If ADHD is related to abnormalities of the basal ganglia and the cerebellum, and the circuits connecting them, then what would you expect? Clumsy.
I pull a cereal bowl off the third shelf and on the way down manage to hit it against a plate on the first shelf and chip it. Now that takes a special skill. My wife was not happy.
I reach for my water glass and on the way knock over the wine glass. MWWNH.
I’m carrying a bowl of beans from the kitchen over to the table. Suddenly I’m not holding it anymore. MWWNH.
I bump into things, trip over things, stub my toes. This concerns my wife, but doesn’t annoy her as much.
I’m in bed about to go to sleep and my leg starts jerking (Paroxysmal Abnormal Leg Movements, PALM.) MWWNH.
My strategy for the PALM is CBD oil when needed; I haven’t found anything else that helps. I think that stopping NSAIDS and antihistamines helped my leg problems some, maybe.
The only strategy for the others is to “be more careful.” Not a very good strategy, but being alert to the problem is a little helpful. I don’t believe there are any medications that help with these.
Questions O the Day:
Anybody know what I’m talking about?
Personal Note O the Day:
I’ve managed to pull away from the siren song of the novel and get back to work on the ADHD book, eliminating the duplicates. This is much more difficult than I’d anticipated so it’s slow going. My strategy is to try to do one duplicate a day.
Quotes O the Day:
- Studies show that there is a high prevalence of confirmatory bias, just as I’ve been saying all along.
- How old am I? Fifty-five. Unless, of course, you’re talking about chronological years.
- “Reached for the knob, missed the whole damn door.” from Drunk, a blues song.