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  • in reply to: SO insanely angry #109468
    is_shepherd
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    I am so angry. I am 62. Finally diagnosed by neurologist. My life is a train wreck. Years of misdiagnosis, horrible meds. I still have no help.
    I truly wish i’d never been born and hope this misery ends soon.

    in reply to: New doctor issues #102568
    is_shepherd
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    Tell your doctors to research how proper usage of stimulants with ADHD/ADD. There is a shortage of dopamine in ADHD brains which drives the addiction issue. When stimulants are prescribed a person feels normal (probably for the first time in their life) and the desire to self medicate is gone.
    This is a crisis. Our lives are being ruined with uninformed Doctors, Psychiatrists etc prescribing the WRONG drugs for this and making things worse.

    in reply to: Numb/Dull/Lifeless #99130
    is_shepherd
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    Antidepressants do not help the ADHD brain which requires dopamine. SSRI’s reduce the availability of neurotransmitters for dopamine transmission.
    For some reason even though research has proved how harmful ssri’s are they are still being prescribed. G

    in reply to: Newly Diagnosed and Struggling #85356
    is_shepherd
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    Hi Paige,

    It is going to take a bit of time to process this new diagnosis and how your life was so terribly affected by the failure to diagnose correctly combined with being medicated incorrectly. It is a horrible thing to go through but you can survive this grief.
    I am 60 years old and was just diagnosed a year ago. My life has been ruined by the incompetence of trusted professionals who should have known better.
    I have learned as much as I can about ADHD, allowed myself to rage and despair over the what ifs. Now, I feel better than I ever have. I am struggling still to rebuild my life but I have some hope. Believe me. You have plenty of time to build yourself a wonderful new life.

    All the best,

    Susan

    in reply to: Book recommendations? #79769
    is_shepherd
    Participant

    Hi,
    I found the following book very informative.
    Adult ADHD
    How to Succeed as a Hunter in a Farmer’s World
    Author: Thom Hartmann

    In my opinion ADHD is not a mental illness, neurological disorder or a character flaw. It is a genetic difference in brain wiring. We are not defective we are different.

    in reply to: Any hyper girls out here? (Women with ADHD-combined) #79614
    is_shepherd
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    First of all ladies realize there is nothing wrong with you. Your brain is wired differently than the average person. Society is gender biased in favor of males. Females who do not behave according to cultural norms are punished and vilified. Assertive men are ballsey, assertive women are bitches. Do yourself a favor and educate yourself on the genetics of ADHD. This is not a defect rather a different brain. Yes, there are skills and knowledge needed in order to function successfully in this boring, rule driven society we live in that is geared for the average brain. Do not think of yourself as defective. You are not.

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