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ADD ADHD and change of schedule!

I changed my schedule. And Oh, my!Wake up.Pills, pills, and more pills.Kegl exercises (don't ask).Quiet time.Check net.Breakfast and read paper.Brush teeth.And so my day is begun –Change of scheduleBut recently I realized that I feel better if I eat breakfast earlier. But that changed everything, and I'm forgetting to do things, forgetting to brush my teeth, forgetting quiet time, etc.Forgetting to brush my teeth!?!Can't anything be counted on?I need structure.See recent post.StrategyI made out…See More
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Greg M replied to Greg M's discussion Is there REALLY help out there?
"Riri, what kind of help did you receive once you got serious?"
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doug puryear commented on doug puryear's blog post Don't need structure
"Riri- I believe you, certainly for me. thank you for commenting doug"
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Riri commented on doug puryear's blog post Don't need structure
"Doug, Whoever think that we can be structure free is living a fantasy. Every creature on earth needs structure. It is how all our brains are wired. Don't believe me? Just watch National Geographic or Animal Planet and see how the life of…"
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ADD ADHD and change of schedule!

I changed my schedule. And Oh, my!

Wake up.

Pills, pills, and more pills.

Kegl exercises (don't ask).

Quiet time.

Check net.

Breakfast and read paper.

Brush teeth.

And so my day is begun –

Change of schedule

But recently I realized that I feel better if I eat breakfast earlier. But that changed everything, and I'm forgetting to do things, forgetting to brush my teeth, forgetting quiet…

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Posted by doug puryear on July 22, 2014 at 5:59pm

ritalin, daytrana, sleep?

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.  …

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Posted by doug puryear on July 19, 2014 at 10:36am

Don't need structure

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…

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Posted by doug puryear on July 15, 2014 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

Wellbutrin

I am early 50's and recently diagnosed with adult Add. I tried adderall and it didn't work. Messed me up. I have been put on a low dose of wellbutrin. Has anyone else taken this? Did it work?
Thanks

Posted by kathy keeler on July 15, 2014 at 8:56am

Retirement, Time, and other ADD ADHD Illusions

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.

Not!

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…

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Posted by doug puryear on July 12, 2014 at 11:44am

Cause of ADD ADHD?

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…

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Posted by doug puryear on July 9, 2014 at 6:25pm

Time, pressure, urgency, and ADD ADHD

Urgency!

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,…

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Posted by doug puryear on July 7, 2014 at 4:46pm

Piddling and ADD ADHD

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…

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Posted by doug puryear on July 5, 2014 at 12:59pm

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