I really am at my wit's end. I am 45 years old and when I was about 12 years old my mother started noticing that I had some of the symptoms of ADHD. However my mother did not want to put me on any kind of medications. She was scared that would turn me into a zombie. So since then I have been living with ADHD and with each passing year it seems to get worse I'm now at the point or I can't complete a task. I can't even have a complete train of thought. I'm very forgetful. I don't have so much of the hyperactivity anymore but I do have the attention problems. I am only 45 years old and there's times I will forget that I have things cooking on the stove. I just can't seem to keep my mind wrapped around anything at one time. My brain always feels like there's a million things flowing Thru It. And I just can't seem to get my brain just stop and take a breath and just concentrate on the task at hand it's getting to where I can't even keep my house and I really do try. But I'm just all over the place. I just wanted to know should I seek out help with medications or is there another way that I might can get it under control. I just need to feel like I'm not going crazy.
Hi Jenny, there are a number of medications used to treat ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD which have proved a godsend to those who really need it, Adderall probably being the most popular. I would urge you to talk to your doctor honestly about it (where your mind is) as there is absolutely no good reason why you should continue to suffer. These medications will not "turn you into a zombie" but will give you an ability to 'focus' properly.
All the best.
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