I am a 30 year old woman who was diagnosed with ADHD about two years ago. There’s no doubt in my mind that I have it. Things made sense after my diagnosis and I have read multiple threads here and relate with so many of you! I’m scared. I’m scared of treating it although I know I need to. I was treated with Paxil for post partum depression thirteen years ago and have yet been able to get off of it. There’s always a reason for doctors not to take me off…family deaths, break ups, job loss…etc. Paxil is a terrible drug and I am hopelessly addicted to it physically. The withdrawals are painful and unbearable. There are even websites dedicated to it. Along with several lawsuits against Paxil and its detrimental effects.
That said, I KNOW I need to treat my ADHD and I know life would be more manageable with treatment but I’m scared if becoming dependent on another drug and I’m paranoid of becoming psychotic or something due to adverse side effects.
I’m a single mom of three, a college student and am still struggling with the loss of my relationship which was partly due to my ADHD symptoms. He is still very involved but encourages me to get on meds ASAP.
Please help! I’m desperate and scared. What are some “good” meds? Experiences?
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