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Just Diagnosed With ADHD (Adults)

I need support IS SOMEONE THERE?

I am (before 3 days ) diagnosed for first time at 51 years old.ADHD and probably bipolar.At first I was glad for giving a cause,a name to my difficulties and diferrence.
But after this I have almost 3 days to sleep at all,I feel strange,I have energy,I dont feel bad but REALLY I CANT STOP looking for everything new about these disorders in web,I realize that something is going wrong.. please h!!!!.I dont like meds too!!


It is quite reasonable for you to explore these issues, especially since you are now looking at everything in your life from new lenses. It is actually vital for you to be hungry for understanding. Most of the things you could blame yourself for are not your fault. With the new energy comes a new life.

A really great source is Delivered From Distraction.

Posted by John Tucker, PhD, ACG. ADHD Coach on Jul 17, 2016 at 12:06pm

If you’re feeling manic, you probably should be put on medication to control your moods. You can live without meds for adhd but not bipolar, it’s too risky.

Posted by Pink ginger on Jul 17, 2016 at 4:52pm

thank you John and Pink ! John I appreciated a lot your calm,open way to encourage me!
Pink thats true ,my problem is bipolar, I agree its risky sometimes..without meds ,but we ve lived both so many years! I dont know definitely whats her type.maybe is NOS. it seem s like been type 2 ,but maybe also rapid cycling or cyclothemia,I have to find some expert more.
but i dont sleep yet(3th day),I need to do it and relaxe but I cant stop,is it normal after diagnosis or maniac?I feel good ,calm but at same moment with extraordinary impulsivity and struggle.Is it ADHD ?

Posted by basiliki on Jul 18, 2016 at 1:52am

.???? Hyperfocusing on a subject is an ADHD thing, but 3days without sleep is a lot, so maybe mania????

Posted by 47female on Jul 19, 2016 at 8:32am

I really have no idea, but I think mood swings with ADHD may be related to external factors because of hypersensitivity/ strong emotions, while in bipolar the mood swings are more internal, not related to what has happened the previous days.??????

Posted by 47female on Jul 19, 2016 at 8:36am

You could start keeping a journal of how you feel, when and what you eat, how your sleep goes, how your stress is, how much you exercise. You might be able to understand your ups and downs better as time goes on.

Posted by ClaudiaMilli on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:41pm

thanks so much all for your ideas and supporting!

Posted by basiliki on Jul 21, 2016 at 8:37am

I would talk to your doctor and see if there is anything they could give you for sleep. I would also keep a journal on how you feel from day to day.

Posted by mschneweis on Mar 12, 2017 at 9:29pm

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