I’ve been lurking the site for quite some time now and decided to register just for this thread. (it’s been a while since i’ve written anything in english so don’t hesitate to correct me or ask for explanations on some weird sentences)
What i want to say is that i have “adhd” too, though i didn’t test it, but it’s just not a disease and you can’t “heal” it with meds, that’s just how you work.
What i mean is that meds will only stun you, you’ll just be a shadow of yourself and I don’t think that’s what you want.
To “suppress” that adhd to some extent you need to work on yourself. I know that sounds easy but it takes years.
On a side note, things like trouble sleeping, not being able to stay still (I do that leg shake a lot), being too emotional (be it music, films or a simple remark that you take too personnaly) and so on are normal things for me and for a lot of people I know. If you look at it with “normal” eyes yeah that’s fucked up but I’m not “normal”.
I might sound a bit weird saying that but trust me, I recently discovered that I’m hp (high potential, I think you call it “gifted” in english) and met other hp’s since then.
Thing is, they all have that, ALL OF THEM ! and that’s just normal for us because we don’t work like “normal” people.
The real struggle is to cope with that and live a normal life in harmony with others. Sure things won’t be easy but if you try to be normal when you’re not, believe me you’re in for some trouble.
My post might be a bit unclear at the moment (couldn’t find the right words and the right angle to speak about this) but i’ll gladly answer any questions.
I’ll look for books in english that could help you figure all this, i know a few but unfortunately they’re in french… I truly believe that looking for answers in that direction (“gifted”/high potential) might help you.