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 constantly. I am also very introverted, which is theorized to be related to low dopamine, and I am very depressed and anxious. I have been pursuing VLC Paleo for about a month but I eat dairy fat products (butter, cream), nightshades, and eggs. I cut out other dairy about a week ago. To my knowledge I have no food sensitivities.
However, I have a very long history of disordered and binge eating. I am wondering if binge episodes mess with my dopamine levels. I still binge on Paleo. Should I make an extra-strong effort to stop bingeing episodes at all costs? Most of the pleasure in my life is from eating, which is sad. Do I need to resensitize my dopamine receptors?
Would supplementing with L-Tyrosine help? I am taking magnesium glycinate, milk thistle for liver, betaine HCL, and sometimes L-carnitine. I am pursuing a ketogenic diet as well as meditation and mindfulness.
help? I think I am going to fail school because it takes me 3 hours to read a homework assignment, and I don't remember what I read anyway.
edited to add: I haven't slept through the night yet this year, and I have early morning wakenings every day. I cannot sleep past 7AM