Untreated Adult ADHD?
I have Adult ADHD. I was diagnosed in 1985 at the age of 7. My parents refused to put me on any medication, refusing to believe I really had a serious issue. I have suffered all the classic ADHD symptoms and still do.
I am now 31 years old and it has taken its toll on my life and my family. I am so impulsive, I constantly go from idea to idea. Also from job to job. Never finished college, poor grades etc. I cause myself and my family financial problems as a result of my impulsiveness. I constantly feel restless and the need to go and can never organize myself or my chatter box head. Each night I have to have a drink to calm down.
I dont want to make this to long winded so, my question is, has anyone else had similar experiences and what meds and solutions did you use to rectify the problem? How is your life different today?
barry jennings answers:
Meditate – There are many meditation techniques but one that works best for the ADHD brain is Mindfulness Meditation. This is merely the act of sitting still and only being there in the present. Talk to your doctor. Good luck
Is Ritalin right for me?
Alright, so here are some conditions that I am currently experiencing and a couple of people have suggested Ritalin.
Throughout the day, there are times I randomly feel really tired and restless and want to fall asleep, especially in class. One second I’ll be wide awake and the next, I can barely keep my eyes open. I also find it REALLLY hard to concentrate. As hard as i try, I always think of something else off topic in my head. I’m a horrible test taker because I can never focus on the material. I have a really hard time reading books. It’s tough for me to pay attention and if I do read it, I will usually forget what i read. I have a really hard time finishing tasks and keeping myself organized.
I also zone out a lot and everything becomes blurry a few times randomly throughout the day.
I used to be able to concentrate and pay attention in class when i was younger, and in these few years, i’ve been losing it.
I searched up symptoms of ADD a few days ago and here it is:
“zoning out” without realizing it, even in the middle of a conversation.
extreme distractibility; wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track.
difficulty paying attention or focusing, such as when reading or listening to others.
struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple.
tendency to overlook details, leading to errors or incomplete work.
poor listening skills; hard time remembering conversations and following directions.
poor organizational skills (home, office, desk, or car is extremely messy and cluttered)
tendency to procrastinate
trouble starting and finishing projects
frequently forgetting appointments, commitments, and deadlines
constantly losing or misplacing things (keys, wallet, phone, documents, bills)
underestimating the time it will take you to complete tasks
frequently interrupt others or talk over them
have poor self-control
blurt out thoughts that are rude or inappropriate without thinking
have addictive tendencies
act recklessly or spontaneously without regard for consequences
have trouble behaving in socially appropriate ways (such as sitting still during a long meeting)
feelings of inner restlessness, agitation
tendency to take risks
getting bored easily
trouble sitting still; constant fidgeting
craving for excitement
doing a million things at once
About 90 percent of those symptoms apply to me IDK if its a coincidence or if i actually have ADD, but don’t normal people also have those symptoms from time to time?
what are the chances of me even being prescribed with Ritalin?
I’m 18 and graduating in 17 days, please help me. Any advice will help
been a pot head for awhile and recently quit. It was cool when i was younger and it just seems stupid to me now and id rather be sober o_O lol
barry jennings answers:
Tweak is wrong for everyone. Try pot first
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