I've dealt with ADHD my entire life, was on Ritalin as a child, and am now 37 years old. I have been unmedicated (rather self medicated with caffiene and nicotine) for years and years. I have recently hit a point of desperation in my life, and I feel like I need to get this condition under better control, but I don't know where to start. I manifest symptoms in every single ADHD subtype, including overfocused, inattentive, limbic, temporal, and basal. I have read several articles and web resources that deal with the different subtypes, and they all seem to have different approaches. Stimulants work for some subtypes, but aggravate others, for example. I wonder if I'm going to have to choose which symptoms I want to control, and how much I want to aggravate the other symptoms. I love to write fiction, and I'm pretty good at it, at the risk of sounding conceited. My primary issue is that if I cannot complete something in one sitting, it will not get done. I can hyperfocus for hours at a time, but once that time is up, my project is done. This really only applies to personal projects. I can do school and work assignments, and I can cope fairly well. But I want very much to be able to do this in my personal projects and writing as well, and I find that I am just physically unable to do so. I'm going to talk to a GP next week, but I just don't know where to start.
Does anyone else deal with very broad spectrum symptomology where the broad range of symptoms are quite acute? Any advice would be much appreciated, I prefer to have as much knowledge under my belt as possible before I go to the doc.
Thank you so much, and apologies for the long rambling.View Thread
Thank you Raven and Gina both! I am excited to go see the GP because I feel like I can finally get something to help. I have not really looked at the nutrition angle, but I probably should. I sometimes feel like I might have an anxiety type issue, because sometimes I worry to no end. I sometimes deal with depression type symptoms. Hopefully the GP can point me towards a good ADHD expert to help get things going.View Thread