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SemiCharmed

727d

Hi, I'm new to the app and newly diagnosed with ADD. I had to come off a med in order to try one for the ADD, and boy am I regretting even stirring the pot! Do you take meds for ADD, or just cope with it behaviorally? if you take meds, how quickly did you find what works for you?

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    • SemiCharmed

      725d

      @Drewsdad08 That makes complete sense! I don't think medication is the right answer for everyone anyway. Congrats on kicking cancer's butt twice!!!

    • Drewsdad08

      726d

      My internist and therapist help me tremendously

    • Drewsdad08

      726d

      I do not take medication for mine as it’s deemed, medically speaking, to be my least worrisome condition. I am very hypothyroid and have other residual illnesses from being a 2 time cancer survivor. Also take anti seizure medicine and anxiety medicine.

      • SemiCharmed

        725d

        @Drewsdad08 That makes complete sense! I don't think medication is the right answer for everyone anyway. Congrats on kicking cancer's butt twice!!!

    • Mommy_bear

      727d

      I was dx with severe ADHD combined type in my late 40’s. Since dx, I’ve used Prescription stimulant (Vyvanse) Wellbutrin, micro dose medical cannabis edibles in p.m., outdoor movement, and noticed a big difference when I eliminated all processed foods, sugar, alcohol, dairy & gluten. (I know that may sound excessive, but my diet made a huge difference). Therapy sessions weekly with my LCSW has helped me develop a self-help plan for myself (similar to ADHD coaching). I use reminders in my phone, meditation, yoga, probiotics, tumeric, elderberry, and journaling. Consistency is very challenging so I celebrate small steps & catch myself quicker when my negative self-talk is surfacing. It’s a life long challenge, but I’m learning to embrace it

      • SemiCharmed

        726d

        @Mommy_bear I don't think it sounds excessive at all! If it helps and you're able to do it, I support you 100%! I'm wondering if I might end up going the stimulant route, as well. I think my Dr just wanted to try the conservative med classification first, for some reason. Maybe due to my other conditions. Does your counselor specialize in ADD?

    • neveroddoreven

      727d

      I started meds for my ADD last year and it has literally changed my life. I do know for sure though that there are different families of drugs within the standard lineup of stimulants (ie, Adderall is a different family than Ritalin), so if one is really giving you trouble, I highly recommend letting your doctor know and trying a different family.

      • SemiCharmed

        726d

        @neveroddoreven Thanks for responding. I'm so happy that you found something that helps! I'm definitely open to trying different meds. I started on a non-stimulant SNRI (Strattera) and had high hopes that it would help with the issues I'm having with getting paperwork completed in a timely fashion at work. My job is probably at risk if I don't get this managed better. But I'm ten times worse, but not bc the add is worse (I think it's the same) but bc of all the other awful side effects. I was mostly wondering how long of a process it was for other ppl to find what worked for them.

    • Vixenbak

      727d

      Well you can always talk to like a doctor or Therapist about the medication and see if you need a change or if that's normal

      • SemiCharmed

        727d

        @Vixenbak Thanks, I am definitely talking to both a doctor and a counselor about this. I was just hoping to hear about others' experience with finding a treatment plan that worked for them, if any.

        • Vixenbak

          727d

          @SemiCharmed sounds smart

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