Introduction - New to adhd
My name is Grace. I am a student at a University with a concentration Public Health education and promotion - it’s my passion. I hope to be a researcher someday.
I have recently been diagnosed with ADHD (314.01 ADHD combined) along with anxiety. The Psych at my University wrote up a letter and sent it to my family doctor. I have tried Strattera (felt awful on it), Ritlian LA 10mg (bad side effects) and Adderall IR 5mg (decent, if anything i felt more calmer). I am not a good medication taker at all and get into the “I’m on medication?!” mindset.
Today, i chose not to take it due to I’d like to try therapy. Today, i feel tired and anxious. I am unsure if that’s the feeling of “normal” or of my system saying “oh, X is not in your system anymore?”
I feel I’m in the “well, i don’t have full blown adhd, but i have anxiety” mindset and wish to not take meds. The University Psych said it’s either anxiety causing the adhd symptoms or i have adhd.
I see my University Psych on Tuesday to discuss the what i have taken so far and hopefully work out a solution.
Top 5 This Month
ADDitude's most popular articles
ADDitude Special Reports
|More ADDitude Special Reports|
Important! User-Generated Content
The opinions expressed on ADDConnect are solely those of the user, who may or may not have medical training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of ADDConnect or ADDitude magazine. For more information, see our terms and conditions.