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Well, I've never posted over here...and I'm not even asking about my kid but hopefully someone can give me some suggestions.
My DH has pretty severe adult ADHD (he's had it since he was a kid). He was medicated through elementary and middle school- then he started smoking and stopped taking meds.
Now he just quit smoking- and as each day passes, he get's more and more....IDK, crazy.
Today he half weeded the garden, half mowed the grass, half bush hogged, half did everything. He can't sit still through a meal, he got up from dinner at least three times. He shakes or rocks when he sits, he can't go to sleep. He's been up for over 36 hours (he works midnights). Tonight he fell asleep right before work and I felt awful waking him up.
He honestly almost broke down as he didn't realize how bad his ADHD was until he quit smoking. Then he got distracted by something in the yard and forgot about it.
He doesn't want to go back on meds. I totally support that but I don't know how to help him focus.
I wish I could buy tons of lego's. They should seriously donate lego's to ADHD people...
Does anyone know how to help me help him?
Michael (3), Enoch (1) & expecting Baby Girl in March.
Your DH sounds like me. I was on meds until college, at which time, I chose to get off of them. I have tried very hard to eat healthy, avoiding things with yellow and red dye in them. My daughter has recently started taking meds for ADHD, and I have almost convinced myself that I need to go back on meds. If he is dead set on no meds, then looking into natural treatments is the best way to go. He could also try taking Melatonin before bed, to help him get to sleep.
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