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>> No. 30195 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 12:04 pm
30195 Incoherent
I can't keep a single coherent thought in my head for more than a matter of seconds unless I'm talking about it to someone, otherwise my head is just a swirling maelstrom of short-term thinking. Even when talking with people I'm not entirely sure it's that much better. Am I just thick or is there something I can do about this so it stops ruining my life? Because I'm becoming rather sick of it.
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>> No. 30196 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 12:18 pm
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>>30195

How much sleep do you get?

How much caffeine do you drink/drugs do you take?
>> No. 30197 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 12:20 pm
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Go for a walk in the woods.
>> No. 30198 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 12:53 pm
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>>30196
I get plenty of sleep and I don't drink or do drugs. I drink five naff instant coffees a day at most. I've been like this my whole life.

>>30197
I used to do that plenty, it never helped.
>> No. 30199 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 2:01 pm
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Could it be ADHD? The cure is speed, so I suppose it'll be hard to get diagnosed as an adult.
>> No. 30200 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 5:37 pm
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>>30195
So, the tact you take with the GP is that nothing you do relieves your symptoms. Explain that you can't focus at all, never have been able to, and that you want to be tested for ADHD. They'll obv ask why, but "it's ruining my life" is enough of a reason.

The NHS has pumped a lot of funding into helping adults with undiagnosed autism and ADHD.

Argue VEHEMENTLY that you are not depressed. Don't accept SSRIs as a solution. You're not depressed, you're a bee colony with no queen and it's impossible to get anything done. If you can, get an appointment with a young Dr or a European Dr. They're far more likely to be receptive and not jaded arseholes.
>> No. 30201 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 6:43 pm
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I have a similar issue. I can barely keep track of what I was trying to say, which makes discussions so weird for me. It's like a lively party in me head, with a cacophony of just thoughts with no beginning or end. I tried to correct it with silly focus games on my phone, and trying to read more often, but I think I am either getting worse, or don't really remember if I were a bit better a couple of years ago. I keep finding myself rereading full chapters, because I just can't focus and lose track.

Also, my memory just became mush. Not sure if these two issues are connected.

Are there any downsides to ADHD medication if I asked my GP about it? I'm generally afraid of medications that change my mood/self.
>> No. 30202 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 8:17 pm
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>>30201
>Are there any downsides to ADHD medication

High blood pressure, might forget to eat or hydrate, might spend all day on one activity - especially if it's wanking.
>> No. 30203 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 8:18 pm
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>>30201
ADD'er here. I'm on a stimulant medication, main side effects are that my testing heart rate is about 10bpm higher. I also find it harder to filter out stuff, so can get a bit overwhelming when there's lots of different noises/conversations going on at once.
>> No. 30206 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 9:32 pm
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>>30202
There's an adage I heard about stimulant medication which goes "dose down, twice strong", and I've found that it's definitely true. When you get put on stimulant medication, the high you initially get really makes it feel like the medication is working, but this often results in a tendency to keep upping the dose as you build a tolerance. The medication is still doing what it's supposed to, but you feel like it isn't working because it's stopped making you feel really good. ADHD goes hand in hand with depression and anxiety disorders, which makes chasing this good feeling an easy trap to fall into. If you find yourself forgetting to eat or engaged in marathon wank sessions, then you're definitely on too high of a dose.

If I were in OP's shoes I would try to rule out every other possibility before pursuing an ADHD diagnosis. ADHD can often simply be depression mingling with internet addiction.
>> No. 30207 Anonymous
24th November 2020
Tuesday 9:40 pm
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>>30200

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>> No. 30208 Anonymous
25th November 2020
Wednesday 1:09 am
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My mate with ADHD says I'm the clearest cut case he's ever seen for an undiagnosed adult. We'll be talking on Discord and I'll be replying "uh huh, yip." and he'll prompt me on if I had done whatever I'd paused the game to do and I'll come out with something like "Sorry, I was watching a documentary on Ant colonies on YT, give me a second"

He says he knows when I've "slipped away" by the tone of my replies. He takes ritalin and he does forget to eat quite a lot.
>> No. 30209 Anonymous
25th November 2020
Wednesday 1:27 am
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OP here, I'll ring the GP tomorrow. I don't think I'll go all in on attempting to blag a diagnosis for ADHD, even though the idea of forgetting to eat does sound quite nice.

Again, I could just be thick, but day in, day out I have all these thoughts shooting around inside my head and I just end up distracted. Whether I distract myself purposefully or I just end up slip-sliding from one idea to another it's all the same outcome. I've tried "unplugging" before and it doesn't really help. I can quite readily lie in bed looking out of the window with just my own brain for company and only get up when the shame of it becomes too much or a parcel needs signing for. I hope none of this sounds like I'm trying to paint myself as some kind of frustrated genius, because many of these thoughts are "what basic admin needs doing?" and "what should I have for lunch?". I just want to get up in the morning and do what I need to do.
>> No. 30210 Anonymous
25th November 2020
Wednesday 1:39 am
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>>30209
>I don't think I'll go all in on attempting to blag a diagnosis for ADHD
> I have all these thoughts shooting around inside my head and I just end up distracted. Whether I distract myself purposefully or I just end up slip-sliding from one idea to another it's all the same outcome.
It's not blagging if you have the condition m8
>> No. 30211 Anonymous
25th November 2020
Wednesday 5:46 am
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>>30206

In my experience that applies to Concerta, but not Xenidate. There's no "high" with the latter, and never any feeling to up the dose with either during 8 years of use.
>> No. 30212 Anonymous
25th November 2020
Wednesday 10:14 am
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I have a diagnosis of ADHD - "swirling malestrom" sounds very familiar. I'm not sure why your GP would be eager to steer you down a depression treatment pathway. My GP gave me a 60-second questionnaire to fill out, I handed it back, he said "well you dont have depression" and that was that.

The prescribed medication doesn't work for me - I tried Concerta, Ritalin, and Strattera, but for some reason the only noticeable effect was killing my erections.

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