Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Anyone else Dx with ADHD but prefers not to take medication?

  1. #1
    Farley is offline Banned Reason: Previously banned user (Missmolly)
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    English Girl often in NY
    Posts
    96
    Farley will become famous soon enoughFarley will become famous soon enough

    Default Anyone else Dx with ADHD but prefers not to take medication?

    And what are your reasons why? and what methods if any, do you use to make life easier?



    I stopped taking my meds over a year ago and I feel better for it. I also limit my screen time to 2 hours per day max, It sounds goofy but I find buying cute stationary as in "to do list" and child like "post it notes" to help me remember and focus. I have a cork board and it looks child like but as odd as it sounds it made a difference from the plain yellow notes and plain white paper etc. I bought a lot of "go back to school" stationery, I got the idea from reading someone else on the web that explained it helped her. I find it hard to articulate why, but I am naturally drawn to look and I enjoy filling in the daily lists including using stickers.


    I also heavily rely on my phone and computer reminding me. There are also various apps to help me remember what I need to do.

    I still struggle with focus especially if I am writting but I do not have a job that requires writing or having to hold meeting etc. I plan to return to education one day and then I will take medication. If have to do write something important I go back to it a few times.


    The thought of being reliant on any medication scares me, hence me not taking any meds. Thankfully I do not suffer with depression and I make sure that I don't fall into the habit of taking anti anxiety meds daily or for anything that does not matter in the great scheme of things (eg saying a few words at a memorial - I doubt people even noticed or cared that I stumbled on a few words and in that situation you realise that life really is too short.

    Hopefully this post made some sense
    Likes bluebell liked this post

  2. #2
    Just my theory, but I have been prescribed adhd meds all my life. Started with Ritalin and "ended" with Adderall. I hate rhe thought of taking meds too. But i also suffer from crippling deoression. So, it gets to reach in hopes of feeling better. I stopped taki ng Adderall in college and it wrecked my central nervous system. I know this was not "in my head." I would have unpredictable twitches all over my body. The spasms were visable and kept me awake. At the time i was working in the health food industry as a supplement specialist. I was also in college full time and without meds everythibg was hard. I would lose focus while driving to almost wreck. Anyway, hopefully this helps you-- but anyway, i started researching adhd and read about dha (something that is found in fish oil), and at least one scientific report suggested that it shows better results in children than Adderall for focus. I experienced tremors, insomnia, and many other things but with dha and magnesium (flr muscle cramps) i had noticeable progress. Survived the last three years of college with an english degree all while working full time. My opinion is that adhd is too hard of an illness to diagnose and treat with something like a stimulant that will give focus but WRECK your nervous system. I mean, is the actually any emperical basis for diagnosis that cannot be cured without speed? I know i show certain symptoms but to throw someone on something this powerful at an early age can cause serious damage and ahould be treated with extreme consideration, maybe after trying many many other relatively harmless treatments.
    Helpful Farley Rated helpful
    Likes bluebell liked this post

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    791
    dearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to behold

    YES!!!!

    I don't even know if I really have ADHD but I tried the Ritalin I was prescribed and felt terrible on it!

    I couldn't focus, felt like I was looking through instead of at things and people, still had poor memory, motivation and patience, and just felt SOOOO SLOOOOW. It was hideous and did not improve. Even my pupils were pinned, when they should normally have been bigger from taking a stimulant!

    So I avoid taking the meds now. My body does not react well to them and to me, the pill made me instantly stupid.
    Helpful bluebell, Farley Rated helpful

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    In the Good Ole' US of A.
    Posts
    60
    bluebell will become famous soon enoughbluebell will become famous soon enoughbluebell will become famous soon enough

    I remember some time ago a friend DX with adhd and his meds made him feel “normal” but if someone else might have taken them they felt other than normal, you know what I mean.
    So maybe sometimes the DX is wrong and that is why it does not feel right.

    just thinking about it and that makes sense to be.
    Helpful Blackbird123 Rated helpful
    Likes dearie23 liked this post
    Have a nice day.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    791
    dearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to behold

    That is logical to me too, but I've heard and read that even people without ADHD / ADD who take a stimulant med will feel stimulating / focus / heightened mental acuity effects. Whether I have ADHD or not, this med still sedated and dumbed me down to almost zombie level.
    Likes bluebell liked this post

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    In the Good Ole' US of A.
    Posts
    60
    bluebell will become famous soon enoughbluebell will become famous soon enoughbluebell will become famous soon enough

    yes me too, what you said. @dearie23 so the med sedated you the aha one?
    that would indicate that it is correct DX, right but just need adjustment in dosage
    Likes Utopiate, dearie23 liked this post
    Have a nice day.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    791
    dearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to beholddearie23 is a splendid one to behold

    It majorly sedated me to the point of not being able to think, focus or do anything. I could barely construct a coherent sentence. It did nothing to reduce my impatience, iritability and huge lack of memory, concentration and motivation.

    I started on only 5mg. Felt terrible. Stuck with it. Nothing changed. Upped it to 10mg, the full dose, and felt the same. Bad and very useless. Couldn't bear to take it anymore, so stopped.

    The physical effects also felt hideous. Such pressure and tension around my neck and shoulders, weird eyes...ugh.
    Helpful ludwig1961 Rated helpful

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    this side of the train tracks
    Posts
    96
    IheartYOU will become famous soon enoughIheartYOU will become famous soon enoughIheartYOU will become famous soon enough

    I just started weaning myself down off of being on my adhd meds for 5 years. I believe it's best to take vacations off your meds occasionally especially if you choose to be on it for long periods of time. My Dr told me I can be on my adhd meds for life since it's a condition I will always have. Currently I don't feel I need to use my meds and this is giving me a new perspective for reasons I do and don't need to use it. Sort of a reflection period for me.

  9.  
    Dear visitor, If you are looking for an online pharmacy please take a look at the following pharmacies in our Top Rated section. Each one has genuine, uncensored feedback from real users.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-27-2013, 12:04 AM
  2. Anyone Else Suffering with the Flu
    By Cinderella1 in forum Personal advice
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-07-2013, 10:38 PM
  3. I was prescribed Tamiflu but now everyone is telling me not to take it - is it safe
    By Peaches (The Original) in forum Antivirals and antiretrovirals
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-01-2009, 11:54 AM
  4. Anyone else diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease?
    By Freckle Face in forum Immunosuppressive drugs
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-27-2008, 03:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Protected by Copyscape CopySentry. Do not copy.