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lindsay123
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Hi there…. first like to congratulate you on going to get the assessment. It is scary; till you get there!! Sadly, lots of people don’t go until their lives are falling apart. How great to go when you are relatively young and doing well.
The ‘co-existing’ issues of depression and anxiety are pretty common with ADHD. More so if you haven’t been diagnosed; it is a baffling syndrome if you are clueless as to what’s going on. But these feelings can improve when you start to manage the ADHD symptoms and learn to trust yourself more.
Medication should give you better focus to be able to stick with strategies that enable you to do the boring rote tasks. Suggest you take notes several times a day (on your phone maybe) how the meds make you feel and what they do for you; so, when you go back to your Dr you can share; he can judge if you need a higher dose…or maybe less. Good Dr’s start low and ‘titrate’ up as needed.
Last but not least. Keep an eye on your anger levels. Discuss with the Dr perhaps? Not every difficulty you have is necessarily caused by the ADHD and if it’s not, then you need to figure out what’s triggering those feelings and deal with it. You are obviously proactive…so no doubt you will take care of business! Cheers : )