Hello everyone, Im 24 and have recently been diagnosed with adult ADHD, which has funnily enough been there all along but my pleather of intense symptoms were shining through all different kinds of diagnosis's.
I am now on ritalin and lexapro and life seems to be improving, which for me is bloody amazing, I mean I didn't even know there was another way of living. I really had no real hope for the future until now which is great.
But now I'm really noticing all the 'adhd' like symptoms and its doing my head in. Anyone got any tips to SLOWWW DOWNNNNN. Im a nurse so my job is fast and stressful but I need to slow down for safety. I tell myself before a shift to slow down and deep breath but then after my shift I realise that just didn't happen. The ritalin is helping heaps so just trying to iron out the creases!!
side effects of ritalin -come down effect, a bit emotionally detached at times, HEADACHE, frequent urination.View Thread
My 8 year old was diagnosed with ADD about 6 months ago and we are still trying to find the right medicine...
Posted by An_259881
My 8 year old was diagnosed with ADD about 6 months ago and we are still trying to find the right medicine for her, we have been on one for about 2 months and seems ok but We are having really bad emotional breakdowns after the medicine wears off. I am trying to help her find a way to deal with this because it is starting to affect her friendships and she has always been such an outgoing person. It breaks my heart to see her this way. I am just not sure how to help her deal with this after the medicine wears off.View Thread
My six year old boy has been through a lot and I am looking for advice or resources that will help prove or...
Posted by An_259817
My six year old boy has been through a lot and I am looking for advice or resources that will help prove or disprove that having 50/50 custody may increase ADD in my son. I am very curious if lack of consistency will aggravate or worsen symptoms of ADD. Thank you in advance. Sincerely, DADofThreeboys View Thread
One thing that helps a lot is an app called Calendar Event Reminder. I never forget a meeting now because my phone verbally announces my next meeting in advance. It starts out softly but gets loud enough that I can hear it on another floor in my house. It is nicer than having your phone beep at you because my phone was beeping every five to ten minutes when I got an email, voice mail, text or calendar alarm. I just ignored them all because there were too many. Now my phone breaks up my tendency to be hyper focused and alerts me that I have an appointment that I need to get to.View Thread
I'm engaged to a man with a 13 year old with ADHD. He's a straight A kid but when its his time to do dishes or laundry, the dishes come out gross as he washes them in dirty water with little or no soap and he hides the laundry in nooks and crannies and can't seem to fold pants or hang things up strait at all. Every day is a struggle as I find things around the house constantly from him. Dad says its his ADHD and really doesn't do anything but yell at him with no consequences rationalizing that he won't remember why we took a cookie away from him etc or why he's writing sentences when he lies about what he does etc. HELP!!View Thread
There is no cure for this. I have not found a medication that works. Please don't suggest any, I have tried...
Posted by An_259788
There is no cure for this. I have not found a medication that works. Please don't suggest any, I have tried them all. Either I can't sleep, I can't stay awake, I get severe anxiety, or I can't have relations with my wife. They just don't work.
I don't care what anybody says. No one would ask to have ADD. I have lost jobs. I have lost clients. My driving record is abysmal. I just got into another fender bender six months after my last one. I have an accident about once a year. They are never serious because they tend to involve backing up and not properly checking my blind spot. My wife is dismayed and wonders if I should drive at all. I am trying to cover up my last dinger because I just can face her with the truth. I know that is not the best thing to do but I just can't do it.
I have no choice but to play the cards I have been given but it just really sucks - just don't give me any of this ADD blessing BS.View Thread
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Below is a brief description of my issue but I am posting this in the ADD/ADHD community because I have taken...
Posted by An_259761
Below is a brief description of my issue but I am posting this in the ADD/ADHD community because I have taken the prescription drug Adderall that had been prescribed to another person and the results were amazing. I could concentrate, focus, make sense, and be a generally nice person. The PROBLEM is that with my extremely long and severe addiction history my Doctor will not prescribe it to me. I have tried Strattera and did not have the same great results. I have battled depression and anger my entire life and am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict as well. To complicate matters even more, I believe that I suffered form undiagnosed post-partum depression after my second child was born. I am 39 years old, female, and no doctor has ever committed to a specific "Diagnosis" due to my severe addiction problems. I have been using some type of substance since pre-teen age, 10 or 11 years old, and I don't truly know what a normal emotional balance is. Also, I have had only miniscule periods of serious sobriety. Is it "bi-polar, or borderline personality, or multiple personality, or ADHD?" the possibilities seem painfully endless. Thank you for any advice.View Thread
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