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Old 06-27-17, 04:31 PM
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Good Afternoon from Texas!

Greetings all,

I have been a follower of this website for quite a while now, and I finally decided to join. I'm 30 years old who recently got married in January of this year. My wife and I have built our first home and love being homeowners and we are big time animal lovers. We have 2 cats, and one dog whom we found wondering our street a month after we moved in. Our cats name is Dora (wife named him 10 years ago), Midnight whom we found in our apartment hallway when he was 6 weeks old, and Cap, who I mentioned we found a month after closing on the home.

As I said I am 30 years old and have battled ADHD all my life. Usually I have been able to kind of live with it, but when i turned 30 everything changed. I became more aware of how my ADHD is a blessing, and a curse at the same time. It allows me to be more attentive and protect my family, but it has severely debilitated my academic career as to dropping out of college multiple times.

I have also battled depression for some time now. Not sure how long I have had depression, but again, now that I am older I am becoming more aware of what's going on with me. I know I have had it for atleast 5+ years, as I always overthing, create self-doubt, and recently began losing interest in things I usually love doing.

I have a great P.A who I enjoy visiting and during my physical with her 2 weeks ago, i began telling her that I want to address these things with medication. I have a great support system that I can talk too (my depression sometimes makes me hold it in and eventually bottle it up) but my family and wife know how to pull it out of me and get me talking. For that I am grateful for.

My P.A decided to address my Depression first with a Buproprin HCL XL 150mg. I take it in the morning, and i was really hoping it would allow me to focus and be a better employee in my career, as well as, help me focus on school when in the fall. However, I know that things take time. It'd been about 2 weeks and I have noticed I can pull myself out of my depression funks easier, but my lack of focus, concentration, and attention have not improved.

That's where I'm at now. I have learned a lot about myself by reading peoples individual situations and discovering that I can relate. For that, I am thankful to all of you.

I am hoping that I can discover which medication would work for me. 7-8 years ago I was prescribed a generic Adderall at 10mg 1 times a day. Although it got me all A's in school, I lost a significant amount of weight and when I "came off" of it, I was a very temperamental person and my family did not like the med I was on. After noticing that, I quit and vowed never to take medication again as I had a bad experience with it. Maybe I was just young and under a lot of stress, and in a HORRIBLE relationship, regardless, it truly scared me of stimulants.

As I said before, I am here to discover and get information on how I can better myself as a person, not only for me, but for all of those around me who has loved me regardless of having ADHD or not.

I look forward to learning, and helping others as best as I can.

Good day

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