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Old 08-09-17, 09:10 AM
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Working Memory

I take dexamphetamine male early 20's. When having a conversation i donít feel like i have anxiety, the capacity/processing work memory is poor, its very difficult building a narrative around a conversation, so i know where Iíve been and where its going which makes me unable to contribute to the conversation. Iím left being confused and frustrated, because Iím not understanding parts of the conversation (my mind is clouded).when i read/write its nearly the same. It is only a little better because i can go back and read infinite times which i do and/or correct my own understanding/response to that.

All this, has made me to develop anti-social behaviour and poor self esteem. i feel like i am being held back by this from potentially learning knowledge and experiencing social/non-social life. It is possible to see that it has made others think Iím stupid/slow and they lose interest as a result. Iíve failed having potentially new and old friends, jobs, social activities, self-esteem

i canít move on in life and have become quite down and limbo for quite a while now. and that is because of this short term memory issue. this has been going on for a few years i just wanted to see how i went with dexamphetaine since 2015.

when i read/write its nearly the same. It is only a little better because i can go back and read infinite times which i do and/or correct my own understanding/response to that.

Iíve done online tests (digit & spatial memory test) on this websites and Iím ok with these http://www.memorylosstest.com/free-w...-tests-online/

i know its handy to keep notes but it is still difficult an such an issue because i feel like i need to be writing notes in my notepad 24/7. and that just doesnít work. if there was medication to help improve that (if it exists). would it help a lot with finding my interests, learning as well as social behaviour? Thank-you.
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Re: Working Memory

Welcome to the board!

I, too, struggle with working memory but mine manifests with some similarities to yours and some differences. Auditory is definitely more of a struggle for me. I do all right with written insofar as learning and generating my own content (I like to write, blog, etc.) - but I can't multitask or deal with interruptions that break my train of thought.

Reading your post, I can't help but wonder if there is more going on - I'm from the United States, so I don't know what your healthcare system is like, but is it possible to push for a more in-depth evaluation, possibly neurological?

And in the immediate, is the medication you're on possibly interfering with your sleep? I've read several places that for people with ADD, sleep disorders are often common, and we seem to have the deck stacked against us for being able to get quality sleep anyway - difficulty shutting our brains off, etc.

Good luck to you - hope you find some answers! We're here to help!
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Re: Working Memory

For me the trick is being intellectually gifted, that takes care of all the worst stuff. Be gifted is my advice.

The extra processing power is a boon, for sure

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Welcome to the board!

I, too, struggle with working memory but mine manifests with some similarities to yours and some differences. Auditory is definitely more of a struggle for me. I do all right with written insofar as learning and generating my own content (I like to write, blog, etc.) - but I can't multitask or deal with interruptions that break my train of thought.

Reading your post, I can't help but wonder if there is more going on - I'm from the United States, so I don't know what your healthcare system is like, but is it possible to push for a more in-depth evaluation, possibly neurological?

And in the immediate, is the medication you're on possibly interfering with your sleep? I've read several places that for people with ADD, sleep disorders are often common, and we seem to have the deck stacked against us for being able to get quality sleep anyway - difficulty shutting our brains off, etc.

Good luck to you - hope you find some answers! We're here to help!
In 2015 i have done 2 technetium HMPAO nuclear scans for both concentrating and resting cerebral perfusion. i have a test result in written description/interpretation which supports the clinical suspicion of ADD.
this has been my life since i can remember, its still continues to effect me. after the test i have add/adhd then i was priscribed. and here we are, still not coping this same issue. thanks OhLookABunny
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