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This reply was originally posted by user Kim in Texas in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
So glad you reached out!
Couple of things stood out to me in your post — first, consider consolidating those 3 calendars down to ONE! Second, your MD may not know enough about ADHD, especially in women, to be helpful with this. That’s common. Figuring out which med works best for you is a trial and error kind of thing and takes a cooperative effort with your prescriber to discover what works best for you. There are several out there. That’s just the way it is. Is your MD open to discussion about this? You may have to go to back to a psychiatrist to get this sorted out. Your LIFE and well being are worth it!
Three resources for you that may help with the anxiety and give you ways to cope with it:
This is a fantastic article with oodles of explanation for how life is for ADHD In Women:
Groundbreaking book about the emotional distress of living with ADHD:
Focused Forward: Navigating the Emotional Storms of Adult ADHD (Amazon)
And third, there are a few of us women who are supporting each other on one of the other forums for ADHD in Women here on ADDitude, it starts out with:
anyone for a pen pal?
I hope you find this helpful and supportive. You aren’t alone and reaching out is a great way to find your tribe!
With love and support,