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I suppose I am one of the ones with a mild case (although I wonder what the dividing line is between mild and severe?), who flew under the radar for 55 years. I really had no idea I had a problem, but things were getting worse in my life until I realized that I was suddenly at a real crisis point. I usually can pedal my way out of something, but I was running out of options at this stage. I’ve had many, many jobs (always quit), moved many times, tried several career paths (usually impulsively), always got back up and have been positive about it all along. So I never really thought I had a problem until recently. Both my husband and I have ADD, I think his is worse but that’s probably because he’s not medicated.
I’m here because I want to hear from others about what meds & other tips & techniques have worked for them. I need to go back to my ADD psychiatrist consultant with more knowledge so that when we have the talk about meds and he writes up a report for my general physician, I’ll be able to be a partner in the discussion of my care. I have enjoyed meeting all of you and hearing your stories. It’s been really helpful for me.
I’m also an experienced meditator, and I can say that some days I do well, and other days I wonder why my mind is all over the place. No consistency, like everything else in my life (I’m consistently inconsistent). I’ve been told meditation is good for ADDers, but also told that I should do moving meditation, not seated meditation. I take it all with a grain of salt because until I do the experiment myself and am able to stick with it consistently, it’s just a suggestion. I see a psychologist for therapy and meditation training, and it’s challenging for me to stick with anything he tells me to do. Some days I just feel like I’m a screw-up, and accept that this is where I’m at, and that it might not change. I guess that’s my positive spin again.
So if I have offended anyone, I’m sorry. I’m just getting comfortable with this whole ADD thing, and it’s really great to be able to spend a bit of time here with you.REPORT ABUSE