I graduated high school with a 90 average for four years on the honor roll with no add pills. Never needed it. Now I'm 50 and three years later my dr. Told me I have add. How can this be.
Sorry for not seeing your question until now. I too am an adult who was diagnosed with ADD. I was a successful high achiever in HS and college, so I thought the Dr had to be wrong. I eventually learned that because I was smart, I had learned to compensate for my ADD in various ways.
I kept an open mind to what the Dr was saying and learned a lot about how it was effecting my life as an adult. I now take Wellbutrin and it has helped my concentration, focus, conversation, memory, so many things. My family and closest friends who thought it was crazy at first would now agree.
Have a little trust in your Doc. It my case it was right on. Good luck and feel free to write back or send me a PM if you prefer.
I feel the same. After diagnosis of major depression, mood disorder, bipolar and then add, im tired. I really think the constant rounds of medications has made my body toxic. Maybe there is a little add there, what not what they think. Am 44 and started the rounds of diagnosis and meds 10 years ago. I'm a teaher and need to get back oto the cassroom.
Mary, hello. Have you read much about adult ADHD or ADD? A big part is concentration. Hence his analysis. Of course, you can go back and be re-evaluated. Nothing is written in stone. But give thought to this because you did stop paying attention and tuned him out. My nephew is brilliant and has ADD. Intelligence is not part of the equation. Attention spans, restlessness, bouncing knees and feet, pacing, wiggling, the list goes on. All part of this.when too much noise, activity in a room he doesn't concentrate as he is easily distracted. When working on his projects at work, he loses track of time and stays deeply focused.
Is it anxiety? I suggest you talk with a therapist, psychologist, etc., to get a full answer. BTW if you are bored at this point reading, use that as a clue.
Will be interested in what you find out. Remember this is not about labels but about improving your life. Karen
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