ADHD or Something Like It


About a month ago I started to look into why Bug won't sit still during school. My normal excuse was that he's a five year old boy and he isn't supposed to sit still. But if I'm going to homeschool him, he needs to sit for a least a little while.

Being three months premature with substances in his system, his doctors have always said he'd most likely have ADHD. So that is where I started. I read through about seven books on ADHD trying to figure out if I should have him tested. One night while I was telling my husband all of the symptoms of ADHD he stopped me mid-sentence and said, " You're describing yourself. You do all of those things."

He was right. From not finishing almost anything I start (novels, projects, etc.) to getting so overwhelmed during the day because of the to-do list in my head, that I don't accomplish a single thing. The more I read about adult ADHD, the more I thought I had it.

The worst part about the way I've felt for years, is the foggy feeling I've always had. From the minute I woke up until I went to bed I just felt like everything was too much; sort of a sensory overload. And it made me grouchy and moody. I had an incredibly hard time concentrating on anything, including writing. That fifteen minute window of free time I had? There was no way I could just sit and write. I had to be in the right frame of mind, which was almost never.

I don't like taking drugs (and couldn't afford it anyway without prescription insurance), but a girlfriend told me about Synaptol.  It's a totally natural medicine made to provide relief of symptoms of ADHD. My husband thought it was worth a try since he knew how much I struggled day to day. It was $32.95 (including shipping) for a 30 day supply. I received it in two day and have been taking it for three weeks now.
There are three different types of ADHD:
  • combined ADHD (the most common), which involves all of the symptoms
  • inattentive ADHD (previously known as ADD), which is marked by impaired attention and concentration
  • hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, which is marked by hyperactivity without inattentiveness
The second one is what I relate to. One of the reasons I can't and don't cook, is that I can't follow even the simplest recipe. My eyes literally jump all over the page and I can't focus on what to do next.
Here are a few symptoms of adult ADHD:



  • “zoning out” without realizing it, even in the middle of a conversation.
  • extreme distractibility; wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track.
  • difficulty paying attention or focusing, such as when reading or listening to others.
  • struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple.
  • tendency to overlook details, leading to errors or incomplete work.
  • poor listening skills; hard time remembering conversations and following directions.

  • It took about two weeks to kick in, but I can't tell you the difference it's made. My husband says he sees a huge change in me. He says I'm much calmer than I used to be, I don't snap for no reason, and I have a lot more patience (which I've also noticed being home with a five year old and six month old). I honestly feel like a different person. Anyway, if you think you might have ADHD this is worth a try. And the best part is it's completely natural ingredients; it's also safe for kids.
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    ADHD or Something Like It


    About a month ago I started to look into why Bug won't sit still during school. My normal excuse was that he's a five year old boy and he isn't supposed to sit still. But if I'm going to homeschool him, he needs to sit for a least a little while.

    Being three months premature with substances in his system, his doctors have always said he'd most likely have ADHD. So that is where I started. I read through about seven books on ADHD trying to figure out if I should have him tested. One night while I was telling my husband all of the symptoms of ADHD he stopped me mid-sentence and said, " You're describing yourself. You do all of those things."

    He was right. From not finishing almost anything I start (novels, projects, etc.) to getting so overwhelmed during the day because of the to-do list in my head, that I don't accomplish a single thing. The more I read about adult ADHD, the more I thought I had it.

    The worst part about the way I've felt for years, is the foggy feeling I've always had. From the minute I woke up until I went to bed I just felt like everything was too much; sort of a sensory overload. And it made me grouchy and moody. I had an incredibly hard time concentrating on anything, including writing. That fifteen minute window of free time I had? There was no way I could just sit and write. I had to be in the right frame of mind, which was almost never.

    I don't like taking drugs (and couldn't afford it anyway without prescription insurance), but a girlfriend told me about Synaptol.  It's a totally natural medicine made to provide relief of symptoms of ADHD. My husband thought it was worth a try since he knew how much I struggled day to day. It was $32.95 (including shipping) for a 30 day supply. I received it in two day and have been taking it for three weeks now.
    There are three different types of ADHD:
    • combined ADHD (the most common), which involves all of the symptoms
    • inattentive ADHD (previously known as ADD), which is marked by impaired attention and concentration
    • hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, which is marked by hyperactivity without inattentiveness
    The second one is what I relate to. One of the reasons I can't and don't cook, is that I can't follow even the simplest recipe. My eyes literally jump all over the page and I can't focus on what to do next.
    Here are a few symptoms of adult ADHD:



  • “zoning out” without realizing it, even in the middle of a conversation.
  • extreme distractibility; wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track.
  • difficulty paying attention or focusing, such as when reading or listening to others.
  • struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple.
  • tendency to overlook details, leading to errors or incomplete work.
  • poor listening skills; hard time remembering conversations and following directions.

  • It took about two weeks to kick in, but I can't tell you the difference it's made. My husband says he sees a huge change in me. He says I'm much calmer than I used to be, I don't snap for no reason, and I have a lot more patience (which I've also noticed being home with a five year old and six month old). I honestly feel like a different person. Anyway, if you think you might have ADHD this is worth a try. And the best part is it's completely natural ingredients; it's also safe for kids.
    Post a Comment