ADHD in Women
Newly Diagnosed at 43
Hello. I am new to sharing online, but have made the commitment to join a support group of some kind. This seemed like it might be the right one after researching several.
Backstory: I have a pretty extensive neurological background and have been tested for numerous things without many answers. After it was noted that I was having some difficulty reading, I was sent for a neuropsych evaluation when other issues were ruled out. To say I was surprised by the diagnosis is an understatement. I am not accustomed to hearing a doctor say they have at least one definitive diagnosis.
Unlike some stories I have read, I am not in any grief over the diagnosis. I am surprised that it has taken so long for someone to suggest this disorder to me since it seems that I have a severe diagnosis. I, like many people, do not fully understand the disorder and figured that it would be very obvious.
I have decided for the time being, to research different therapies. My doctor says that I am a candidate for a stimulant drug therapy, but to make that decision in a couple of months. This will give me time to evaluate what course I would like to take. I am concerned about stimulants and would like first hand accounts about this course of treatment. Again, I have not shared on a site such as this and am not sure what to disclose. Any advice is welcomed. Thanks.
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