ADHD in Women
Where should I start?
Hi there. Although I have a son who is being treated for ADHD, I never really thought I might have it myself. I have struggled for many MANY years (pretty much my whole life) with insecurity, feeling overwhelmed, over/under achieving, procrastination, perfectionism..the list goes on! I always thought my challenges were depression/anxiety! I didn’t have behavior problems in school, and I was really an excellent student. I actually did much better in school—even graduate school—than I have done in LIFE!
However, after trying pretty much every anti-depressant, I’ve been at my wits’ end because nothing seems to work. I’ve struggled with work, with friendships, with DRAMA, and I’ve been so worried that I was losing my mind! I’ve always felt like I must have some huge character flaw or something.
Anyway, after another visit to talk about trying a new antidepressant, my primary-care physician told me recently that he feels like ADD is actually my primary diagnosis. I started taking focalin just this afternoon, and I can’t believe how much I’ve been able to accomplish! But there’s so much catch-up work to do!
Anyway, I am determined to get my life in order somehow, but I don’t know where to start. I am 39, I have 5 kids, and I feel like my life is a wreck. I think I put on a good show, but I’m tired of just putting on a show. I want to find ME!
I am looking for moral support, suggestions on how to begin this journey, and HOPE! I want to be the mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, PERSON I was meant to be. I welcome any tips! Thanks! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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