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Old 08-03-12, 01:09 AM
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Hello. I came across this forum a week ago, and after poking around, have decided to stick around and post. I suppose I'm here trying to get some perspective on my own life, and to maybe make some friends.

In may I turned 27, moved to Dallas, and enrolled in culinary school, which is something I've wanted to do for a while, and since recent circumstances brought me to the area temporarily, it seemed perfect. But it did mean confronting that my ADHD might be an obstacle to complete this goal. I went to a P Doc, and with two prior diagnosis (at 14 and 21, with brief treatment periods) I was unsurprised to have the diagnosis confirmed. Now I am taking vyvanse, which despite being slightly inconsistent and almost comically overpriced, is helping control my compulsivity, which is the most obvious symptom of my case.

For the most part, my life has been adventurous and rewarding, and I'm slightly concerned that while trying to treat my ADHD, I might be affecting the parts of my personality I really appreciate. But, my life feels like it's out of my control. The past decade has involved dropping out of high school, several stays in jail, divorce, 50 or so moves, I own nothing... a lot of things. I am worried I will never have a chance at a normal, non self destructive life unless I try something new. So here I am. Sorry if I'm rambling, it's nice to be here.
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Old 08-03-12, 01:30 AM
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well treatment shouldn't change who you are, if it does.. change meds
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