I was diagnosed about 3 years ago with ADHD and was prescribed metilphenidate. I took it for over 2 years along with pshycotherapy, but I was not happy with the pills because they don't correct anything, they just diminish the symptoms for a few hours. This is not about the therapist, she's really good. I just can't bring myself to the idea of having to pop pills every day to cope with this. The biggest challenges seem to be ever-changing thoughts, organizing things, follow up on work and other pending activities and doing chores around the house (which btw didn't improve significantly while I was on medication). I felt more focused at work while on the pills, the 'bouncy thoughts' were less, but that's about it. I later learned they caused me liver damage and I stopped taking them about a year ago.
I don't want to be on drugs that in the longrun only poison the body. Ultimately all drugs have harmful side effects and leave toxins behind. Unfortunately the specialists don't know how to fix ADHD.
I love natural, organic, raw foods. I am a firm believer that my life quality for later years is directly proportional to what I do for my health and body now. That said, I've been working for the last 6 years on cleansing -and keeping clean- my body, studying nutrition, holistic health, herbs and plants properties, even aromatherapy. I gave metilphenidate a shot, but drugs are definitely not an option for me.
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