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Old 04-02-18, 01:42 PM
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Hello everyone!

My name is Elaine, and I'm a 48 y/o mom of 3 teens
I was officially diagnosed with adhd in the fall of 2012 when I underwent a neuro-psychogical evaluation by a psychologist.

However, I had already suspected that I had adhd
I've dealt with it since childhood. I didn't exhibit hyperactive behavior while at school. I was very shy, had few friends, was insecure, and bullied throughout grade school and beyond. I've tried Lamactil, Wellbutrin, and Vyvanse, to no avail. Taking Vyvanse had undesirable side effects and landed me into a local ER in July of 2014. I am not interested in trying anything else, and I can't take stimulants. I already take Celexa for anxiety and depression, as well as Neurontin for nerve pain.

I've exhibited most adhd symptoms, including impulsiveness, procrastination, being overly sensitive to criticism and rejection, to name a few. My battle with this debilitating condition has ruined relationships with others, caused issues in college and the workplace, and affected my confidence and self esteem.

I am in the process of divorcing my spouse after a 27-year marriage. Thought I would join a non-social media ADHD support group for help.

p.s. I've read about amygdala hijacking of the brain and am fairly confident that this has negatively affected my life as well.
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