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Does age make a difference…..hmmm, I’d say so. I’d struggled along for a long time knowing I was ADD (my profession has me on the lookout for ‘my’ type) and always managed to do okay.

Then….. I started to get a bit older….and older…..and I noticed it was becoming more and more difficult to manage as well as I had in the past.

Then some major health issues had to be dealt. They were my undoing. Having to claw my way back to the land of the living and then returning to work put me over the edge. Dealing with the emotional aspect of the health issues (two of them at once!!?) basically occupied a lot of brain energy.

My extra issue of ADHD was goiing to need to be dealt with by someone other than just ‘me’ so I could manage the other things I was going through.

My health issues have been dealt with by the right docs and I finally went for help for my ADHD from a psychiatrist. At my age, I’ve realized take all the help you can get! Since brain fog seems to settle on me a lot more frequently now at age 54 (where did I put that thingy?) I’m absolutely all for getting all the help I can from wherever I can!

Meds have made life much better and no, I’m not a zombie. I have the same thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Just a lot more organized and focused. The last thing ANY of my friends would call me would be a zombie. A med can only make a person a zombie if it is the wrong med or wrong dose.

You’re right, the tired-er our brain gets the busier our bodies become. Busier but not more productive. ;o(

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