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  • 2 days ago

    Jaw movement

    I have been taking adderall IR and 3 years now. I have tried vyavanse, adderall Xr, and adderall IR. I have been taking stimulates since 2011. I have noticed my jaw moves to the left on it's own. I don't even realize I'm doing it. Can someone explain what's going on? And how I can stop. I have tried stopping with the medication for long periods of time and I still move my jaw to the left. (In the photos I'll show you what my jaw does)
  • 4 days ago

    Weird Vyvanse side effect

    I'm a 28 year-old male and I've had chronic depression for about 12 years. I've been on several different medications and am currently on Pristiq for depression. About a year ago, my doctor surveyed me for ADD and prescribed Vyvanse. I have some weird effects from it. I usually take it around 7:45 AM. Around 8:45, I start to feel pretty good, but around 9:30, I always start feeling strange. It's almost a sense of impending doom. I feel myself almost wanting to cry for no real reason....
  • 6 days ago

    Attention and concentration deficit

    I used to be diagnosed with ADD(with neuropsychological testing). However my doctor(same) changed the ICD 10 code to Attention and concentration deficit and Somatoform disorder,unspecified. He still prescribed ritalin. I wonder why he change the diagnosis?What does this mean? Btw he is a psychiatrist not specialized in adult ADD.
  • 7 days ago

    Pregnancy and Adderall XR

    Hi, I am a 23 year old female who is diagnosed with Severe ADHD when I was 7 years old. I have been on Adderall XR (35 mg) since 12 years old. I took a break from taking medication when I was 17-19 years old. I chose as an adult to go back on my medication. I have found consistency and success when taking my mediation. I also have severe depression which is treated with Citalopram (40mg). Being in a long term relationship and looking toward the future, I want to have children. Has anyone went through....
  • 10 days ago

    ADHD/ADD Marijuana has no effect on me?

    Hey! now I know this isn't the most conventional question but there might be something deeper to it. I'm a 19 year old Male with ADHD; currently being treated with Adderall. A few months ago I was offered to smoke marijuana for the first time in my life, being a second year college student who has never tried marijuana before, I decided to give it a shot. After numerous attempts and deep inhales, I began to notice that everyone around me was completely stoned; yet I remained the same. Eventually....
  • 12 days ago

    Really? THIS is a GIFT?

    First post, I'm a 60-something male, diagosed w/ADD about 3 years ago. Getting meds has helped some; did some therapy w/someone who probably shouldn't be practicing (basically pretty worthless narcissist) although this individual did introduce me to cognitive therapy, one the best things I've ever encountered. Here's my point: reading literature now, including "Delivered from Distraction". Several books nention the "gift" of having ADD. Yes, I am quite creative....
  • 21 days ago

    Adult ADHD & alcohol

    Hello, I am 24 years old and have been diagnosed since childhood with ADHD. My mother refused for me to take medicine for it and I haven't started yet. I read an article on her about alcohol consumption and ADHD. I was wondering am I supposed to avoid alcohol overall or consume it in moderation? Was the warning because of the risk of addiction or was it deeper entrenched in the chemicals in my brain? Thank you!
  • 21 days ago

    Older adult with ADD

    I am 59 and have suffered/struggled with procrastination, disorganization and racing thoughts since a child. Only relief found in OTC medication containing pseudo ephedrine. UGH. Who has found a caregiver that doesn't suspect you are looking for prescription meds for nefarious purposes? Symptoms worsening with age, just lost my job. Very unhappy and feeling depressed, hopeless. Did start OTC Sam-E supplement and think it is helping, based on reference from Dr Amen website. Not cheap BTW. Help....
  • Hyperfocus

    Hi all, I notice a lot of people on this board sharing their experience with inattention and more so about the hyperactive side of ADHD. I, however, experienced a side of ADHD that is equally as impacting but not as often talked about which is frustrating. A lot of people might view hyperfocus as a good thing, and in some very rare and few cases it is. However, while I'm focusing so heavily on ONE thing for days, weeks and months, my entire world is falling apart around me. I've lost so many....
  • 29 days ago

    ADD with no drug avail

    I've been diagnosed with ADD by 3 different psychiatrists. I tried Concerta for 2 weeks and it made me very angry, nervous, aggresive , and impulsive to the point where I picked a fight for no reason at all, so I went back to my primary psychiatrist and he told me to stop Concerta and take Strattera instead, and after 6 weeks with no effect at all so he advised me to fly to a nearby country to get Adderall because its not available where I live. I flew there and had no luck finding it too, so....