The seed is already planted
Don’t let your self get overwhelmed. You have fewer obligations now. Keep it that way for a while. If you’re afraid of gaining a million pounds then start running or something….channel that fear into compulsive and obsessive exercising. It’s a healthier addiction. Picture yourself as getting fat every time you feel like skipping a run or a gym visit. Let that anxiety drive you out the door. There is such a thing as “good crazy”.
Please whatever you do…do not get rid of this site. I don’t know what my future brings, but I know that your site was the best and only thing that truly helped me get off adderall last time. I was so happy to see all the new articles and activity since I’ve been gone. People need this site, Mike. I’ve been on ADD drugs for over 5 years now. I am scared to death I’ll never be off them for good. They have ruined my life in a way b/c I haven’t beat them yet even though my heart prays I can do it.
When it comes to something you are meant to do (like getting off ADD drugs and leading the true, genuine life you always knew was possible), there are two approaches: You can do it now when you have a choice, or you can keep putting it off and failing and running from it until your subconscious sabotages everything else and forces you to do it. Either way, it’s going to happen. That flower is going to grow whether you make room for it or not. It’s your call whether you clear it a path or you wait until it rips its own way through.
To those of you who have reclaimed your true selves and feel less fake I say I can partially identify with you.
I am on the other side of the equation having only taken Adderall three times but also thinking/praying out loud (angrily and with bewilderment)to God how am I to get a sense of fulfillment source weblink in this life with a brain that is faultily wired. My true non-ADD self has not yielded this beautiful self-fulfilled existence that some of you are now discovering.
Not pre-supposing that all of you know some of the symptoms associated with ADD/ADHD the one characteristic of people who suffer from this is that the frontal lobes in their brains are far less active than those people who do not suffer from it.
In brains scans the frontal lobes of ADD/ADHD people show as having little activity when going through exercises that task the executive functions of the brain (organization, priortization and time management)in comparison to the non-ADD brain.
In my ignorance I used to think prescriptions for people with ADD/ADHD were intended to sedate and/or tranquilize (such as chloropromazine sp?) not realizing that in the case of Adderall they are intended to stimulate the brain, specifically the frontal lobes so the brain can regulate itself.
I know this advise may sound a little twisted, but it beats sitting around popping pills that ruin your brain just to keep the weight off
I have two children both gifted with learning disabilities, one has ADD and the other has ADHD and both my wife and I have ADD traits and/or are undiagnosed ADD/ADHD sufferers. Through our research we have come to understand that these traits are hereditary and as we have reflected on relatives who have since passed we realize they too exhibited many of the symptoms of ADD/ADHD sufferers and/or other related coginitive deficiencies.