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by 4113 · March 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Concerta is a stimulant like ritalin for focus but last for 12 hours as opposed to 4 hours. I do have ADD which has gotten a tad better but its still a nuisance. I have been use stratera which was working but is not as effective as it once was. I... (more)

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RK 0 · March 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Are you just ADD or ADHD? I think you are on the right track with HIIT before work. I would also recommend figuring out a way to work in smaller sessions during work. Like a quick round of jumprope, jumping jacks, squats, pushups, etc that you... (more)

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by 396 · December 14, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Hi all, I was diagnosed with ADHD in 7th grade. I'm currently a senior in college. I've taken three different kinds of medicine, Vyvanse being the most effective, and the one I took from my junior year of high school until the end of my... (more)

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ACB_151 0 · December 14, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Your comments are very interesting and I look forward to the forum discussion. My 15 year old son has ADHD and takes Vyvanse. I think it works well for him in regards to his school work and ability to communicate clearly. For a while we gave him... (more)

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by 1163 · December 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I am dealing with pretty debilitating ADD symptoms. I am basically illiterate because I cannot focus long enough to read things I need to read, and holding conversations is difficult too. Unless I am intensely interested in a topic, I tune out... (more)

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bc4work 0 · December 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM

The big change for me came when I began eating 'good' fats, and lots of them. Specifically cod liver oil, eggs, grassfed butter and coconut oil. My foggy brain tornado slows down to a light breeze when I load up on fats. When I dont have enough... (more)

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by 748 · July 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM

In 2006 I was diagnosed with adult ADD. They told me that none of my symptoms were bad enough to warrant meds and so I've been med free this whole time. I deal with this with several coping mechanisms and usually just ride out bad days. However... (more)

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erin_17 0 · July 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM

I want to add that I am under lots of stress which I think maybe be playing a big role in this and I'm lacking sleep because I can't fall asleep. I've also had issues with an electrolyte imbalance if that helps anyone

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by 5002 · November 02, 2011 at 3:26 AM

I recently received an email from a Paleohacker with ADD who asked me to summarize what I've learned/discovered so far as a paleo with ADD. My response is below. The goal of this post is to get critical feedback and suggestions from others with... (more)

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Arlokk 0 · November 02, 2011 at 1:48 AM

Great writeup. I'd love to hear about experiences with the non-stimulant medications used to treat this, such as Wellbutrin and the "focus" types.

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by 55320 · June 12, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Some preliminary studies have connected AD disorders to food additives in children, but I would be curious to know if any of you have tried eliminating seasonings/spices and if it's had any effect. I have been noticing lately that when I eat spicy... (more)

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Stephen_Challen 0 · June 12, 2013 at 7:43 AM

I don't think spices are the problem but rather takeaway shops add various additives such as MSG to the food which they would not do normally for their own food at home. That said good takeaways and restaurants (change a little more) but often do... (more)

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by 5002 · November 05, 2011 at 3:06 AM

It's common for people to become paleo in response to pre-existing conditions or previous metabolic damage. I wonder if the fact that I had spinal meningitis when I was 9 months old helps explain my attraction to the paleo lifestyle. One of the... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 05, 2011 at 3:06 AM

Eric, I don't know if this info will help but my older brother had spinal meningitis as a young child. He is not paleo. He did have a history of ear infections back then and was actually deaf for a while but his hearing recovered. His GI tract is... (more)

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by 5002 · July 29, 2011 at 1:42 AM

So far I've found the ADD-related content on Paleohacks to be pretty disappointing. I've thus been independently researching ADD and its potential relationship to diet and lifestyle. I've wondered on PH if persons with ADD who take stimulants... (more)

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mari 0 · July 28, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Van Oudheusden L, Scholte H. Efficacy of carnitine in the treatment of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2002;67:33 Well this study had a positive result using carnitine, and that's... (more)

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by 2439 · April 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I stopped life long crushing depression by doing an autoimmune version of the paleo diet (back/neck pain largely went away as well). I also more then cut in half my generalized anxiety (both along w/ADD diagnosed at Amen Clinic). However, my ADD... (more)

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terra 0 · April 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I also have ADD - it would take me probably the rest of this week to read all the answers in here. I've never considered medicine for it until recently. Is there any research about environment/atmosphere/time of day that triggers ones ADD. For... (more)

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by 30 · September 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I´m diagnosed with ADD and have been eating Paleo the last few months, and have been gluten free for about a year. Paleo was what made the big change really. When I cut out almost all carbs and all sugar (and increased fat intake), I really... (more)

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Olga 0 · February 10, 2011 at 5:27 AM

In the book The Ultramind Solution, Dr. Mark Hyman notes a lot of instances where kids with ADD and ADHD changed significantly from cutting out gluten, dairy, and sugar. I don't usually recommend that book because Hyman seems to be building a bit... (more)

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by 400 · August 11, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Hello PaleoHacks World! Another question! My husband has been having a really hard time with ADD like issues lately (very bad considering he owns his own business and time is money!!). While he has never been officially diagnosed with ADD- I... (more)