Adhd of the christian kind

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Avatar f tn From all the reading I have been doing about the cause, the cure and the management of adhd, I'm more confused than ever and the reason that parents probably put their children on drugs is because they can't get any consistent information about the best treatment for their child. There is so much controversy to wade through....
Avatar f tn I am 32 years old and I am also a graduate student at Harvard. Last year I was diagnosed with ADHD and just two days ago I learned that I am also...Bipolar. I have two failed marriages and numerous failed relationships. I have lived all over the world because I have never been able to stay put longer than a year. I have the attention span of a fly and the past two months I have experienced more anxiety attacks than I have in my entire life.
186166 tn?1385262982 I just got out of jail this afternoon and will be leaving for Utah first thing in the morning. I am fighting the urge to call someone and score one last time. It's kind of like saying my last goodbye to a life that I hope to leave behind. I am scared and I don't even know how I got to this place in my life. I am trying to focus on what is ahead of me and not what I am leaving. I must stick it out and face all my fears. It's time to move on with the next phase but I fear the unknown.
Avatar f tn But it was a blessing, because it made me overcome that fear which my parents just left me to deal with, and caused me humiliation and isolation in school. The ADHD did too. I was the weird one. Drawn to the bad kids from bad homes. I identified with them, but didn't know why. I like the kids that we're having sex at age 9 and looked up to them. I don't recall any sexual abuse, just physical, and that my brother was the only one worried that I might die from withholding stool for 11 years.
Avatar f tn Finally, you'll always make friends here who are more than willing to discuss issues with you in a caring, understanding and supportive manner. Many have been through the same experiences. Feel free to make use of the resources here and if you haven't discussed it with your husband, you might want to do that also. If there is anything I can do or anyone here can do, please let us know and please keep us informed as to how you are doing. Take care of yourself.
Avatar n tn I have come to believe that it is a certain kind of personality type who has more of a tendancy to think like this. The Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory is a good tool in telling you about your personality (you can take it free at humanmetrics.com, last I checked). Thinking in pictures also, like tkroro said, can make it worse. I never knew there were people who did not think in pictures until I took that test.
Avatar f tn Some days i have less anxiety than others, there are days where nothing phases me, eg, I can get in my car and drive at night, then another night the mere thought of driving in the dark can send me into a panic. They (friends) don't get this, they think I just can't be bothered and that I'm making excuses. I'm tired of having to justify myself, tired of trying to explain, tired of trying to be how others think I should be.
Avatar f tn I am afraid of taking prescription drugs because of the side effects. Does anyone know of any herbal or natural products that can help?
17568 tn?1424977159 Actually, I made no statement of any kind about abusive comments on the thread that is the subject of Cindy's post. One sided? I think not.
Avatar f tn If she is detox support her in her sobriety and recovery as much as possible, think of positive and remind her of the negatives of relapsing. Not that she isn't thinking of these things at all times it cant hurt to show that you not only understand but that you will stand by her as long as she is doing the right thing headed in the correct path, staying sober. Opiate addiction is the most destructive force on earth.
Avatar n tn The hallucinations can be tactile as well. These can also be induced by fasting, and are the source of the mystical visions seen by Shamans who do so on a periodic basis. Metrformin or glybiride will usually make them go bye-bye.
225570 tn?1191290673 night and day, with no relief. Sometimes I would go three days with no sleep of any kind. My brain scaned information sort of like the desktop of a windows PC filled with houndreds of folders. i would try to play out, repair, rethink, solve, and fix every issue of that day, the day before, and the day to come, all at the same time. This not only caused the severe insomnia, but when a major issue did pop up....
Avatar f tn my son has been diagnosed w/ADHD and aspergers syndrome ADHD by the doc aspergers by the school no real help so far and its been a couple years do they care or dont know how to help.
Avatar f tn Whether or not your child has an anxiety disorder would depend upon the severity of the behaviours and the level of stress the child feels. I like to define anxiety as "severe stress which can reach toxic levels" and the behaviours above are ways your child is trying to cope and survive in his/her perceived unsafe world. Anxiety is an inherited trait which can be managed but it will not go away nor will your child outgrow it.
Avatar f tn Actually, he did pretty much what many kids have done that I have read about over the last 4 years I have been responding to the ADHD forum. And, of course the most obvious point is that if the meds he is on are stimulants, and it makes him a zombie - ya, its probably ADHD. Any normal kid would be wired higher than a kite on stimulants. (he is on stimulants right, and not some other kind of a drug - that would change things). You say you have adjusted his dose a dozen times.
Avatar n tn I later found out that it was a ghost she was talking to. I know it sounds kind weird, however children under the age of 7 generally see these things. Where as adults do not normally see them. You might want to ask your child what kind of things they say to him. You might want to get the house blessed. Perhaps get a Saint Anthony pendant blessed and put that around the child's neck. I would be careful how you approach this.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors! Welcome to Part 53. This thread is full of helpful and kind people who want to help you get off this terrible drug. Please snuggle in and make yourself comfy. I know you can do it!
202436 tn?1326477933 Then recently when DH and I started marriage counseling the therapist said something about me possibly having signs of ADD or ADHD (which I have NEVER been told before). I then brought up the tic thing and she said "It's funny that you brought that up, I was going to ask you about that because of what you've been doing with your hands" So now I'm really wondering if there isn't something screwed up in my head.
Avatar m tn Looking back to the age of 19 in October of 1963, I recall feeling a depression so deep it was like ‘a sickness unto death,’ a term used by the founder of Christian existentialism Soren Kierkegaard. He called this a despair at willing to be oneself. I felt despair but not in the sense that Kierkegaard used the term. 2.7.11.1 I had never experienced such an intensely low mood. The word despair is a more appropriate one.
Avatar n tn lying...I caught him taking (stealing) $20 off the kitchen counter the other day. 2 days ago, instead of getting ready for school in the morning, he was playing in his room with his Legos, so I confiscated all Legos and told him if he wanted to have a good Christmas he had better start behaving. Then today, he was sneaking his Pokemon cards in his homework folder, this is after we took away his back pack for continually sneaking toys and such to school.
Avatar f tn chit happens and we have to suffers the consequences of our mistakes...but on the upside of that is we learn from these same mistakes. nothing in life comes easy and you will be blessed for the path you are now choosing for yourself.
Avatar n tn Treatment failure on oral abx is less likely to happen with careful testing to pick up all the co-infections of Lyme (carried by the same ticks as Lyme), because they often need separate (different) abx from Lyme. So don't worry about IV yet. If your doc wants you to go straight to IV, do some reading and have a serious convo with the doc about wanting to avoid IV. 2) any issues with taking antibiotics while on ADHD meds (meythelin)? -- Dunno. Ask the doc. 3) are there homeopathic tx?
1390055 tn?1365618655 I was such a mess in school that all of my friends today who were once my friends from elementary school, middle school, and high school are dropping off of the earth. I was diagnosed with ADHD, and the first medication I was given for it was Adderal. Adderal was the first prescription medication for ADHD I ever took. I'm also 100% sure it was the first prescription medication I had took. Heck, I was never even prescribed anything for a broken collarbone in 4th grade.
Avatar n tn per week) and only attend school when he was well enough to go. The doctors also have been stating the necessity of other special education services as well as accommodations. The district decided to discontinue ALL HOMEBOUND TEACHING. My son is 15 yrs old and had always done well in school and now we have to beg the school just to obtain his homework. IS THERE ANY ONE ELSE WHO HAS EXPERIENCED THESE TYPES OF ISSUES WITH A SCHOOL DISTRICT?
Avatar f tn As to therapy, I'd focus more on finding a person he 'clicks' with more than the particular type of approach. The majority of therapists are eclectic and the labels are often misleading. Many guys his age have little interest in or patience for therapy. Some sort of activity or sports based program where the therapy is slipped in between the lines may be another option. Sorry I can't be more specific.
Avatar n tn Then last week, while getting his regular bowl of cereal at the kitchen counter, he took a $10 bill out of my money jar. I found the money quite by chance later that day. Today, I found about $4 worth of quarters which belong to my older son; I'd stored them in a plastic baggie in the bread box for "safe keeping".
Avatar n tn ) And other mothers on this site have remarked what a big difference it did make to their difficult child once they got him onto one of the medications, so don't write off the suggestion entirely. It isn't the thing I would try first, but I might be tempted to try it if all else fails.
Avatar n tn With this in mind, he is 22, but with ADHD, maybe he has the maturity of a 15 year old. I would imagine that's kind of tough-- being expected to act like an adult when you have the maturity of a teenager. However, maturity level aside, he is 22 years old. He is legally able to make his own decisions-- and unless you think that he is a real physical danger to himself or anyone else, you can't do much.
Avatar n tn I do not want my daughter to end up the way these people have ended up in using these meds. It was also a suggestion to have her see a Christian counceler to get to the root of the problem, but I don't know any good Christian councelers and do not have a lot of money. My husband said that he was the same way when he was younger. I don't know what to do, all I know is that I want to do what is best for my daughter with out her being on meds. Can any one help me?
Avatar f tn Hi and thanks for responding. I have condidered ADHD, but he has only maybe one or two of the symptoms of it, and he only displays these symptoms around other people. I have popped in on him a few times at school, and he would keep looking at me often to see if I am watching, which leads me to believe that many times he knows exactly what he is doing and it is not impulsive, he is only trying to get away with what he can. OCD symptoms are not something that he shows at all.