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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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Ever since I was little, I've been really overly hyper and talkative and I have the worst time when it comes to paying attention. When I was younger I told my mom I thought I had ADHD. She said I don't that there's nothing wrong with me. Well my hyperness and inattentiveness continued through the years and has gotten worse. I can never listen to a full discussion in school, I zone out and think of other things. I can pick up bits here and there but that's it. And if you talk to me, even if I really am listening and hear you perfectly fine, sometimes I won't remember what you said even 30 seconds later. For instance my mom will give me specific instructions to make dinner when she isn't there. And I'll have to call and ask something stupid like "how much rice to water?" And we talked about it again recently and my mom definitely thinks I DO have ADHD. But she'd never medicate me for it because I get good grades and my sister was on ADHD medication as a kid and it turned her into a zombie. They say with ADHD without medication it's hard to function, what I wanna know is is there anyone else like myself who has or probably has ADHD and isn't on medication for it? How does it effect you?
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Old November 13th, 2011, 10:27 PM   #2
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Ive been off my normal meds for two weeks now. It is killing my grades, putting me through hell, and causing more stress than ever. I was on a pretty low dosage for me. Because I didn't want dependency or zombieness. But it forced me to put effort into working. Now I can't focus on anything in school. I take hours to work, and I can't even hang out because I forget to plan it out. Its terrible. I recommend medicine. It helps. But you just have to try what works for you. Ive heard counciling works for severe cases. Not for me...
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Old November 13th, 2011, 11:19 PM   #3
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Ever since I was little, I've been really overly hyper and talkative and I have the worst time when it comes to paying attention. When I was younger I told my mom I thought I had ADHD. She said I don't that there's nothing wrong with me. Well my hyperness and inattentiveness continued through the years and has gotten worse. I can never listen to a full discussion in school, I zone out and think of other things. I can pick up bits here and there but that's it. And if you talk to me, even if I really am listening and hear you perfectly fine, sometimes I won't remember what you said even 30 seconds later. For instance my mom will give me specific instructions to make dinner when she isn't there. And I'll have to call and ask something stupid like "how much rice to water?" And we talked about it again recently and my mom definitely thinks I DO have ADHD. But she'd never medicate me for it because I get good grades and my sister was on ADHD medication as a kid and it turned her into a zombie. They say with ADHD without medication it's hard to function, what I wanna know is is there anyone else like myself who has or probably has ADHD and isn't on medication for it? How does it effect you?
I am exactly the same as you so your not alone! People like us just have a extra challange in life

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Old November 17th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #4
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I am also ADHD without meds, I have learned how to adapt to my hyperactivity moods.

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 03:46 PM   #5
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Although not confirmed by my phsychatrist, my doctor, parents and teachers are unanimous in thinking I had ADHD. We have a room in our school called the steam room. It's not a sauna, but we're allowed to go in there if we are in a hyper mood. Seeing as my psych has not confirmed it, I can't be prescribed any meds. They are trialling me on behaviour therapy, to see if I can control my ways. So far, so good! I'm doing amazing, getting fab grades! So it is possible, to get by, as I have! But everyone is different, talk to your doctor, or SENCO, or even parents!
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 05:25 PM   #6
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I actually have ADHD but instead of pills i drink coffee.... it contains caffine which is what the pills contain and it gives you the same kind of calming effect. You just have to find something that works for you.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 05:16 PM   #7
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Adderall is amazing. Just take it. You'll see.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 07:57 AM   #8
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i agree with Damiansboss ^^ adderalls pretty awesome but it really depends on how you functioned with out it. like if you worked better without medication wouldnt it make more sence not to take it? lol for me it just helps me center my attention better lol

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Old November 24th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #9
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i have adhd and i did take meds but i got worse on them. i have been off them for about 6 years. i learned how to keep my self on tast. life is not easy with adhd if you can not countrole your self.

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Old January 20th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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Ive been off my normal meds for two weeks now. It is killing my grades, putting me through hell, and causing more stress than ever. I was on a pretty low dosage for me. Because I didn't want dependency or zombieness. But it forced me to put effort into working. Now I can't focus on anything in school. I take hours to work, and I can't even hang out because I forget to plan it out. Its terrible. I recommend medicine. It helps. But you just have to try what works for you. Ive heard counciling works for severe cases. Not for me...
This is exactly how I was. EXACTLY. My grades hit the ditch which caused me stress. The original reason I didn't want to take them was exactly that - I did not want the zombieness. And indeed, I did have to put at least 10x more effort to even match other students.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 03:21 AM   #11
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I also have had that problem but then i started thinking and add/ adhd pills contain hi amounts of caffine,which is a stimulate and if you have add or adhd your mind is over stimulated so when you take pills for it it kinda shuts your mind off by making it crash turning you into a zombie. But when you have coffee or something like that it only calms your mind.less cafine.

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Old February 15th, 2012, 04:35 AM   #12
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See a doctor and get medication! It will help you with school, and if your mum says she doesn't think theres nothing wrong with you - say just lets see what the doctors say.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #13
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First and foremost, even if one can see signs of ADHD in a person, it's still best to be diagnosed by a proper physician. Taking in medication may or may not work for a person with ADHD, oftentimes, it creates more of a disadvantage for ADHD sufferers. Previously, I have read about ADHD treatments that have worked for various people with ADHD here. There are those who prefer a combination of therapy and medication while others prefer taking meds alone. Again, what matters is what works best for you.

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Old March 10th, 2012, 12:59 AM   #14
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I can usually control myself without meds, but I have a relatively minor case of ADHD.

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Old April 6th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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I can control myself quite well without it. Now granted, my ADD/ADHD is not severe but when I take my meds i am definitely not a zombie, just a little bit quieter. I'm also able to think better but talk to a doctor. It all just depends on what they put you on.

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Old May 8th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #16
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There are some activities here in which a child can be treated without the use of drugs and medications.

Children with ADHD does not always need pharmaceutical medication to treat his or her symptoms. Medications may work for some people but not for others. It is not the only way to manage ADHD symptoms..
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 11:12 AM   #17
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Adderall is amazing. Just take it. You'll see.
Ok, I just want to get something straight. I've been trying different ADHD meds since I was 8. And let me tell you, Adderall made me worse. And I have a friend who has ADHD, and nothing works for him. And I mean nothing. Not everything that works well for one person works well for everyone else.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #18
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Some medicine not only causes what you call zombieness, but can also cause you to lack hunger. you can react to different medicines. BUT also depending on what enviroment you live in can affect if you need medicine. some poeple can function without meds in a stressful location but not all can. and if you have a perfect enviroment thats great! and im sure you wil be fine, because you sound like you doing just fine without them
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I have ADHD but I take medication for it. If I forget to take it I can never focus or sit still. On the other hand, when I'm on the meds it feels like I'm able to focus. I take adderall <--I think that's how you spell it. I only have a problem with the side effects...I never eat as much as I should. In other words, I rarely eat lunch.
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