ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community  

Go Back   ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community > ADULTS AND ADD/ADHD > Adults with ADD > Inattentive ADD
Register Blogs FAQ Chat Members List Calendar Donate Gallery Arcade Mark Forums Read

Inattentive ADD A forum set aside for the the discussion of inattention and inattentive ADD

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-05-16, 12:47 PM
Lomesa Lomesa is offline

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lomesa is on a distinguished road
Question I think I've been misdiagnosed?

I've been diagnosed with SCT... But I expect that it's co-morbid to Inattentive ADD. I also have social anxiety and most likely depression.

The psychiatrist I went to whipped out a SCT check list a few minutes after I came in. He didn't even seem to seriously consider that I might have ADHD even though it is what I came there for. We went through it... I scored quite high. He referred me to the Dr. Russel Barkley videos (which I'd already watched) and started talking prescriptions.

I wanted to add a few things (but at that stage I had started to get emotional as I always seem to get when I try to talk about personal things) which made it hard to think of all the dozens of things I've been thinking about mentioning... So in the end I kind of messed up and just mentioned the fact that I can pretty much only get things done under stress and if I try to do things in a more timely fashion the quality of my work suffers... And the fact that I tend to slip up and say stupid things (which I think he just wrote off as social anxiety)... It was a disaster.

I've been prescribed a low dosage of Concerta, which I've been using for two days. My mind feels empty and I'm not thinking o about the excellent anime I've started watching the entire time and I don't feel as excited about it as I did before... Which is very strange for me...

Something that the psychiatrist mentioned is impulsivity... And I don't know... I do tend to annoy my sister and mother sometimes by being overly affectionate... And acting inappropriately chirpy after they've just told me the details of a bad day... because I've pretty much forgotten about what they've told me after 5 seconds... Which makes me seem very unsympathetic sometimes.

I was also bullied a lot in primary school and only had 3 friends total (and not one of those friendships lasted longer than 6 months) during that time. High school was better and I've made a couple of friends I've managed to keep, but not everyone wanted me to be in our friend group... And even at University the people I hang out with are talking behind my back, which causes very awkward situations for my friends, who feel like they need to defend me...

I'm still constantly fidgety as I usually am and I still got lost in thought with the concerta. It has taken away some of the fogginess though and I can follow what people are saying more easily and understand instructions better too.

Oddly I'm also finding myself more distracted by external stimuli with the concerta, since I actually notice my surroundings now. The first day I used it I took about half an hour to make a bed - our front door was open and I could hear the neighbours talking... I wandered to the front door 3 and a half times (the last time I managed to catch myself half way and turned around back to the bedroom) because of the sound. During this time I also wandered to another bedroom (couldn't remember why I went there by the time I arrived) and to the bathroom 2 times (realizing both times I don't really need to go to the bathroom) and to my sister's room once (to ask her about doing the dishes which I forgot to do)...

So I don't know... What do you think?
Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possibly misdiagnosed? dgrant25818 Adult Diagnosis & Treatment 18 04-04-14 11:34 AM
Was I misdiagnosed? Just got Dx'd with hypoglycemia... dm_laugh3r Adult Diagnosis & Treatment 2 06-21-11 01:07 PM
Misdiagnosed ADHD Carmelhonay02 Children's Diagnosis & Treatment 4 02-11-10 11:13 AM
Vision Problem Can Be Misdiagnosed As ADHD Andrew ADD News 1 11-14-04 01:11 PM
Mood disorder often misunderstood and misdiagnosed Andrew ADD News 0 10-02-04 05:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) 2003 - 2015 ADD Forums