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Re: How helpful is nicotine for ADHD?

ps gave up nicotine patches (on for years) on something like day 3 of dexedrine
- so there's definitely a connection there.
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Re: How helpful is nicotine for ADHD?

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It often seemed to me that the motiva - if hooked onto the addiction to cigarettes - ie can only have a cigarette when this job is finished
- provided the necessary motivation to complete a dull task.

Overall though and even if it worked - this is a very bad basis for forcing oneself into completion of some painful endeavour.
Totally agree there. Especially since I do the same idea but in the worst way possible. I'll take my laptop out on my balconey and do things while I smoke. I even wrote most of my book on my balconey, and once winter rolled around I changed it to my car. I find I write--and read--best in my car because it's comfortable, 'my place', and keeps distractions to a minimum, but being able to smoke like a chimney doesn't hurt either.
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ps gave up nicotine patches (on for years) on something like day 3 of dexedrine
- so there's definitely a connection there.
Now that adder all is taking care of the concentration and related anxiety issues I, previously unknowingly, used cigs for I'm hoping to quit and only have to deal with the nicotine withdrawal and my major oral fixation. I'm just working myself up to climb that mountain. It's so big it's scary.
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Research is continuing, but initial studies...

show that nicotine helps focus attention (known for decades) and can make a difference with ADHD patients at a minimal dosage.

Having smoked 2-3 packs per day along with a 12-pack of caffeine for decades as a programmer, I found that discontinuing (due to a heart attack,) made my attention much more fragile and less focussed.

Testmg was done using patches * gum.

http://discovermagazine.com/2014/mar...x#.Uw9Usnkp_sQ
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