I was wondering how any of you deal with ADD, without taking pills. Honestly I am reluctant to take any kind of medication, because I am afraid it will affect my intelligence. I was blessed enough to have a genius IQ, and I have heard that taking medication for ADD will force me to not think outside the box so much, and be able to focus.
Thats great and all, but I love being able to think outside the box, I love being objective about everything, and I love being able to understand the "big picture" at all times (it bothers me when I don't). I have heard that some cases of ADD is misdiagnosed for abnormal intelligence, is that true?
So I guess my question is, how do I work with my inability to focus, instead of just taking pills?
I like the fact that you have decided not to take drug to help your situation because I didnât and I turn out fine. To increase your ability to focus you can try two methods that I used that help me out. One is to change your diet to one were the ingredients have not gone through stress and the second is to force your mind to be quiet in other word meditation it was hard for me at first but after continually practicing it I feel the benefit. You see when you eat food that have been stress you are applying the stress to your self. Let me explain what I mean by stress if I take a plant and tie it down Iâm apply stress to it because it now state is to go up. When applying heat, microwave, x-ray (which a lot of food companies are doing to their foods now) and chemicals to food these are other methods of stressing food. For the main reason itâs altering it state of being. Foods that are in their natural form have not been stress or have little stress done to them. You have to change your diet if you want to take back control of your mind. Your lack in ability to control your mind is the respond of the stressed foods you are giving to your self. Stress put you in a state were you are in defense mode so obviously your mind is going to want to focus on defending it self not on the present task you are doing at the present time . The bottom line is you have to start eating foods that have not been stress and that are highly energetic. I know it hard to change something your already accustom to do, that was my biggest problem when I decided to change my diet and keep it but if you want help on a shorter quicker way of recovering your health back to balance I would be glad to assist you with any question you have. I can show you natural ways of alleviating your symptoms fast and painless.
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what i do is find a hobby that keeps me ocupied for a coupple of hours. for example i build repair and program computers and after that i will find somting els to do like go for a run or go swimming in the river.
it just a matter of keeping yourself ocupied and not over thinking stuff
hope that helps
I used to take pills for it. I was about in 4th grade. It was the 90's way of dealing. I just remember that point of my life...I hated everything...and wanted to be left alone really. I don't take anything now. It's been really hard to focus on college and getting a job since I am adhd. I have it under control sometimes but it shows.
you can control it without anything, but you need to be strong:) Pills are not the answer.
You have a genius IQ? Lol, I got a 146 on an adult IQ test at age 15, does that count? Lol. Um, I think sports may help ADD. I know a girl and her younger brother has ADD, her family decided to help his ADD by having him do sports a lot. This tired him out and got rid of extra energy and also gave him something he liked and became good at
Honestly, I have a very difficult time dealing with ADD without the aid of meds. I was diagnosed at age 11, I am now 25, and for the past 14 years I have been on some form of medication. First ritilan then adderall, straterra, concerta, and now I am back on Adderall Xr and doing great. During the times when I was off meds the best thing for me was to keep everything completely organized and on schedule even during the weekends. I kept lists, calendars, and maintained a semi-regular wake up and bedtime. I also made sure to eat very healthy and get plenty of exercise.
You have a genius IQ? Lol, I got a 146 on an adult IQ test at age 15, does that count? Lol.
Um I had a high Iq when I was younger, but the problem with me it has to open up it just doesn't happen. >,< I remember a lot of random stuff....so thoughts race in my head a lot.
A teacher told me she used to take her son to a class to help deal with it. Maybe thats a way?
I was diagnosed when i was three, which is really scary, I used to take medication started on ritilan then i was on dexamphetamene's now i am on none and i havent been on any since Jan 2006, Since then i have studied and completed my Cert 3 & 4 in I.T my Cert 4 in Audio Engineering and i am now doing my Diploma of Health and Fitness, i felt really controlled when on my pills and now i feel like i have control back, i love health and fitness and i exercise every day and i dont think pills is the answer,
My son has ADHD now he is ADD. He is only 6. He started medication when he was 4 1/2 . It works fine or a year. But after that we been changing 6 different medications. from hyper to day dream like stoned, stay in his room all day, hates food, bite nails. I decided took him off and very first day he eats, he asked for food ( btw, he only gaind one pound for entire yar! he did grow like 3 inches ). I don't know, but for now I stop the meds, I rather have a bouncing jumping boy then a stoned boy. I am glad the son i used to know is back.
Medication helps but I don't think is good for young children, I will wait till he is more mature and can tell me more about his feelings then we see what happened. It's hard, very hard.
I have a son who is ADD~ He was diagnosed in 2nd grade & he's now in 7th grade. I've tried meds because I felt forced too! I felt like a bad mom if I didn't give him a chance to suceed w/meds. So I tried several different ones. ALL changed his behavior! He's a good boy, but gets frustrated w/school, but mostly when a teacher is picky & points out EVERYTHING! I completely do not agree with medicating kids for ADD/ADHD! TRY THIS: Give your kid about 1 to 2 ounces of Red Bull in the morning before school & at lunch time. Put it in his/her lunch as a juice. NOT an entire can-use the tupaware lil things. Medications are far worse than 2oz of an energy drink. Coffee works too, but the energy drink works the best for my son. TRUST ME IT WORKS! Even my sons math & english teacher agreed to better focus in class! GOOD LUCK!
Exercise and diet definitely. I have read articles on the subject that simply getting ten minutes of cardio every day and a healthy diet can virtually eliminate the effects of ADD. I have it and I think a problem with depression as well. I have had an intense lack of motivation lately... Anyways, I feel fantastic and would do well in my studies Monday if I had spent the weekend hiking. It's just trying to keep up the habit.
I have ADD or ADHD, i went to the doc with my parents to check if i have add. No one gave me a professional test , they just read off a list of 5-10 questions to my parents. And they right away would tell me that i have ADD. The thing is i am in a extremly!!! tuff , emt class, whitch is taught in one month. (im learning the whole freakin body in a month, and how to save a life)I am gooing threw hell!! i cant consintrate and im not getting it as quickly as most. I need to know how do i controll this if i do have ADD or ADHD, i dont wana here its my diet or i should play sports. I need some real advise
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ok dude listen man. ur a genius right? so you cant focus. what do u do? pop a pill? or realize that you are perfectly normal human being and need no medication to feel normal. get it? its that simple. ur problems are literally meaningless man. with all the crap that happens in this world every day and you are worried about focusing. it just does not make sense to me dude. use your genius brain and realize that there are far worse things that could be happening to you than lack of attention. the romans didnt use adderall and they turned out just fine. do you catch my drift.
When I was little I was very hyper, but my parents knew it was natural and eventually I grew into a very calm and cautious person. It didn't take that long, either. I took the SAT when I was thirteen. I think, though, that being hyper aware of things is also a part of ADD. I took Ritalin once when I was a teenager, and it gave me chest pains and I felt I would become dependent if I didn't stop that downward spiral. It actually made me hyper, while coffee and energy drinks mellow me out and help me focus. I think it's the vitamins they add in the energy drinks. Try Taurine, B-Vitamins, & Niacin.
I've had trouble focusing my whole life and was recently officially diagnosed with ADD. The thing is tho... I love the thoughts speeding through my head, and the random ideas that pop up, and the way I always have different ideas than everyone else. I don't want to take medicine that would change that. I am in college and this semester so far I have completely changed my diet, work out everyday, and most importantly... make sure I get enough sleep. I have definitely noticed a change, even though I still get restless in class, it is manageable. Food can be medicine... learn good nutrition, im not just talking salads... learn variety and what foods increase concentration. You will see a big difference