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August 14, 2019 at 1:22 pm in reply to: Posting Again (shorter) Dr Amen's work / methylation #125219
I too deal with add and methylation issues due to MTHFR (a mutated gene that an alarming number of people have). Do look into methylation! I’ve started taking bioavailable b vitamins from Thorne and their Methyguard plus. for me, my body doesn’t process synthesized folic acid because it is missing a compound that helps methylation. While discovering this, I thought it was going to be the magic pill to all of my problems. LOL> it was not. BUT, i really do think it is a piece to the puzzle. Adderall worked really well when I combined it with counselling from a specialist, but then my doses kept having to get higher, and I had to take it all of the time. I really didn’t like having to rely on it.. just to survive…I was able to come off of the adderall and just knowing how productivity felt helped carry me through. I am now having huge problems again affecting my work, which is why i came here.. for HELP! if you get some methylation tests, and you think about me, please provide an update! I’d love to know how things are working for you and what the doctor suggests.
thank you @anni. I am new to this site, because I feel like my “disorder” is getting the better of me. Thank you for the links to the RSD test and meditation guide. I am going to start there!
Hi there, I don’t know whether or not your reactions are due to ADD, but my rejection sensitivity has more to do with me having a hard time recovering and shaking it off, so that I may refocus on my next task. I’ve let my meditation exercises go lately and my work is suffering. I go to shake it off with a brief walk (bathroom break, drink of water, deep breathing exercises), then get distracted on things that occupy my mind that is NOT work. oops. I was prescribed adderall by my doctor, and did counselling at the same time, but I absolutely don’t like that medicine so I stopped. Because of the dual faceted therapy approach, I ended up walking away at least with knowing how it feels to be focused and productive. This is years ago, so I am feeling unproductive again and too need help with better handling bumps in the road to keep focus and not spiral on to 10 other things and getting nothing done. Your job that has Management tasks like cutting hours of someone who that hurts, can and will elicit emotion responses from people. It is important to keep a level head and be empathetic, which empowers you to see THEIR point of view. It sounds like if you want to maintain a management position, maybe your company can send you to management training, or you can find a course online or in your community. Arm yourself with tools of handling emotional employees, and difficult situations that arise. That way you can calmly respond to an employee like this “i understand it is difficult for you to accept, and this is not a personal decision on my part. This is the direction the business is heading”. And then move on. It is important not to take things personally in the work space. Do things that help build your confidence in your role. When people see your confidence, they may also be less likely to attack you and try to make you feel bad.