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Old 01-31-16, 04:13 PM
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Re: ADHD? Seriously Doc... WTH are you talking about?

Some people recommend medication breaks but they can have their disadvantages. Mainly the inconsistency. I used to try to avoid meds on the weekends but this meant that I didn't get anything done on the weekends, was more likely to snap at hubby and the side effects were worse on Monday. So then I started taking a reduced dose on the weekends which helped (I mean I'm not sure there is a point in reducing your dose for a couple of days a week but for me I mainly used to forget taking my later doses on the weekend. Taking the meds every day with whatever dose is what helped.)

I also think that once you are used to the meds the withdrawal effects actually do.make your symptoms worse for a few days.

And yes, it's a constant and never ending struggle to refocus (or to get yourself to try and focus in the first place) but the meds do make the refocusing bit slightly easier.
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Re: ADHD? Seriously Doc... WTH are you talking about?

I'm 40 and was just diagnosed yesterday with ADD. My doc seemed surprised that no one had ever mentioned it to me before. I told him that they always blamed my symptoms on anxiety. I've been on depression/anxiety meds for 10 years and just dealt with the racing thoughts, boredom, etc. Almost every question that he asked I agreed with. I feel like FINALLY after dealing with counselors and psychiatrists for 32 years that maybe I've found what my problem is!!

He started me on Adderall twice a day. We'll see!
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Re: ADHD? Seriously Doc... WTH are you talking about?

BPD is rough, I don't know if you have it or not but it sucks. I wasn't diagnosed with either BPD or ADD until I was 38 and along with that, possible bipolar.

I realized I have spent all of my life trying to make up for things that are in a large deal out of my control.

I guess my best advice is to try and stay positive. I do not have experience with Ritalin as my doc says due to my genetic testing I will have less than positive results with it.

Everyone has "life-sentences" We can only do the best with what we have offered, or what we can find as alternatives.

I am grateful that I finally got the diagnosis', as frustrating as they may be to me.

I hope things are well with you and you are finding some middle ground to work on.

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