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Board: ADD / ADHD 12-07-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,466
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: adderall STILL making me feel weird

Talk to your doctor about Intuniv. I am amazed at how well Intuniv works and with far fewer adverse side-effects than amphetamines. It takes time so allow at least a month for Intuniv to work.

It...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-19-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: So frustrated-desperate for any tips!

Michellela,

You got some very good advise from MahaVailo especially on the need to learn good study habits. Meds fix the biology. It is up to you to learn the skills our bugged up brains could...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,228
Posted By addprogrammer
Solid hope for better medical care for ADHD

I have many times posted the problems I experienced by seeing doctors I trusted for help with the mental disorders [ADHD with depression and anxiety comorbidities] that plagued me. They proved to be...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-06-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,402
Posted By addprogrammer
New ADHD Guidelines

A must read . . .

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/751596

******** the full text (PDF) and study it.

Use the information to communicate with your doctor for yourself and your ADHD...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-23-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,225
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adderal wearing off and feeling tired

Tell your doctor what you told us. To wit: "1 adderal 20 mg xr
... definitely helps me with concentration and motivation, but I
Still feel very distracted while studying, reading, ect.. Then...
Board: ADD / ADHD 12-05-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,411
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Hoping I have ADD

I got my left index finger caught between a rock and a very hard steal ramp. Bone is fractured. I cut my right index finger with a surgical steel blade. The cut was deep but so clean it healed...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-28-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,063
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Working memory and school performance

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

~ Albert Einstein
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-26-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,411
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Hoping I have ADD

Yeah, Arron, I get it. ADHD cost me 53 years of my life. The silver lining in a very dark cloud is I am able to help other adults.

Another factor not to be overlooked is that ADHD only recently...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,411
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Hoping I have ADD

Aaron,

This is my third attempt. 1st try, I hit some key combo that shut my browser. Second try, I hit some key combo that I don't know what the hecks happened.

Third Attempt: If you don't have...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-20-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,637
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: When meds aren't working

aaron,

Sorry for taking so long to reply. My home improvement project is experiencing "scope creep." That means getting bigger than intended.

RE: "Just wanting to live life without headaches...
Board: ADD / ADHD 11-16-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Add/adhd

Athena,

Your mother taught you a beautiful thing. I learned how to control my ADHD at an old age of 53 through 60. I discovered that I can accomplish more in much less time than my peers. And,...
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-18-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Help...Is this ADD or just all in my head??

ecrad17,

It is all in your head. Is it ADHD? Hmn, sounds like ADHD to me.

See a psychiatrist to get an accurate diagnosis.

BTW "They" have accused me of "It is all in my head" for years. I...
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-06-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,063
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Working memory and school performance

TryAgain,

I have become proficient at the use of several ADHD work-around strategies. I'm stable on my current medication, Vyvanse. My symptoms are well controlled without side-effects. I want you...
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-05-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,063
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Working memory and school performance

TryAgain,

Good to hear from you, Dude. Your "work around," taking online classes, WORKS. Where is the issue? You are getting "B's." Damn, I hope we don't do another 50K posts getting you off...
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-02-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,867
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Would meds help my adhd son's behavior apart from obvious adhd symptoms?

janddplus4,

ADHD medications cannot "teach." They cannot teach good behavior or good life skills such as decision making, planning, organization --- those skills that every adult needs to survive...
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,867
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Would meds help my adhd son's behavior apart from obvious adhd symptoms?

janddplus4,

Have you talked to your doctor about the side-effects your son experiences on Strattera?

You do have a few options:

You tried "no med" and now know for a certainty that "no med"...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-18-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,967
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Am I suffering ritalin tolerance?

jw07,

The load (demands) on our brains can be compared to the loads placed upon any power distribution system. I'm in NEPA. Some of our electrical power is supplied by Quebec (Canada)...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-06-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,426
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: does add/adhd overlap with bipolar?

Yes, ADHD and BiPolar may overlap. Doctors want to see the symptoms of ADHD appearing before the age of 9 to diagnose ADHD. The probability is unlikely that other disorders are the cause of attention...
Board: ADD / ADHD 08-18-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,345
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Trying to cope w/my husband's ADHD

ILoveBasenjis,

Out of brotherly love for you, may I suggest changing your search criteria. The demands being made on you are typical of those of a cruel dictator. The dictator is playing on your...
Board: ADD / ADHD 08-17-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,345
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Trying to cope w/my husband's ADHD

ILoveBasenjis,

To the best of my knowledge your husbands symptoms are not typical of ADHD. However, I believe low tolerance to stimulus is a symptom of Asperger Syndrome. It is not at all uncommon...
Board: ADD / ADHD 08-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,912
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adult add

Gr8danesrule,

You say, "I do have ALMOST every symptom related to add from being bored easily, having multiple tasks going and not completing, very unorganized, short fuse, interrupting people,...
Board: ADD / ADHD 08-08-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: My son's story

ToniErasmus,

Every parent should read, memorize and apply in principle your post. They would have more useful guidance then if they studied the top 10 best books on raising ADHD children. The best...
Board: ADD / ADHD 08-06-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,843
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: adderall XR questions

I can't see how doctors could possibly give you an a meaningful approximation to your questions "what is considered an average dose or what an incredibly high dose would be?"

40mg is recommended...
Board: ADD / ADHD 07-15-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: I'm so confused need serious help

Vnp03,

Report your reactions to the med to your doctor. You are better off not knowing about medication alternatives beforehand. Follow your doctor's instructions. If after a few months you get no...
Board: ADD / ADHD 07-08-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,242
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Ideal drug holiday frequency/duration?

SmallTownDreamr,

May I add to my trusted friend, "Thurnor's," reply.

Thunor's reply:

The reason your doctors and pharmacist are unspecific regarding the tolerance issue is that there is no...
Board: ADD / ADHD 06-08-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,363
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: 9 year old with ADD type 1- inattentive type- Meds?

Verucalise,

marisuela wrote: "It's possible that his anxiety could be a result of his ADD symptoms, and will go away with proper ADD treatment."

In my layman's opinion, Vyvanse will lessen your...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-24-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,069
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: newly diagnosed, medication doesn't work

Christin,

You have the answer. How to ask the question is your problem.

You: Dr. Shrinkenstein, I do much better on Dexedrine than on Adderall. Shrinkenstein: How do you know? You: Well,...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-24-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,940
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: adderall and being tired.

busyMomma,

Incorrect prescribed medication or incorrectly dosed medication is in my experience harder on us than no medication at all.

Try calling your PCP and explain how you react to the...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-23-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,553
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: About the WAIS-IV

TryAgain,

Tell me which of these functions are adversely affected by inability to focus attention/maintain attention?

A) Ability to determine pictures that logically belong together
B) Ability...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-18-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,553
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: About the WAIS-IV

You would not be a statistically rarity. Your verbal IQ gives away your potential without ADHD. Excuse me, your verbal IQ is "only" 130 not 135. How the hecks can a 99 average guy end up with a...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-17-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,572
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Strattera

Snoopy,

I have experience with Strattera. It damn near caused PTSD in me. The sexual side effects from Strattera cause men to seriously consider castration. Eunuch is better than bizarre....
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-07-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,593
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adult taking ADHD Medication and have a ? PLEASE

Donna,

Thunor nailed it.

Adderall works well for me as long as I take it in (4) 10mg doses/total 40mg/day, buffered with Guanfacine (generic Intuniv).

These meds can do either tremendous...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-03-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,617
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADD and math impairments

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Wanna know what? I learn Top - Down. Why should I want to know pollynumericals


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Evidently all of us MUST operate the same way or NO way, that ain't the way schools want...
Board: ADD / ADHD 03-02-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,617
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADD and math impairments

Guys,

I always reverse sequence and logic 180 degrees.

Flip it over and it works.

I got a good grasp on math. I learned nearly all of the more complex stuff by programming different...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-27-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,042
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adderall prescription & Bi-polar?

DoublePolar,

Are you prescribed Adderall for chronic fatigue?

Have you experienced at least one mild to severe manic episode?

Do you understand the symptoms of mania and hypo-mania? Hypo...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-26-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,343
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: I'm New does anyone know

I agree with Thunor. Do a little research on anecdotal reports about withdrawal symptoms people have experienced when discontinuing Cymbalta. Other meds that affect Serotonin/Norepi usually cause...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-24-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,854
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Inattention ADHD

I'm so sorry. Please forgive me. Humor attempt turned deadly. I have friends in Buck. I was attempting to play on a widely held misconception held up here in the norther tier. It developed over the...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,553
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: About the WAIS-IV

TryAgain,

This is a long one. Please read carefully. Please ask questions. I'm feel confident the info I've turned up will be valuable to you. I want to give you something good instead of...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-22-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,854
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Inattention ADHD

mominbucks,

Verucalise, Thunor and JaneWhite, in fact everyone this thread, has contributed rock-solid advise on what ADHD children really need to overcome this potentially quality-of-life...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-16-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,820
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adderall is hell for him any other suggestions? Vyvance?

I've learned to use food types to my benefit. For instanace, OJ in the AM is deadly poison for me, "deadly" as in brain dead, ADHD symptoms out of control, shortly after ingestion. OJ in the PM works...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-15-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,820
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Adderall is hell for him any other suggestions? Vyvance?

katxed,

A few more combinations/possibilities to consider:

1. How well can your bf function without meds of any type?

2. Have you explored diet and exercise regimens?

3. Do some research...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-02-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 32,814
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADHD education of critical importance

I have a freaky friend that incessantly sends me "food for thought" snip-its.

This one MUST be passed on. It embodies pure truth. Ready for it....

"We don't see things as they are, we see...
Board: ADD / ADHD 02-02-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 32,814
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADHD education of critical importance

You got it, Thu,

The study proves it. The genetic flavoring of ADHD, that is. Check it out: The Cardiff University study showed CNS's of different types in the ADHD subject groups. The study, and...
Board: ADD / ADHD 01-24-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 32,814
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADHD education of critical importance

Syborg,
I'm doing lots of research and my available time for this project today may run out when I'm forced. I'll post what I have and continue later.

I'll answer your question within the context...
Board: ADD / ADHD 01-23-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 32,814
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADHD education of critical importance

Syborg,

Thunor suggested that my "go back on Effexor" advice was based on Effexor + Adderall worked for you. That was about 10% of it. The other 90% is knowing Effexor withdrawals are more than...
Board: ADD / ADHD 01-22-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 32,814
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADHD education of critical importance

Syborg,

Whew, I got some work to do on my implusiveness. As I walked in the door, I had this terribly thought. Good God help me if Syborg is one of those duoterrry language types that speaky...
Board: ADD / ADHD 01-22-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 32,814
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADHD education of critical importance

syborg,

Here is a quote from *****. "The negative consequences of not using medication for children with ADHD have to be weighed against the known risks. Long-term outcome studies have now...
Board: ADD / ADHD 01-20-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,963
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Effexor Withdrawals/Adderall XR

syborg,

Effexor increases serotonin + norepinephrine levels in the brain.
Adderall increases dopamine + norepinephrine.
Dropping the Effexor has dropped your norepinephrine. The Adderall is...
Board: ADD / ADHD 01-18-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,777
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: Amphetamines and the "pleasure center"

Thu,

I was able to get from Walmart generic Dexedrine CR for 2 months. On the second refill, the pharmacist informed me that Walmart could not get "CR" any longer. I should note that I'm on a...
Board: ADD / ADHD 01-05-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 32,814
Posted By addprogrammer
Re: ADHD education of critical importance

Thu,

You done did it again. Made me think, this case, think deeper.

I have a better understanding of neuron internals. Neurons may have over 1000 dendritic branches and each dendrite branch may...
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