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Old 01-18-18, 04:43 PM
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Identifying: am I ADD/ADHD?

I am an older guy that is at a huge medical crossroads and one of the issues is IDing whether or not I am dealing with ADD/ADHD or it is other medical issues that are making my life a huge challenge.

I am no longer able to read a book because I cannot focus.

I cant read long directions, in fact much more than a sentence and I give up and move on.

I refuse to read anything that isn't broken into short paragraphs because I get lost.

Do I sound like you? I need help in identifying what I am living with.
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Old 01-18-18, 09:01 PM
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Re: Identifying: am I ADD/ADHD?

Yes, share your difficulties with your doctor.

Inability to concentrate could be a lot of things ... anxiety ... hormonal imbalances ... heart issues ... there are lots of health problems that interfere with concentration and ... yes, you could ADHD.

Start by sharing this with your doctor. Even a primary care doctor. This is important info, and it could be related even to your other health issue. Start sharing the issue.

Was there ever a time you could read a book and length directions? ... if so, you want to explain to the doctor ... and go from there.

But first step, I would say it's more important to describe to a doctor the problems you're having before guessing at the diagnosis and condition. Later, you can share that you want to be checked for ADHD. But for now, just mention the concentration issues. That's enough.

Good luck.

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Re: Identifying: am I ADD/ADHD?

Sounds like me,yep. But,in my case, no one will ever change my belief that I have ADD. Because, I have been handed adversity(and in bulks) one after another. Have you been put into army officer(commission or non commission)pre-selection course ,or civil engineering job where a slip in attention in some cases could lead to some major disasters. Becuz, I have
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Re: Identifying: am I ADD/ADHD?

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I am an older guy that is at a huge medical crossroads and one of the issues is IDing whether or not I am dealing with ADD/ADHD or it is other medical issues that are making my life a huge challenge.

I am no longer able to read a book because I cannot focus.

I cant read long directions, in fact much more than a sentence and I give up and move on.

I refuse to read anything that isn't broken into short paragraphs because I get lost.

Do I sound like you? I need help in identifying what I am living with.
Honestly, no. Like ToneTone indicated I think you have an issue to talk to your PCP/MD/Doc about. What would probably help speed things along is some up-front work by you listing your issues/symptoms, real-life/objective (NOT suppostional) examples of them impacting your life, and reviewing them w/ your Doc. GL, -LN


PS Keep in mind you're asking a bunch of "hammers" if "this" looks like a "nail"....


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