Adult add symptoms medication

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1789235 tn?1315156881 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 she is experiencing symptoms of any sort of disability, included ADD... and those symptoms are getting in the way of her functioning ability (sometimes theses things don't get in the way of people functioning ability)... then it might be good if she had support and help. A visit to her family doctor might be a place to start. Or, a visit to a counselor or psychologist. If she was still IN school...
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.
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 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.
Avatar n tn My husband was dianosed with Adult ADD last year. He has tried Ritalin and Paxil. His Dr. does not like to use Cylert. The Ritalin created negative mood swings and depression. The Paxil did not seem to have any effect. Exercise seems to be the one thing that makes a positive difference in the typical ADD behaviors. Is there a medication that assists in the production of the chemicals present in the body during exercise or one that you might recommend trying next?
1858622 tn?1319813203 I do recommend some on line sites which have a lot of useful information since they are aimed at adults by adults with ADD. The two sites aimed at the adult ADD sufferer that you might want to check out are totallyadd.com and http://jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors. Both sites are done by people with ADD. totallyadd was actually a PBS special and consequently is a series of short videos. Quite entertaining and useful. Jeffs add mind really reflects him.
Avatar n tn My husband (54years) has adult ADD. He is seeing a psychiatrist, who prescribes Concerta. He's been on it for about 6 months - says that, while it hasn't been a magic bullet or anything, that he feels more focused with it. This is the problem: I find him increasingly difficult to live, due to his list of symptoms. Sometimes, they seem to be getting worse. I guess I feel that there are other things he could be doing to manage this illness. But he never follows through on anything.
490665 tn?1210334012 was wondering if adult add goes un detected for quite a while, its just i suffer with anxiety and have been told its a side effect of add or adhd, i have always been quite hyperactive as a person and as a young person was very unruly and troublesom and did not quite understand why i was like that and why i was doin things wrong, i always have compulsions to get in trouble and still do, i also suffer with a bad temper but i dont mean to have these outbursts they just happen!!
Avatar n tn My husband was dianosed with Adult ADD last year. He has tried Ritalin and Paxil. His Dr. does not like to use Cylert. The Ritalin created negative mood swings and depression. The Paxil did not seem to have any effect. Exercise seems to be the one thing that makes a positive difference in the typical ADD behaviors. Is there a medication that assists in the production of the chemicals present in the body during exercise or one that you might recommend trying next?
Avatar n tn I am very patient and organized when it comes to school work, but all other aspects go exactly with ADD symptoms. I don't suffer from hyperactivity, I go from ups and downs very easily, I can get easily upset. But what frustrates me the most is that since I get good grades, no one believes I could. They say it's perfectly normal, that I'm just being stupid over nothing.
Avatar f tn Our Dr says he is the poster child for Adult ADD/ADHD. He has also been diagnosed with a leaking Mitral valve prolapse. And was placed on Pinodol. He is also on Suboxone for loratab addiction. He has been put on adderall then taken off due to it not helping him. Was put on Vyvanse and was having severe side effects from that. So he was placed on the same dosage of Adderall that he was on previously. 20 mg 2 times a day, and was also put on Zoloft.
Avatar f tn It has been the last couple years that I realize that I have it. My twins were on heavy medication when they were young for ADD. Never crossed my mind that I have it also. I just felt flawed. Unable to succeed at the challenges of life like others. I am slowly accepting there is a reason I am different. Have learnded to cope and make progress. I just need understanding and help. I expect that my husband has it also. What a team.
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.
Avatar m tn There are two sites aimed at the adult ADD sufferer that you might want to check out are totallyadd.com and http://jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors. Both sites are done by people with ADD. totallyadd was actually a PBS special and consequently is a series of short videos. Quite entertaining and useful. Jeffs add mind really reflects him. Has much more adult interaction. Both are worth checking out. They might be more helpful to you then the mj.
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.
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.
Avatar f tn Deplin is a folic acid supplement. It certainly wouldn't hurt to try it. Tend to have my doubts, but I have read where it has made some anti-depressant meds more effective. Many of the stimulants used for medicating ADD can be addicting because they are stimulants. However, someone with ADD or ADHD usually does not become addicted because they don't get the "rush" from the meds. Some of the stimulants are formulated to make abuse even more unlikely.
1253584 tn?1332877954 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 My neighbor also has add and as an adult chose to not take medication. She does this same kind of heavy work and deep pressure combination. Lifting weights, swimming are excellent for slowing one's nervous system. also implementing organizational tools to keep you on task is helpful. You could ask your psychiatrist for strategies for dealing with what you feel are add/adhd symptoms that are non medical.