ADHD in Texas
Finding Treatment Resources Dallas TX
I am new to this group. I was diagnosed with ADD in 2006 or 2007. While the ADD has been a huge problem all my life I never considered getting tested until someone I met at a social gathering suggested it. The other reason never thought about it is that I am definitely not Hyperactive - without medication I actually suffer from chronic daytime fatigue. I can remember all the way back to middle school fighting falling asleep if something did not capture my attention ( I perceived it as interesting)
I was prescribed Concerta and OH MY what a difference.
Sad thing is I never bothered to do much research about the condition and just expected things to be fixed. Before I start writing a book to make a point I should make in two sentences, lets cut to the chase:
About 6 months ago an event at church prompted me to start really learning about ADD or ADHD ( I still think there is a difference) I am now on Vyvance after being on Aderall XR for years. I switched because I realized that Adderall made me extremely edgy/short fused.
Its been about 2 months now ( I am on 70mg a day)
While Vyvance often makes me crash in the afternoon, I don’t have quite the energy I did on Adderall but that’s ok. I was immediately calmer as my friends noticed…however I realized over the past month that I am not not edgy, but the opposite, terribly emotional and sensitive and it is really killing me. I have also been trying to find a place for cognitive therapy and didn’t think it would be so difficult….two attempts failed ( I did not think I had to do digging for people that specialize in ADHD - it is AMAZING how little regular counselors know about it. I am kind of at my whits end feeling misunderstood, overwhelmed, frustrated.
I am hoping that someone could recommend a good psychologist/councilor something that I can go to find the right treatment plan and medication in the Dallas TX area?
Thank you all!
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