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Old 09-13-20, 09:35 AM
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How's it going everyone? I just registered on this site and I'd like to make contact with others like myself.


I'm 57 and last year I was diagnosed with ADHD and PTSD on top of my depression/anxiety, diagnosed 17 years ago. I'm now in the process of analyzing my ability to perceive and concentrate from day to day and figure out how to deal with it.



The psychiatrist that diagnosed me did an extremely half-***** job and left me hanging half-medicated, going back into stupid mode around mid-afternoon. The net one disagreed and refused to change my prescription. As a result, I have a history of getting frustrated and waking out on them.



The wife and myself recently took in a teenage boy who was seriously abused by his family. He's also ADHD/PTSD with Asperger's and he's gay as well. His mother gave him a very hard time about the latter, and she's a lesbian! But he said that he's never been happier and he's a very positive influence on myself, just knowing that there's someone else that's so much like me.


Anyways, like I say, welcome to my world, and I'm pretty sure that world is occupied by lots of us here.
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Hello weedmaster! Welcome to the forum.

Another late diagnosis like me. A friend suggested my granddaughter might
have adhd so I began reading and OMG . . . I was sure she had it and so did I!
It was another 4 years before we could get her teachers to fill out evaluation
forms for a diagnosis, she was such a people pleaser. I asked the counselor to
let me take an evaluation, not official, and yeah, adhd, combined type here.

That explained so much, but not everything. My youngest granddaughter has
autism and anxiety and ODD, and I believe that I am also on the spectrum.

I hope you can find a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist who specializes in adhd,
and get the treatment plan in order. I'm sorry it's been a struggle for you to
get good help.

Bravo for taking in the young man with no real family support. My daughter
and oldest granddaughter are both bi-sexual and I've never been judgy. How
can a lesbian mom be judgy about a gay son?
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Hello weedmaster! Welcome to the forum.

Another late diagnosis like me. A friend suggested my granddaughter might
have adhd so I began reading and OMG . . . I was sure she had it and so did I!
It was another 4 years before we could get her teachers to fill out evaluation
forms for a diagnosis, she was such a people pleaser. I asked the counselor to
let me take an evaluation, not official, and yeah, adhd, combined type here.

That explained so much, but not everything. My youngest granddaughter has
autism and anxiety and ODD, and I believe that I am also on the spectrum.

I hope you can find a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist who specializes in adhd,
and get the treatment plan in order. I'm sorry it's been a struggle for you to
get good help.

Bravo for taking in the young man with no real family support. My daughter
and oldest granddaughter are both bi-sexual and I've never been judgy. How
can a lesbian mom be judgy about a gay son?

Thanks for your reply, Lunacie, it means a lot. As it stands, Atlantic Canada is not the best spot in the world for speedy specialist appointments. Right now I'm on 18mg Concerta a day, which wears off after seven hours. So even though I revert back to abnormal in the middle of the afternoon, it's better than nothing. I supplement it with cannabis and caffeine, and although they're not perfect, it's a boost to the dopamine and norepinephrine.


I'm waiting to get a call from a psychologist that I was referred to, so if nothing else it's someone who can help me with coping. But I don't think it's regarding the ADHD anyway; more of a general coping thing.


Anyways, gotta run now, but I'd like to continue chatting with you. When I'm more familiar with the site I'll link up with you. Thanks for the reply.
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