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    Don't know about the movement, but I'd recommend one of those thingies dentists give you to limit the damage from grinding your teeth.

    The important thing is to remember what all this movement is for in people with ADHD. Remember that the brain is understimulated in this condition, so the natural, unconscious compensation for this is fidgeting and jiggling and all that stuff to drive yourself. Think about what people with ADD deal with. Vague, dreamy, unfocused (which provokes accusations of laziness from others) which means these people really get little to nothing done, and far too much half done or barely started. Adding in the (hyper)activity saves people from that and gives them the energy to get more done, even if it's a bit scattershot.

    As for medication possibly interfering with your work? I'd be inclined to counterbalance that with thinking about how much your work and other performance might be damaged by your sleep problems. Only you can do it, but it might be worth talking it through with a doctor about the range of medications available and how you might manage adjusting doses to maximise benefits and minimise problems.


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    my housekeeper has it....she talks to herself and to me and even if I have left the room and she knows it......

    she is always moving....

    she is learning to focus it better....wish you luck...
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    I don't see how this makes you... adhd... but if you don't like it... you can learn it... yes like with most things its just simple as that...
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    I was diagnosed early with "ADD", taken to a specialist after teachers kept complaining to my parents that I was always in my own world. My parents were told I didn't have the hyperactive part of it, but had severe visual and auditory issues.

    I know this may not be possible for you, but I found the medications helped me focus. (Hell, they help anyone focus, there's a reason governments used amphetamines with soldiers first). I also find that they kill many other parts of who I am. I take them and I am more focused and perhaps more "acceptable" within the context of some social situations, however my creativity goes down, and the way I think changes. Do I think it's better? Not personally, though from another's point of view it might be more "normalized". I quit taking all the medications, and try to approach things through mental exercise and keeping myself involved in things that I am "interested" in. (which is why I always daydreamed in school, it was boring and easy).

    Sometimes there are even diet changes and exercise changes that I have noticed making a difference. I know you said you played baseball, but get more out in different ways, explore other options. I enjoy meditative practices with my mind, because I train myself to force myself to slow down, and to force my mind to slow down (which is hard for me), but it makes a difference for me.

    In the psychoactive realm of things, I just think you are much better off exploring other options if possible. I know others would disagree, but what we know truly about the chemical interworkings of the brain is infinitesimal. Does it really matter so much if you are different from a lot of others, so are they, they just hide it in different ways. I am for embracing.
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