Doctor says I may have ADD

Alexx

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I think she is right. I have difficulty concentrating and focusing on projects. However I'm not sure the mainstream treatment with Aderal is a good idea. On top of that I'd need to be evaluated by a shrink which would cost me a $400 deductible. I think meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy (which I can study) would be a better option.
 

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For less than $40 you can treat yourself.

1— Meditation is brilliant. Start as low as 20 minutes a day. Less if you must. Gradually add in five minute increments each successive week. That'll improve your mind in powerful ways. You'll notice the change at week 8-10.

2—Physical exercise will intensify your neural pathways. Start with a body weight exercise so you develop your musculatuure as well as cardio simultaneously. Most people can't do 10 burpees or hindu squats in a stretch. I personally recommend going for 25 ,even if it takes you 25 minutes. After a week add another set.

3— Nutrition. What you eat and how you eat is the number one reason you do X or Y. Thus lack of focus is absolutely malnutrition. Work with a nutritionist if you can to get a full meal plan that you'll commit to you daily.

Your basics are to get all your essential vitamins and minerals, drink a gallon of water a day, and eat the foods that your body needs to manage your responsibilities.

This is mostly trial and error though a doctor can give you an indication of where to start by taking a blood panel to see where your metrics are for different nutrients

But that bsis is this: Irish Sea Moss has 99 of the 120 or so vitamins and minerals you need. This will cost you about $30.

Drinking water isn't enough if it doesn't have electrolytes in it. Put a pinch of sea salt in each cup you drink. If not, find an electrolyte alternative you prefer.

4— Sleep. Find out how much sleep you need each day. For me it's 8 hours. So manage your schedule to accommodate this, even if it means saying no to people and things while you adjust.

That's it. Most problems are solved by these 4 items either separately or altogether. It's so simple most ignore this advice and complicate it. Don't.

It's literally saved my life from suicidal thoughts to having a rich and full life where I get to help other men overcome similar challenges.

Wishing you well Brother.
 

Alexx

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Well you bring up a lot of points. First of all I have a genetic disorder that makes me feel tired. My red blood cells are smaller than usual. I also have insomnia. I don't have much difficulty falling asleep but I wake up way too early before I get enough sleep. Or sleep enough hours (6-7 if I'm lucky) but the sleep is not refreshing.

I've done all kinds of blood works and the only deficiency is that of vitamin D. However taking vitamin D makes me feel tired. If I take it at night (like I did last night) it gives me insomnia. (These are both common side effects of it.) Last week I saw a hematologist and he did a comprehensive blood work. They filled 9 test tubes with my blood! waiting for the results.


I picked up meditating recently. I try to meditate both in the morning and in the evening. Sometimes my mind keeps wandering and I couldn't harness it. Some other times I'm so tired in the evening that I go straight to bed.

I aim at doing cardio and bench presses (or pushups) 5 days a week. For cardio I either run or use a stationary bike. Like yesterday I ran 4 miles. But again there are often days when I'm too tired to work out. I take long walks often too.

I feel my diet is not good enough. For breakfast I fry 3-4 eggs. For lunch and dinner I eat a crockpot beef stew that I cook BUT I often get bored of it or am too tired to cook it. That's when I like to eat stuff like nut butter and fruits which even though are healthy, don't have enough nutrition. I have an aversion to eating out.
 
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We're in a similar boat. I have a blood disorder as well. Terminal. Not fun. I live with chronic fatigue and pain every hour. It's not easy and fills you with anger that you can't live the way you want. Happy to share more about how I'm managing it.

I think the Irish Sea Moss will help you a lot. You'll notice its effect almost immediately or at least a few days. Not sure whether you should take it in the morning or at night to start. Maybe midday on a slow day?

Here's the company I used, if you're in the states: https://farmacyforlife.com/collections/frontpage/products/irish-sea-moss-chondrus-crispus-capsules

First time I took it, I was out within 2 hours and had the most restful sleep I had in weeks. And I didn't have a sleeping issue to begin with. So I was like this is powerful. During my days I feel stronger than I'm used to. That combined with how I'm eating better, and it's an even more impressive boost.
 
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