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Why me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen May 14, 2010. 2 Replies

Lately, I feel like everything in my life is either extremely great or just flat out terrible. I can't seem to find a middle ground in any part of my life and it's really getting to me...I'm not sure…Continue

Help! Ways to stop drinking soda!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Nov 4, 2009. 2 Replies

Since I've been taking Ritalin, I have went from drinking atleast 12 cans of diet soda a day to just 3-4... Well, after my first dose I feel completely calm, but when I have my first soda around…Continue

Ritalin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margaret Oct 28, 2009. 1 Reply

I got diagnosed with ADHD and OCD & was perscribed 10 mg twice a day of Ritalin. I took it almost two hours ago and just feel really calm. My mind doesn't want to go a million miles per hour. I…Continue

Caffeine addiction?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gretchen B Dec 2, 2009. 11 Replies

Does anyone with ADD/ADHD have a strong addiction with caffeine? Almost as if you crave it and can't function each day without it??? I'm not talking about one soda or cup of coffee a day, I'm talking…Continue

 

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Jen replied to mary's discussion Why me?
"Mary, I have so much to say about your post, but I really have to be brief due to time. You sound like my twin -only the younger version. I felt EXACTLY the way you describe when I was in college. In fact, reading this post & the one where you…"
May 14, 2010
jo elleman replied to mary's discussion Why me?
"Mary, I read you post with a heavy heart not only because I am so sorry you obviously feel out of control, but also because your story could be mine. I do think that my medication has lessened the complete chaos just a bit, but I even understand the…"
May 14, 2010
mary posted a discussion

Why me?

Lately, I feel like everything in my life is either extremely great or just flat out terrible. I can't seem to find a middle ground in any part of my life and it's really getting to me...I'm not sure if it's the disorganized/horrible time managing part me or OCD hoarding life style that is making my life a living hell. Lately I've been so overwhelmed with my life I near have an anxiety attack just to find something to wear. I change like 50 times and end up not only to realize Im 30 minutes…See More
May 12, 2010
Cindra replied to mary's discussion If you read all this, your an angel... No one understands me!
"Mary, I have had a lot of the problems you have as well. I have a suggestion for your anatomy class. You know how you see pictures when you read? That's called visualization...and you are very lucky to be able to do that. Use it to your…"
Feb 18, 2010
jo elleman replied to mary's discussion Caffeine addiction?
"Gretchen, you didn't mention if you are on meds, but I was also seriously dependent on anything cafienated prior to meds. It was completely amazing that the meds totally and completely elliminated the desire for cafiene. "
Dec 1, 2009
Chip replied to mary's discussion Caffeine addiction?
"All these issues with caffeine and sugar used to make me crazy. The caffeine does help with ADHD but over doing this brings on side effects like headaches when you try to come off of the caffeine high. Same thing goes for sugar in soft drinks, it is…"
Nov 29, 2009
Cindra replied to mary's discussion Caffeine addiction?
"my caffeine addiction is diet dr pepper. I've cut back since starting strattera, but haven't given it up entirely. I was drinking 6-8 cans a day...but have cut back to 2-4 a day...I will give it up eventually, but I really like it. For…"
Nov 29, 2009
Jessica replied to mary's discussion Caffeine addiction?
"I used to be really addicted to coffee. I think it started back in college, before I was taking medication to manage my ADHD, and then continued on as a habit despite the meds. Anyway, since I am now trying to conceive I recently spent about a month…"
Nov 17, 2009
Susan replied to mary's discussion Help! Ways to stop drinking soda!
"Cold turkey is hard but will work. Start drinking water and it will take you about 2 weeks to getting used to liking to drink water. If you do it that way I wouldn't sample it once in awhile as it will be hard to quit. Or at least if you drink…"
Nov 4, 2009
Karen L replied to mary's discussion Help! Ways to stop drinking soda!
"Mary - It may take a while, but I believe in cold turkey. Once you go a few weeks with no soda at all, you may find that your body can't tolerate it like once did. Hang in there. You'll definitely have headaches for a while (don't…"
Nov 4, 2009
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Help! Ways to stop drinking soda!

Since I've been taking Ritalin, I have went from drinking atleast 12 cans of diet soda a day to just 3-4... Well, after my first dose I feel completely calm, but when I have my first soda around 11-12 I just become super anxious & feel awful. My anxiety becomes even worse than it was. I just begin shaking out of control. I am so addicted to soda that 3-4 is like nothing but now I'm beginning torealize I shouldn't drink any at all... How can I stop & rid the withdrawl headaches?? I like…See More
Nov 4, 2009
Karen L replied to mary's discussion Caffeine addiction?
"OMG Mary! I gave up all caffeine a long time ago. I would probably have a heart attack if I drank that much soda. Not to mention rotting teeth! (My teeth are very soft and suseptible to cavities) But once I gave up all the caffeine, I was fine. I…"
Nov 2, 2009
mary replied to mary's discussion Caffeine addiction?
"I went to the doctor last week & was diagnosed with ADHD and OCD. She told me I was trying to self medicate. I pretty much could not function without my 12 cans of diet pepsi per day. It all began to really make sense. Since I started medication…"
Nov 2, 2009
Jennifer replied to mary's discussion Caffeine addiction?
"Yes!! Diet Coke is my other drug of choice. probably 5 a day or more. My doctor told me that people with add sometimes will somehow selfmedicate with caffeine. I'm notsure how this works but I found that I feel the "need" for it also."
Nov 2, 2009
jo elleman replied to mary's discussion Caffeine addiction?
"I could never dsrink enough coffee before I started on stratterra. Now coffee doesn,t do thing to perk me up, so I have eliminated the craving entirely, although I still have the symbolic cup in the morning. "
Nov 1, 2009
Margaret replied to mary's discussion Ritalin
"Exactly what you are describing!!!! For me, I take Ritalin in the late afternoon when my adderall XR wears off, and I don't want another long acting stimulant. It does what you are describing. Your brain calms down, and you feel able to settle…"
Oct 28, 2009

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At 4:39pm on October 26, 2009, twistdsunshine said…
Shoot wheres the link lol let me try this again http://add.about.com/od/adhdthebasics/a/ADDvsADHD.htm
At 4:38pm on October 26, 2009, twistdsunshine said…
Hi Mary I just found this link explaining the difference between ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Type and ADHD, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type. Thought you might be interested
 
 
 

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