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Your weekly dose of ADHD Positivity! Come with us as we navigate the mind-blowing, cluster f**k that is late-diagnosis ADHD. Hopefully along the way we’ll change your mindset, improve your daily habits and we can all learn how to still achieve our goals. New episodes every Sunday evening. www.adopaminekick.com


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Your weekly dose of ADHD Positivity! Come with us as we navigate the mind-blowing, cluster f**k that is late-diagnosis ADHD. Hopefully along the way we’ll change your mindset, improve your daily habits and we can all learn how to still achieve our goals. New episodes every Sunday evening. www.adopaminekick.com




69. ADHD and Neuroplasticity With Barbara Arrowsmith-Young (The Power of Neuroplasticity)

In this episode we talk to Barbara Arrowsmith-Young about ADHD, learning difficulties and how to use neuroplasticity to rewire parts of your brain. We loved this episode as we think it gives inspiration and hope to people that they are not broken and hopefully the tips Barbara gives in this episode can help towards making a positive change in your life. Barbabra is an innovator and author in the field of neuroeducation, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young’s work utilizing the principles of...


68. How ADHD Can Effect Your Emotions (Emotional Dsyregulation)

This week has not been the best week for us, so we thought we'd jump on the mic and talk about how ADHD can effect your emotions. We discuss some of the things that we have over reacted over in the past, how we've felt and what we try to do to help each other. Emotional dysregulation is something that can have a negative impact on your life. Research suggests that emotional dysregulation in individuals with ADHD may be related to impairments in the brain's prefrontal cortex, which is...


67. ADHD and Dyslexia: How to Tell Them Apart

ADHD and Dyslexia are different disorders, but they often have overlapping symptoms and it can be quite difficult to distinguish between the two. This week were talking about ADHD and Dyslexia, what's the difference between them, how to tell them apart and what is the overlapping relationship between them. Hopefully after this you'll have a better understand of how to tell them both apart. Episode resources This website has loads of information on what to take to your GP should you be in...


66. Burnout and How it Affects ADHD

This week were talking about Burnout. How it relates to ADHD, our personal experiences, plus how to help recognise and manage it. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion that is often caused by prolonged stress or overwork. People with ADHD may be more susceptible to burnout because they may struggle with time management, organization, and prioritization, which can lead to chronic stress and overwork. Similarly, people who experience burnout may develop symptoms...


65. Starting Dexamfetamine for ADHD (A Personal Review)

In this episode we discuss starting on ADHD medication Dexamfetamine. If you are a regular listener, you’ll probably familiar with Shell’s ADHD medication journey so far, and although she has not had much success on the previous medications that she’s tried Shell is hoping dexamfetamine is the one that makes a difference. It’s Shell’s second week on dexamfetamine, so we explore how she’s been feeling, all positives, the negatives and what the overall experience on Dex has been like so...


64. What It’s Like To Have A Partner Who Has ADHD (Valentines Special)

This week we have some unique guests for you… our long suffering partners have joined us to spill the beans on what it's like to be in a relationship with someone who has ADHD. We find out that Adam can’t speak into a mic properly, Jamie won’t shut up, Sparky can’t stop putting his foot in it and there’s a real concern Shell may soon be running off to start her second marriage. All fun and games when your in a neurodivergent relationship aye. We all love each other…. really 🤔 Check out...


63. Discussing All Things ADHD with MRS ADHD (Sam Brown) From The ADHD Adults Podcast

This week we had the absolute pleasure to sit and talk to Mrs ADHD herself (Sam Brown) from the ADHD Adult's UK Podcast! In this episode we discussed Sam’s rollercoaster story, her late ADHD diagnosis, what having ADHD means to her, how hormones can affect ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Hyperfocus, Medication, Diet and just about anything else related to ADHD that popped into all of our heads😅 This episode is much longer than our usual episodes but we had so much to talk about, it was such...


62. ADHD: What Does It Mean To Hyperfocus

This week were talking about ADHD and Hyperfocus, what it is, are there any ways to combat it, and how it can have detrimental effects on peoples lives. In this episode Shell and Sparky discuss some personal (and slightly embarrassing) hyper focus stories, because we feel it’s important to talk about this stuff to help end the stigma and hopefully make you feel less alone in your struggle. Hyper focus is like a superpower and a kryptonite all rolled into one. On one hand, it can make you...


61. Binge Eating and ADHD - Our Personal Stories

This week we dive deep into Binge Eating with ADHD and it's impact on our lives . Over eating is something we struggle with on a daily basis and we feel its good to talk about this, add some humour (as always) and to raise awareness about how having ADHD can increase Binging Eating. Binge Eating is a persistent pattern of disordered eating behaviour that can have significant negative effects on a person's physical and mental health, relationships, and daily functioning. Studies have...


60. Taking Concerta 27mg and 36mg for ADHD (A Personal Review)

This week we're talking more about Shell's favourite topic! Medication!!!! We dive deep into Shell restarting Concerta, how it made her feel, what positive effects she had, what negative side effects she experienced and ultimately why she has decided to stop taking Concerta for good! We also waffle on about the absolute drama that happened at a recent Seed talk we attended, and Sparky gives us an update on how his NHS ADHD referral and overall journey is going so far, which to be honest...


59. Prozac (Fluoxetine) for ADHD and Anxiety (A Personal Review)

In this episode we discuss the use of Fluoxetine (Prozac) for ADHD and Anxiety as Sparky tells us all about starting the medication and what impact it had. Fluoxetine (Prozac) is an SSRI Anti Depressant medication prescribed for depression and anxiety based disorders. There is some emerging studies showing evidence to suggest it can help with ADHD symptoms too (although it is very small) Sparky discusses the positive effects of Fluoxetine, the side effects, how he felt whilst on the...


58. Discussing All Things Elvanse/Vyvanse With Dr Alex Conner From The ADHD Adults Podcast

This week we have a VERY SPECIAL guest! We've been banging on about having guests on the podcast for ages and.... we finally did it. Our guest this week is none other than Alex Conner co- founder of https://www.adhdadult.uk/ and one half of the ADHD Adults Podcast. It was such an honor for us both to talk to Alex (Sparky when he had the chance because Shell was like a kid at Christmas) and also having him deal with our seriously unprofessional behaviour. It's a miracle it even happened to...


57. Our ADHD Journey So Far & Review of 2022

Happy new yearrrr to all of our listeners!!!! *Sparky attempts to sing Auld Lang Syne and fails miserably!* It's been ONE whole year since we started this Podcast! So we thought in this episode we'll do a review of our year in 2022, how it's been what's coming up on the pidcast and discuss our ADHD journey so far since finding about it all! Happy new year to all our listeners and thank you so much for all of your support and giving us last year. We really appreciate it. Have both wish you...


56. How To Enjoy The Holiday Season If You Have ADHD

🎄It’s Christmassssssssssssssss!!!🎄and that can only mean one thing... lots of festivities and amazing food! However, the festive season can also be a stressful time of year for anyone so If your living with ADHD you may find it all overwhelming and challenging. In this episode were both committing to 3 pledges each that we're going (to try) and stick to this Christmas and New Year so we can survive the holiday season. Christmas is a time to celebrate and enjoy being with the people you...


55. Maladaptive Daydreaming and ADHD (What Is It?)

Everybody drifts off into a daydream from time to time, but for people with ADHD constant daydreaming can be a problem (and as usual it’s a big problem for us) This week we're putting a name to it... and we're taking about Maladaptive Daydreaming, what it is and why we do it. You don't have to have ADHD to experience Maladaptive Daydreaming, it can be because of various other reasons such as anxiety. We'll be sharing our and personal stories with day dreaming and highlighting awareness of...


54. How Our ADHD Affects Christmas - And How Yours Can Be Better

It’s almost Christmasssssss!! And whilst we both absolutely love Christmas, for those of us who suffer with ADHD the festive period can be a highly stressful time. Christmas requires a lot of executive planning, and well…. we all know - we’re useless at that. It’s not unusual for our anxiety levels to be heightened which leads to last minute shopping trips (can anyone say, Xmas Eve), taking on wayyy too much, leaving things till the very last minute and our emotional reactions which can...


53. Starting on ADHD Medication Concerta. (Concerta vs Elvanse/Vyvanse)

This week were discussing the ADHD medication Concerta. It's Shell's first week on Concerta so Sparky takes to the mic to question Shell on how she’s been feeling since starring on the medication, all positives, the negatives and what the overall experience has been like so far on Concerta. We also touch upon the differences between Concerta and Elvanse/ Vyvanse, whilst making a very surprising discovery about one of the medications. Thanks for listening to us ramble! Episode...


52. Adhd Symptoms in Depth (Hyperactive/Impulsive Diagnostic Criteria 3/3)

This week we were following on from our episodes on inattention and discussing the symptoms of Hyperactivity and impulsivity in adult ADHD. We'll give a couple of examples of the things we do that you may find relatable. Part 3/3 Please get in touch with your funny adhd memes and story’s, we’d love to hear from you. All our contact information is below 👇 Episode resources List of symptoms, diagnostic criteria for ADHD and further...


51. Increasing ADHD Medication (Elvanse/Vyvanse) A Personal Review (2/2)

In this episode we discuss more about ADHD medication. Shell discusses taking a higher dose of her Elvanse/ Vyvanse (ADHD medication) and what that feels like also we discuss all the side effects and what her plan is moving forward with medication. We’ll update you in further episodes as time goes on. Thanks for listening Episode resources This website has loads of information on what to take to your GP should you be in the process of needing to see someone about...


50. Adhd Symptoms in Depth (Inattention Diagnostic Criteria 2/3)

This week we were following on from last week and continue to discuss the funny side of ADHD inattentive symptoms (as we go through the diagnostic criteria of ADHD for the next couple of episodes) to kick start our newly found focus on ADHD. Next we'll start our 2 episodes on hyperactivity. Please get in touch with your funny adhd memes and story’s, we’d love to hear from you. All our contact information is below 👇 Episode resources List of symptoms, diagnostic criteria for ADHD and...