FACTORY SETTINGS

sufi

lala
One of my favorite posts in this vein is Kontextmaschine's tumblr post after he started Lexapro
I liked the tweet that said if you and your mates all do some coke and you're like ok what's good about this then you probably are ADHD#
&/or adderall apparently
 
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sus

Well-known member
I liked the tweet that said if you and your mates all do some coke and you're like ok what's good about this then you probably are ADHD#
or adderall apparently
That's how I feel but I'm not sure I'm ADHD but I always wonder, my mother swears I'm high-functioning ADD and she's a child development professor, but I think they're made up diseases, nonsense acronyms
 

luka

Well-known member
it started happening to me pre-covid. i often think my bad trip of a few years ago is what caused the coronavirus. it also led to, or at least directly preceded, unpleasant effects like this. i dont have it all the time but when i do i don't like it.
 

luka

Well-known member
That's how I feel but I'm not sure I'm ADHD but I always wonder, my mother swears I'm high-functioning ADD and she's a child development professor, but I think they're made up diseases, nonsense acronyms
i was just thinking sometimes i wish i had a label to explain why the world treats me like im some sort of freak. ADHD would be ok. anything really. but as you say they're all made up.
 

sufi

lala
it started happening to me pre-covid. i often think my bad trip of a few years ago is what caused the coronavirus. it also led to, or at least directly preceded, unpleasant effects like this. i dont have it all the time but when i do i don't like it.
i notice i'm getting some occasional trippy visual effects since covid :p corner of the eye
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
Surprised I wasn't all over this thread but I think Feb 2022 I was having a mental breakdown.

I was just wondering about ADHD. A few ppl I know recently have been diagnosed with it or suspect they might have it or suspect I might have it.

Not sure i buy it but I must say i do like the idea of a miracle pill that makes me less lazy and shiftless

(Begs the question, in Dante's 'inferno', could you have avoided the eternal agonies of the slothful by popping a ritalin in life?)
 

Clinamenic

Binary & Tweed
Surprised I wasn't all over this thread but I think Feb 2022 I was having a mental breakdown.

I was just wondering about ADHD. A few ppl I know recently have been diagnosed with it or suspect they might have it or suspect I might have it.

Not sure i buy it but I must say i do like the idea of a miracle pill that makes me less lazy and shiftless

(Begs the question, in Dante's 'inferno', could you have avoided the eternal agonies of the slothful by popping a ritalin in life?)
Abandon dope all ye who enter here
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Surprised I wasn't all over this thread but I think Feb 2022 I was having a mental breakdown.

I was just wondering about ADHD. A few ppl I know recently have been diagnosed with it or suspect they might have it or suspect I might have it.

Not sure i buy it but I must say i do like the idea of a miracle pill that makes me less lazy and shiftless

(Begs the question, in Dante's 'inferno', could you have avoided the eternal agonies of the slothful by popping a ritalin in life?)

the pandemic was no small event, by Jan 2 years ago millions of people were under acute stress and high cortisol levels have the effects of primo cognitive dissonance, look what cortisol does to the immune system as a comparison

give it time, ie allow yourself specific processing time re-establishing social contacts, talking to loved ones about time of life, creating and maintaining self-compassion

men frequently balk at the last element, self-compassion, yet without it (and by inference reaching out to GP’s etc) we can indirectly sabotage our own well-being

one aspect of the pandemic witnessed was people with hectic and busy social lives being cast adrift - what next etc - so maintain gallery visits and nights out with your crew of reprobates

a pre-pandemic factory reset is only practical if we acknowledge the acute toll and processes a once in a century event can unfold within the mind, and even then I couldn’t advocate this position fully as Covid is still with us
 

shakahislop

Well-known member
some days have a quality of a factory reset. you wake up and take a walk in the park and it feels like your dad might come out from behind a tree to give you a pair of skates and tell you that we're going to skating on the lake with your cousins
a killer boozy night where everything goes right does this for me. wake up and something has been shaken loose. the factory reset. they're a bit elusive though
 

mixed_biscuits

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Surprised I wasn't all over this thread but I think Feb 2022 I was having a mental breakdown.

I was just wondering about ADHD. A few ppl I know recently have been diagnosed with it or suspect they might have it or suspect I might have it.

Not sure i buy it but I must say i do like the idea of a miracle pill that makes me less lazy and shiftless

(Begs the question, in Dante's 'inferno', could you have avoided the eternal agonies of the slothful by popping a ritalin in life?)
Studies show dual n-back is as effective as the pills. So just do that.
 

mixed_biscuits

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you have to be sufficiently motivated to start a dual n-back program tho
true but struggling for 20 mins over d n-b in the morning to unlock eight hours of focus for studying or whatever is better than struggling for eight hours to unlock eight hours of focus
 

sus

Well-known member
This sounds a bit like those studies about breakfast in the morning, just square this one thing away and you'll be set all day. As an avowed breakfast avoider I'm skeptical.
 
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