Ritalin In A Strip — ADD Tip o the Day 423

The Daytrona strip is a new gift for ADD or ADHD.  It’s working great, once I learned to take it off at 4 PM, no matter what time I put it on, so I can sleep at night.  I cut the strip length ways in thirds, and put a piece on somewhere that  is not hairy (enough about that).  Since the ritalin is absorbed thru the skin, I skip the mild stomach upset I was getting from the pills.  There maybe still is a little jitteriness and hard to settle down or relax, but that presumably can be controlled by cutting the strips thinner.  I may experiment by trying a fourth of a strip.  And anyway, it’s so mild that I’m not positive that it’s really there.

Benefits I notice are better focus and concentration, better drive and motivation, it is easier to get started on something (like this post), and more energy late in the day than I was having.

The main problem is remembering to put it on and to take it off.  The iPhone alarm is helping with the taking off, as long as I remember to set it.

So the strip gives finer control of dose and timing and less side effect than the ritalin pills.

doug

ps  Amazon has a new program, Matchbook, where I am giving you a kindle e book free if you buy or have bought the print book, Your Life Can Be Better.  I just signed up so it should be available later today or tomorrow.

ps On wise advice, I have quit putting the posts in blue and in the larger font.  Does it matter to anyone?? Would appreciate feedback ( as always)

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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6 Responses to Ritalin In A Strip — ADD Tip o the Day 423

  1. betsydavenport says:

    Thank you for changing the font. My brain notices things like that just enough to siphon a little brain power away from the reading task, and it makes it harder to read and derive meaning.

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  2. rr says:

    Hi, I like the black font – interestingly, I use the larger blue font myself and may need to rethink this. As always, I love your tips!

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  3. messymarissa says:

    Where can I get a hard copy of your book?

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    • messy – oh, I’m so glad you asked!
      its at amazon.com — just a minute, and i’ll try to give you the link-

      heck, i dont know why i cant get that to work. anyway, just go to amazon.com and put Your Life Can Be Better in the book search.
      and remember you can get the free kindle with it.
      thanks
      doug

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