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My Daytrana patch is helping.
This is Ritalin absorbed through the skin. It gives me more control and doesn't have the G.I. side effects I get from Ritalin. But I need to remember to take it off early, so that hopefully I can get to sleep at night (that's another topic).
But I don't remember. …Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 19, 2014 at 10:36am
Escape from structure
Camil and others write about being free of structure, "Relief from all this silly rules." And "Just let my mind fly anywhere it wants to."
That sounds wonderful to me, and now that I'm retired, seems like it could be possible.
Would that work for me?
I don't think so:
1. I do like to be functional and…Continue
With ADD, ADHD, we tend to be interested in a lot of different things.
When we moved to Santa Fe, I planned to cut down my practice. Then I would have time to do things on my wish list, like woodworking, painting, hiking, etc.
I wound up doing my own bookkeeping, secretarial work, and screwing around with the insurance companies. My practice quickly became a full-time job.
Then I retired.
Now I will have time to do all…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 12, 2014 at 11:44am
Do we know the causes of ADD ADHD?
We know that our brain circuitry and functioning and neurochemistry is different.
Presumably, that comes from our genes (ADD ADHD tends to run in families, especially among males).
We have a lot of new information about epigenetics,which shows that it's not just the genes we're born with, but also how they're regulated, turned on and off and when and how much. This tends to…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 9, 2014 at 6:25pm
1. I did the hard work - reviewed the records, made notes, and then dictated the report and edited it. It's ready to go, except there's two documents I'm missing. I don't think they'll make any difference, but I don't have them.
Still, even though there's no deadline, I'm fighting the urge to submit the report, the incomplete report, right now.
2. I'm working pretty hard on the book, plugging away,…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 7, 2014 at 4:46pm
Do you piddle?
I was going through my emails, deleting some and putting some into folders, which is like touching the same piece of paper twice, not really doing anything. I paid a bill and made a few to–do notes. I studied the table of contents of the book I'm working on and wondered how to organize it better.
So I wasn't just wasting time, and I wasn't stagnant, but I was kind of procrastinating, not really accomplishing…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 5, 2014 at 12:59pm
Fresh out of ideas:
Although we with ADD ADHD are supposed to be blessed by extra creativity, I am totally out of ideas this week, so I am just posting some of Homey's great tips.
thanks again, Homey.
If you’re feeling dissatisfied w/your life, don’t just sit there. Make a list of what’s bugging you & then start coming up with…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on July 2, 2014 at 7:01pm