posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by nomnom
You make it abundantly clear that you have no clue what you are talking about. Your opinions are not based on fact. They seem more like prejudice to
As a sufferer I can tell you first hand how debilitating this condition Can be, It isn't that your mind is a little racy. It is the total inability
to concentrate. The inability to focus on anything for more than a few seconds. The fact that any little noise, shadow, bird chirp, car going down the
road, and on and on will take your mind off the task at hand. Not being able to complete the most simple tasks.
Here is a quick example of how this condition affects me. I have been making a living doing sound for a very long time now. I have a digital mixing
console. My console saves my mixes as scenes. So if I am mixing down a song I can save my mix for further mixing later on as a scene. Now here is what
happens to me. Once I complete a mx I will save my scene and then begin mixing the next song and almost with out fail I will save my new mix right
over top of my last mix, thus erasing all of my previous work. I am self employed, so do you think I do dumb stuff like this by choice? This sometimes
costs me hours upon hours of work, not too mention the embarrassment. It frustrates me to the point that I sometimes actually punch myself in the
face. It also leads to severe depression, depression to the point of suicidal thoughts. This is because sufferers usually have a thousand unfinished
projects that build up until everything becomes unmanageable. If you can't relate to this that is awesome. I felt the same way about alcoholism until
I tried to help out an alcoholic. I quickly learned that I truly had no clue about addiction. I thought I did, but I didn't have even half a clue.
The reason they prescribe amphetamines is because they work. If and when they can fully understand what it is they do to help I am sure they will
develop a drug that will work better. And in case you didn't know it, they dont have a clue why or how half the drugs they prescribe work. If you
dont beleive me read up on some common drugs using a pdr. Now let me continue with my experience. I was working a show around 4 years ago and one of
the musicians was discussing a.d.d. meds, I butted into the conversation and told him I was diagnosed as hyper when I was a child. But like you, I
didn't really believe that add existed. At any rate, he offered me one of his add meds. I put it away and kinda forgot about it. One day I ran across
it and thought what the hey, I will give it a try. I am here to tell you that within an hour my life was transformed. I might add I have never been
lazy and have always been known as a go getter hyperactive type, so the last thing I need is "speed." I guess what you may not understand is the
fact that it didn't speed me up so much as it allowed me to concentrate. You probably can't understand what is like to be able to concentrate on a
project until it is finished for the first time at the age of 47. Experiencing depression as a blue mood insted of a world ending cloud that will not
leave. Not making simple mistakes like over writing a scene.
As for the meds I try to take the smallest amount I can. I actually take them less than prescribed, and even though it isn't recommended I take days
off to try and ward off addiction, and side effects. I can't attest to the reaction other people have to ADHD meds. But one thing you should know is
that ADHD meds have the opposite effect on hyper people. It has a slightly calming effect, not a hyper, wired, out of control effect. We already have
that covered naturally.
Anyway, I hope I have imparted some useful information using real world examples from a 50 year old sufferer.
Enjoy your stay here.