Hi, I have ADHD and PTSD. I don’t have any words of wisdom, except that I know the two conditions overlap and tend to “feed off each other”. I’ve noticed that my stimulant meds help control the intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks, but other than that, working with a therapist I trust is paramount to my survival right now. I don’t know the details of how you developed PTSD; mine stems from ongoing childhood trauma and then later an abusive marriage/domestic violence. I’m now 47 years old, divorced for 3 years and living with my parents while I attempt to get my life back together. I’m not working at this time since this combo is kicking my butt.
I just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone. I, myself, have had a hard time finding other people with this dual diagnosis, and also any real info online about the ramifications of having PTSD and ADHD.
Maybe we should start a group… I know my ADHD contributed a lot to my inability to get out of my marriage, and it was also used as a weapon against me.
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