View Full Version : Don't know what to think


JazzGirl
11-23-12, 12:47 PM
So I have been in recovery for severe anorexia for a year now. I am finally at a healthy weight and I have an amazing team (ED specialist, therapist, and dietitian). Now that my therapist and I have been working on issues not necessarily related to the ED she is thinking (my doc thinks so too) that I have ADHD-I. We think it may be the ADHD that led to the ED in the first place as a coping mechanism for the ADHD. (I have had EDs on and off since I was 15 and now I am 35).

We started figuring it out, kinda by accident, when the sudafed I was taking for a cold started helping me with the ED thoughts, anxiety, my OCD, and my focus issues. My doc said he wasn't surprised by this since Sudafed is a stimulant. They now want me to take the Connors test to make sure.

I am happy I may finally have some answers to why I feel like I have to work so hard at living life all the time. But I am scared the test will show I am fine and that I won't get the meds that they think could possibly give me the chance to finally be able to cope with everything in my life.

My husband, while very supportive of my ED recovery, is not being so supportive with the idea that I may have ADHD. My therapist also wants him to fill out the "parent" part of the Connors test. I am not sure how accurate his answers will be.

I just want to be normal for once. :(