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How do you guys deal with the constant feeling of restlessness

I can't keep my mind still long enough to concentrate, everything I do I just feel discontent with. Anyone else feel this? What do you do?
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I'm the same way. I used to only be content when I was in a comfy bed or a warm bath.. It sounds like you need to Add meds. It makes your discontent go away. They are amazing. I'm on Vyvanse.
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    Exercise seems to be a big help.  Check out these articles.
http://articles.philly.com/2011-05-05/sports/29513112_1_ritalin-medicating-high-school-level

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/how-gym-class-can-help-students-excel/

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Me too! I take naps because it's an escape grom feeling discontent with everything. I never thought about it that way before. I feel guilty all the time about the naps but It doesn't stop me from taking them.  I tried Vyvanse and Adderall (adderrall). They work but then I can't sleep at night. Is there a non stimulant that works?
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    Strattera is a non-stimulant med.  It doesn't work as well, but it does work.
The other thought is not to take extended release meds (XR) so they are out of your system at night.  Vyv has probably the longest duration of them all, which is great for some people.  Ritalin has a duration of roughly 4 hours which  I think is the shortest.  
    Some people even take meds to help them sleep at night (which I think should be avoided if possible).  But since we all are different it takes some trial and error to see what works the best.
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