Anxiety and ADHD
Feeling like I am taken over by ADD and anxiety!
I’m a 28 yr old young professional and was diagnosed with ADD about 6-7 years ago (maybe, I cant really remember but I know i was in college). Anyways, I have recently experienced some of the worst anxiety. I can feel the nervous energy and need to break away but most often the situation doesn’t warrant that. (Ex: at work, driving, waiting painstakingly long in a line at the store…you get the idea!) When I’m out and about and rushing from one thing to the next, I’m anxious about getting home and preoccupied with things to do there. When I’m home, I think about the next errand I need to run. I get irritable and a shorter temper tends to flare up. I try to take deep breaths and calm myself down but I find it sometimes makes the situation worse. I have tried making a list to get ideas out on paper sometimes helps or it generates new thoughts and that just snowballs the issue. I take meds for my ADD but have not discussed anything for anxiety. I just saw my PCP yesterday and forgot to mention it to her (among other things!) I was hoping that by reaching out to this community I might gain some insight and maybe a suggestion or two on what I should do until I can get an appointment with my dr again. If you read the whole post, thanks for taking time to read my ramblings! Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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