? It was the first medication that I was on. My doctor prescribed it after I had my first child. It changed my life. I’ve tried vivance, and concerta, but neither one worked as well, so I kept going back to what worked. I’ve been on it for ten years now, and it looks like I might need to swap, as it’s no longer covered and the generic is not slow release. It might work for you. I notice you haven’t tried it yet.
I took dexadrine slow release spansuls for a decade. This month the government changed to generic only, which is great, if they replace with an EQUAL generic drug. Not just the medication matter though. These generic release quickly and don’t last throughout the day. I sometime have to take without water, and with Dexedrine slow release, if I he outside melts, you basically taste nothing. I did this with the generic substitute and almost threw up. The beads inside immediately disolved into medication upon contact. That is not equivalent