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I just wanted to add something after reading some of the other shares. The only reason I wanted the diagnosis was so I could get the meds. And to know definitely what is the matter with me. My therapist told me she could do the tests–it would take three sessions, and cost about $1,500, and it would still be inconclusive. So I opted for therapy. After reading my journals for a couple of months she says she is pretty sure that ADD is what I have. My GP agrees! So I don’t really think I need to take those tests, unless I want to take the meds, and no doctor will prescribe them because of my age, and the lack of info about my childhood. That’s why I asked the questiton in the first place, to see if there are any “seniors” like me, who have just recently started the meds. Is it a good idea? Some days it seems like a very attractive choice–boy! flipping a switch, and acting normal? Other days I like myself just the way I am, and believe what I’m being told–that I an coping quite well with ADD–that I have developed strategies that are good for me, and that it shouldn’t matter AT MY AGE if my life is in a bit of a mess! A doctor once told me–a good doctor–that age is not a disease. I go by that premise now–and believe that my age is irrelevant–=but I still need to listen to people who know more and are more experienced than I am. I appreciate all the advice you are sending my way. Thanks.REPORT ABUSE