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I zone out and daydream while sober

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Bluelighter
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anyone know any tips or hacks to help me get this bad habbit out

every day during work my boss is yelling at me to pay mroe attention to my work enviroment

and yet i keep day dreaming about random conspiracy theories that only make sense during that time, or recap on past events, like video games with freinds, or random stuff, nothing bad


is there some sort of over the counter drug, that can be bought at rite aid (non perscription) that can help me with this?
 

negrogesic

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Pseudoephedrine might help you with concentration and is available otc in most places too
If you go that route you might as well go with ephedrine, which is available as bronkaid. It is far more centrally active than pseudoephedrine. Both you'd have to show ID for of course.
 

ageingpartyfiend

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Just get a more interesting / engaging job - you're bored

This site likes to pathologise everything at the earliest opportunity 🤣
 

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Pseudoephedrine might help you with concentration and is available otc in most places too
thanks ill try that and get back with the results in hopefully about some days

i remember seing a video on how people would buy that exact drug as an ingredient to cook meth

(i hope i dont get seen as a cook or something lol)

i had tried meth in the past tho, but obviously im not gonna do meth in my workplace, so would this

"Pseudoephedrine " feel pretty much like a mini meth shot or something?

same with ephederine?
 

SnafuInTheVoid

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I get this a lot... sometimes to the point where someone will be talking to me and I will completely zone out and not hear a word they said...

Stimulants and meditation helped a lot.

I've been diagnosed as ADD several times and given stimulants over the years... I really don't think I have ADD, though.

I was diagnosed with bipolar and seriously doubt that diagnosis...

I was also diagnosed as schizo and don't think I'm schizo either....

idk... i like drugs
 

Alex_1991

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Do you have any post traumatic stress? Im a lot like this too, and ADD many symptoms so when Im not on some meth bender I am prescribed vyvanse. And when its taken properly it helps me immensely.

I find talking about the craziness on my mind helps a lot too. Youd be surprised how many people think about weird shit sometimes, or arent judgemental, or are friendly nice people to talk to regardless. Transparency does a lot for the mind and soul to get things off your chest and finding your real friends and supports.
 

Anonymous Dissident

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thanks ill try that and get back with the results in hopefully about some days

i remember seing a video on how people would buy that exact drug as an ingredient to cook meth

(i hope i dont get seen as a cook or something lol)

i had tried meth in the past tho, but obviously im not gonna do meth in my workplace, so would this

"Pseudoephedrine " feel pretty much like a mini meth shot or something?

same with ephederine?
Pseudoephedrine is a mild-ish stimulant with more kick than caffeine, but it's nowhere near what meth is like. Ephedrine is stronger, but still nowhere even close to meth. Keep the doses in the therapeutic range and either could be helpful with concentration. Both are vasoconstrictors, so they can be unpleasant once you do a bit too much.
 

Iceman1216

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I like “ True Focus” I take double the recommended amount , works Well. But if your account photo is you? You are a little thing ; so start with recommendations on the bottle
 

Atelier3

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I have this problem and have been diagnosed ADHD - when I’m working I just work in 20 minute blocks and then take a 5 minute let-my-brain-do-whatever-it wants break. After 4 x 20 minute blocks I give my brain 15 minutes. It’s called the Pomodoro technique and it was designed as non-pharmaceutical tool for ADHD sufferers. You can download an app for your phone for it that keeps track of the time periods and buzzes you as required. I found it really helps my productivity.
 

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Do you have any post traumatic stress? Im a lot like this too, and ADD many symptoms so when Im not on some meth bender I am prescribed vyvanse. And when its taken properly it helps me immensely.

I find talking about the craziness on my mind helps a lot too. Youd be surprised how many people think about weird shit sometimes, or arent judgemental, or are friendly nice people to talk to regardless. Transparency does a lot for the mind and soul to get things off your chest and finding your real friends and supports.
yes, i have post dramatic stress, due to my first ever psychosis, but when i zone out i dont think of scary events of flash backs

just random events like, how i spent 2 hours playing an online game the day before and got my high score recorded

i think this is also the reason why ive never had a real job in life, everyone tells me that i work too slow, or that i learn too slow

but in reality im just zoning out most of the time

now that i realized it, i zoned out for 10 minutes while typing this msg lol

i think i need some sort of professional in real life with a degree in judging to tell me what i have
 
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Alex_1991

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yes, i have post dramatic stress, due to my first ever psychosis, but when i zone out i dont think of scary events of flash backs

just random events like, how i spent 2 hours playing an online game the day before and got my high score recorded

i think this is also the reason why ive never had a real job in life, everyone tells me that i work too slow, or that i learn too slow

but in reality im just zoning out most of the time

now that i realized it, i zoned out for 10 minutes while typing this msg lol

i think i need some sort of professional in real life with a degree in judging to tell me what i have
I feel for you man, and I've been there too. When I was 19-20 I had a period where I wa absolutely the slowest person on the job too. Later in life I was 25-26 anf I was running 5 machines, 2 lines in a factory on my own making transmision parts for GM and my boss would brag about me, even though I was missing so many days due to my drug use and bipolar which wasnt being taken care of. I couldnt find a family doctor in Guelph, ON for 6 months until a rapid access addicion clinic opened up and someone took me on. I finally left my job sick leave because I was psychotic on meth and my biolar was out of control. I found my family doctor on Feb 2, 2018, I left my job Feb 1. The stigma is real trying to find a doctor when you're mentally ill and / or on drugs.

It was sad and for 2 years after that I was slow, apathetic, barely able to function, and just kind of sucked at everything again until I turned 28. Then I started to pick up in life again, and fall, anf pick up again, and fall. Now I'm starting to do better again and I have a job part time as a construction labourer and I work my as off when Im on the job.

I've had periods of my life where I'm a fantastic worker and liked by my supervisors. I went to college for CNC machine operation and other than the transmission parts, before I even went to college for it I spent 2 years running a sugical blade operation. I was taught the be a CNC setup operator, 4-axis CNC surgical blade opertion and I can honestly say I was very good at my job. I'm responsible for millions of surgical scalpel blades out in the world, possibly some to this day since this was only sbout 5 years ago and who knows how many of those millions get used per year you know?

Then I left after a year to go to rehab because I was kidnapped and raped by some crack dealer who took me around all these payday loan stores taking out the money and giving him the money. He got like 2 grand and I had 200 bucks, went to detox where he was still trying to contact me using my guitar as collateral to come back out but I skipped town and went to rehab for 4.5 months. I don't want to talk about the details of the rape too much, but basically in the middle of this I was overdosed on methadone and made to do things I'd never do until I stopped breathing.. the next day I was being dissed and he abducted me to all these payday loan stores saying "ODing in my house costs extra. This story destroys me to tell, and it's not even my worst.

I went back to work and was fuckin awesome again, sober 10 months, didnt smoke, saved 5 grand in 6 months, was going to college in the morning after my night shift on the blades and I scored a 97 in biology and was sitting at a 98 in chemistry.. top of my class by far and doing great at work on the blades.

Then my mental health started to deteriorate, I started drinking, I started a paxil script which made me feel like I was rolling on E for some fuckin weird reason so I stopped giving a fuck. I binged, missed work, sucked at my job some days, then one night I was all fucked up and called some girl a cunt at the bar and got punch out with my front tooth knocked totally loose. I called my supervisor crying the next day and told her I had to resign, I needed help again. Instead of getting the help I went on a coke and drinking binge, I dropped out of life totally, left my place and went on to be homeless all summer 2015 couch surfing and playing guitar in front of the LCBO (liquor store in ontario) and playing in bars. I played with a jazz band a couple nights in Sauble Beach and I went fucking crazy. I was on a manic high living life, then the panic attacks and the depression started, then I wound up at my "buddies" place shooting morphine and heroin until all the money I saved and made busking was gone. Blew through 7-8 grand rent free couch surfing in 2 months tops.

I wound up in rehab again, and had to pick up my life again. I sucked for awhile totally, dropped 2 jobs due to depression and anxiety within 2 weeks, then I started to to well again.

And the cycle continues.

It's an up and down battle when you have mental health problems and I fully support you getting some help and figuring out whats going on. From the sounds of it you have PTSD, a psychotic ptoblem, possibly ADD or schizoaffective? I dont know and I'm not qualified to diagnose, but if you ever need to talk I'm here and I can support you getting through some help and counseling and finding yourself and your energy. I promise its in there somewhere, people do get better. You just need to stay on top of it now the best you can since you've now recognized the problem and want help.

I think I know a little bit how you feel and I'm here brother. You can do this. Feel free to drop me a PM anytime, I do care for the people on this site and some joking around sometimes aside (were a bunch of fucked up drug users after all) , I'm here to promote harm reduction and peer support anyway I can. Drop me a line and keep us updated. We do care for you and how you do. We'll help you any way to not become a part of the shrine, that's a promise.
 
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