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I have recently been diagnosed with inattentive subtype ADHD w/o hyperactivity. The psych wants to put me on Adderall but I was researching herbal remedies and found Native Remedies Focus ADDult. I was just wondering if anyone has tried this with any success or if it is just a bunch of snake oil.

I am nervous about taking any meds.

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 Yes, i tried it last year and it did absolutely nothing! Yet another useless "natural" thing I have tried for my adhd.

HI Sara, 

What are you nervous about? I am 34 yr old female ADHDer inattentive w/o hyperactivity. I take Concerta fyi.

Researched many alternatives, but nothing seems to appear to cut it and well I spend most of my life trying things when the best thing was right in front of me there along, so with the faith my doctor I keep to meds she recommends. I still have long terms concerns but right now its working and this is what I focus on. 

As I am learning more I am not as nervous, but still curious if this worked for anyone. My psych had two months to send a report to my primary doc, but couldn't get his act together to get a report done before I lose my insurance this month so now I have to wait 6 months for my husband to have insurance through his new job so I can afford to go to the doctor every two weeks while they adjust the medicine. In the meantime I am looking for alternatives because now that I am diagnosed and I know what it is I feel like I want to do something. I just won't have insurance for a while, but I know I need help.

Right now I don't take prescription medication. I might try it in the future.

I've tried Native Remedies Focus and Focus Adult. One made an improvement, the other not so much. And I can't remember which is which! Sorry.

Try Dr. Amen's website and books on ADD. He has a list of supplements that have worked for different types of ADD. He's well worth the read.

I have luck with supplements that contain phosphatidylserine, extra vitamin b and vinpocetine. I think it depends on the individual. If you want to PM me, I'll let you know specific brands, if you think that might help.

I think meds have a real place in the treatment of ADD. I also think supplements do. And I've had good luck with a routine of regular exercise, meditation, making sure I get a good night's sleep, eating very little sugar-type stuff.

I'm always ADD, but my ability to accomplish goals goes way up with the supplements and the lifestyle routine.

Mary

Meant to say too that fish oil is the number 1, can't-do-without supplement for my ADD. There's a lot of info on the web about that.

I am on a paleo diet (way of eating/lifestyle) and I do take supplements. If I eat sugar or gluten I do feel a fog come over me that I can now see is just a worsening of ADD symptoms. I do take fish oil and extra B vitamins. I will message you about your experience. 

I am getting back into a yoga and walking routine. I had major surgery back in November and it has been a very slow healing process with a few set backs. I do feel better when I exercise and not being able to perform at the intensity I am used to has made my mental condition more difficult to cope with. 

I will definitely look into Dr. Amen. Thank you, Mary.

 I'm the same. I take fish oil and evening primrose oil, B6 and zinc. I exercise for 30 minutes a day, try and try to get a good nights sleep everynight, cut back on sugar, dairy and gluten and still I have my adhd. I would do anything to not have to rely on meds.

Hi there, 

I am the same as you with supplements and diet - I include a little dairy but no soy products for me.

Nice to see others taking same stuff.

I can't imagine life without meds, which is over whelming when I think about forever, but for right now its working so I go with that.

Yoga, running, swimming, diving, cycling you name it I do it!! Exercise,good diet, sleep all good things for us ADHDers.....


Julia said:

 I'm the same. I take fish oil and evening primrose oil, B6 and zinc. I exercise for 30 minutes a day, try and try to get a good nights sleep everynight, cut back on sugar, dairy and gluten and still I have my adhd. I would do anything to not have to rely on meds.

Just to let everyone know, I tried this stuff. It made me drowsy. Every time. I tried it 5 times and every time I had to take a nap because I couldn't keep my eyes open. When I woke up I felt more clear but that is not practical. 

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