I was on Vyvanse for about three years for my ADD. When my psychiatrist increased the dose of Vyvanse from 40...
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I was on Vyvanse for about three years for my ADD. When my psychiatrist increased the dose of Vyvanse from 40 mg to 60 mg, I started having uncontrollable motor tics (mostly neck jerking and sometimes shoulder jerking). I have social anxiety disorder so I would only get tics whenever I am around people and if people are watching or staring at me. It wasn't until a year later that my psychiatrist decided to take me off of the ADD medication completely after finding out that some of the other ADD medications she also had prescribed me did not work. It has been a year and a half since I've been off the medication but I am still having tics even though I have much less tics now than I had when I was still on Vyvanse. I'm really concerned since I should stop having tics completely by now but I am still having them. I never had tics in my life prior to taking Vyvanse. Is it possible that the motor tics could be permanent?View Thread
I have not been officially diagnosed with adult ADHD but I have been researching about it and I have most of the symptoms, I have always known I have some kind of mental problem but I don't know what to do now, where to start and get my life on track I have negative thoughts about everything, I am struggling at work and the main problem is that I cannot focus on anything and it feels like I have just wasted my life and I am not going any where as I cannot see anything beyond today, I really need helpView Thread
I'm a 30+ year old adult who was often in trouble in schools as a child and cited for behavioral problems...
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I'm a 30+ year old adult who was often in trouble in schools as a child and cited for behavioral problems because I couldn't concentrate in most classes. I remember being a kid and first seeing a report of ADHD symptoms on the news and my parents said "that describes you to a tee", but we never acted on it.
I remember in HS, I really hated reading because it would take me forever to get through a book. Not because I couldn't read, but because the way I read isn't really reading (not in the way we learned in pre-k through 3rd grade). Most of the times I'll see the first 3 or 4 letters of a word like "intr" and guess that the word is "introduction" and move onto the next word. But with a lot of books, there are always new words, particularly ones that look similar to ones I already knew and that would always make me have to re-read sentences, paragraphs or pages a few times before I realizing my mistake (I read an article in statistics and couldn't understand why they kept using "infernal" until I re-read it and saw that the word was actually "inferential").
After a few more behavioral problems, I changed schools and joined the debate team and took up programming, both of which helped me focus more. So fast forward to college and my classes can pretty much be split into two categories - CS and Math classes vs non CS and Math classes. In the CS and Math classes, the programming that I learned to do in HS paid off because (1) I enjoy programming and (2) it fit right into my lack of concentration as the breaks in thought often would lead to new ideas or ways to solve the problem. Plus programming requires you to save your work before each execution.
So with this, I started writing software to help me in classes. It started in college, I also did it in grad school, and now i do it on my job. Its different because what I tell my co-workers is that i think differently and I learn concepts by programming them up. Now I'm better at reading, but its much easier for me to listen to an audio book than to actually go line by line on a book unless I'm being careful not to rush.
But the main reason for the question is given all this, the concept of ADHD (and Dyslexia) came up again in a conversation with friends. Since then, I've read a few blogs saying why I probably do or do not have ADHD and Dyslexia. But beyond that, would it even be worth me knowing these things if I have learned to live with it and its not hurting me?View Thread
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