justin7278

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  • in reply to: Anxiety and depression #169937
    justin7278
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    Hi

    You don’t mention if you are being medicated for your ADD?

    If your not this may be the best thing to address first, once medicated the medication can really help slow your mind down enough to be able to concentrate on the tasks you need to complete and your therapists assistance. meditation also becomes easier to do.

    Not saying medication works for everyone but if it does its a life line for most with ADHD

    Stay safe and good luck.

    in reply to: New to it all #106464
    justin7278
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    Wow

    Your story is so similar to mine!! I’m an electrical engineer and have tried everything you have. My advice would be to stay away from anti depressants, St. John’s wort etc it’s the wrong medication for you and will only make things worse, I don’t know if you have spoken with your physiatrist about the right treatment but for me it was a game changer. Over night my mood lifted, I had patience, focus and my drive back can’t say whether you would be the same but I definitely try it if you have t already.

    in reply to: What to tackle first in my chaotic life? #106384
    justin7278
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    Your doing what all Adhd people do!!! Your thinking of everything that you want do all at once. Sit down and write everything on to something you won’t lose or mis place. Decide which one is most important to you and number it 1, then 2 and 3 etc. Break the hole thing down into manageable tasks and start with number 1. Each time you complete one you can tick it off and it feels great. It’s the starting that’s hard good luck

    justin7278
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    Firstly why should you change? You sound perfectly normal to me👍 I’m exactly the same in a social situation with people who either don’t know I have adhd or who I choose not to tell them I have it! Usually because as we have adhd we have a great sense of who we should tell or who we shouldnt!! Who wouldn’t understand and most probably them who we don’t trust or we can see straight through.
    Sounds to me that they are fighting for air space and trying to stamp there importance on them being there. Try to enjoy and make the most of your night out and if know one wants to listen it’s there loss. Chances are you will offer a far better conversation than those trying to get ahead!! Go out, enjoy yourself and if these people don’t want to know! It’s there loss. You can soon go back to your normal environment and laugh and joke with your husband and true friends

    in reply to: Hi I need help #99812
    justin7278
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    Hi quick update on my last appointment, my doctor has decided we have tried the elvanse for long enough at varying doses and I’m now trying methylphenidate xr. The focus when I’m doing what I’m best at is so good it’s untrue but when I put my self to the test and try and do the things I either struggle with or find a bind it’s like I haven’t even taken it!! I end up bouncing around starting one task moving on to another back to the first thing I started. I then nip to the shop haha trying to stay on task is so hard my mind is constantly trying to think one step ahead causing me to jump from one task to the next it’s so frustrating. I’m alredy thinking to my self where am I going with this post? Have I gone off on a tangent

    in reply to: Hi I need help #98083
    justin7278
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    Hi Ned
    One of my other concerns is that I’ve been diagnosed and handed a pill with no support to back it up as of yet. I’ve spent all my life not being organised and I’m aware that a tablet isn’t going to cure this!! The fact that my meds calmed me initially was a breakthrough and I fully embraced them moments until I realised I wasn’t getting all areas of my ADHD under control. I will definitely look at you books and hopefully draw some good advice from them. Ideally I’d love a life coach that could help teach me how to be organised etc etc. My partner says she has seen a great improvement in my symptoms and that I’m being a bit hard on myself, guess I thought I’d get a quick fix and things would be slightly easier, I’ll have to try harder but that’s what us adhers are used to! Thanks for your reply

    in reply to: Hi I need help #98078
    justin7278
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    Thanks for your reply! You’ve actually sussed me out with your answer!! I have to see my ADHD doctor this weekend and I’m a little anxious off telling her I don’t think my meds are working, so I was seeing advice about what I should or shouldn’t feel from them. The fact you have just responded with what I really mean makes me realise I should speak up so thanks!

    in reply to: Hi I need help #98058
    justin7278
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    Hi Thanks for you reply!
    I started on Elvanse 30 which was great for me emotionally it calmed my anxiety and I’d never been so relaxed in my life, I would then crash around 2 o’clock and would be so tired I’d go to bed. My doctor solved this with a dose of Ritalin. When I saw the ADHD nurse she took me off the Ritalin and upped the Elvanse which took a while to get used to. The standard generic form I have to fill in showed there was still a lack of focus and concentration so I was upped to 60 which I really couldn’t handle even though I keep trying occasionally. I’m thinking when I see her again I’ll be trying a new medication altogether. I suppose what I’m asking is when I get the right medication will I know? Is it a light bulb moment or does it happen gradually. Thanks for anyone taking the time to respond

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