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Currently not ADD but I do have severe narcolepsy with cataplexy. Everyday I wake up feeling like I haven’t slept 3 days. Cataplexy is sudden loss of muscle tone. Currently on Adderall for it and have… more

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Does anyone else get major anxiety that they aren’t working hard enough when their co-workers go on and on and on and ON about how “work is a disaster” and they can’t even watch Netflix shows because … more

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I’m probably late to this realization since I was still in the office regularly at my old firm, but is anyone else struggling with object permanece in the WFH environment? It’s so easy to put matters … more

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About to start adderall and im terrified it will make me disassociate / zone out more. Im trying it for the first time on the weekend to be home in case I trip out mentally but has anyone experienced … more

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Recommendations for ADHD coaches? I saw Casey Dixon’s program online but it doesn’t start until spring and I’m not sure I can wait that long. I already feel like I’m drowning.

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Does anyone else get excited anxious? Like start to think (dare I say dream) about a new opportunity and then can’t focus or sit still for hours… 😬

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Has anyone weaned off of their adhd meds after a few years? Why? And what was your experience? I’ve been diagnosed but hesitant to start meds because of no end date. I had been on anti depressants and… more

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Was told about this bowl by a fellow fish. 25F convinced I have undiagnosed adhd. Anyone get on meds later in life vs as a kid? I always had a billion micro thoughts but now it’s ten times worse

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Lit associates-what all do you delegate to your assistant? What do you ask them to do that helps you manage your symptoms?

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Frustration and rant. My firm culture has an expectation that you stay on top of all of your emails. By that I mean, I just got a group email asking if people were available for a conference call in 1… more

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Does anyone take ADHD medication for work only ie Monday - Friday or some variation of that? If so, how does it make you feel on the weekends/days not taken?

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I FINALLY passed my state’s UBE in February on my fourth try after three attempts undiagnosed and the last one with testing accommodations. (How I graduated all levels of academia without accommodatio… more

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Was assigned a small, mindnumbing MSJ on a super boring topic. Was like pulling teeth to get it done because it requires zero creative thinking and was totally going through the motions. Billed my tim… more

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Do your co-workers know that you have ADHD? Do you think it would hurt your chances of making partner if they found out?

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I’m not sure how this will impact this bowl, but it is worth pointing out the need to assess whether there should be concern for those in this bowl. While we all understand ADHD is something attorneys… more

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How do you all deal with criticism and feedback at work? Like a lot of people with ADHD, I struggle with perfectionism and rejection sensitive dyphoria. My boss has really different expectation levels… more

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Share your best work tips and tricks! For example, I recently spent about an hour setting up rules in Outlook to auto-filter junk emails and non-urgent emails (client alerts, data room notifications, … more

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I am a woman with pretty severe ADHD. I’ve taken medicine pretty much every day since I was diagnosed as a child. Currently I take Vyvanse with 10 mg Adderall. Even with the medicine, I sometimes I fe… more

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My doc sent me the wrong prescription this month (20 mg IR, which was my old prescription, instead of 30 mg XR). I forgot how bad the IR headaches and crash were…

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What are your best tips and strategies for keeping track of time and billing during the day? I recently went from a practice where my workload and tasks were 6-8 hour blocks a day (primarily taking da… more

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It's been a hard couple of weeks. I feel like I've gotten zero work done. I spend all day just staring at my screen and not doing anything. Even with my Vyvanse, it's just not working anym… more

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Does anyone have any advice on staying calm during court( or any other appearances on zoom) matters? I started Adderall and did a discovery mediation and it felt like I was going to have a panic attac… more

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Started Zoloft and it’s helping with my anxiety but I feel like my sense of timing may have gotten even worse than before…? anyone else experience that or other random side effects on Zoloft…?

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Let’s get some positive vibes going in here - name a time when you felt like your ADHD made you a super-lawyer. Go!

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I’ve been taking Adderall IR for approx. 6 months now (currently prescribed 40mg aka 20mg 2x daily) and I don’t feel it working anymore. My hyperactivity is back in full force and I feel that calm yet… more

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I’m going to be taking the bar for the first time. Does anyone have experience with requesting accommodations for the bar exam? I was diagnosed late in life so I’m worried that not having accommodatio… more

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I’ve been on Adderall IR for awhile and just got prescribed Zoloft by my doctor today. Anyone have experience taking both meds? (Asking because I was taking Adderall and Lexapro together years ago an… more

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I need to get off Ridalin to safely be pregnant (I'm not pregnant yet, but plan to be soon). I'm terrified that not taking my meds is really going to impact my work performance. Before I was … more

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What is the weirdest thing you’ve misplaced and where did you find it? Anybody else put the milk in the pantry and the cereal in the fridge?

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My adderall is not working at all today. I can’t get motivated and stay on task even though I have so much work to get done!

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Does anyone else take a day off from stimulants to try to resist building up a tolerance? I have had one psychiatrist recommend doing this, and another recommend NOT doing this.

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I feel like I’m operating slower and slower. It took me like 30 hours to draft an MSJ (just the brief!) for which I already had half the research done. I don’t know where the time is going. I look up … more

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First days back after a holiday are the worst. 😩 I feel like my meds aren’t working. I have maybe 2 hours of billing to show for the 5+ hours I’ve been trying to work. I should’ve gone into the offic… more

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I don’t know if I can be a lawyer with ADHD. No matter how hard I try, how many times I review a matter before filing, I always miss something critical and so obvious. The clients are angry, the partn… more

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This is just a rant, but it is so frustrating that we have to jump through so many hoops to get the medication we need to literally do our jobs when it seems like it is so easy for people without ADHD… more

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This is going to sound super millennial of me but I think I’m addicted to my phone. Obviously my ADHD makes this worse and even my meds don’t help with this issue. I delete my apps for a few days only… more

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I have read a lot about messiness and ADHD... my office is always a wreck but I know where everything is and I clean it occasionally because I know people can see it.... my house on the other hand is … more

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Anyone else have days where it seems like your meds just don’t work? What do you do to offset those? This week has been a struggle.

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My son was assessed as having level 2 autism this past school year and my research as I learn about ASD makes me suspect I am on the spectrum as well. ADHD is often a co-existing diagnosis with ASD. I… more

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