Mr_Tom

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  • in reply to: ADHD is a physical condition- UK #174093

    Mr_Tom
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    You don’t need to see the doctor to begin making changes, I bought a few books about ADHD organising strategies before I was diagnosed, there’s also obviously loads of stuff on this site. Even with a diagnosis and maybe medication you may still need to use coping strategies, so why not start now 🙂


  • Mr_Tom
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    I’ve never been able to get on with it. I find doing a bodyscan video on Youtube works for me, and the Sleep Stories on Calm help a bit. Running is the closest I can get I think 🙂

  • in reply to: Sleep issues? #173975

    Mr_Tom
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    I wriggle around like crazy before sleep, especially my legs. I wonder if she means it hurts mentally or physically? For me I can relate to the ‘pain’ of not being stimulated by the TV or computer or whatever it is. I think my brain craves stimulation, so I fidget around. I think good sleep hygiene helps me.

  • in reply to: Inattentive ADD and 'checking out' #173974

    Mr_Tom
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    I’ve definitely heard of this as an ADHD phenomenon. I find it extremely hard to focus on boring tasks. Today I just gave up on my plans to sort some piles of stuff out in my room, although I managed to get back to it a little later on. I think it’s just a question of setting time limits – if you have a watch or phone you can set for 15 minutes it’s good. Then just do the best you can to stick at it for that time, see it as a challenge maybe.

    I was thinking today that exercise and tidying are two things which feel painful at the time but good afterwards 🙂 Well for me exercise is fun as well as painful, but there’s often a bit in a workout where I think ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’

    If you can have some fun activities to break up the horrible ones I think that’s good. Treat yourself somehow.

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