Adult add symptoms treatment

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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 f tn What are some of the treatment options for adult ADD-inattentive? My doc put me on Wellbutrin XL 150 mg once a day but it's not really helping. I still get very distracted and can't focus on just one thing. Are there any adults that have experienced success with other medications? I already take Omega-3 fish oils, B-complex, etc. and exercise 30 min./day Thanks!
Avatar n tn I have many of the symptoms, over the eleven. My question is at what point should I seek treatment? I guess to others I might look like I function quite well but really I am a mess. I am no longer depressed, but that's about all i can say.
Avatar f tn Discoverering ADD/ADHD is becoming more common in adulthood. What kind of symptoms are you having?
Avatar f tn As for differences between bipolar and adult ADD - google has information, personally I believe adult ADD to be up their with childhood *** as about most over diagnosed thing around and do not remotely believe its as prevalent as people say - I have met plenty of adults who claim to be ADD and not one of them truly fits the symptoms and the behaviours but hey they get ritalin and it works so they must be ADD right? * Ritalin works on non ADD and ADD people in most cases...
Avatar m tn I have battled depression since I was a teen and recently was told I have adult add. I find myself not really wanting to ever go any where or do anything and I am very irritable. I feel like a horrible mother and like I am not doing what other mothers whom seem to have it all do. I love my kids very much. I find myself constantly wondering what if this happens what if that happens. I seem to worry about everything actually. Money, bills, house work I need to get done.
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 even social aquaintences seem to ask if I have ADD/ADHD. After talking to some friends with ADD I am convinced that some sort of treatment/medication would greatly help my daily function. How do I begin to see about this? What kind of doctor do I see. Is he going to laugh at me as an adult asking about an illness that seems to be diagnosised in childhood? I just don't even know where to start. Do you have a good reccomendation on how to begin, what I'm sure will be somewhat of a process?
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 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.
Avatar f tn now with that said i have been trying to get treatment for my add and feel like my treatment options are based around my past addiction. i was diagnosed with add in highschool and put on vyvanse for about a year (my parents thought i was too young to be taking stimulants so they took me off it). it worked amazingly with focus and keeping my racing thoughts organized.
Avatar n tn I don't have any medications to add,but I think that if you and your psychiatrist want to try Concerta at a small dose, that would be your best bet. I would also encourage you to discuss another psychological aspect of the problem. You are making a big mid life change..this is an identity change. Its one thing to be a nurse, but its a lot harder to be a student at this age, so think more about the kind of normal conflict I would expect you to have.
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707438 tn?1240963240 I know I have ADD as an adult and it can be frustrating. I get distracted easily and what really bugs me is I will get excited about some project but become quickly bored and leave it. So I always have half finished projects. RR is right, though, about the creativity. I guess it has it's good points. I think you learn to compensate a lot as an adult. But yes, adults certainly can have ADD. I don't think you just outgrow it. You learn to deal with it better, that's all.
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 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.
1453183 tn?1287852619 Hey CBL welcome back!!!! Although, we will probably have some disagreements, I totally agree with your web site about checking into other factors that can cause AD/HD symptoms. I think too many doctors (probably usually pediatricians cause they tend to be way too busy to have the time) go for the simple fix. Things like sleep apnea, allergies, toxins, etc. are definitely worth looking into. And I do agree with you that the long term effects need more study.
Avatar f tn Hi there, I am a little frustrated - I've been trying to get some help for what I suspect is adult ADD, and I keep on hitting dead ends. I've asked my regular doctor, a psychiatrist, and a few more people in the mental health field (a counsellor and a social worker) and never seem to get an answer on what to do. Because I am also depressed, there was often the response of "let's fix your depression first, and worry about that later".
220090 tn?1379170787 Wow, I never connected my behavior, and post-tx symptoms to any one particular medical affliction...but after just reading a list of adult ADD symptoms on the web...I would have to say that I currently have just about EVERY one! Thank you for the insight, and I will follow up on this line of thought immediately. I never functioned like this before my two tx'es....but now, after reading the web sites for ADD, feel like I could be a "poster child" for the illness.
Avatar m tn Emotional difficulties Many adults with ADD/ADHD have a hard time managing their feelings, especially when it comes to emotions like anger or frustration.
Avatar f tn The psychiatrist that I've been seeing for other meds simply opened his DSM manual, listened to my symptoms and asked if I wanted treatment. I didn't like this attitude either. So I'm going to go with my family doctor on this one. I also see a very good therapist who will support me, but has mixed feelings about the ADD diagnosis. Thanks again.
Avatar f tn Hello All, I have just started going to the Mental Health folks here at my Air Force Base for multiple issues (sleeping problems, anxiety in certain situations, difficulty concentrating for periods of time, ect...). My question is, I know that both ADD and GAD have pretty much the same symptoms, can I have both or can their be a miss diagnosis of either one.
1541754 tn?1294335020 I started smoking 15 years ago in highschool when I was untreated for ADD, but then my addiction to cigarettes got completely out of hand after I left home - and Ive always felt like I could only focus my best when smoking or if I had a lit cigarette in hand - which more or less resulted in me constantly chain smoking. Even after I started treatment for ADD, Im still totally addicted to cigarettes.
Avatar f tn 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. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/ADD---ADHD/Being-judged-for-having-ADHD/show/1327105 You ask about resources for people like you. My first question would be - what kind of a doctor is your doctor? I have seen too many stories in my 3 or so years on this forum where the doctor didn't have a clue.
Avatar n tn Congratulations on trying to do something about what is going on with you. Well, the first thing you probably need is to get a real good idea of what ADHD or ADD is. The link on this site is pretty good. http://www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD Another good site is - http://www.healing-arts.org/children/ADHD/ Meds might well help you - or not. There really is only one way to find out.
Avatar f tn he can wake me up,though.just to add,about 2 yrs ago i was date raped and he didnt believe me-he accused me of cheating on him even though he had broken up with me and set me up with the man who date raped me.i was always angry that he wouldnt believe me because i didnt call the police,didnt throw him out right away(i sat curled up in my bedroom on the floor in a ball for over a day)and he believes im the type that wouldve fought more.
429949 tn?1224695179 HAS ANYONE HAD ADULT ADEM? I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH THIS FOR NOW, BUT NEUROLOGIST IS STILL CHECKING ME WITH REPEAT MRI's EVERY SIX MONTHS TO WATCH FOR EVIDENCE OF MS. HAS ANYONE GONE THROUGH ADULT ADEM OR HAS ANYONE BEEN STUCK BETWEEN THESE TWO DIAGNOSIS' S. AS ADEM IS RARE IN ADULTS I WOULD BE THANKFUL TO TALK TO ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS ILLNESS AND CAN GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT.
322138 tn?1306246734 and told me to come back when he's back till that time I was supposed to get of off Codeine and I never made it back to his office after that and I am still addicted to Codeine and my life is a complete mess financially, I hate my self for not being able to control it but after reading about Ritalin and the exp's of many ppl here, may anybody who's gone through being diagnosed as having Adult ADD and taking meds for it please give some advice on how do I really move forward from here and wh