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Old 05-29-17, 06:32 PM
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Hello, again

Good morning from Australia.

I was first diagnosed adult ADHD in November 2015, prescribed Dex and thought wow! I finally understood the years of difficulties at schools, expulsions followed by years of self medicating and addictions while socialising in dangerous environments.

It all made sense, and instantly responded and discovered a wealth of inner qualities which were previously blocked through transmitters not being able to fire.

All those years not understanding why I was different. Thought left field, and although described as intelligent, no one understood why I lived extreme although had the potential to be a high achiever.

No blame. Straight off the mark, prescribed 60mg Dex, 24/7 from 7am until 5pm daily with zero days respite and no review and coupled with 60mg Lexapro.

After 4 months straight, well, one can imagine the nightmare which unfolded.
I tipped into a spiritual psychosis which nearly ended my life.
Long story short, and successfully weaning of the dreaded Lexapro, and 12 months Dex free, I have a new Psych and a manageable treatment plan with the Dex.

Unfortunately, I lost my job, wife of 14 years, two kids, and extensive social network and my entire family have shunned me. Refusing to acknowledge my existence.

For a person who sought legitimate help and mismanaged by the system which resulted in shame and ignorance, there's still hope. There's always hope for those willing to fight for what you know is truth.

Today, I see a bright future. I have the most beautiful woman in my life, who ironically experienced the exact same set of circumstances, and the calm we bring each-other is phenomenal.

From years of drug addiction, extreme motorcycle riding and living to the extremities where all my old friends are no longer present, to for the first time enjoying and appreciating the simplicities of life. Sunsets, sun rises photography, cooking and gardening.

It shows that no matter how difficult a set of circumstances we find ourselves in, for those committed to seek and understand who we truly are, there's always light.

At 48 years of age, it's a blessing to be given another shot, and for that I'm grateful.

Thanks for allowing me to express a glimpse, and I look forward to checking in from time to time, and hopefully being able to provide a little input to our ADD community.
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welcome back and glad to hear your life has improved!
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Sounds like you've been on quite a roller coaster ride. I'm glad you everything has turned out well. Welcome to the to the forum
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