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Old 10-07-20, 12:04 PM
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Last year after a house fire, finding my father/business partner dead all in the same month, plus one other major thing I'm not even going to get into, I ended up getting some counseling. Much to my disbelief they told me I bombed the adhd test that I thought I'd aced. I've always known something was off, but I've always been pretty good at faking my way through. I wanted to take the test again because I felt they were wrong, but the more I thought about it and the more I researched it, the more I realized that it all fit. They were treating me for depressions, but I didn't like what the meds did, and quite honestly didn't want to be on the medication. I quit taking it after the dust settled which was hard. Once the adhd diagnosis came the young woman that was some medication specialist didn't think I needed it if I didn't like the anti depressants and quite honestly, I can't afford them. Slowly I've begun to realize that every part of my life is slowly sinking. I'm out of the work that I couldn't stand. Problems with relationship. Money problems. The list goes on. I don't feel like I have any options. I was told the meds for this are 300 a month, so I've never even tried them. I told the med specialist I wanted to see if they helped, but nothing. I'm not stupid, but I am failing and can't seem to stop. I can't seem to get anything done. I don't know what to do. These things have always been a problem and now I'm pushing 50 and still haven't really latched onto a career. It's a miracle I even stayed with this long enough to have figured out how to post this new thread because I was about to give up multiple times when I couldn't figure it out. I just don't know what to do about any of this. Maybe somebody in this forum has some helpful suggestions because I feel I'm at the end of my rope.
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Re: End of my rope

Sorry to hear that your 2020 has been even worse than for most of us.

It's pretty common for untreated adhd to cause depression and anxiety.
Treating the depression isn't going to help the adhd, but treating the adhd
might help the depression.

Can't tell where you're from, but med prices can vary quite a bit from place
to place. Good RX can help you figure out what prices are like in your area,
if you're in the states.

I began taking Omega 3 (fish oil) supplements just about the time I figured
out that my granddaughter wasn't the only one in our family with adhd.

To my surprise, my brain fog improved and I was able to focus and remember
better than I ever had. So I've been taking it every morning for 15+ years.

Very inexpensive way to start treating your adhd, although it doesn't
help everyone. Just as Ritalin doesn't help everyone. There are options.
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Re: End of my rope

Are you in the us or uk?

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Last year after a house fire, finding my
father/business partner dead all in the same month, plus one other major thing I'm not even going to get into, I ended up getting some counseling. Much to my disbelief they told me I bombed the adhd test that I thought I'd aced. I've always known something was off, but I've always been pretty good at faking my way through. I wanted to take the test again because I felt they were wrong, but the more I thought about it and the more I researched it, the more I realized that it all fit. They were treating me for depressions, but I didn't like what the meds did, and quite honestly didn't want to be on the medication. I quit taking it after the dust settled which was hard. Once the adhd diagnosis came the young woman that was some medication specialist didn't think I needed it if I didn't like the anti depressants and quite honestly, I can't afford them. Slowly I've begun to realize that every part of my life is slowly sinking. I'm out of the work that I couldn't stand. Problems with relationship. Money problems. The list goes on. I don't feel like I have any options. I was told the meds for this are 300 a month, so I've never even tried them. I told the med specialist I wanted to see if they helped, but nothing. I'm not stupid, but I am failing and can't seem to stop. I can't seem to get anything done. I don't know what to do. These things have always been a problem and now I'm pushing 50 and still haven't really latched onto a career. It's a miracle I even stayed with this long enough to have figured out how to post this new thread because I was about to give up multiple times when I couldn't figure it out. I just don't know what to do about any of this. Maybe somebody in this forum has some helpful suggestions because I feel I'm at the end of my rope.
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Re: End of my rope

If you’re in the States definitely checkout GoodRx as Luna mentioned. Their price savings are substantial and there’s no membership, sign up or fees necessary.

I did a quick price check and for example generic Adderall IR 20mgs for 60 tablets ranged from $24-$34. That’s cheaper than the Co-pay for a lot of health insurance plans.
https://www.goodrx.com/adderall?kw=p...39cb08dad03c1b
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