Tikay

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  • in reply to: Older adults in Australia please #128501
    Tikay
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    Hi Rihanna,

    Would you like telling us a bit more about yourself?
    How old are you, how long have you been diagnosed and how are you doing? Are you on meds?

    Cheers, Tikay

    in reply to: Older adults in Australia please #127821
    Tikay
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    And this might be one of the reasons, I suspected this early on after I had moved to Australia:
    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/the-phrase-that-pays-schools-push-parents-of-adhd-children-to-switch-diagnosis-20190823-p52k43.html

    I was surprised to find so many children diagnosed with Asperger’s in Australia. I barely knew any back in Germany. In fact I only know one.

    I got my diagnosis after my son got his. I read a lot of books, visited a lecture and suddenly it dawned on me that this was me.
    That’s why I felt like an alien all my life.

    What you are telling about your Mum makes me think my partner might have it as well… but that’s another story.

    I had been on meds for 11 years before I moved to Australia and I was doing well. Unfortunately that brand isn’t available in Australia, so I dropped them.
    Now I would like to take them up again but I wonder whether I would have to go through the whole diagnosis process again. Not really keen on doing it again.
    I could have a letter from my former doctor translated, but not sure if that would help.

    Girls are definitely different, they usually aren’t hyperactive (but can be on the inside!), daydreaming is an issue and being quiet and that’s why they fall under the radar.

    in reply to: Older adults in Australia please #128383
    Tikay
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    Hi Penny,

    still can’t find my post… strange.

    I live about 70 km north of Brisbane CBD 😉
    Lovely little country town, perfect for me!

    I know Cleveland, we used to live in Manly West for a couple of years.

    Cheers, Tikay

    in reply to: Older adults in Australia please #128375
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    My answer to your post went into moderation… I realised I should not have posted a link… sigh. Must have missed that part of terms and conditions.

    in reply to: Older adults in Australia please #128374
    Tikay
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    Hi Pennyshore,

    May I ask which Psych doctor you are seeing in Brisbane (I live north of Brissie)?

    Back in Germany one of my sons was diagnosed at the age of 8, he is also Dyslexic. During that time I read a lot of books and went to a lecture and it dawned on me (actually a lot of light-bulbs went on!) that he got it from me…
    I went to see a Neurologist/Psychiatrist and had my diagnosis immediately.
    Went on meds right away, took them for 11 years.
    Unfortunately that brand isn’t available in Australia. It’s a generic Ritalin. Different filler, everything else is the same.
    I started with the normal tablets 4x 5mg. Increased to 6x 5 mg. After a couple of years I changed to the slow release tablets – 3x 10 mg, every 6 hours, that covered my whole day until I was asleep. It was important for me to fall asleep while the last pill was still working.
    Never had to increase my dose, never developed tolerance.

    Since this brand isn’t available here, I dropped my medication but at the moment I am looking into getting back on them.

    But bl&%$dy h&%ll is it complicated and expensive!!

    In Germany Neurologists, Psychiatrists or any other specialists are covered by public healthcare. I only had to pay a certain amount for the meds (I think it was about 10 € per pack).

    I have a letter from my doc with my diagnosis but I wonder whether it’s worth it to have it translated (more cost!). I am scared to go through the whole diagnosis process again. That’s one reason I have been putting it off for so long
    (Moved here in 2011.) This and I was doing ok so far. And procrastination… 😉

    If you have any questions – fire away!

    Quick question – there is no private message function here, is there?

    Cheers, Tikay

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Tikay.
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    in reply to: Older adults in Australia please #127803
    Tikay
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    Hi Macushla68,

    Oh yes, yesterday it took me 6 hours to finally get out of the house to do the shopping.
    When I was younger and not diagnosed I would spend hours on the sofa doing nothing, because I could not get myself to do what I was supposed to do (could not find a starting point and with what to start with, too many things on my to-do-list in my head) and therefore I denied myself doing the things I liked (crafting, hobbies etc.)

    I know exactly what you are talking about!

    I’ve just recently read about how menopause makes ADD symptoms worse…

    Somehow I feel ADD/ADHD is underdiagnosed in Australia. Not a lot of people actually know about it.

    in reply to: Older adults in Australia please #127692
    Tikay
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    Hi, I’m German but live in Queensland. I was diagnosed in Germany in 2001 at the age of 34.

    Tikay

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