Adhd symptoms in women

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Avatar m tn By the way, I have seen several studies that show that sleep apnea can produce ADHD like symptoms. In fact, there have been several posters on here that have had sleep apnea, been treated and their daytime behaviors definitely changed. Has anybody ever commented about you snoring or breathing loud at night? "Regardless of type, an individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening.
Avatar n tn A diagnosis for adult ADD/ADHD must show that the symptoms started in childhood. For various reason many people with ADD/ADHD reach adulthood without an ADD diagnosis. I was diagnosed after two of my children were. I was in college as a psychology major at the time and did most of my research papers on it because I was worried about what that meant for them. Most research and information seems to be geared toward children but it is being recognized more and more in adults.
Avatar f tn // Since you mentioned, "if the discipline fits the crime." which is a really, really important concept. Here is a really good link on that.
Avatar f tn Hi, answered your post about your daughter and figured I should do the same for you. My first thought is that you certainly have some of the symptoms of ADHD or ADD. And, of course, if you have it (or your husband) - it dramatically increases the chances that your daughter could also have it. You are probably fairly intelligent or it would have/should have been picked up in school. Although girls, especially girls with ADD, don't get noticed as easily as all of those bouncy boys.
Avatar n tn controlling fidgeting, sustaining attention to boring tasks, completing and turning in work, time management and loosing their stuff. Young women with ADHD often primarily complain of trouble paying attention, though they can also have problems with impulse control (giving in to temptation without thinking--such as shoplifting, sex, cutting class or smoking).
Avatar f tn While they are getting better at spotting it, finding ADD in women is hard especially since we rarely have ADHD (with that hyperactivity part) so it is more subtle. I guess I am lucky to have a good psyc that I have been working with for about 10 years so we have that level of trust and partnership... When I told my mom, boss and some close friends, EVERY SINGLE ONE said "and that surprises you how?!?!?!
Avatar n tn Sometimes I have to leave the area or move to a different part of the room because I cannot concentrate in class. Is this ADHD ?
Avatar f tn And yes, there are several things that can cause ADHD symptoms that are not ADHD - and they should be checked out! But your symptoms are also classic ADHD as well as your self medication reactions. To get a feeling for what adult ADHD is like check out the link and the advice posted here. You ask about resources for people like you. My first question would be - what kind of a doctor is your doctor?
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Avatar n tn A parent with TD or a parent who has the gene for TS has a 50/50 chance, with each pregnancy, to pass the gene on. Tourette’s particular gene does not manifest its symptoms in everyone. In other words, if a parent passes the gene on to a child, the child may not have any symptoms of the disorder. If a daughter inherits the gene, there is a 70 percent chance that she will have at least one of the signs of TS.
Avatar m tn I have two relatives, both wonderful, talented musicians and they are totally ADHD. In fact google famous people with ADHD and you will see having ADHD and being talented is very common. Its trying to do what you do in the normal life situations with ADD that's driving you nuts. The fact that you did decent in school, weren't a hyperactive problem causing boy, is probably why you didn't get noticed.
Avatar m tn Thre are natural things you can take and do to subside the symptoms. I hust learned that if you cut out all yellow food dye in your diet, it may help. Good luck!
329950 tn?1194801117 In addition, there is mood congruency in ADHD, that is, the mood reaction is appropriate in kind to the trigger. Happy events in the lives of ADHD individuals result in intensely happy and excited states of mood. Unhappy events and especially the experience of being rejected, criticized or teased elicit intense dysphoric states. This "rejection sensitive dysphoria" is one of the causes for the misdiagnosis of "borderline personality disorder'.
521840 tn?1348844371 David Goodman*, researchers emphasized that the same symptoms we recognize in childhood ADHD also occur in adults. These same childhood symptoms take on different forms in adults with ADHD. For example, most adults with ADHD are not floridly hyperactive. Instead, an adult is more likely to report ‘inner restlessness’ or problems with impulsivity.
Avatar f tn L- theanine (amino acid found in green tea) is the natural ADHD solution. Excerpts from Good 4 all - pure L-theanine 200 mg: L-theanine has been demonstrated to: • induce relaxation • lower stress • diminish symptoms of PMS • support normal, health attitude during PMS • increase mental acuity • improve learning ability and performance • increase concentration • adds unami (a brothy or savory) taste when added to water, coffee, tea, etc.
Avatar f tn is it that common to put a child that young under medication, or to diagnose him as ADHD , i am living in medial east.
Avatar f tn I was researching your sleeping problems in Dr. Parkers book, New ADHD Medication rules. I noticed he said that Benadryl often brings a hanover the next day. (possible headache cause?) And that it also blocks the the 2D6 pathway which causes a stimulant accumulation (144). This means that the Adderall drug doesn't seem to be working, then after awhile it accumulates to the point where you get rage, mind racing, sleep deprivation (p72).
865817 tn?1255285681 I understand what why people would say the things about the meds they put kids on and I felt the same way. ADHD and ADD runs in my family and I know what Ritalin did to my brother and I didn’t want that to happen to my son. After almost a year of getting kicked out of every daycare imaginable I was facing having to get out of the Army which I could not afford at the time. Once they put him the meds it was like a miracle. Also, ask your doctor to place her on a time release pill.
Avatar f tn I think most people who come in here have children or had Children who have ADD,ADHD. And we come in to tell what has happen to our Child and what you might try to do to help your Child. I know how hard it is ,and still know how hard it is for everyone .But I will never put any of my Children on these drugs after what has happen to my youngest son after being on these drugs.
Avatar n tn low ferritin causes confirm loss of hair in women .......the range of normal is rediculous .....for women /or below 30 you will feel the symptoms and your H and Hg can still be normal and your serum ferritin that low .......and there is research in other countries that show low serum ferritin causes depression ....ADHD .......and low thyroid problems ....heart palpitations and shortness of breath ..especially with exercise !!! .....
Avatar f tn When I was a child, I was tested over and beyond my intelligence range in comparison to the children my same age bracket, in turn, had a physiological chemical off -balance. I was diagnosed with OCD, ADHD, ABC, DEF, you name it!!! I had it. My mother wasn't for putting me on medications; she was afraid of the damage it would place on my liver. I was extremely young when I was diagnosed by the way.
Avatar m tn I and my husband are together for more than 18 years now. Even if he has ADHD, he still manages to keep his job for a long period of time, and that will always be something I can really be proud of. Now that he's in his 40's everthing's changed. He gets jealous at times. He's not like that before, not like even close. I don't know what happen to us or is this something that I can blame his disorder. Some people go through this midlife crisis, right? What should I do?
5274485 tn?1385863767 The symptoms are clinical the same for both boys and girls. My own experience in meeting girls with autism spectrum disorders confirm the clinical view; I have yet to find a girl with autism spectrum disorder who differ from my self and other boys with autism spectrum disorder I know in talk of symptoms.
Avatar f tn tiredness (not sleeping well at all), ringing in the ear and so many other symptoms- it seems I have all the symptoms possible. I have gone twice to a Cardiology hospital during the Christmas Holidays and they said that everything was ok (had blood work and EKG done 2 times). I have gone to see a doctor for the ringing in the ear and told him about the constant headaches and pains in back of head, neck etc ... he said can all be caused by tension.
Avatar f tn Went to dr. in Nov. (different than 1st one). Goiter immed. noticed. Strong symptoms fit to hypothyroidism. Full bloodwork with FreeT4 and TSH. All PERFECT. FreeT4 1.13(range 0.76-1.46), TSH 1.454(range 0.358-3.740). Ultrasound done in Dec..gen dr. stated nodule on left side. Eye, nose, neck specialist today (Jan2)..stated 2 small solid nodules, clean margins, not suspicious. Too small to warrant FNA. Per ultrasound gland measured slight larger than norm, but not concerned. But then dr.
Avatar n tn I used to spend the whole evening exercising 5-6 days a week in my mid-20s back in college without ever getting any symptoms such as these. But, now in my early 50's I come down with flu-like symptoms even with a mild weight workout--but no problems with walking for 40-50 minutes uphill to break a mild sweat. My internist Dr.'s response has been: "I don't know what to say!
Avatar n tn as this can do permanent damage to the nerve cells in your central nervous system(brain and apinal cord), cardiopulmonary system and smooth muscle in your digestive tract( mainly the large intestine as these are the areas of the body where opiate receptors are widely spread. Tapering as slowly as possible will almost eliminate withdrawal symptoms. Once you stop taking them you will probably feel some withdrawal symptoms so always taper as slowly as possible toward the end. xoxo- D.
473036 tn?1211760512 Thanks Cryslas, the symptoms also sound like some of the ones for adult ADD what is hypersexuality? in women can these symptoms get worse when you are all hormonal and due for a period, especially the depressive feelings?
662361 tn?1225338107 , but there are many testimonials out there of autism like disabilities and ADD/ADHD in children born to women with Lyme (by patients AND some doctors). If you do have Lyme, your children also need to be examined by a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor. Good luck! Please feel free to message me if you'd like to. My heart goes out to you. I remember how I felt when I was so incredibly sick and how desperate I felt.