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  • in reply to: I went from a service industry job to a desk job! HELP #133185
    Nite-owl
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    It seems to me that your new job is the problem if you did well at your previous fast paced job. Desk jobs are not the ideal for ADDers. We thrive on movement, excitement, challenges, creativity. Sitting at a desk is the opposite of what in invigorates and drives us.

    in reply to: Can ADHD get worse with age, menopause or stress? #132581
    Nite-owl
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    Just found this site and posted about ADD and narcolepsy (yes, there’s a correlation), now I see another one…menopause. Jeez, is there no end to this madness? Scrolling back 20-30 years (I’m 72now) it’s a miracle the kids and I survived! Someone asked about menopause vs peri menopause. Meno=menorrhea, menses, bleeding. Pause=the end of it, normally 12 months after bleeding has stopped. Peri=around, the time around when symptoms of menopause begin (hot flashes, moodiness etc.) until your period has stopped for 12 months.
    For those of you suffering through this alone and unsupported, I sympathize. A caring, knowledgeable healthcare professional is key. One who scoffs, ignores or laughs is unprofessional, negligent, uneducated, rude and in the wrong profession. If possible, find a replacement. If that’s not possible, be assertive. Remember this person is working FOR YOU. You’re the boss. Good luck to all of you. This, too shall pass. Well, SOME of it, anyway. The kids will grow up eventually (most of them, hopefully) and retirement will arrive before we die too soon.

    in reply to: ADD and Narcolepsy as comorbid conditions? #132578
    Nite-owl
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    Replying to DrK. I’m happy for your success and just wanted to say that driving for long distances didn’t bother me until I was in my late forties. I could drive for a couple of hours and then would need to pull into a rest area and sleep for two hours straight before being able to continue driving. I did not have that problem earlier in life.

    in reply to: ADD and Narcolepsy as comorbid conditions? #132577
    Nite-owl
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    Well, it’s now October 2019 and I just found this site so maybe nobody else is still responding. But, yes, I have both ADD and narcolepsy. I’m a 72 year old female who self diagnosed after my my oldest son and then the other two were diagnosed. I’ve been on Adderall for 15 years (I think), can’t remember for sure. I take 30 mg on the morning, used to take another 30 after lunch, but with neurofeedback the 30 is adequate most of the time. The Adderall doesn’t help the ADD, though. I’m still easily distracted, have difficulty focusing and can’t stay on task. Fortunately I’m now retired (yay!)

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