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12-20-03, 06:32 PM
This is Roll call for members living in Louisiana . Please give a brief intro.

Relationship to AD/HD

12-26-03, 10:19 PM
Melanie Cartner
Avondale, La.
ADHD and whole lotta messed up

01-06-04, 02:48 PM
Tom Edge
I have no Dr.'s diagnoses saying I have ADD. I have tested highly probable on all online tests I have taken. I began to suspect it because I seem to do better with my depression if I have stimulants. At first I discovered ephedrine helped, than phentermine, lately I've tried Ritalin and am taking that now. I do better but I suspect that Ritalin is not quite right for me. My medical treatment comes from the VA. My VA DR. seems unwilling to even discuss trying Ritalin must less anything considered stronger, i.e. Adderall. I've had substance and alcohol abuse issues in the past and having been labeled an "addict" cannot get help.from the VA with this problem. I try to show the DR. the tests, which he only glances at and then seems to reject out of hand. Perhaps this is too leanghty a reply for this forum. But, hey, I'm new.

04-28-04, 07:51 PM
Danielle Arthur, Reserve, Louisiana, ADHD/Asperger's. LOL Diagnosed at age three, was prescribed Ritalin as a child but never took it...still have difficulty sleeping at night. Hey Melanie, you're not far from me! And Tom, where is Campti?


04-28-04, 10:11 PM
Hi Danielle, Great to meet ya! Sleep???? What's that??????

07-02-04, 12:55 AM
Hi Fellow Louisiana Friends, I'm Melly from New Orleans and have ADHD, Bipolar and PTSD....Fun Eh, Sha? This is a Roll Call for anyone else from Louisiana...tell us about yourself;)

07-12-04, 10:17 PM
...I am Angel and am located in the uptown area of NO. I would love to know of a local support/info group for adults w/ADD. I was just recently dx'd and am still a bit wary of meds--but, if it'll help me get my house clean, I'll do it! :)

07-13-04, 01:54 AM
Hi Angel...I'm Mel Nice to meet ya....If all goes according to plan I may be moving uptown in August for a while:D

12-07-04, 01:07 PM
Hi folks,

This is Belynda (L8AGN) and I am in Baton Rouge. I have volunteered with the local ADHD support group (now a CHADD Chapter) since 1990. I have a teenage son with ADHHHHHHHHHHHD, anxiety, depression, and a touch of OCD just to make it interesting. Mel, thanks for sending me an email and mentioning this Forum. I'm a newbie here and just posted a far-too-long note on another thread about the CHADD Conference. I'll try to be more brief here.

In Baton Rouge we have our regular CHADD meetings on the 4th Sunday of most months. We have from 4 to 280 people in attendance. (The 280 was an aberration, but I still like to quote the number!). We have a ADDult Support Group that meetings on the third Monday of the month, but frankly, our ADDults forget to attend. That always gets a laugh but you KNOW it's true! Our last regular Chapter meeting featured a local psychologist who spoke on gender issues and ADHD. Even though we promoted this heavily to our ADDults as our yearly regular meeting on ADDult issues, NONE of them showed up, including the facilitator!!! Pretty frustrating.

Anyway, if any of you are near Baton Rouge and are interested in attending Chapter or ADDult meetings, please let me know. Maybe some new blood and fresh ideas will get them going again and will benefit you as well. Personally, if I hadn't found the local support group back when my son got kicked out of her first day care at age 3 (with four more evictions to follow in the next two years), I don't think I would have made it.


12-07-04, 01:16 PM
Hey, Bel....I actually posted something about support group meetings here in dis section......IT IS AWESOME to see ya here! I'm down here close to new orleans so I dunno If I could make it to Baton Rouge.....

I feel the same way about the forums...if wasn't for this place I would not have made it either....I actually emailed Louisiana CHADD too last night for info on ADHD that can be sent to the the websites who are telling false statements about ADD, I know emailing anyone about this is a long shot but better than not trying at all. Ya know.

12-07-04, 01:25 PM
Hi Mel,

I saw your email this morning. That's what led me to the Forum as I mentioned above. Thanks! I have been looking for an active Forum to refer some of my local folks to and this one looks great. We have message boards on our local website, but not a lot of activity.

Have you hooked up with CHADD of New Orleans? I am not certain what they offer for ADDults, but if they are like us, they would be happy to have someone interested in getting a group going. We used to have an active group that a therapist from New Orleans drove over to facilitate once per month. He is still in New Orleans, and made a presentation at a CHADD conference a few years ago, but our local group is now run by one of our ADDult volunteers who REALLY needs som help. Frankly, I am overwhelmed and can't take on anything else, but if someone out there is in our area, we would love to get the ADDult group really rolling again.

Nice to meet you!!!


12-07-04, 01:29 PM
Yeah, CHADD of New Orleans Is What I am member of 2...I went to general to post about the *discussion*

It's awesome to meet ya too. I wish it were closer or a closer meetup...maybe could Join Groups and Be active that way.

12-07-04, 01:58 PM
I will certainly post a link to this Forum on our message boards and suggest that folks check it out. Thanks again!


12-07-04, 01:59 PM
Not a problem and Thank You soooo Much :D

07-14-05, 05:53 PM
New Orleans
Self-diagnosed with online tests and trying to get a doctor's appt. for formal DX and treatment.

Many of thse posts are old. Is this forum still active?

07-15-05, 07:21 AM
Hi's nice to meet you.:) It's nice to see someone from Louisiana in the forums, yes this section is active. I think most ppl have not been able to post lately for one reason or another.

Still Kicking
07-28-05, 07:38 PM
Hello everyone-I live in the northeastern part of Louisiana and was wondering if there was any support groups that are close to me? The closest support group I found was in Shreveport and that is an hour and a half away.:eek: Any info available would be greatly appreciated.:) Thanks so much.

08-12-05, 11:21 AM
Hi guys, I'm Angie.
I was born and raised in Slidell, LA - just north of N.O. - I've also lived in Lafayette and Mandeville.
I was diagnosed ADD/ADHD combined sub-type in December 2004. I also suffer from depression, anxiety, and dyslexia. FUN, FUN!

09-28-05, 08:51 PM
Dennise in Baton Rouge, LA (Nawlins North).
SAHM of 3 boys all with ADD and one with Aspergers.

I am enjoy/suffer with ADD, Unipolar Depression & Anxiety. Goodness knows what else. I take 30mg of Adderall and still can take a nap.

09-30-05, 03:33 PM
Hi, I hope you all made it through Katrina & Rita Ok.:)

09-30-05, 05:48 PM
Hi, I hope you all made it through Katrina & Rita Ok.:)
Just minor roof damage and an extra week of the kids at home. :eek: I've read some of the problems you have had. How is it going now?

09-30-05, 10:00 PM
tree still uprooted ......need a specialist to come out cause it leaning on electric and cable wires :eek: ......tree in front yard i took care of myself and heh picking up all the shingles from the roof filled up an entire box:eek: siding......eehhh not so good burt at least mom says we qualify for FEMA $$$$ and we have to send em pics of the damnage ...FUN FUN FUN :rolleyes:

07-23-06, 12:32 AM
I am Larry from Calhoun(NE) Louisiana.I am married w/2 children-8 & 6.The 8 yr old is on adderall,and I just started metadate.I have needed a site like this for years,glad I found it!

04-17-08, 05:08 PM
This is Roll call for members living in Louisiana . Please give a brief intro.

Relationship to AD/HD Iam adhd & been 55 yrs. on the planet. I evacuated from Hurricane Katrina and went to Fla. Now that I'm back in New Orleans, it has been a series of missed Dr .'s Dr.'s Appts. Messy Trailor, no relationships (except for some family), My pre-Katrina DR. was always visiting Haiti, Looked in PH BK and didn't see his address. I saw him for 1-2yrs. Can't remember his unusual name. I NEED TO GE..T BACK ON RITALINE nEED A dR THAT WILL ACCSS AND TREAT IN THE NEW ORLAENS OR METAIRIE AREA. DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIND ONE AND NEED SOME HELP FROM THIS CHAOTIC LIFE IN FINDING A DOCTOR tHANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP

10-01-08, 05:16 PM
Hi , I'm Melinda. My family and I live south of New Orleans. My husband has ADHD and I'm suspecting that a couple of my 5 kids have it too. Hubby has the most pressing needs. We really need the name of a doctor that specializes in ADHD or at least has SOME experience with it. Anyone???...please....thanks

10-08-08, 08:59 PM
I am moving again at the end of the year. I will be living in or near Ft. Polk. We aren't sure how long we will be stationed there.

10-26-08, 01:52 PM
Hi! I just found this trhread. Not sure why I didn't see the Louisiana area before.

My name is Jen and live between N.O. and Baton Rouge. I would love to chat with others in my area. Just diagnosed recently. Trying Adderall XR.I guess I need to go post an introduction.

10-30-08, 06:39 PM
I live in Mandeville. I was diagnosed ADD in 9th grade and took Ritalin for many years. I stopped when I was trying to have children. I now have 2 children, and I desperately need to get back on some type of medication. I just can't seem to keep up anymore and feel very frustrated.

I talked to my primary care doctor about this, and she put me on Wellbutrin. It works a little bit....maybe..... but she won't prescribe anything other than that because she says that people get addicted to stimulants. (I never took beyond a minimal dose the entire time I took it as I am small and a little goes a long way for me!) She made me feel like I was asking for "drugs" for the wrong reason. I have never even smoked much less abused drugs. It was very embarrassing and frustrating for me.

Now I need to find a doctor who has experience with adult ADD on the northshore. Any ideas? Anyone???

04-17-12, 01:41 AM
Candice from Metairie! Looks like no ones been here in quite some time! ADHD-inattentive. Also anxiety and depression.

Slo-mo a-go-go
05-21-12, 05:40 AM
Hey Candy_M and any other NOLA-ites!
I like your sock puppet, Candy_M!
I read your post a while back abt med shortage. I joined ADDforums that day so I could share my local advice for that but its taken this long to actually start posting! xD
You ever go to the Northshore CHADD group?