Anxiety or ADHD?

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  • #84341

    lateadhd
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    I’m 47 and 20 years ago I was diagnosed with General Anxiety and some OCD symptoms. For the last 10 years I’ve taken Zoloft, and it has helped a good bit (ups and downs I’d say with Zoloft). However, after my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD, I began considering the symptoms of ADHD and REALLY identified with the inattentiveness portion (not hyperactivity). I never really considered ADHD because I wasn’t hyper, and I graduated from college in 4 yrs. I thrived in college, playing on the basketball team and making good grades, but after college I kind of fell apart as I tried to work in several big companies. I was completely lost in corporate America. It wasn’t until I started my own company that I found my professional calling. I’m a creative person, and entrepreneurship really was a good fit for me. I very much identify with being VERY sensitive to criticism, I have a stack of books on my bedside table that I get half way through, but can’t finish. I drift off into space when people are talking to me. I am HORRORABLE with names…even family members! When I get on something, I can get very very focused at times though? Could ADHD be my predominate issue, or at least combined with the anxiety?

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    Jmschue
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    My son has both ADHD and anxiety. They are commonly seen together in children. I would suggest talking to your doctor as you may want to try ADD medicine to see if you can increase you attention. Good luck.

  • #84398

    lateadhd
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    Thanks Jmschu. I have an ADHD evaluation scheduled coming up in a few weeks, so I’m anxious to see what the doc says.

  • #84399

    lateadhd
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    PS…is your son taking a med for the anxiety, and another for the ADHD?

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