Thorofin

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  • in reply to: Inattentive ADHD – meds or no meds? #106286
    Thorofin
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    Sounds like you are doing an awesome job so far. As far as stimulants, there is definitely a period of time when appetite is curbed. For me it lasted 9-12 months, but now I’ve been on Adderall for 2.5 years, and I no longer feel like my appetite is suppressed.

    I am inattentive type as well, and my ADHD was not diagnosed until my late 30’s. From my own experience, I wish I had been diagnosed earlier. I did OK in school, honors/AP classes and such, but I was primarily coasting on my intelligence and ability to test well. Medication would have been a game changer for me in Middle and High School, and I would have done so much better.

    Thorofin
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    For me, the medication (adderall) helps me be a better version of myself. I’m ruled less by my impulses, and I am better able to make conscious choices on how I act, what I say, what I do, etc. My friends and family benefit since I am able to be more present and engaged, and not constantly blurting or getting distracted. So not so much a personality change, as a personality fine tuning.

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