Adult ADHD Support
3,035 members857 posts

Trying the natural ways

has anyone tried dealing with HDHD without medication ?

10 Replies
oldestnewest

My daughters classmate Mom uses essential oils

Reply

Yes I have tried. After many years of struggling I decided on full evaluation, treatment and therapy. I also have to practice active awareness. When I’m stressed this becomes a huge issue. Also I try to avoid my triggers. That hasn’t been avoidable lately.

Reply

so it works without the meds?

Reply

I have had ADHD my entire life, but I didn't have to go on medication until the end of college, and I 100% believe it's because my active lifestyle growing up helped keep my brain in check. I played basketball growing up, and then in high school I ran cross country. When I got to college I stopped being as active and my concentration got way worse. I think if I were still active and doing some sort of physical activity every day, then I'd be able to go off my medication.

4 likes
Reply

yes i believe that sport plays a major role on our case i think you are right i should try being a lot more active ! i will try that and tell you what i conclude :)

1 like
Reply

Thanks for mentioned exercising, sports and such. It validates what I’ve observed in myself, and reminds me to keep at it.

Reply

As a teenager I was very active, riding horses, hiking, running, yoga, body pump classes(that’s exercising with weights). I’d go to the lake and knee board. Loved the sun and water. Boy I miss all that. I had a beautiful body and all that physical activity, looking back I realize now that’s what got me through those years without medication.

1 like
Reply

yes i think that sport is an amazing and magical solution..some day i would be on the edge of exploding and then i decide that i am gonna do sport ...and everything changes ..i can think!..which is impossible before i do sport .i seriously ask people not to ask me anything until i exercise... i wouldn't have an answer to anything my brain is just locked until i exercise ..

Reply

If you can get yourself in physical shape do it! As an adult we got responsibilities to handle and I think medication helps a lot. Maybe you can try decreasing your dose and or only take it on days you’ll now you need to

2 likes
Reply

yes i am thinking of these method ..sometimes u need the meds..and others u can make it through the day with sport and meditation

Reply