I am also 53 years old and recently diagnosed with ADHD. I waited a year to get in to the ADHD specialists’ office in my county and it was so worth it! I cried when she showed me my testing results compared to other women around my age. It was such a relief and made so many things in my life finally make sense! Like you, my multi-tasking causes so much fatigue, and I’m learning to focus on one thing at a time.
I find that very emotional situations can absolutely drain me from head to toe. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and IBS almost 20 years ago and since I’ve been on Adderrall, many of my symptoms have not been present. I could not believe this amazing side effect! Thanks for your post. It’s nice to know I’m not the only newly diagnosed 53 year old who is trying to learn the ropes of this!