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Old 05-21-04, 12:01 PM
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Hello to everyone. I was dating someone this past winter who was ADD, so I started doing some research, just to get educated. And what I found was a perfect description of me. ADD inattentive type. Daydreamer, hyperfocuser, easily distractible, forgetful, perpetually late, too many jobs to fit on the resume, startle easily, etc.

I have been treated for depression for sometime now (on and off for years, lately about 2 yrs straight) and now that I'm on a regular dose of fluoxetine (Prozac) it seems to have stabilized. But I was still having trouble with poor focus, losing things and motivation. I discovered I might have ADD so I mentioned it to the drug dealer (psychiatrist) when I saw him. He agreed and suggested a trial of Strattera, and it seems to be helping a bit. But I haven't had huge improvements. He's hesitant to increase the dose because there is an interaction with the fluoxetine -- he's extremely well known for what his specialty (depression), but I don't think he knows a lot about ADD. He's referred me for comprehensive testing (we'll see what the insurance people say).

I'm going to try out a support group for women with ADD, and see if that helps with tips, routines, etc.

Otherwise: Single, professional, female, 37, no kids, no pets, no plants, live alone. Would like to do something about the single, no kids, & no pets, but I'm okay with no plants. Erratic education, but managed to get through all but my thesis revision for an M.A.
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Old 05-21-04, 12:11 PM
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Welcome to the bunch Zuleika. I thought I should come say hi to you seeing as I have already ripped off one of your posts.

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