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  • in reply to: It's not ADHD, you're just an A**hole, #140860
    imamess@50
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    So sorry you’re going thru this. I want to say also, CONGRATULATIONS AND AWESOME JOB to you and your wife for making the choice to quit drinking.

    I’m in a similar situation lik you but little different. I’m struggling like you. But my husband says NOTHING! He doesn’t share what he feels about things. I’ve been basically a overwhelmed, confused, can’t focused, meltdown turd, couch potato for many years. Fighting thru it the whole time. Failing most of the time. We worked on our struggles and it’s tuff for people to understand what this feels like and it’s definitely hard to explain to someone too. It’s hell! And I’m new to ADD and now just learning that symptoms I’ve been feeling are linked to the ADD which I had no idea emotions are part of ADD! So with that allll being sad, I asked my husband to come to therapy with me a couple times. Been trying to get him to go on his own too. Told him it that I’m saying he has things to work on, but more for him to get a better understanding of what I am dealing with and how it all works. Also to be able to discuss how he is dealing with his own struggles pertaining to me. So hopefully you both can sit down and realize there are some major changes going on for both of you. And need to be as understanding as possible with each other. I would also share info with her so she has a better understanding of the symptoms. Like I was saying there are things I’m learning that I had NO IDEA were actually from ADD! Emotions, never knew that! If you’re not going to therapy I would recommend it. And have your wife attend occasionally. Or even go on her own.
    Best of luck.

    in reply to: Just Diagnosed with ADD – at 54!! #140859
    imamess@50
    Participant

    I’m 50 and I’m in the same club! Just started taking meds less than year ago. Stared with adderall, then switched to extended release adderall which was better. But then I started noticing I was obsessing some a few things. So it was pushing me to the OCD side of thinga! So now I have been on Vyvance for a month. It’s ok I guess. Not getting much done, still can’t decide what to do

    I’ve just gotten into reading this website. And I’m shocked how much info is out there. So I would start here and I also heard their podcasts and really good too.

    Good luck with your new journey. All I can say is talk to doc over even the slightest issue. They can figure out the best option.

    in reply to: Just Diagnosed with ADD – at 54!! #140858
    imamess@50
    Participant

    Hi, I noticed you said adderall wears off after awhile. Have you tried the extended release version? That worked better for me. It kept me a steady “feeling” pretty much all day

    imamess@50
    Participant

    I just started taking Vyvanse 30mg a month ago. I haven’t felt a crash. I can’t say I’ve felt a big boost either.
    In regards to you, I’m wondering if they have an extended release???? I was on adderall and I was getting like you. That’s when they switched me to extended release and it was definitely way better!
    Just curious, are you able to get any discounts for the Medication? It’s so expensive! I don’t know if I even want to continue with the hi cost. They have me some insurance card discount to use with my insurance but it’s almost $70!!

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