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Firstly i apologise if this is the wrong place to be posting a new thread, i never been on a forum before so i hope people understand.

i am very confused where i should post, since i have plenty to discuss with people, id very much like to help others but i know im not qualified because im in a life crisis. Im young, unemployed and have little to nothing going on with my life. I've been diagnosed and prescribed dexamphetamine a couple of years ago. 2 months ago i lost my job and then relapsed (marijuana) again. now its nearly been a week since I've been off the pot, hoping to find someone out there that can help. thanks everyone
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congrats on seeking advice. congrats on trying a new place for it too.

i'm sure there are heaps of people here who can lend an ear or kind/constructive word.

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Sorry to hear about your relapse and hope you see a doctor to try meds again soon. DO not say you are not qualified to help anyone. The only qualification here for posting is breathing.
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I second somethertime and sarahsweets on there comments regarding your predicaments, and would like you to know you are much appreciated and welcomed here, nobody is perfect and I would never ask anyone to be, because frankly how boring would that be. Welcome to the ADDforum, and if you need to talk about anything, I'm here for you.
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thank you all. im due for an appointment late this month with a totally new psychiatrist (non-private), ive been writing a things down for me to discuss which there is plenty, im worried i might mis-direct the dr, to then be prescribed with depression/anxiety meds. i believe the problem is more to do with my learning/memory abilities rather than my emotions if you get me. Is there any suggestions
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appointment is good, so many of us fall into a rut/stasis undefinately in times of uncertainty.

best to do is to not try to overthink / worry about it..... they should know what to ask and you know your experience.... based on what you've written you have good awareness of your traits.

I was also pretty paranoid when I went to my first appt. that i'd be shunted into a depression or other..... ad-hoc diagnosis...... but it did help that who I saw was known to already treat people for ADHD..... As time has gone on I realise that to be true to myself, I should not have been so ANTI any diagnosis..... Just pro the right one.... If that makes sense.......

While we shouldn't overfocus on what we are diagnosed with ..... and then how we are treated......

Drug use / dependence is a curve ball for practitioners. On the one hand, it is symptomatic of some conditions and therefore validates them. On the other hand, it can impede/complicate/negate certain treatment, especially when it comes to ADHD.

It will help in this experience to try to understand things from their perspective. They are responsible for your life changing. For most, medication is a large piece of that puzzle in Western medicine, and rightfully so...... In order for you to benefit ( and/or not be harmed ) from treatments, it is their responsibility to see that no obvious complications can arise, that the regime is adhered to, that non-medicinal interventions are also undertaken with adequate context/benefit.

Due to this, put simply..... For a patient/clients health, any drug use, or misuse be risk assessed and treated/known/ceased etc. prior to "adding complexity": behaviorly and physiologically.

For instance, in my case...... I had consumed weed for a long period in my adult life..... and I told them about it, as I should have...... they had some major interest in ensuring that that had ceased........ and that my current behavioral patterns were, to put it simply, healthy and under my control...... especially when it came to addictions and complying with proper instruction so as to not cause harm to myself.

For me, I had ceased those *habits* for a few years..... well..... let's just say that it was on and off..... and I felt that almost certainly in direct relation in my case to "trouble doing"..... In other, for me....... I didn't HAVE to use substitutes..... and their use had a direct and likely interruptible/removable link to needing support "in doing".... with regard to day to day living.

So, to get off blabbing about me...... You need to ask yourself, and be completely honest about "how dependent" you are to any substances AND be prepared to PROVE to your practitioner that they are not a risk, or undergo stuff till you get there.

I hope you don't worry too much about this..... but it is a real key to your ongoing success with treatments.......

Whatever happens, always remind yourself that life is ongoing..... and any single thing does not define you, does not provide a be all and end all and that ongoing smoothness is a perpetual and varying activity.
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im depending on the appointment as my life is completely on hold... idling as some would say....

im a young adult that has below average of life experience at my age as i feel. i will most defiantly not leave anything out for them to try understand my perspective.

i was on and off weed due to social but mainly seeking happyness due to my current state (learning/understanding difficulties). ive gone cold turkey for about a month now. prior i was smoking for 2 months and prior to that i was drug free approx 2 years. i think that because nothing changes after using weed it hasnt done any futher harm that i have noticed. i have taken note that i could be very wrong about my after effects experience but im going on what im aware of.

i understand that ADHD is very complex, but with that being a major topic i will discuss, im thinking i might have autism or aspergers i dont know. thats how much of a hard time im dealing with, trying to explain the problems when its difficult for me understanding myself. saying that also reminds me that how unsatisfied i generally feel when people give me advice because most people dont have hardcore patience for me to actually understand which is a bummer in socialising too. learning and understanding such as an average conversation can become difficult just like our convo. aswell as verbally. i do very much appreciate the effort and kindly thank you.
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appointment is good, so many of us fall into a rut/stasis undefinately in times of uncertainty.

best to do is to not try to overthink / worry about it..... they should know what to ask and you know your experience.... based on what you've written you have good awareness of your traits.

I was also pretty paranoid when I went to my first appt. that i'd be shunted into a depression or other..... ad-hoc diagnosis...... but it did help that who I saw was known to already treat people for ADHD..... As time has gone on I realise that to be true to myself, I should not have been so ANTI any diagnosis..... Just pro the right one.... If that makes sense.......

While we shouldn't overfocus on what we are diagnosed with ..... and then how we are treated......

Drug use / dependence is a curve ball for practitioners. On the one hand, it is symptomatic of some conditions and therefore validates them. On the other hand, it can impede/complicate/negate certain treatment, especially when it comes to ADHD.

It will help in this experience to try to understand things from their perspective. They are responsible for your life changing. For most, medication is a large piece of that puzzle in Western medicine, and rightfully so...... In order for you to benefit ( and/or not be harmed ) from treatments, it is their responsibility to see that no obvious complications can arise, that the regime is adhered to, that non-medicinal interventions are also undertaken with adequate context/benefit.

Due to this, put simply..... For a patient/clients health, any drug use, or misuse be risk assessed and treated/known/ceased etc. prior to "adding complexity": behaviorly and physiologically.

For instance, in my case...... I had consumed weed for a long period in my adult life..... and I told them about it, as I should have...... they had some major interest in ensuring that that had ceased........ and that my current behavioral patterns were, to put it simply, healthy and under my control...... especially when it came to addictions and complying with proper instruction so as to not cause harm to myself.

For me, I had ceased those *habits* for a few years..... well..... let's just say that it was on and off..... and I felt that almost certainly in direct relation in my case to "trouble doing"..... In other, for me....... I didn't HAVE to use substitutes..... and their use had a direct and likely interruptible/removable link to needing support "in doing".... with regard to day to day living.

So, to get off blabbing about me...... You need to ask yourself, and be completely honest about "how dependent" you are to any substances AND be prepared to PROVE to your practitioner that they are not a risk, or undergo stuff till you get there.

I hope you don't worry too much about this..... but it is a real key to your ongoing success with treatments.......

Whatever happens, always remind yourself that life is ongoing..... and any single thing does not define you, does not provide a be all and end all and that ongoing smoothness is a perpetual and varying activity.
so i had/did my appointment today, i tried explaining my main problems/issues (understanding/learning) and we didnt seem to connect and like i had assumed, he claimed that i was depressed, and thought i should take anti-depression tablets. i felt like it was a waste of time and wasnt satisfied with his advice.

i asked him if he had any experience treating young adults/adults, he replied that he only dealt with adhd in children, i explained i didnt feel comfortable after that because this is a issue im definently having trouble moving forward in my life and so hes going to assign me to someone else with experience for me, again its a waiting game till i find out my next appointment which i feared tick-tock tick-tock, im neutral positive atm and yeah, again there hasnt been any productiveness in my explanations once again to figure out my issue.

now im back to dwelling hopeing to have some guide from something, i plan to go to my gp and find a different specialist...
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