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Re: New here and NEED your opinions and advice

I'm going to psychologist, I have an appointment and I hope he will recomend me the right treatment.
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Re: New here and NEED your opinions and advice

I don't know about Europe, but in the US, psychologists provide only counseling, and psychiatrists are medical doctors authorized to write prescriptions. Believe me, though, the quality of treatment you get varies widely from one doctor to the next, whichever kind you see.

I've been getting therapy for the better part of 20 years, and medication for about 15 of those. Because of my insurance coverage, I've seen a lot of sub-par doctors, and a couple of excellent ones. My current therapist specializes in ADD, and has it himself, as does his (adopted) son, as did his mother, and that makes a world of difference in the quality of his advice. I've finally found a psychiatrist who specializes in ADD, and the level of care and trust is the highest I've ever gotten.
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Re: New here and NEED your opinions and advice

I have another question for you,my friends. How do you describe brain fog?

I don't know if it is brain fog what I feel, but my head is in chaos! I can't read, have the strange feeling that something is moving inside my head,like flying (this part especially I want to hear your opinions about).

My mind is restless,I can't shut it down even now when I don't have anxious thoughts.

Did anyone else experienced that weird feeling in head? I'm realy worried about that.
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PLEASE please someone respond me!
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I have another question for you,my friends. How do you describe brain fog?

I don't know if it is brain fog what I feel, but my head is in chaos! I can't read, have the strange feeling that something is moving inside my head,like flying (this part especially I want to hear your opinions about).

My mind is restless,I can't shut it down even now when I don't have anxious thoughts.

Did anyone else experienced that weird feeling in head? I'm realy worried about that.
I don't know if I've felt anything moving inside my head. For me 'brain fog' felt like my head was stuffed with damp cotton balls. I had so many different thoughts, ideas, creative stuff going on, but none of it could find it's way through the cotton to make the right connection and do anything with it.

I would be talking or writing something and suddenly the word I wanted would disappear into the fog and I'd work so hard to remember what I wanted to say or write. Sometimes using a dictionary or thesaurus would help me get the word back, but by then I'd lost the train of thought and didn't know how to finish it.

I do sometimes get the fading-into-the-distance, changing-size thing. Sort of like Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (google it). But not as often since I started taking fish oil.
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Re: New here and NEED your opinions and advice

I feel like that too, just like you wrote but this thing realy worries me.
I describe that like flying empty thoughts.

When I'm not deep into thinking or creative working, I feel what I wrote in the post above. But when I start swinging my leg or doing something with my hands, it stops. I have to do something all the time so it would disapear.

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I feel like that too, just like you wrote but this thing realy worries me.
I describe that like flying empty thoughts.

When I'm not deep into thinking or creative working, I feel what I wrote in the post above. But when I start swinging my leg or doing something with my hands, it stops. I have to do something all the time so it would disapear.

Thank you Lunacie for responding
I've always done my best thinking while sitting in a rocking chair or while walking - even walking behind the lawn mower works good. It's like it keeps one part of my brain busy so it doesn't get distracted from what I'm thinking about.

I used to make my mother crazy swinging my leg(s).
My granddaughter was making all of us crazy swinging her legs.
I guess I grew out of it.
Either she grew out of it or the meds helped her mind settle down so she didn't need the activity to settle her mind.
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Re: New here and NEED your opinions and advice

It is possible.The condition that must be met with your dr is that adhd must be diagnosed before the age of seven. My psychiatrist wrote a letter stating I have ADHD, that is (1) permanent diagnosis (2)that it has been present for me since the age of eight (3) includes a persistent pattern of impulsive behavior, mood swings etc.
The testing that was done (K-Bit, MCMI-III, MMPI-2, HTP, The Hand Test, Rorschach, Mental Status Exam) however, diagnosed ADD , Predominantly Inattentive.
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Re: New here and NEED your opinions and advice

How the hell can I explain to my doctor that I may have ADHD even if I wasn't diagnosed as a child?!
I'm taking meds for anxiety, and I'm not anxious anymore, thanks God, but my racing mind drives me crazy!

My body has urge to move all the time just to keep in "harmony" with my head, even when I'm tired and physically exhausted.
I'm not thinking about anything in particular, just random thoughts and I can't stop them.
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How the hell can I explain to my doctor that I may have ADHD even if I wasn't diagnosed as a child?!
I'm taking meds for anxiety, and I'm not anxious anymore, thanks God, but my racing mind drives me crazy!
If I've missed something in a past post forgive me. I was diagnosed by a mental health counselor when I was 25. I was evaluated by a child study time in elementary school, but they said that because I could hyperfocus on sports that I didn't have it.

Many people are diagnosed later on in age. Why do you feel like you need to explain that to your psychiatrist?
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He doesn't believe!
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How the hell can I explain to my doctor that I may have ADHD even if I wasn't diagnosed as a child?!
I'm taking meds for anxiety, and I'm not anxious anymore, thanks God, but my racing mind drives me crazy!

My body has urge to move all the time just to keep in "harmony" with my head, even when I'm tired and physically exhausted.
I'm not thinking about anything in particular, just random thoughts and I can't stop them.
I was diagnosed as an adult at age 59.

There are many reasons that some of us were not diagnosed as children, but that doesn't mean that symptoms weren't present at that age.

I find that Adderall helps a lot with racing thoughts and squirming, restless muscles.

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He doesn't believe!
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I was diagnosed as an adult at age 59.

There are many reasons that some of us were not diagnosed as children, but that doesn't mean that symptoms weren't present at that age.

I find that Adderall helps a lot with racing thoughts and squirming, restless muscles.



Find another doctor!
Brainstorm lives in Europe and their understanding of ADHD is far behind ours here in the States. It can be very difficult to find a doctor and get a diagnosis for a child there, far more difficult for an adult.

Hopefully, the European medical community will become better educated about the facts, like the fact that ADHD is present from birth but may not be diagnosed until one is an adult (especially in a society that disbelieves in the diagnosis at all). And I agree that, although it may be very difficult to find a doctor who does understand ADHD and is prepared to diagnose and treat it in adults, the OP needs to keep looking. It's worth it.
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Thanks people for responding and support! I hope I'll find some remedy. It's realy difficult.
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