Hey I'm a 19 yr male. Who have just been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. I've been haven't problems with memory, learning, focus, confidence and felt I couldn't/don't know anything for about 2 and a half years. Before that ive been smoking cannabis and rarley taking exatacy and ice. I had an episode 2 years ago which gave me really bad depression and anxiety, I've taken anti depression medication till the first day of this year and have stopped using drugs. I've went to a private psychiatrist recently and have been told I have an attention deficit disorder. I've got to wait a month for brain scans. But Im very curious and would appreciate if someone could really easily and be straight forward, tell me in detail. What will I feel change, thinking, feeling, physical. Thank you
Your appetite will go away, you'll be able to focus your mind on things, you could feel subdued and quieter than usual. You should have fewer accidents around the house or anywhere because your body is under better control. As soon as it wears off, you'll start feeling really hungry. You'll probably lose weight if you stay on the drug. You could feel better about yourself because you're more coordinated and make fewer mistakes. Suddenly you can do things without it taking so long or being so hard to concentrate. Any sports you are in you will perform better and be more accurate. You can do schoolwork that you couldn't do before the medicine kicks in. Life just flows better. It takes the medicine about 1/2 hour to really work. When it wears off, you could be tired and you'll definitely go back to trouble focusing and being coordinated and maybe be disappointed in yourself.
You have an invisible health problem. People around you often won't "get it." They only see a 19 yr. old who can't stay focused like other people, who maybe talks too much and moves uncoordinatedly. You are not your health problem. You aren't lazy, crazy or stupid. You have a disorder that makes life very difficult. Hang in there, the medicine should help.
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