Eve5144

504d

is it worth it to get diagnosed with adhd and get medication for it? I've known for a long time that I wasn't normal and I have several symptoms of adhd but it isn't really affecting me living a normal life right now. I just wonder if it would really be worth it to get an official diagnosis and get on meds or if the meds will make me a zombie or have no personality.

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    • Alli_Apple

      504d

      It changed my life! For me it completely reversed the things you mention - I felt more alive and like myself than I had in years! So I say at least try if you’re intrigued bc there’s no reason you’d be forced to continue with it if for any reason you didn’t want to!

    • Lacybelle

      504d

      Yes get on something to help

    • ashlux

      504d

      atomoxetine is a non stimulant medication that worked well for me for a while Therapy may be helpful if you are not already in it & you are able to. They can connect you to more resources

    • YanyLaurel

      504d

      I highly recommend it. I don't have it as severe as my husband but I still been prescribed Ritalin and it helps a TON, I took two doses today (I can take three in one day) and i got SO much more done than I would have if I hadn't

    • Alli_Apple

      504d

      It changed my life! For me it completely reversed the things you mention - I felt more alive and like myself than I had in years! So I say at least try if you’re intrigued bc there’s no reason you’d be forced to continue with it if for any reason you didn’t want to!

    • YanyLaurel

      504d

      And especially since you have depression it could help a lot to get some sort of meds that could treat both. I have depression too and it's difficult to get stuff done when you're busy feeling like you can't do anything because your brain is telling you not to

    • Wentz

      504d

      It really depends on the medication. I listed Ritalin as one of my meds, but the truth is I self medicate

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