Reply To: just diagnosed at 36.


I was diagnosed with ADHD at 39, and had been diagnosed previously to that with anxiety and depression. One thing I’ve learned from trying countless medications is that medication is not for everyone. You really have to find what is best for you. Your doctor can certainly help you with the process (and you should absolutely consult one when seeking advice on meds), but ultimately you will have to find the answer for yourself, and that means you will have a long and possibly painful process ahead of you of trial and error. Let me clarify that it’s not impossible to manage your symptoms. What I’m saying is that you have to be willing to put in the time and effort to do it. That’s the only way you can succeed, is by observing yourself and how you react to things, and ultimately knowing if something is working for you (or not). You have to practice awareness! I wish you the best of luck.