June 5, 2020 at 2:09 pm #173443bollingParticipant
I am a 33 yo guy, and got my ADD diagnosis last summer.
As long as i can remember ive had problmes with soical relationships, It is as if my social brain falls asleep after some time “hanging out” and ive got nothing to say in a conversation, and cant come up with discussion topics. Im on vyvanse, but that dosent seem so help with these symptoms. I thought i might have som light-aspergers, but in all the online aspergertests ive done, i get a really low score, so guess im not.
Anyone feel the same way?
been thinking about trying a different medication to see if that helps.
June 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm #173456Penny WilliamsKeymaster
Do you have any anxiety? My social anxiety makes it hard for me to focus and put together comprehendible sentences when it’s really ramped up. THere’s ADHD fatigue too, which is very real. When I’m on the spot in a social scenario with people who are not close friends, all the blood rushes from my face and my mind goes completely blank.
There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both. So it’s possible you might do better on a methylphenidate with this particular thing, or it could be entirely unrelated to your medication.
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June 7, 2020 at 10:15 am #173516trhParticipant
What you describe sounds like social anxiety. You can have both. Zoloft helped me with that. And later, therapy helped.
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