ADHD Hyperactivity:
Can You Sit Still For One Second?

Here is the information on ADHD Hyperactivity. Your loved one or child may be hyperactive and seem uncontrollable. It may look like they have a behavior problem. They may not be able to sleep and it could be causing a lot of stress on them and yourself.

It may seem that your child or loved one is "bad" or that he/she can control themselves. I assure you that it is very difficult to do so. I know from my own experience where I had times that I just couldn't stop moving.

When I sit, I am tapping on something, shaking my leg, or talking, talking, talking.

I also have problems at times controlling my emotions. At times I feel aggression come on me and I want to rip something apart. Other times I get really sad and want to cry. It may come in many different forms and extremes.

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It says that 6 or more of these (hyperactivity and impulsivity) ADHD symptoms in each of the two sections should be seen for at least six months. These symptoms are the same for children and adults. Also the same for men, women, girls and boys.

They should be disruptive and inappropriate for developmental level.

Section 2:

  • Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
  • Often gets up from seat when remaining in seat is expected.
  • Often runs about or climbs when and where it is not appropriate (adolescents or adults may feel very restless).
  • Often has trouble playing or enjoying leisure activities quietly.
  • Is often "on the go" or often acts as if "driven by a motor".
  • Often talks excessively.

Do you see any ADHD Hyperactivity symptoms that jump off the page at you? For myself, I use to have a really bad problem with each one. It isn't as bad anymore.

The main things that changed this for me are 2 things that I can recall, diet and a vitamin and mineral supplement ( liquid is the best). Exercise helps tremendously but I don't do enough of it.

How Often is Often?

It is up to the individual professionals to determine how often, often is. I may say, Often is at least 20 times a day but another might say 7 times a day. Because of this discrepancy, some have problems with using these criteria for diagnosing ADHD.

This is also one of many reasons why people say ADHD is a fraud and doesn't exist. It can be said that everyone has these problems often.

The problem is that it is very easy to pick out the child or adult that has ADHD from everyone else. (Most of the time)

I would like to share with you some stories of ADHD hyperactivity experiences in my life.

Will You Sit Down, Never mind Stand Up

At times people thought I was a bad kid. I wasn't. Like it says listed above, acts as if driven by a motor.

I remember my mom saying, can't you stop moving! Of course not. Was I driving myself constantly for entertainment?

I was a funny child (now I am a funny adult). Comedy is a big thing in my family. We have a gift to make people laugh. I did use a lot of my energy to make people laugh.

I would move every part of my body and it annoyed people in our home. ADHD Hyperactivity at its greatest.

So I would be told to sit down. What made them think this would help things? Now I have all this energy in my seat.

I would bang on things, move my legs, feet, and arms. My mouth would move a mile a minute. I would either be talking or "beat boxing" (making drum beats with my mouth). At the same time I would make beats with my hands and fingers.

For some odd reason, they didn't want me to sit anymore but to get up and go do something. This is how much fun it can be in a house with an ADHD child or adult. I can't imagine having more than one.

Move that Scene to School

How much of the previous story do I have to repeat and put into a school setting? As you can see, it can be a disastrous situation. I am very famous for blurting things out. Doesn't matter where it is. Religious services, classroom in school, or with friends.

I loved having a pen or pencil in my hand. I was banging it on things. Since I was fidgety, my legs would jiggle. I don't know a better word for that. Of course I put my feet on the legs of the desk in front of me.

My classmates were always annoyed by me jiggling their desk.

What was I suppose to do? I couldn't help it. With ADHD Hyperactivity symptoms, it is easy to see a child being an outcast in school.

Not good for social development.

I hope you enjoyed some of my ADHD Hyperactivity stories. I am sure you may have some of your own or those of others.

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TJ Chambers

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