ASulSul

614d

does anyone else suffer from cognitive issues 😥 now that my mood is stable (yay) I've been noticing I have trouble concentrating, learning, and have the attention span of a peanut. I brought it up with my doctor and he modified the dosage of one of my meds, but I'm just worried that this is something that I've always had but never noticed because of my (now controlled) terrible anxiety

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    • AlyssaNicole89

      591d

      Ugh anticonvulsants make me lose my hair ☹️

    • RionWilde

      614d

      The same thing happened to me and I think it was because I used to be on clonazepam for a long time and it affected my memory awfully.

    • anabanana

      614d

      For me, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression when I was 11 and it’s gotten a lot better but i noticed I had trouble keeping my focus on stuff and i was later diagnosed with adhd as well. I haven’t taken meds for my adhd but just being diagnosed and being aware that I had it helped me understand myself better and now I can do things to help me focus and control my adhd

    • ASulSul

      614d

      My doctor said it sounds like I have ADHD symptoms, but says I don't have the disorder itself because I did well in school :/

    • doobie

      614d

      pooh to any doctor who says good grades mean you can't have ADHD. That is flat-out misinformation. Get an opinion from a psychologist or mental health practitioner - not your primary care physician.

    • anabanana

      612d

      they told me the exact same thing cause i had good grades so it didn’t seem like an issue to them, my dr didn’t wanna prescribe me meds but i talked to my psychologist about it she helped me get diagnosed. there’s also lots of info and research you can do online, it can be supper different for everyone so it’s good to know your symptoms so you can treat them accordingly

    • slothsoul

      607d

      My memory is absolutely awful to the point where people constantly comment on it. It makes me feel awful and is almost 100% related to taking psych medications.

    • slothsoul

      607d

      @littlechangeling That wouldn't surprise me one bit. Makes me so angry.

    • regana

      607d

      i graduated with a 3.7 gpa despite pretty intense adhd. don’t let your doctor prevent you from being diagnosed with it if you may have it for such a ridiculous reason! you can totally have good grades even if you have adhd. it affects everyone differently.

    • AlyssaNicole89

      603d

      Yes, but I also smoke pot so I’m not sure what I can contribute to my bipolar, and what is from smoking since I have been doing it regularly for 10+ years to selfie medicate

    • GrnMtnGurl

      594d

      My memory is like Swiss cheese. Some things stick and others fall through the holes. I think all the meds I’m on play a big part in it. I call it sometimers, some times I remember and sometimes I don’t. Lol

    • frickerdoodle

      592d

      Could be those antipsychotics you're taking. They aren't typically meant to be taken as mood stabilizers during periods of stability because of their side effects. Technically they're only supposed to treat active episodes of mania, depression, or mixed states, and after those episodes end, anticonvulsant mood stabilizers or lithium are supposed to be used to prevent/delay the next episode. Long term, antipsychotics are among the most harmful medications you can take. I understand that some people really need those drugs so they can function and stay stable, but if I were asked to start on your regiment, I would ask my doctor about using anticonvulsants instead.

    • ASulSul

      591d

      Unfortunately I tried anticonvulsants (are you referring to Lamictal?) And it didn't work out for me 😔

    • AlyssaNicole89

      591d

      Ugh anticonvulsants make me lose my hair ☹️

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