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Diagnosis of ADHD as an adult

Hi I am new to this site.  I am 42 and did a study for a course I was doing at work on ADHD. It was to understand it better to support students. To be honest I didn’t know much about it.  When I started to read up on it I thought “oh my goodness. I think I have this”

I have had a nightmare at work, feel overwhelmed, can’t focus, always busy but never seem to get the job done and feel in chaos.

I thought I was just forgetting stuff because I have such a busy job but it seems like the busy chaotic job has triggered it.

I would welcome your thoughts.  A few people have looked awkward around me when I say funny things in serious intense settings. I just can’t help it, I hate intense pretentious atmospheres.  It seems to have gotten worse since I gave up smoking too. 

I would appreciate your thoughts as Dr isn’t so helpful.

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The diagnoses for me came at 37 and it changed my life. The feeling of “now I know (why I did this & reacted the way I did when - etc.) ” kept hitting me over and over. The medication totally changed me for the better in everyway. I still have some focus issues at times and it took a couple of medication changes to get it right. I suppose I’ll be even better at 50 if God allows. There is just something that helps after you have a better explanation of what is going on that makes life better. Good Luck

Posted by TM on Dec 14, 2013 at 5:33am

1 be sure you are properly diagnosed to your
satisfaction.

2 be sure you have access to a dr with much
  experience in medicine dosage.  ask him any and
  all questions, past and present, that you may
  have, stay with your dosage dr, if at all possible.

3 KEEP A PERSONAL DIARY( SHOW NOONE )

4 IF YOU ARE HONEST WITH YOURSELF, YOU
  YOU WILL SOON FIND YOURSELF
  LISTENING AND ANSWERING YOUR OWN
  QUESTIONS BEFORE THEY ARE EVEN ASKED

    THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

    MEL

Posted by melvyn on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:52am

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