Adult add symptoms medication

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Avatar n tn I consider myself to be more of a creative person than a person that enjoys memorizing infinite volumes of data(even though I am capable of this, I derive no pleasure from it). I have made extensive research concerning adult ADD and ADD in general and I do believe that in my first 6 or 7 years of school I did not exhibit any of the symptoms of ADD. I do believe, however, that these symptoms started manifesting a short time after this period of my life.
Avatar n tn so you are right, this is a very sensitive subject to bring up. I am a adult woman in my 20s who has ADD, but I know it and I know I need to take medication and get help for my ADD or else I do suffer in college... and my relationships suffer too, and just my whole life suffers. But... for someone who doesn't think they have ADD or for someone who doesn't have ADD, saying that they have ADD can be hurtful for them to hear. For me... it's just like "yup! I know!" but...
Avatar f tn You can go to your family doctor to ask about these symptoms and to inquire if you might have adult ADD. I went to my family doctor to get diagnosed.
1789235 tn?1315160481 When I was younger I was diagnosed with both ADD/ADHD I was on Ritalin, (chewables) i remember spitting them out.. but I was wondering if it is possible to still have ADD as an adult.. I find myself not paying attention at times, starting one task then moving to another always having one or more tasks not finished.. If so what can be done to help me with this and can I be re-diagnosed?.. I am not sure if this makes any sense at all..
Avatar n tn if you are unwilling to try medication, cafine can be used as ADD/ADHD medication, sounds counterintuitive but it works. Also check your library for "hunters in a gatherer's world" and "Edison Trait" these books have coping meathods and self medication options. There are also theripists specalizing in ADD treatment.good luck!
Avatar f tn I am going to discuss with my Dr. about getting ADD/ADHD medication, how do I ensure him that it is for the right reasons and not to abuse it like a lot of people do these days. I am not on any other medications and only go to the Dr. if I desperatly need too. I hate to take pills but I am trying to be the best person that I can, which means medication. I am a mother, a wife and a co-worker. I have a lot on my plates as many of us do.
Avatar f tn On several of the adult ADD sites, I have noticed a very strong link to ADD and depression. Especially if the ADD was not caught till adulthood (this is very common in women). When you were a child, it was difficult to diagnosis ADD (especially if you were intelligent). If you were a hyper little boy, you got the attention. A little girl pulling B's and C's didn't get noticed. Personally, I think that is still going on a lot today. A wonderful site for adults is http://jeffsaddmind.
Avatar m tn My kids call it "zoning out". I've been doing that most of my life...since I can first remember anyway. I was 28 when they finally gave it a name...before that it was called " just needs a spanking", "needs a lickin", " needs the electric cord", etc. My report cards were filled with "She needs more sticktoitivness" and other such malarkey.
Avatar f tn What is the process of being diagnosed for Adult ADD/ADHD? I am 44, have a 10 1/2 yr old son w/ ADHD (amongst other issues), and the more I read about minimally ADD, the more I see myself falling under that diagnosis. It's become more apparent to me as my late husband was OCD and our behaviors off-set each other. I'm not one to keep things organized, he was amazing at doing that! He cleaned, because I didn't do it the way he wanted. I could go on, but unless it's necessary, I won't.
Avatar m tn I was recently diagnosed with adult add. My doctoe prescribed adderall 20mg a day. It helps a lot with focus & motivation. But when I am at work or in social settings I feel paranoid & xtreme anxiety. My doc said he is upping my prozac that would help with social anxiety. But it will take a month to feel a benefit from that & the adderall will probably just override it. I did not take the adderall todday b4 work. I don't know what to do. Just take adderall on my days off?
Avatar f tn Is it possible for adult ADD to get worse over time? I have been taking medication on a daily basis for the past few years but have just recently noticed that its no longer as effective.
1253584 tn?1332881554 i was told by my counselor that i have adult ADD...im setting up an appt with my dr and was wondering what treatments are out there to help with ADD..?
Avatar f tn This is when I started thinking that maybe I might benefit from medication for ADD/ADHD. Anyway, thanks for validating my feelings regarding this, I guess I really do need to talk to a doctor. Surely, it would help me manage a family of 6 more efficiently.
Avatar f tn Its for adults with ADD and pretty well runs through all kinds of adult ADD stuff. Its kinda of helter-skelter, but the writer is ADD, and it tends to fit his personality I think. http://jeffsaddmind.
464044 tn?1343705643 do you feel like you are getting no where in life? all of these are symptoms of ADD, it really sounds like this is what you have, get assesed and try the meds, it is trial and error untill you get the right dose but now that I am there I feel great, I am happy and feel even (especially with regards to meed swings).
Avatar f tn It sounds like your friend has been dealing with a normal reaction of depression to her ADD symptoms she has always had. It's possible she even experienced low-self esteem because of the ADD -- it's difficult to accomplish goals and get work done and feel good about oneself, which in turn brings down self-confidence. I know you are worried about your friend but maybe the medication is actually working for her.
447130 tn?1225474466 My doctor has diagnosed me with a mood disorder and put me on Abilify. It has helped a lot but I still have NO energy, have a hard time finishing or starting tasks, poor concentration, and trouble with focus. He said it sounded like a little ADD was going on too and out me on Vyvanse. I still don't have a great amount of motivation and he said it would help this but it hasn't. I've been on it about 3 weeks at 30mg. Is my dose too low? Is it the wring med or wrong diagnosis?
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 n tn Do the meds that worked when young, work as well as an adult? Is it better to start an adult off on something like strattera since it isn't a stimulant or a controlled substance? Is it wise to even go back to taking meds...I may have a harder time in academics and stuff, but I am making it okay. I just want to be sure that I am knowledgable on both sides and on the meds before I make the decision whether or not to take them. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Ya, its a pretty good chance you have ADD. Here is a great site that lists the symptoms for ADD. You might want to see how you compare. The site is - http://www.help4adhd.org/about/what/WWK8 Its worth finding out if you do have ADD for several reasons. The main one being that even though you have been coping fairly well, you really haven't hit the really hard educational stuff. You must have pretty good intelligence.
Avatar f tn Since he has been 18 he has been couch surfing. He has been diagnosed with depression and ADD. he is not a defiantly angry type child and actually fun to talk to when he is not high. He had to enter a program because he stole with some friends. This program held him accountable to **** clean for 6 months and do the homework of the program. He was one of six that graduated out of 18. went to court and has to do a 2 year probation and his record is expunged.
284002 tn?1244551155 ADD and ADHD can be VERY, VERY frusterating. Take it from me. I know. And so can trying different medications. I have never heard of Provigil. Very common medications for adult AD/HD are Dexedrine and Adderall. They seem to be very effective for a lot of people, if taken only at the prescribed dose. But I think that people with AD/HD need a counselor or AD/HD couch to help them with their planning in life, goal setting, follow-through and to just sort of puth them along positively.
1453183 tn?1287852619 It is good that your doctors are taking him off the medication. Prescription stimulants may treat symptoms in the short-term, but in the long term they wreak havoc on the fragile dopamine system. Studies with rats at Harvard McClean University have shown that Ritalin use during juvenile years leads to depression in adulthood. This is similar to what happens to chronic users of illegal stimulants. My parents put me on Ritalin as a child. I cannot work because my depression is so disabling.
Avatar f tn The suggested I find a counselor or an ADD coach (unfortunately the latter in pretty expensive ) and perhaps try an ADD medication. You were right that some of my depression comes from the ADD symptoms - I am hoping to find some solutions that help with this. Do you have any suggestions on the first step I should take to limit this disorders affect on my life? Would a therapist who knows about ADD or an ADD coach be useful? Thanks for replying!
Avatar n tn I also understand that Buspar is used for depression which is quite welcome at this point. However, I feel that my greater issue is with the ADD symptoms. The medication was described to me in MD's office as helping with ADD, however I cannot find any information to verify that these two drugs together are aiding in this aspect. If I were able to manage my time efficiently, I would have the normal free hours for myself to manage the other aspects of my life.
Avatar m tn You could have recovered from the symptoms of ADD for some time since taking medication and this may be the reason you see improvement even after stopping the drug. However, you may need counseling or some behavior therapy in the long run. Also you may need to take some other medication in the long run. Please try and consult a psychiatrist as soon as you can arrange it. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
2110632 tn?1334189982 And, many times caused by the ADHD. Your symptoms at home are certainly consistent with ADHD or ADD. But, you should also had problems at school. But, in school, how far did you get and what was your GPA. I have seen many adult posts where they were intelligent enough to get through high school, but had a lot more problems in college.