Do I really have ADD?

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      Hi I’m new and my spelling and grammar isn’t the best so please forgive ant errors.

      So I’m in my 30s and never wondered or even consider that I may have ADD as I don’t think I have any symptoms; however my doctor put me on Phentermine for weight loss and it had the opposite effect on me. I became “zombie” like and it made my emotions go haywire and my depression much worse. When I told my doctor about the side effects I was having they said, “Sounds like you have ADD.”

      I’m wondering if I really do because I don’t think I have any of the symptoms. I guess my question is does everyone who has the opposite effect to stimulates have ADD? Or is it possible to have that effect and not have it?

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      Penny Williams

      Use this online ADHD self-test to see if ADHD is something you might need to pursue. It doesn’t always present the typical list of symptoms.

      [Self-Test] Do I Have ADHD? ADD Symptoms in Adults

      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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