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Thanks for your honest personal assessments. I am 48 and I am looking forward to all the physical/mental benefits that ADHD medications may offer. I had these grandiose expectations about them but they have been suppressed by all the great posts here. Now I have more of a realistic hope. Based upon the shared experiences by so many I am not predicting this instant 180 degree turn around in myself but at least a different path with some clarity without all the fuzziness that is in it now.
The “validation” you speak of I never thought was important but as I become more aware and knowledgeable about my ADHD symptoms (that others and I share) their substantiation has become more significant to me. I have had some great successes in my life but even greater failures because of my ADHD symptoms and inability to reign in myself. If the meds help me with some of my symptoms, “Yeah” for me and those around me. With Meds a piece of the foundation in my life will have been set but it will still be my responsibility to finish constructing the project and with some of the tools afforded by venues such as this totallyadd site the odds are more in my favor than not having them.
As far as the medication safety and use i agree with you to a point. If it does not work for me i have choices. change brands, types. etc. and even stop taking them. I get that. My concern is are there any studies or research that indicate there may or may not be some health issues/risks that may be created by the use of ADHD Meds in an older person. If there are risks I would like to know what they are so I may make a educated decisions as to go the Med route or not. I can drown in a pool of water but that is not going to prevent me from drinking it, The benefits far outweigh the risks. I am looking for a fair and unbiased study with information that has some validity to it that’s all.
Thanks all for the great posts and I can’t wait to share my experiences. Hopefully they will offer insight to others so they have information they can use to create a plan for a more clear life.REPORT ABUSE