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ajaxblu
02-24-17, 12:50 PM
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I have read a few of the threads and stickies but I have two questions…


ONE: HYPERACTIVITY
I read info about hyperactivity that says…


… an ADHD child’s typical jumping around, getting up from school seat, being loud, etc… EVOLVES into…


… the fidgeting, impatience, ineffective organizing, numerous uncompleted projects, mind full of a million thoughts of an ADHD adult.


But what if one had just quiet secretive fidgeting as a child, and never had the stereotypical jumping around then either? And as an adult one has even more of those “adult hyperactivity” symptoms than they’d had as a child? Does this sound feasible?



TWO: MEDS NOT HELPING
I have heard that meds not helping is not an indicator on whether a person has ADD. Are there those here that know for a fact they have ADD but meds haven’t made a difference? What would be the reaction in someone without ADD upon taking Ritalin or Focalin or Adderall? Would it be markedly different than someone with ADD?


Thanks
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ToneTone
02-24-17, 01:51 PM
Say more.

"Secret fidgeting" is like saying "secret running."

Do you mean that your mind wandered a lot ... and jumped around.

If so that is more consistent with ADHD-Inattentive.

But say more ...

The meds can increase focus in people who don't have ADHD, but in a way that's really irrelevant to people with ADHD. People without ADHD aren't under-functioning in daily life on issues that have to do with attention and focus ... They are simply trying to get an extra edge or advantage if they use the meds.

People with ADHD are by definition under-functioning and impaired in organizing, planning, following through, completing tasks, starting tasks, attending to details, controlling their attention and focus.

So the goal of the meds is to bring our function (people with ADHD) up to a level that is less debilitating.

Tone



Tone

dvdnvwls
02-24-17, 03:52 PM
If when you say "secret fidgeting" you mean a fidgeting mind, or maybe doing very small actions so people mostly don't notice, sure, that can be part of ADHD.

Fraser_0762
02-24-17, 04:01 PM
Whether medication has a positive impact on a persons life or not, is not an accurate indication of whether that person has ADHD or not.

People can find benefits from taking stimulants or SSRI's, whether they have ADHD or not. Where as other people can have negative responses to them, whether they have ADHD or not.

There is no one treatment suits all.

sarahsweets
02-26-17, 03:51 AM
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I have read a few of the threads and stickies but I have two questions…


ONE: HYPERACTIVITY
I read info about hyperactivity that says…


… an ADHD child’s typical jumping around, getting up from school seat, being loud, etc… EVOLVES into…


… the fidgeting, impatience, ineffective organizing, numerous uncompleted projects, mind full of a million thoughts of an ADHD adult.


But what if one had just quiet secretive fidgeting as a child, and never had the stereotypical jumping around then either? And as an adult one has even more of those “adult hyperactivity” symptoms than they’d had as a child? Does this sound feasible?

Physical hyperactivity doesnt have to be bouncing off the wall. It can be fidgeting.


TWO: MEDS NOT HELPING
I have heard that meds not helping is not an indicator on whether a person has ADD. Are there those here that know for a fact they have ADD but meds haven’t made a difference? What would be the reaction in someone without ADD upon taking Ritalin or Focalin or Adderall? Would it be markedly different than someone with ADD?


Someone's response to medicaton isnt idictative of whether or not they have adhd.

ajaxblu
03-01-17, 02:51 PM
Say more.

"Secret fidgeting" is like saying "secret running."

Do you mean that your mind wandered a lot ... and jumped around.

If so that is more consistent with ADHD-Inattentive.

But say more ...

The meds can increase focus in people who don't have ADHD, but in a way that's really irrelevant to people with ADHD. People without ADHD aren't under-functioning in daily life on issues that have to do with attention and focus ... They are simply trying to get an extra edge or advantage if they use the meds.

People with ADHD are by definition under-functioning and impaired in organizing, planning, following through, completing tasks, starting tasks, attending to details, controlling their attention and focus.

So the goal of the meds is to bring our function (people with ADHD) up to a level that is less debilitating.

Tone



Tone


Sorry - it wasn't my intention to be cryptic. If I don't try for brevity, I end up rambling and writing a novel. I'll try to formulate a more clarified question - thanks!