I think im going to take doctors advice and try to tapper of coffee.
Its my only bad habit.
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Thanks for posting the bit about caffeine. I found it very interesting as my husband was diagnosed with adhd 3 months ago and he has no problem sucking back a huge latte with a double shot of expresso and then falling asleep like a baby.
thank you my son is going to be 5 soon and has adhd i dont want to put him on med but after your note i think i well try it thank you he does the same things
Ok, don't follow the multi-tasking comment....I've been dianosed twice with ADHD at two different hospitals. I can multi-task better than anyone i know. The more thats going on, the better i work. It's the focusing on one particular thing thats a problem. Other small "symptoms" of ADHD that I know of that I do: cant listen to the same song or watch the same show for longer than a minute before turning it. Always interrupting with questions, bad about biting nails, constantly checking out anything that moves, have gotten 8 speeding tickets because while driving I'm observing everything else except my speedometer-and a MUCH better driver when going faster. Also, I quit cigarettes cold turkey with no withdrawals-because when i smoke, i was just as energetic than when i quit-it was no difference. Another thing is the constant foot shaking or finger tapping. And sleeping is hard because of the 1000's of thoughts in an ADHD persons head.Just saying-there are alot of things than people think are ADHD and are wrong....
I got diagnosed in my twenties as childhood psychotic, then came schizophrenia, then Schizo-affective, then manic depression, now hypomanic.
Question: I have been having all my symptoms since 2nd grade. Could not sit still, shut up, constant thoughts racing, daydreaming, no focus or concentration, but I like the constant movement. Others don't. Been on over 30-40 psych meds. I only have felt calmer when on Strattera. I keep begging to be put on it but I guess a mental patient shouldn't know about their symptoms nor how they feel. Do they have testing for adult ADHD? Where? Live in Plymouth, MA
Here is a pretty good link to psychiatrists in Plymouth.
Give them a call and ask if they specialize in ADHD. I would think even one who specializes in kids with ADHD would be better than one without that experience.
I can also recommend several good sites with info on ADHD if you are interested. Best wishes.