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Nemorensis

639d

I finally got prescribed ADHD meds but for some unexplainable reason I'm scared to actually take them. Did any late diagnosed bloomers feel like this?

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    • Bridgette

      623d

      @IcedChai it's not hard for me to take pills? It's only hard when every medication I try makes me feel like crap

    • Bridgette

      623d

      And I got diagnosed with ADHD so it has to be ADHD ..

    • Bridgette

      623d

      I take medicine for anxiety already and I know it's ADHD I can't focus and I'm always bored . I watch tik toks and I can relate to them so much

    • IcedChai

      623d

      Yes me too! I also have anxiety and my dr said people with anxiety are the hardest people to get to take pills but once they do they find their life so much better

      • Bridgette

        623d

        @IcedChai it's not hard for me to take pills? It's only hard when every medication I try makes me feel like crap

    • Bridgette

      630d

      So I've tried 6 medications so far and none of them work :( like idk how everyone seems to benefit from them. My doctor said I've already been through all the medication . Do you really think that's true

      • IcedChai

        623d

        @Bridgette are you giving them enough time to work and to get past the side effects? The side effects do go away itnjsut takes a couple weeks for your body to adjust. If they just plain aren't working at all perhaps there is a different diagnosis for you and maybe not adhd? Maybe it could be anxiety or some other condition that imitates adhd? Have you tried the instant release adderall? I tried that first and could immediately tell a difference within an hour.

    • lorem

      634d

      i’m actually too afraid to even ask for the meds lol. I’m newly diagnosed and just feeling nervous about the idea of starting on a new medication on top of my other ones… So I feel you.

    • Nemorensis

      635d

      Thank you so much for the comments. It helped me work through some anxieties about this. Turns out it's like switching from a unicycle to a motorcycle and I'm left wondering who let me on the highway so long. Yesterday it felt like a corset was removed I didn't even realize I'd been mentally wearing for so long.

    • Chirp

      638d

      Honestly, I was pretty eager. I wanted to be able to do things, and ever since adhd knocked me on my ass, I felt like I couldn't live up to who i was (am!) Meds don't change you, they give you the ability to be who you actually are. At my core I'm a deeply nerdy and responsible person, but I wasn't able to do that because of adhd. Now I'm out here, still not tooootally functional, but more functional to the point that I'm willing to try double majoring and double minoring for my bachelor's. Before my meds, I only applied to one college because I didn't wanna go, but I knew I had to give myself at least one shot at higher Ed. The shift to the medicated life can be rough if you're the struggle-with-change flavor of adhd or autism, but it's important to weigh the opportunities gained against the opportunities lost.

    • Skywalker

      638d

      I was late diagnosed and I understand the hesitation. I took Adderall and it changed my life. It might comfort you to know it's not permanent physically. It is just something you're trying out. Give it 6 months and set your mind to trust whatever they tell you to take for only that time, then after that reevaluate and make the decision to keep it in your life or not. Hope that helps.

    • 404errormessage

      639d

      i was too. but i after i took it for the first time, i was super shocked to finally understand how people without adhd feel all the time. i realized without my adhd meds, i might as well be trying to run a marathon in lead boots. adhd is a disability and we deserve treatment. i think there is a lot of fear mongering around adhd medication. but at low doses, it actually effects our behavior pretty minimally (but effectively) for ex: i notice that when i do take it i am less absentminded, i have an easier time managing my executive dysfunction, and i am generally less anxious. (only on 10mg.) i am also not addicted to it at all lol. i know that's something people are scared of. (i will literally forget to take my adhd medication unless i take it first thing in the morning lol) :-)

    • Nemorensis

      639d

      That's relieving to hear

    • wise

      639d

      That's actually really common! it's scary to think about changing stuff when this is all you've ever known, but it's not gonna change who you are, it's just gonna change how effectively you can exist as a person lol

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