ADHD in Alabama
Mobile support group
Hello all. This is my first time posting. I am a 49 year old woman newly diagnosed with ADHD (one month ago). I am also the sole caregiver to my 84 and 85 year old parents, both of whom are very ill. My mother has chronic Atrial Fibrillation, advanced macular degeneration that has left her virtually blind, and several other health issues. My father has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.
In addition to ADHD, I have comorbid depression and anxiety. I have started on the medication treadmill and am taking Adderall and Zoloft. The Zoloft is helping and will help more when the dosage is increased (I have taken it before). The Adderall helped the first few days, but isn’t helping much now. I realize it is a trial and error process with meds, but I feel like I am really behind the 8 ball due to my caregiver responsibilities. I don’t have the luxury of time to figure out what will work, even though I realize that it will take however long it takes. I also realize that behavior modifications are necessary as well as learning skill sets that I missed learning when I was younger and undiagnosed.
In the meantime, I am feeling very overwhelmed by all this and desperately need an adult ADHD support group. I see this topic was addressed some months ago, but no definitive answers were given. So… does anyone know of an ADHD support group in Mobile? If not, is anyone interested in starting one?
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