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10 points · 9 days ago
  1. Yes

  2. Get drunk.

  3. They on contract and will get ready whenever that contract starts

  4. Fleuve St-Laurent or Giant hole with fire in it

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Op9 points · 9 days ago

If anyone wants to combine 2 with a trip to 4 lmk

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Posted by3 months ago

I‘m in my 30s and diagnosed 4 months ago. I had been to multiple doctors about my fatigue and inability to focus, thinking sleepiness was making me so foggy. The diagnosis was a surprise, but the more I learned about ADHD the more I could see the “quirks” I’ve always had that were actually symptoms.

I gradually worked up to 30mg of Vyvanse, and the biggest thing I noticed was more balanced energy. I wasn’t falling asleep midday, and felt more “even” in my energy levels. This made it a lot easier to get stuff done around the house, so I figured the meds were doing something good. However, I was still struggling to focus, especially with work, reading, and following conversations. Doctor upped me to 40mg.

I haven’t noticed any benefits since upping the dose. I still struggle to get anything done at work, it feels like a miracle that I have a job. Everything at work feels simultaneously boring and overwhelming. I am also noticing the fatigue creeping back; I can easily take a nap at 5 pm and if I’m not “careful” I can really mess up my sleep schedule which makes this all worse.

I’ve also lost all desire to exercise, something I loved, and am struggling to have a balanced whole-foods diet. On the one hand, I know these are critical to my success, but they also feel impossible right now.

I can’t tell if I’m messing this up, if I’m just not interested in my job and no amount of medication will help this, if my behaviours are making this worse, or if it’s time to try new meds. My doctor is on mat leave and I’m nervous about starting “over” with a new one.

Sorry for the rant, feeling a bit lost and lonely in all of this - if you can relate that would mean a lot!

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3 points · 3 months ago

I totally feel this about work...feeling apathetic, but then overwhelmed sometimes too. Feel like I am I the totally worst line of work for a person with ADHD. It is a job that requires attention to detail, being organized, meeting weekly deadlines. At the same time, I have no idea what I would want to be doing instead. I am also diagnosed during my adulthood - during my 40's. I am lucky to have this job, even though I have such a hard time keeping up. I am often worried about when I might end up fired. I know the job, been doing it a long time, even have helped train people on it, but for my own work I just can't keep up.

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Op2 points · 3 months ago

I see so much of my experience in yours 💕 I was in a job for a long time, and knowing everything made it easier to handle my challenges. I started a new job a year ago, and I don’t have that expertise to fall back on. It’s tough

1 point · 3 months ago

Following. I could have written this post, but I’m on Adderall instead. You’re not alone :( I also love exercising but I find it hard to even eat and do menial tasks.

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Op1 point · 3 months ago

💕

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117 points · 5 months ago

What made you drop your boundary the first time? It may be part of why he doesn’t think it’s important to you.

It would be a dealbreaker to me because if I’m in a monogamous relationship, I don’t want to use condoms and I’d want for us both to be tested.

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1 point · 5 months ago

OP has reiterated the importance to him multiple times, if he’s confused about the importance then he’s not listening. People are allowed to set and reset boundaries as their feelings and opinions evolve

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[deleted]71 points · 6 months ago

TLC is simply showing the reality of life for a segment of our population. Obesity is out of control, so even if these people are the extreme case, I think there is a lot that can be learned from observing and analyzing the behavior. But yes, it’s very entertaining as well.

Exploitation is when Maury Povich used to bring the man without a face and the woman with the largest tumor on his show and ask them stupid questions and give them lame prizes for their time as the audience stared. I’m sure the 600lb participants are compensated far better than someone on a freak show talk program.

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50 points · 6 months ago

A former patient confirmed the compensation is the surgery and care plus a relocation stipend (20k ish total value). IMO their stories and the invasion of privacy is worth a lot more than that, but TLC can lowball them because of their lack of options.

-1 points · 5 months ago

Well one option is to stop overeating...

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7 points · 5 months ago

Wow you solved it

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111 points · 5 months ago

Dkm but they actually do temporarily work after you sleep in them. Whatever scowling I’m doing in my sleep is prevented and for half a day my lines are reduced (til scowling recommences; inevitable)

32 points · 5 months ago

But do you scowl and growl in your sleep?

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21 points · 5 months ago

The growl lines are much harder to get rid of

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2 points · 6 months ago

I think there’s also something to do with the vacuum created by a straw that allows you to drink faster (vs sipping and also intaking air) 🤓

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583 points · 6 months ago

Interesting how the filters always make the eyes gigantic

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1 point · 6 months ago

A life drawing prof of mine said people instinctively draw eyes bigger than they are because we give them more attention than any other facial feature, making them a more significant feature in our minds than they are IRL

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3 points · 8 months ago

I’m on week 3 of Vyvanse, and my first week at 30mg. This is my first time on meds. I was hoping for that revelation I keep reading about, that people finally feel normal and calm in their minds. I haven’t noticed anything like that. I feel like I’m getting a bit more done at work, maybe 20%. Still struggling with inattention and am vulnerable to distraction.

I’m worried this means I don’t really have it. I have always had imposter syndrome about anything that’s wrong with me, like no one will believe me or maybe I’m faking it. I don’t think Vyvanse is the type of med that takes a few days to work but maybe I’m wrong.

2 points · 8 months ago

i know how you feel :( month 2 of Elvanse, 30mg -> 50mg now trying 60mg. everyone around me says they have definitely noticed a difference - im less ‘all over the place’, more organized, less executive dysfunction, more level-headed, less impulsive etc but i dont feel like its made as big of a difference as others see. like im still noticeably adhd and being frustrated by my symptoms. i know medication doesnt cure it as much as it makes it managable but its still really disheartening.

hopefully the 60mg makes a noticeable difference for ME because im starting to feel really frustrated. like yes, my symptoms are better. but i still cant sit down and get on with tasks, i still cant stop fidgeting, i still cant just open up a book and read it, i still leave tasks half finished, i still hyperfocus on the wrong thing. maybe i need to take a day off and see how i am without meds and itll remind me its helping :/

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1 point · 8 months ago

❤️ I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one

I also still focus on the wrong thing, I guess I have to learn how to manage that because it’s not like the meds will tell me what to prioritize.

I did take 1 day off because I felt a bit nauseous and I got NOTHING done. So maybe it is helping a bit lol

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