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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 ADHD tends to run in families and most adults don't realize they have it until they have a child that is diagnosed with it. About 60% of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms after the age of 18....There is a lot of debate about the disorder being possibly underdiagnosed in adults, especially in women. The numbers are around 4-6% of adults are thought to have ADHD and only 1-3% are diagnosed...
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 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 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 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?
Avatar n tn The pysc doc told me I have ADD and alot of docs misdiagnos because bi-polar and ADD have alot of the same symptoms. You sound alot like me and my symptoms. I have been reading a book that has been very helpful and amazing and think you could benifet from it." Driven to Distraction" Recognizing and coping with ADD By Edward M Hallowell,M.D.,and John J. Ratey,M.D.
299260 tn?1304219705 I think within the next month he will be here. Congrats to all the bfps and to all of you women ttc please don't ever lose hope I know easier said than done but if you believe it will happen it will. Hang in there! Lots of baby dust to you all.
Avatar n tn The only research I have found concerning that indicates that sometimes it skips a generation, in other words even though your child may not have the symptoms of tourettes he or she will still carry the genes. A prenatal blood test may show higher chances of tourettes because it detects the genes for it, but that doesn't mean the child will ever have the symptoms. There is actually very little information about tourettes, at least from what I have been able to dig up.
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!
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.
329950 tn?1194801117 Yes you can have bipolar and ADHD however many ADHD symptoms are also bipolar symptoms and the diagnosis of ADHD is often a step to a real diagnosis of BP. In all things do not accept the diagnosis without proper testing and avoid Ritalin which is bad for Bipolars in so many ways for one thing its a stimulant and for another its a dangerous drug in its own right with addictive qualities and some nasty side effects.
521840 tn?1348844371 Many adults with ADHD, particularly women, have other mental health problems related to their ADHD symptoms. As is the case with children who have ADHD, adults with ADHD are at higher risk for anxiety or depression. Because ADHD runs in families, coping with a child who has ADHD may be particularly difficult for a parent with the same disability.
Avatar n tn I am teacher's mother. 61 and ADHD. I benefit from medication but can't afford it now. She is also ADHD. There is a theory that this situation has a connection with L-dopa. My mother had Parkinson's, which is an L-dopa situation. I know others who had Parkinson's parents and ADHD children. More than a coincidence, I think. So, very much a biological situation. And genetic. I was told when teacher was young that ADHD kids sometimes exhibit "soft" neurological symptoms.
Avatar f tn Please whatever you do, DO NOT allow your son to take any ADHD meds, now or ever. My son was diagnosed with ADHD at 5 years old, he is now 17, but not knowing anything about the meds or the label ADHD back then, I agreed with the school to put him on Adderall, biggest mistake I ever made. He was labeled from that day forward, put in special ed classes, and his it destroyed his self esteem for a long time. I took him off of the meds at age 8, but those 3 years did alot of damage.
Avatar f tn I am 24 years old and I have had ADHD since i was a kid, (IDK if it can randomly start effecting you) I was on medication for it my whole childhood once they found out I had ADHD> After a while of taking adderal (i think that's how you spell it) I started to get really angry a lot and was having mood swings and depression issues and even became suicidal. I had to go into a mental health hospital for about 3 weeks to be monitored while trying new medications.
Avatar f tn // And finally, this short video by Dr Charles Parker on what happens if you treat only one part of the problem - Along with another one of his videos on medication sensitivity -
865817 tn?1255285681 Glad to hear it is working out for you and her. Because she is still in Kindergarten, homework should not be an issue yet. When it is, then it is time to talk to a doctor. In the meantime here is some homework for you. Just saw this post, these books might be worth checking out. I haven't read them yet, but I am certainly going to look into them. Dulcet1pms, Oct 07, 2009 03:33AM Hi- I also have a son with ADhD and is Bi-polar as well.
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?
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.
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?
Avatar f tn Not done at that time cause felt fine. Sept. this yr started feeling exhausted all the time. Continued and other symptoms started. 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)..
Avatar n tn I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect. Light headedness, the runs, blood pressure going up, and general fatigue. Lots of fatigue. And some irritability. I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
Avatar n tn You were not specific on the symptoms you experience, but my guess is that when you exercise you don't drink water, or you sweat to excess. This will dehydrate you and you will lose salt and other minerals. You can experience shaking of the hands, visual disturbances, headaches, stomach aches, stitches in the sides, exhaustion, low grade temps and other unpleasant symptoms. If this is the case, try drinking a fluid that has minerals in it like Cytomax.
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.