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Old 01-12-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:17 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Yes I have ADD and GAD, from early teen years. I can't take ADD meds because I already have bad insomnia.
Teckeee, not trying to talk you into going on meds but if they help and sleep is your main issue, you might try taking vit C at bedtime. Vitamin C is so effective at getting it out of your system that I will not even drink fruit juice in the morning. Actually vit C will clear a lot of different meds out of your system--once I took a dose and went to the dentist and he almost had to send me home b/c the anesthesia wouldn't "take."
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere on this 3rd rock from the sun
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Here's my dilemma....what's the difference between ADHD and autism/aspergers? If I wiki the symptoms I score high on all of those.

L-Theanine I'll buy ASAP. The rTMS is working but I still cannot concentrate nor sleep.
I'll try L-Theanine first.
Then if no difference to attention span I'll buy a few ADHD tablets seeing as how it'll either work or no.
And eat vitamin C before bed to not interfere with sleep.

In my situation I seem to be attaining normalancy(I even got drunk yesterday night; something I couldn't for years) but the insomnia and attention span still remain a concern.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Here's my dilemma....what's the difference between ADHD and autism/aspergers? If I wiki the symptoms I score high on all of those.

L-Theanine I'll buy ASAP. The rTMS is working but I still cannot concentrate nor sleep.
I'll try L-Theanine first.
Then if no difference to attention span I'll buy a few ADHD tablets seeing as how it'll either work or no.
And eat vitamin C before bed to not interfere with sleep.

In my situation I seem to be attaining normalancy(I even got drunk yesterday night; something I couldn't for years) but the insomnia and attention span still remain a concern.
ADHD and Autism/Aspergers are two separate conditions which can be co-morbid. WebMD is good to luck up conditions.

Nuvigil is a good drug for ADD/ADHD but I couldn't tolerate it.

L Theanine work but I had to buy so much $$ it didn't make sense.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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L-Theanine should not be expensive. Are you sure ADHD and Autism/Aspergers are two separate conditions? I sometimes wonder whether these conditions actually have the same root cause. Or maybe the one causes the other? My Asperger's friend is terrible at getting lost on the roads. I used to be very good at finding my way around. We're all affected in different ways.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:36 AM
 
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L-Theanine should not be expensive. Are you sure ADHD and Autism/Aspergers are two separate conditions? I sometimes wonder whether these conditions actually have the same root cause. Or maybe the one causes the other? My Asperger's friend is terrible at getting lost on the roads. I used to be very good at finding my way around. We're all affected in different ways.
i feel like a lot of mental health conditions are connected...probably related to biological processes of the brain of which we dont yet have a thorough understanding.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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i feel like a lot of mental health conditions are connected...probably related to biological processes of the brain of which we dont yet have a thorough understanding.
Yes that's why some of the best are Neuropsychs they look at a more complete picture.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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L-Theanine should not be expensive. Are you sure ADHD and Autism/Aspergers are two separate conditions? I sometimes wonder whether these conditions actually have the same root cause. Or maybe the one causes the other? My Asperger's friend is terrible at getting lost on the roads. I used to be very good at finding my way around. We're all affected in different ways.
ADHD and autism are very different from each other, and each is quite distinct. I'm not familiar with the root causes or brain abnormalities of autism, but I don't think there's any similarities to or overlap with ADHD. I believe ADHD can cause developmental issues and, especially in combination with resulting anxiety or other issues, can sort of look like autism at times, but they're just not the same.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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I believe ADHD can cause developmental issues and, especially in combination with resulting anxiety or other issues,
Interesting. My son was very hyperactive and obviously very bright but had delayed speech development. He later suffered social development disorder and anxiety, leading to depression. He had Asperger's.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Interesting. My son was very hyperactive and obviously very bright but had delayed speech development. He later suffered social development disorder and anxiety, leading to depression. He had Asperger's.
Did he also have ADHD?

I don't know much about it and am stretching myself here, but I'm pretty sure Asperger's (and autism in general) can result in some inappropriate behavior, some of which is hyperactivity not due to ADHD.

I'm curious if children with autism (including Asperger's) tend to also have ADHD.
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