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  • in reply to: New to dating a guy with ADHD – Need advice #76547
    barb4704
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    Imagine this – I am 70 years old and this wonderful man who is 65 years old waltzes into my life. I have always been very organized so there is no physical manifestation of my ADD. Wanting to make a good impression because he is wonderful , I did not tell him I had ADD – I just didn’t want him to fall into thinking I was the stereotypical ADD person with a mess around every corner. I did that because I thought he should know me better and see that chaos is not just around the corner. So he is telling me a story and reveals that he is ADHD. I thought not both of us. So I told him I was the inattentive type to which he replies NO KIDDING! Appararently he has a beautiful apt in Georgetown which is a disaster – so he is divorced and unmedicated by choice – he told me he has problems with dates – I told him was going to have to stick whicth me because I was the only one who would understand why he is the way he is. And so at 70 years having found the love of my life – he is wonderful – I have o cope with his ADHD – now my 3 children and 7 grandchildren think it’s hilarious that I have to cope with his because all of these years they have had to cope with mine. It is really different when you’re getting the grief not giving it.

    in reply to: how to come off dexamphetamines #76546
    barb4704
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    I have been on Dexedrine for almost 20 yearss. I am 70 years old and was diagnosed at 50. Sometimes I don’t take it for a couple of days and the first 2-4 are rough in that I am tired and hungry. All that rebound stuff. +When I had hip surgery I had to be off for a couple of weeks and as the days passed, it got easier to cope with. But it isn’t easy – but do it slowly – less medication each subsequent day – don’t do cold turkey – good luck.

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