This reply was originally posted by user Mitzi McPike in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
Good Morning JADD,
I can honestly say I have felt all the feelings you described.
I suffered from PTSD, chronic anxiethy and major depression. I know what it is like to feel hopeless and horrible every day.
You mention you are taking medication for your ADHD and have some relief.
Please don’t give up. You may need to adjust your meds or try a different medication for your ADHD.
I too had been on antidepressants for over 25 years and it wasn’t until I was on the right ADHD medication to supplement my antidepressant that I found a true change in my symptoms.
Just know you are not alone. There is great support here.