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Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby HealthForum » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:50 pm

I was wondering how many of you deal with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), without taking pills. Honestly I am reluctant to take any kind of medication, because I am afraid it will affect my intelligence. I was blessed enough to have a genius IQ, and I have heard that taking medication for ADD will force me to not think outside the box so much, and be able to focus.

Thats great and all, but I love being able to think outside the box, I love being objective about everything, and I love being able to understand the "big picture" at all times (it bothers me when I don't). I have heard that some cases of ADD is misdiagnosed for abnormal intelligence, is that true?

So I guess my question is, how do I work with my inability to focus, instead of just taking pills?

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Re: Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby kathiepeterson » Fri May 20, 2011 4:22 am

i've been reading a lot on ADD and alternative medicine and it says that omega 3 fish oil supplement can help alleviate symptoms. my cousin has ADD and my aunt asked me to research on this so that was what i did. from what i've heard it usually takes a couple of weeks for the fish oil to kick in. plus, omega 3 has so many health benefits like it being cardioprotective. i might take some myself i have a heart condition, hypertension, and chronic dry eyes.

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Re: Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby ChuckyD » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:03 am

There's nothing wrong with Omega 3, but I'd always suggest consulting your doctor and being up-front about what you're currently dealing with.

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Re: Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby harris » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:04 pm

please give me an update... please tell me if you succeed.

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Re: Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby aamythomsan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:48 am

I Think so ChuckyD is right,Every individual has his/her own causes of any disease,To take any pill or suggested medicine may harm without knowing the reason,So I suggest you to consult with your family doctor or any good specialist,he know your problem well.

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Re: Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby sandradavis » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:47 am

Very mild stimulants drink weak green tea and eat DARK chocolate in SMALL amounts. NO "energy" drinks with any added caffeine or other stimulants.Moving meditation. Meditate while you walk.
Glasses with Irlen lenses or UV filters.Avoid or limit ALL artificial colors and some "natural" ones.
Follow a medium balance G.I. diet.

Hope I helped you!! :)

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Re: Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby marykabrown » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:11 am

Don't worry. Meditation will not affect your intelligence. Some Meditation will have side effect. So please consult with doctor before taking any mediatation

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Re: Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby Audrey » Fri May 11, 2012 11:16 am

Attention deficit disorder mainly happens because of lack of sleep. Various sleep disorders have been closely related with ADD. However, to treat ADD without pills is possible but it requires a lot of patience, regular exercise and sleep discipline.
I would suggest you to go for an holistic approach for treating ADD is through herbal treatment and therapy rather than pills.

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Re: Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby roystonmunt » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:45 am

Consume your coffee. Coffee is a natural switch and may be relaxing and relaxing for individuals with ADD. Prevent caffeinated beverages solutions that contain a lot of sugar or sugar replacements. Dark coffee or tea are good solutions, as are over-the-counter caffeinated beverages tablets.

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Re: Dealing with ADD without medication

Unread postby declans » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:20 am

I agree with marykabrown, you dont need to worry about meditation surely that will not affect your intelligence.

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