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2012-12-20 05:45:41 PM  
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2012-12-20 06:29:14 PM  

Wade_Wilson: Like most drugs, do you eventually build up a resistance to them? And does that mean you need more powerful ones to get the same effect?


I started taking Ritalin in my 30s. I gather that you can build up a tolerance to it, and that some people do end up on a ramp to higher and higher doses.

But I also just don't take it on the weekends, when I have no trouble with things. ADD is sort of a failure to control attention, and I don't really have trouble focusing on what I like. So weekends are obviously easier than, say, a two-hour meeting about shiat I don't care about, where I end up watching the clock move and thinking about peanut butter instead of listening to the presenter. So I haven't had to move up from taking half of the smallest-available pills in the last three years. Like most things in life, a little sanity goes a long way-- if you can skip it now and then, you won't end up with a huge tolerance.

I wish I'd done it sooner, but like a lot of people, I spent my whole life believing it was overdiagnosed bullshiat. It's still overdiagnosed... but it's not bullshiat, and if you've really got it, the treatment is like magic.
 
2012-12-20 08:58:22 PM  

Moonfisher: You mean many of them are just little kids with lots of energy that need to run around and burn that energy off instead of being confined to desks or set in front of a TV all day? Like many of us have been saying for years?


Many of those kids grow to adults who can bike 15 miles in July heat, hang out with their boyfriend all afternoon/evening, bike another 5 miles, walk 10 and still stay up 'till 3:00 in the morning playing Forza 2 after getting home at midnight.... oh, and constantly asked whether or not they're on crack or meth, despite being very mellow when they finally sit down and talk with someone.

Trust me, not all people who say they have ADHD are full of shiat and if you say otherwise, I'll walk over there and kick you in the jimmy, even if you're in Chicago and I'm in Washington. :p
 
2012-12-20 10:53:36 PM  

verteiron: Nah, reading something uninteresting with ADD is more like trying to have a conversation with someone across a crowded room while everyone else is trying to talk to you.

Exercise HEY may be HEY ARE YOU EVEN LISTENING TO ME? What? I SAID THERE'S A DUDE MOWING THE LAWN. Exercise may be HEY CHECK IT OUT, THE A/C CAME ON! So? IT'S ON, MAN! *sigh* Shut up already! Exercise may MAN THAT A/C REALLY RATTLES AROUND A LOT, HUH? good for DUDE WAS THAT THUNDER? may be good NAH, JUST A TRUCK. HEY, YOU SHOULD CHECK THE RADAR, MAYBE THERE'S A STORM COMING ANYWAY! WE LIKE STORMS, RIGHT? *sigh*

In fact, doing pretty much anything is like that, unless the hyper-focus kicks in... something over which there is no control.


THANK you!
 
2012-12-21 04:44:57 AM  
30 odd years since the ritalin craze hit, and now "child behavioral scientists" have discovered that.. get this... if a kid has a lot of energy... and, stay with me here, instead of drugging him up and punishing him for having lots of energy, you let him simply EXPEND it, via this thing called BEING A CHILD, he will be more balanced and happy than a drugged-up emasculated special ed zombie?

NO farkING shiat.
 
2012-12-21 11:20:29 AM  

Moonlightfox: 30 odd years since the ritalin craze hit, and now "child behavioral scientists" have discovered that.. get this... if a kid has a lot of energy... and, stay with me here, instead of drugging him up and punishing him for having lots of energy, you let him simply EXPEND it, via this thing called BEING A CHILD, he will be more balanced and happy than a drugged-up emasculated special ed zombie?

NO farkING shiat.


I've been on meds half my life and I'm hardly an emasculated special ed zombie. I can look at an item and explode it down to its components in my mind and mentally see how it functions without knowing anything about it prior. I can hear a song and play it back on the piano, or if I'm handed an instrument I've never played before I can figure it out in five minutes. My drugs help me to control my barrage of thoughts and allow me to focus all my energy at once like a goddamn laser beam. I get deep into computer coding, writing programs that operate machinery to carve metal faster and more efficiently than any human hand.

but you seem to know everything's fake and an excuse for lazy parents so I won't preach to you, professor.
 
2012-12-21 11:36:09 PM  

TheHappyCanadian: Moonlightfox: 30 odd years since the ritalin craze hit, and now "child behavioral scientists" have discovered that.. get this... if a kid has a lot of energy... and, stay with me here, instead of drugging him up and punishing him for having lots of energy, you let him simply EXPEND it, via this thing called BEING A CHILD, he will be more balanced and happy than a drugged-up emasculated special ed zombie?

NO farkING shiat.

I've been on meds half my life and I'm hardly an emasculated special ed zombie. I can look at an item and explode it down to its components in my mind and mentally see how it functions without knowing anything about it prior. I can hear a song and play it back on the piano, or if I'm handed an instrument I've never played before I can figure it out in five minutes. My drugs help me to control my barrage of thoughts and allow me to focus all my energy at once like a goddamn laser beam. I get deep into computer coding, writing programs that operate machinery to carve metal faster and more efficiently than any human hand.

but you seem to know everything's fake and an excuse for lazy parents so I won't preach to you, professor.


When the world is presented to a person in a series of semi-connected flash frames, that person becomes pretty damn good at intuiting an accurate version of the Big Picture from few details. Bravo, TheHappyCanadian, keep up moving along with that invisible 2-ton ball & chain on your leg. It's invisible and farking heavy, and if judgmental assholes like Moonlightfox had it chained to them, they'd be stuck to one spot unable to move an inch. People like you, however, shrug, pick up onto your shoulder, and at least keep up with the Moonlightfoxes. Probably much farther ahead, from what you've said of yourself. Let's be real here, he's likely pissed that his failures happened without a ball & chain while he looks at TheHappyCanadianians of the world seeing success.

Here's something interesting: I've found that having a disorganized mind forged me into a better programmer. I automatically make well organized, comprehensible designs and write well-coupled, modular code. Not by nature, oh man...no way by nature. By necessity, because code without those qualities swims around my head in a confusing glob. Code with those qualities makes me excited and most of all, makes sense. That's an example of how I learned to keep up even with the ball & chain.
 
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