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So I think I might have ADD but I'm already diagnosed as having bipolar type 2 & GAD.. I feel like my parents think I'm just making it up or over exaggerating but I've done the research and it just all clicks.. But I'm also thinking maybe not since I'm a junior wouldn't I have already been diagnosed?
I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 17. I don’t know if any agre requirements can change it. I know people who didn’t have any sort of understanding of it until far past middle age.
I would ask your therapist about it, that’s the most important thing; otherwise, you can think about having it, but you won’t be able to do anything about it. Talking to the psychiatrist about it and potentially getting treatment is the most important thing.
I had/have basically exactly the same experiences that you wrote about in your add post. I was diagnosed with ADHD and I did some alternative therapy that helped for a while until I digressed back into the same non-focused hell that I was trying to avoid. I struggle a lot with depression and some with anxiety and I have tried four different medications now and I and so far nothing has worked... I feel like I should try ADD medication but for some reason no one else does and it is so frustrating
If you have diagnose ADHD, fuck whoever says that you shouldn’t take the medicine. I deal with depression and anxiety as well, and am in therapy and take medication for them. I understand both; however, the primary treatment for ADHD IS STIMULANTS. Not some therapy, but medication.
Whoever tells you that you shouldn’t try the medication needs to sit back and stop. It’s your life, your disease. You’ve been diagnosed, and you have every right to go to a doctor and get a prescription. If you cannot get prescribed, I implore you PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THEM. The illegal use of stimulants is a huge problem that people need to deal with.
Seriously though, if you can legally get the medication and you think you should, get it. It’s amazing, and nobody has a right to tell you not to use it. I’ve posted a rant about the medicine somewhere, just look further back on this blog.
So many people here who are shy tend to try to self-diagnose with Social Anxiety.
Y’all don’t get it do you?
When shy people don’t get involved, the advice is to let them enter at their own pace. It’s about letting them go to the party they choose, giving them the choice. You don’t force a shy person to do things, it’s about entering when they are ready. You let the flower bloom on its own, so to speak.
When you have social anxiety, the treatment is to get forced into situations. It is not a fun time, it can be really really traumatizing, but it’s the only treatment that reliably works. You have anxiety in these situations and its really hard, so you have to be forced into them.
You really really fucking don’t want to have to do that. Social Anxiety is not a fun thing to have, and all the people in here self-diagnosing with it when you clearly don’t have the symptoms gotta shut the fuck up, because you don’t get it. You really don’t.
Being shy is a state. Social anxiety is hell. Being shy lets you enter at your own pace. Social anxiety forces you into terrifying situations.
Don’t you act like you have social anxiety. You really don’t want it.
I feel like there’s 2 different people inside of me
In the morning/early afternoon, while my Adderall XR(perscribed) is still in effect, I am non-impulsive, more relaxed, non-obsessive… I feel like a normal person. I don’t need to use drugs.. I am motivated.
Late afternoon/nighttime comes, and my medication wares off.. The perseveration returns, the obsessive thoughts, the impulsive behavior.. tossing and turning in bed, my mind won’t shut the fuck up.. I take my Abilify.. doesn’t help but if I don’t take it, I’ll likely hurt myself.. the cravings begin.. I feel desperate for anything that might shut my mind up whether that be dxm, marijuana, opiates, hell sometimes I just feel like inhaling them gasoline fumes(but I don’t)
I finally get to sleep, wake up, and repeat the cycle over again.
I think I need another med added to my regimin.. wellbutrin maybe? intuiv? Idk, anyone please give me some advice..
I know that you can get an short-acting prescription of some ADHD meds that you take as boosters for when it wears off. I have Ritalin that I can take late at night in case I need it after my main ones wear off. Maybe talk to your doctor about something like that?
Joan of Arc came back as a little girl in Japan, and her father told her to stop listening to her imaginary friends.
Elvis was born again in a small village in suda, he died hungry, age 9, never knowing what a guitar was.
Michelangelo was drafted into the military at age 18 in orea, he painted his face black with shoe polish and learned to kill.
Jackson Pollock got told to stop making a mess, somewhere in Russia.
Hemingway, to this day, writes DVD instruction manuals somewhere in China. He’s an old man on a factory line. You wouldn’t recognize him.
Gandhi was born to a wealthy stockbroker in New York. H never forgave the world after his father threw himself from his office window, on the 21st floor.
And everyone, somewhere, is someone, if we only give them a chance.