when I was 16 or 17 years old I was diagnosed with ADHD and they put me on medication well my parents could not afford the meds so stopped taking them well now I am 23 years old and I have horrible mood swings... I feel depressed a lot I have no energy and when I do feel good it changed drastically to I've been just feeling depressed and feeling low and I often will feel like I need to sleep during the day or I will just need to lay down and rest I have anxiety and will get really bad headaches and I can't focus on anything very long I lose interest within 5 or 10 minutes and if I make myself focus I end up getting a headache or ill start sweating and my hands will get sweaty also I can't sleep at night and when I sleep its not for very long I just can't do this anymore I need some kind of relief I am lost and I just don't know what to do
Soulreaper, I am so sorry to hear about your situation and what you are going thru. I will hope you won't mind my Prayer for you to receive the strength to work thru this. I only know that you do sound desperate for an answer and hope one comes soon. I do not know much about it, but will try and help by saying there is help out there and if I were you, not knowing your situation I would try Social Service or look for a special group that has this and could guide you! Please know that I do understand what you must be going thru, because having Cancer and facing a death sentence has been a road so hard that I have had thoughts of just stopping my Chemo, which is keeping me alive, but we have to stop this type of thinking as hard as it is.
God will take care of us and has a plan for us all, if we believe it or not, He does and I hope for you to find that one person, and they will come, I promise, how do I know this, well like I said at my lowest points in this life as in yours now, someone just so happened to call that day and gave me hope and I Pray you get that call or in someway find the help you so need! Please don't give up, you are so young and seems to me you are going in the right direction by just talking this out. I may not have given the right answer, but you can count on me when you are at the bottom, I will do what I can to help and PLEASE don't give up, fight, I am! May God Bless you! MetsterIV
That sounds a lot like me before being treated for the depression. I wasn't ever diagnosed with ADHD as a child or young adult, but I was never tested. I have been tested twice and gotten differently diagnosed each time. The first time was i had ADHD and needed to be on adderall. Which helped me focus a lot. But the effects only lasted four hours. So I got a second test done showing that I was more so depressed than anything. Since then I've been on prozac and adderall. Now I have noticed that I don't need as much adderall throughout the day. Down from 40mg normal dose to 10mg usually. Bad day for me know is 20-25 mgs. My advice is to see a psychiatrist, if you're seeing one now maybe to get a second opinion wouldn't hurt. And don't give up, there's plenty of options and time. Talk to friends you'd be surprised how common people treating depression with meds is. Get advise from everyone you can and make a decision.
When I first started and then when i increased my dose of Prozac I had problems sleeping but since I have gotten back to normal and feel great.
Hi i'm not wanting to add fuel to the fire, but do you think it is possible that you don't just have ADHD but other undiagnosed conditions as well? It just strikes me that you sound like you have depression, or even bipolar symptoms. I hope i'm wrong but have you seen a Dr recently or had any check-ups/psychiatry screenings? I have varying degrees of 'all the above' which maybe is why i can identify with your symptoms.
Do you have any close friends or family members you can confide in or a trusted health care worker to ask for advise?
I don't always agree with a lot of information on the internet, but you can do online tests, by entering your symptoms, it isn't 100% accurate by might give you an idea of exactly what you're dealing with and maybe suggestions to help you feel better or the next step to take. Good luck anyway and let us know how you are getting on : )
The meds for ADHD are amphetamines. They are like speed. Short lived in that they give you a burst of energy and help you to focus, but then let you down later and you must take more to keep feeling better. It could be that you are having these symptoms due to stopping them so abruptly. My son also was diagnosed with ADHD and put on meds, Ritalin. Because the school system refused to teach him unless I got him some help. This was long ago when he was in second grade. He is now 32 and takes no meds for it. He has many of the problems you mentioned above. With the exception of depression now, he takes Elavil to help with sleep and depression. It helps him to sleep which very important in helping with the feelings of despare. See a Dr. and tell him about your feelings. There is help out there. I too suffer these same symptoms and have not been diagnosed with ADHD, only clinical depression.
I have trouble completing things, can not focus, but with the help from meds for the depression I take trazodone, life is much better. Please go and ask a Dr. for help. It is out there somewhere, you can feel better. Good luck to you.
soulreaper, all of these responses have valid points. I find that I have dealt with the same symptoms you describe. My doctor put me on vyvanse and now adderall IR. It helps only to a point so I am seeing a psychiatrist who is testing me for add while looking at my depression, anxiety/panic disorder, possible bipolar disorder. The good people in this community helped empower me to do more for my mental health. So, I am urging you to listen well, my friend, as our mental health is the most valuable commodity we have in this life. It takes a lot of work to get to the bottom of these debilitating conditions and it won't be easy. Nothing worth having ever is right.
Given that I am not a doctor I cannot diagnose your symptoms. All we can do is let you know we are concerned, give our impressions and plea with you to get in to see someone right away. Anyone can tell you are distressed. It is not neccessary for you to deal with this any longer.
I do believe your symptoms could be due to concurrent disorders. Enlist a family member or friend to help if you are too overwhelmed. I'd contact your local or state mental health services and get an appointment right away. This needs to be nipped in the bud as, like you said, you need relief now.
Just know you are not alone in your suffering. We are here for you and pray you come out the other side. It's never easy to ask for help. For that, I am proud of your strength.
Keep us informed of your journey.
Please google your questions on google.com. I am a certified Peer counslor in the Mental Health field and also a patient for the past 19 years. You need to not give up and do your home work. Look for mental health sites for your symtoms. You may have adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or AAHD. Look for your symtoms. If you are low income- apply at your city,county welfare office for medical help, counties should have a fund set-up for this as required by law to do. Also apply for Social Security Disability. SS has their own doctors to do evaluations in this matter. If they turn you down, do not be alarmed, just appeal this decision. They will have to supply the appeals form and instructions for this process. YOU DO NOT NEED AN ATTORNEY TO DO THIS YOU CAN DO THIS YOURSELF. Most of all be kind to yourself. I have asked to be notified for email responses, if you require futher help.
What is it with this sight? Is this site a Gladalator Event for the point system? How distastful! Shame on you!-
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