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Free Guide: Organize Everything Today!

Follow the 73 tips in this free downloadable resource — small changes that promise big improvements — to achieve less clutter, fewer hassles, and greater tranquility.

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  1. I am now 68 and only realised I have ADHD 3 years ago!

    I always knew I was not stupid, but struggled in school. Stuff I found interesting was never a problem, but long boring projects I just could not do, especially during holiday time. Knowing that I was going to get in to serious trouble for not doing the holiday homework still could not motivate me. I believed I was just very lazy!

    Had a very successful career and never realised I had a problem until I started to find it difficult to remember important things and started to write down everything. Also started to develop anxiety which got worse and worse as time went bye. From age 50 I realised something was just not right in my mind and started to search for answers with periodic counselling, Psychiatrists, Physiologists and all sorts of professionals providing pills and advice. Was also driving my wife mad with my absentmindedness!

    Then a few years ago a Physiologist asked me if I had ever looked at Adult ADHD, said no, laughed at her but did read up on it. The Penny dropped, at first very slowly.

    I did one of the questionnaire tests, then asked my wife of 45 years to complete the same test as if she was me, my results showed I had ADHD with 90% certainty. My wife’s results showed a much higher positive score!!

  2. I am wondering if I have ADHD. If I am, it certainly came late in life. I am 76 years old and began having a lot of physical problems about 5 years ago and then, I became so disorganized, lose focus too easily and often. Lately, I am suffering more depression and don’t like myself. I have been retired for 15 years fro a nursing career which I loved. And my patients loved me – I still get comments from people, some I don’t remember any more – about the nursing care I gave them or their loved one and how my nursing care helped them during such stressful times. I was the only one on my ICU nursing staff that could get along with hard to deal with patients or families and doctors. (The drawback to that is those families, patients and doctors only wanted to deal with me!) I grew up poor in material things but rich in love.

    I can say that one thing that makes me think I might be ADHD is my 15 y.o. ADHD grandson that my husband and I have raised since he was 2 and a half. I am seeing many of the problems he has in my own life . He is doing well by the way with help from our family and friends and his school staff.

    Well, enuff already from me!! I am planning to get counseling as soon as I can find time!!!

    1. Hi Snow,
      Thank you for your outstanding nursing career and the many years of kind, nurturing care you bestowed upon your patients. It sounds like they were very fond of you! I am not an expert, however ADHD runs in my family. My mom, both children, father, brothers, and I all have been diagnosed with it. Some of us take medication for it, some prefer not to. I take medication and still struggle daily with things such as organization, staying on task, I have no concept of time, I’m always late no matter how hard I try, my attention span is worse than a child’s, and I can’t just sit still. If I do, I will fall asleep. I wish I could help you more, but I’m really afraid to say one way or the other without more symptoms or information about your habits/routine. There are self tests online that you can check (go over the symptoms), and based on your score it will tell you if you either likely have or likely do not have ADHD. You shouldn’t have to put in any personal information to do it, if it asks for that please find another site that doesn’t require your information, (they don’t need your info for you to take a simple survey). But the reason your question caught my eye is because my mom just went through some of the same things you were explaining. She is 63 I believe and post menopausal, but she also has ADHD. She does take medication for her ADHD, but was still having similar symptoms to what you described. After numerous doctor visits, psychiatrist and counselor visits, lots of trial and error medication, nothing was working. I bought her a book about Surviving post menopause, (I don’t remember the name but I can find out and let you know if you’d like), and she soon realized the book was describing all of her symptoms. Her hormones were off! We opted for the all natural progesterone, it’s a natural balance cream that rubs into your skin, and within a few days she was feeling like a new woman! She said that she would have never known or guessed that something so simple could cause so many problems! The doctors never said a word about it. Considering you are a nurse, you may already know all about that kind of stuff, but if I can help someone else like I helped her, it’s well worth trying. I sure hope you figure it out and I hope you get to feeling better and back to normal soon. Please update us if you find out what it is. Best wishes Snow.
      Warm Regards!

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