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rylesmcgyles

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I just got diagnosed with Inattentive ADHD. This came as a huge shock to me because I didn’t fit the “obvious” (stereotypical) ADHD symptoms. I’ve been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder for about 2 years now, and I’ve tried several different anti-depressants to no avail. Come to find out, it might be because my depression has been caused from my undiagnosed and untreated ADHD. I’m in the process of possibly going on ADHD medication, but can anyone give any advice on types of treatments that worked for them? Has anyone else been misdiagnosed?

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    • Bernie7

      759d

      I was also misdiagnosed with depression & many other things sadly. I have ASD & ADHD and my doctors were completely incompetent and I also had a hard time explaining my symptoms because of my ASD. I have just started medication and it hasn’t quite worked yet but I am hopefull!! ❤️

    • Bernie7

      759d

      I was also misdiagnosed with depression & many other things sadly. I have ASD & ADHD and my doctors were completely incompetent and I also had a hard time explaining my symptoms because of my ASD. I have just started medication and it hasn’t quite worked yet but I am hopefull!! ❤️

    • Birdy04

      760d

      Congrats on getting diagnosed

    • lindywoo

      761d

      for me i am diagnosed with depression, Anxiety, and ADD. when my psychiatrist mentioned ADHD I was very surprised because instead of being pretty hyper I want to stay in bed all day and have no motivation so i was pretty confused. I then figured out the ADD is kind of the opposite of ADHD where you just wanna stay in bed and it kind of goes along with my depression and usually goes with depression or anxiety. i got prescribed adderall and being totally honest i definitely have seen a lot of improvement. add is usually described as adhd or diagnosed as adhd i think. hope this helps ❤️ ❤️

    • ToastyToast

      762d

      If a medication doesn't feel right to you, don't stay quiet about it. Tell the doctor at the next appointment. As someone who takes ADHD meds, you'll most likely have to have monthly appointments from now on.

    • Sydari

      762d

      I get depression spikes approx. 4-6 hours after I've taken my Adderall IR 20mg. I've had MDD for a long time, diagnosed last year. Also I'm noticing I don't really function well without it.. I'm not sure how long it would take for me to stop taking it and get back to where I was before.

    • Rave.Hunter

      762d

      I personally dnt take meds for adhd- it always made me feel dead inside like evething that was me was sucked out and as a child I felt like my birth mom and her side of the family use it as away to control me while my dad and step mom encouraged coping behavior… they weren’t perfect but help more then meds and I refuse to go back

    • konijntje

      762d

      I wasn't misdiagnosed, but just wasn't diagnosed because I was high achieving in school and managed with my own coping strategies for a long while. But when I got to college where things were more demanding, it caught up to me... except they still didn't diagnose me (?!?!!). I finally went to my regular doctor with a list of issues that were common with ADHD and got on meds (Adderall at first, which did NOT work for me, then Vyvanse, which worked great). I'm currently on Ritalin, which works okay. The meds make a huge difference and I can actually get some stuff done during the day without getting so distracted by stuff going on or my mind wandering or the sudden *need* to go do something physical (I have combined type). I also have a major depressive diagnosis, though I'm not on anything for it. It comes and goes, and I've never really found a med that helped it, so some days or times just suck because I'm depressed and can't get out of it. However, having finally been diagnosed with ADHD and in meds for that does help, because it can help me get up and doing something that feels good or is productive or is fun, and that helps decrease depression.

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