View Full Version : Roll Call - South Carolina Attention Deficit Disorder


Tara
12-20-03, 07:11 PM
This is a roll call for members living in South Carolina . Please give a brief intro.

Name
Location
Relationship to AD/HD

MadMike
12-21-03, 10:20 AM
MadMike

Rock Hill, SC

I know I have AD/HD, but have never been diagnosed or treated.

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queenbjan
04-24-04, 08:30 AM
Hi,

I'm Janice Green from Hemingway, SC.

I knew something was peculiar about the way I think and read from high school days, but it wasn't until I was in my late 40's that I figured out what it was. At that time my new husband and I were too broke to go to a doctor to diagnose the problem so I had to wait until I found better employment with good insurance four years later.

Now that I have the diagnosis (the doctor was 80 miles away) I wish I could find a doctor nearby who treated ADD in adults and a suupport group. Maybe this forum will be some help in making that happen.

The biggest towns/cities nearby are Florence, Conway. Myrtle Beach, Georgetown and Sumter.

beth1
06-23-04, 08:14 PM
hi I'm beth1
i'm from charleston. I was diagnosed 5-6 yrs ago. also i struggle with ADD's best friend depression. will post a better intro a later time
thanx

Patricia
08-15-04, 04:36 PM
Hi! I'm Patricia from Columbia and was diagnosed with OCD and ADD when I was in my 30's.

1momof2boys
12-16-04, 09:13 PM
Hi,
I'm Dana from York. I would like to know and to speak to other parents in the area on dealing with School issues for my 2 ADHD sons ages 9 and 11.

CircleSpring
01-07-05, 11:56 AM
Hi, I'm Michelle in Columbia. Age: 40

Recently diagnosed with GAD, ADD, OCPD, depression. Also have sleep apnea, IBS, hypothyroid, am overweight.

Have started Strattera. Hoping for good results.

MotherHen
02-17-05, 02:32 AM
Hi. I'm new to the group. My name is Valarie, and I live in Summerville, which is about 30 minutes from Charleston. I have a 5 year old son with ADHD. His pediatirician diagnosed him last year and gave him Adderall. We weren't given any other means of therapy to help him cope with this. After having some problems at school with his inattentiveness (severely inattentive at times) and impulsivity (almost got hit by a bus a few weeks ago), we realized that we needed to do much more for him than give him a pill with his juice everyday. So, now we're investigating other ways to help him. And we are just SO lost. We don't really know where to go from here, other than get behavior mod. therapy. The psy. put him on Stattera 18 mg. and Adderall 5 mg. x 2 a day, and we'll hopefully begin with the behavior modification in the next few weeks.

If anyone could tell me if we're on the right path, I'd appreciate it. Hope to talk to some of you guys soon.

Mystic_Oracle
06-18-05, 09:38 PM
Hi. I'm new to the group. My name is Valarie, and I live in Summerville, which is about 30 minutes from Charleston. I have a 5 year old son with ADHD. His pediatirician diagnosed him last year and gave him Adderall. We weren't given any other means of therapy to help him cope with this. After having some problems at school with his inattentiveness (severely inattentive at times) and impulsivity (almost got hit by a bus a few weeks ago), we realized that we needed to do much more for him than give him a pill with his juice everyday. So, now we're investigating other ways to help him. And we are just SO lost. We don't really know where to go from here, other than get behavior mod. therapy. The psy. put him on Stattera 18 mg. and Adderall 5 mg. x 2 a day, and we'll hopefully begin with the behavior modification in the next few weeks.

If anyone could tell me if we're on the right path, I'd appreciate it. Hope to talk to some of you guys soon.
I read your post and I noticed that you wrote you give him Adderall with his juice everyday. If it's orange juice, that's part of the problem, because anything with citric acid/Vitamin C decreases the effectiveness of the Adderall. Try giving him water and see if that helps.

Gourmet
06-18-05, 10:05 PM
South Carolina......funny, I have lived in all of the above places!
Diagnosed adhd April 2005

CircleSpring
06-19-05, 10:03 PM
Anyone out there know of any ADD support groups in Columbia for adults recently diagnosed?

Miakoda65
06-29-05, 01:00 PM
Hi, I live in Lancaster and am originally from Rock Hill. I was diagnosed with AD/HD and depression 3 years ago and just started taking Adderall last week.

LegalBlondie
07-22-05, 09:12 PM
Hello, all! This is Donna and I'm in the Aiken/Augusta area. We have 2 add-ers in our house, me and my 16 y/o daughter. Life is certainly never boring here!

jillsy27
10-04-05, 08:00 PM
Can anyone recommend any good Psychiatrists in the Charleston area?

riskman
10-25-05, 10:35 PM
My name is Bill from Columbia. I am very successful, but not for years after college-- I kept finding myself in the wrong job. Finally, I was diagnosed and treated. However, can anyone recommend any good Psychiatrists in the Columbia area?

AddysonsMom23
12-09-05, 05:35 PM
23 married sahm in greenville sc. Inattentive add.

sd2001
12-24-05, 05:38 PM
Can anyone recommend any good Psychiatrists in the Charleston area?
I don't know if you are still around or if you are still looking, but this was the guy that diagnosed me:

Name: David P. Sarnoff, Ph.D.,ABPP
Title: Psychologist
Address: 7 Gamecock Ave., Suite 706
Charleston, South Carolina, 29407
Phone: (803) 556-8503
E-mail: sarnoff@charleston.net
Areas Served: Summerville, Mt.Pleasant, Goose Creek, Folly Beach, Charleston, North Charleston
Professional Associations: American Psychological Association, Academy of Counseling Psychology, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Organization Type: Private Practice
Staff: Under 3
Types of Therapy/Theoretical Orientations: Adult Assessment, Cognitive-behavioral, Eclectic, Family/Marital, Humanistic, Hypnosis, Mental Imagery, Relaxation Training, Solution Focused
Disorders Treated: ADHD/ADD, Adjustment disorders, Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, Depression/dysthymia, Mens Issues, Psychological testing, Womens Issues, Phobias, Marital Problems, Career Issues, Stress Management
Fees: Insurance, Medicare, Set cash fee
Office Hours: M: 9am-8pm, T: 9am-8pm, W: 9am-8pm, Th: 9am-8pm, F: 9am-7pm
Additional Information: Feel free to call me or e-mail me, and I will be happy to discuss with you how I may be able to help with your specific concerns.

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sd2001
12-24-05, 05:41 PM
I'm new to the board. 27 year old male in Charleston. I have been quietly perusing these forums for the past few months while going through the rather arduous process of getting diagnosed for adult ADD and, apparently, an "Aural Learning Deficiency." It just means I process sounds in my head differently than others, so far as I can tell.

Anyway, you guys have an amazing support group here and I wanted to thank you all even though you don't "know" me because I have been reading the great advice all this time. Many, many thanks. I cannot tell you how much it means to me to read posts made by those that know what it is like to be frustrated with themselves as much as I have always been.

jillsy27
01-20-06, 04:36 PM
Thanks for the response! I have come across his name, but is he a Psychologist rather than a Psychiatrist? I do need to find one that can prescribe medication.

Crazy~Feet
07-04-06, 07:21 PM
Crazy~Feet, diagnosed severe inattentive at age 40, and wondering where many of the members before me are?? :confused: I know we have a few new ones from SC...c'mon and hollah y'all!

I stay in Hartsville and have an excellent psydoc, if not an excellent therapist/support system.

vdot
01-14-07, 09:07 PM
vic, Columbia SC. The only disorder I have is intolerance of people who are too slow and stupid (S2) to keep my attention. IQ test for everyone before they are allowed to procreate and I won't have to take med. any more! :) Dx ~10 yrs now; I like me I like the way G-d made me (I am fearfully and wonderfully made! :cool: ). Moved to SC from Nebraska in 1973, w/parents. ADHD easily dx, in family line all the way back to the Mayflower. I am truely thankful I am not S2; med helps me keep my temper cooled; when someone isn't stealing it or Doc stopping it (since people who do *not* have true ADHD get addicted :rolleyes: ). Peace out!

massagefever
03-26-07, 09:48 PM
I am Cathy in upstate SC.

I have been dx'd with a whole host of things fibro, depression, anxiety, obsevive disorder.

Resently I met with a dr in NC who feels I am bipolar 2 and a possible ADD componant as well.

I just searching for answer of how to get through my life with a demanding job, a husband, house, and three children.:confused:

massagefever
04-01-07, 10:51 AM
He is in NC, I see him in Columbus at Woodridge Psychiatric Associates. Dr. Kallenbach. He has been a God send!:)

greta_crouch@ya
08-06-07, 04:11 AM
hey yall,my name is greta,born and raised in columbia,s.c.i was looking at the last pst date,it was 04/07.i would love to meet some people from s.c.if there are any out there please respond,maybe if were close enough we can start our own support group.

mischief23
03-04-08, 11:11 PM
I am mischief and I'm new here. I will be inn Beaufort until this fall when I will be at USC in Columbia.

cutekitt
09-09-08, 12:10 PM
Hey guys, I posted a thread as well, and then saw this roll call. Oops. :o Ah well, my name is Kitt, I'm 24 years old, and I am currently only self diagnosed ADD (ADHD? I'm not quite sure what the difference is yet), but am looking to find a doc who can make it official and possibly get on a program of natural remedies or prescription medications, I'm willing to try just about anything at this point. I'm lucky enough to know a couple of friends already who are diagnosed with adult ADD, so I've been able to talk to them and have my own little support group, but the more the merrier! I live in Columbia. Anyone else in the area, feel free to give me a hollar!
Kitt:p

Addr68
09-25-08, 05:26 AM
Hey there I'm addr68. I live in the Charleton Metro area. I'm ADHD severe type, they tell me. I'm not sure how to chew on that lol. I've been here since the 80's except for college in Oklahoma. Nope not a Sooner. I went to another University.

chsguy88
11-12-08, 04:35 PM
Hey this is Robb reppin the chuck. I've lived in Charleston since birth, am now 20, and have ADHD Combined Type. Depression, anxiety, ptsd, and mild ocd also.

maxygolf
03-10-11, 07:40 AM
I am a 62 year old female and live in Tega Cay, SC, and was diagnosed about 18 years ago by Dr. Caroline Hart from Mecklenburg Neurological in Charlotte but now see Dr. Ashkin, since Dr. Hart specializes in children.
Tried cylert, adderal and ritalin which didn't work, I've now been on dexedrine for 18 years, which changed my life. tried several antidepressants, only geodon helped but had to stop due to irregular heart beat.
I had emdr therapy for 2 years and it was the only one that helped, but only now realize it was the ADD that destroyed my life, along with the emotional abuse from my family, peers and teacher.
been listening to the "add and loving it?" series and heard Ukrainians have the highest rate of ADD. I am Ukrainian.
ADD has led to depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, social anxiety, borderline personality, ocd, accident prone, inability to cope in the workplace, eating disorder, drug and alcohol abuse (recovering).
Presently having medication problems - price of brand name dex spansules has doubled. generic gives me migraines.
tried to lower the dose but my inattentive symptoms have returned.
are there any doctors closer to Fort Mill who treat ADD? or any support groups in York Co?

theburr
02-18-14, 03:57 PM
Hey y'all, I moved to Charlotte from NJ/NYC in 2012. I'm currently in Rock Hill but just thought I'd say hi to the Charlotte folks! It's nice down here except for the fact that I've been unable to find treatment. My NYC doc treated me remotely for a year but then I had to find my own doc and never did. At the time I was broke anyway and couldn't afford the intake fees. Now I have a little bit of scratch together and am tackling it again! My ADHD seems to be getting worse (I'm 43) which makes the process a little difficult. It is just really discouraging that so many psychiatrists don't want to see adults. It just feels like one more time in life that being an adult ADHDer is too much trouble for someone. But I will persist, and if I make progress I will share the info here! I will be cross posting in the NC thread (just made a similar post there) since I am kind of in a suburb of Charlotte.

theburr
02-18-14, 04:05 PM
are there any doctors closer to Fort Mill who treat ADD? or any support groups in York Co?

I am trying to find that out myself! I noticed that the York County Public Library sponsored a talk about ADHD a while back. Hopefully they will do one again!

American kiwi
01-08-15, 02:49 AM
If you're from a Charleston or were receiving medicine from a doctor there for add or adhd please read: I started taking adderall last year after being tested positive for add numerous times in high school and college. I've fojnd it to really help my concentration and performance at work and school. I'm hoping tou can refer me to whoever prescribed you adderall in Charleston SC since I am moving there rhis weekend and I'm nervous since I don't know anyone there or have a doctor in the state tha I have seen previously. I would really appreciate any referral you might have since I'm not sure if any primary care doctor will prescribe adderall although I have a certified copy of my testing results with me stating that I was found to have ADD after 6 weeks of testing. Please message back when you can!
Thanks for your help!
Jackie[/QUOTE]

Steph1123
09-09-16, 09:53 AM
Hello my name is Stephanie, I've been ADD since my first year in middle school i wasn't diagnosed until i was 30 and im almost 38 as November