Reply To: Does ADHD Get Worse With Age?

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donsense
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Hi ghh i would be donsense44 as i will be 73 this year. I have spent a lifetime trying to figure out what about me was wrong. And then 5 years ago i was prescribed venlafaxine for a major depression. It took several months to overcome but gradually i was feeling better and better about my self. I learned that i had ADHD a little over 2 years ago and have kept track ever since. I also can look back (gifted when it comes to memory) and note the issues that are harder and harder to keep in the closet so to speak. Anger and nasty putdowns are the worst til the medication became established. Now i am much more laid back and road rage almost never occurs. On the otherhand i blurt out things a lot more often than i used to and accept that those have consequences. Even though i lose things still and am terrible at remembering where my keys, comb, wallet, money amd whatever, it no longer bothers me and i often laugh at the silly places things get left in. The meds have actually improved my ability to recount my movements and locate things that way. I do spend a lot of time singing in chorus and that definitely adds the Dopamine to my system and i insist on getting enough sleep what used to be 7 is now 9 hours. And i just generally feel good about things. Give or take the 7 different meds i now take from 1 five years ago. I let myself off now when i make a mistake and have definitely lowered my expectations of things i am attempting or learning. At the moment i am learning Mozarts requiem for a concert later this month. (,Bass) and in previous times i would never have attempted it. My relationships with my son has improved immensely. He is adhd as is my grandson my daughters child and we have a great relationship as well. Timeliness is as bad as ever.
So does it get worse, no much better when you are on the right med, but you do notice that the screening criteria for dimentia are all normal symptoms of ADHD and that is a bit woorrisome until you realize that someone is trying to sell something most of the time and this comeon will bring ADHDers like bees to flowers.
And we are awfully impulsive at purchasing things .