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  • in reply to: Concerns for Adderall Use on ADHD #98535

    Hi there,

    I was also diagnosed around 19 years of age and Adderall/Adderall XR was the first medication I ever tried to manage my ADHD. I feel you completely.

    You could be going through the *honeymoon phase* where you experience yourself as a totally different person. It wears off for most people and the key, from my understanding – is not to chase the “good feeling” but rather to objectively observe (over a period of time) if your symptoms are getting better. It could also be that you are now seeing the world through the right pair of glasses.

    After a month or so, like mentioned above evaluate (along with side effects, if any) how things have improved (compared to pre diagnosis and treatment). Are you being more productive? Are you calmer? Are you able to focus more? Are you less reactive and impulsive? The list of symptoms is individual to you.

    It’s a journey – think of it like a marathon. For me that’s hard because I want everything to be fixed NOW.

    Now, I am again on a new journey on a new medication. Being as patient as humanly possible :). ADHD human. Ha ha.


  • in reply to: DEXADRINE SULFATE (ATTENTIN) vs ADDERALL #91543

    Thank you!

    I am very excited to finally have a breakthrough and so happy for this resource to give me the tools to really make it work along side behaviour modifications & education :)!


  • in reply to: Self-Diagnosed – Waiting for Treatment… #90086


    Thank you so much for sharing! I too am waiting, it’s a process in Finland. But next week, armed with past diagnoses, school records, and letters from those close to me, I feel ready. But it’s a process. I was treated prior to moving to this country. Then went 9 years untreated. It was likely one of the not so great decisions of my life. What people do not realise is that ADHD could be (and from my experience) more *detrimental* in our later years as we have so many responsibilities to juggle. Career, family, hobbies, etc. It’s not easy and I really cannot stand the fear of them saying “no … you are crazy…you do not have anything”. Work is not easy, nothing is. Life is overly emotional, way to sensitive to everything and everything is a distraction and my memory … oh boy.

    Like you, I look *put together* but am a mess on the inside. I just gotta sit tight and trust they will take care of me properly.


  • in reply to: Questions about medication. #87725

    thanks Got2Be! That’s a great way to put it *caught off guard*, always feel like Looking forward to restarting treatment and staying hopeful!

  • in reply to: Questions about medication. #87722

    Also, what about moodiness and over reacting to things? Does medication help with this?

  • in reply to: Need to vent, advice would be great too! #87721

    Thank you very much 🙂

  • in reply to: Questions about medication. #87720

    Thank you so very much, all of you! This gives me hope and I truly enjoy hearing your side of the *adventure*

  • in reply to: 99% sure I have ADHD, but scared #87610

    Hi Dandelion,

    Thank you for your post. I am 41 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD when I was around 20 years old. It was a huge relief. While being treated, I was also diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Because I am seeking to get treated again, I obtained medical records from my last psychiatrist. One of the last notes was that I no longer needed my anxiety or depression meds because it was gone. And I remember that. I was in a very good place.

    However, at the age of 33 or so, I moved out of the US and then stopped taking my medication. It sounds silly, but I guess I just forgot about it and then, well, thought I could cope. But then slowly, the symptoms of depression, anxiety, distraction, boredom, excessive fatigue etc begin to show and pile up slowly over the years. Now, I am at the point of KNOWING without a doubt that it’s time to be treated again. Not only has it been causing issues in my marriage, my career and most importantly my quality of life, my depression and suicidal thoughts have been more profound again. There are many many reason why I am seeking to get treated asap. I just can’t go on coping anymore.

    When I was on mediation with therapy, my life changed.I felt “normal” for the first time in my life. It was amazing. I was able to be happy, make friends, work properly, and felt like I was going somewhere with purpose. The circles I was running in just stopped! I was able to break free and see the forest for the trees and do what I needed AND wanted to do. The only regret now is that I did stop taking the medication and being in a different country have to go through being rediagnosed etc.

    Seriously, just like what they are saying above .. go get tested cause you have nothing to lose. Nothing.

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