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i need help
headabovewater52 posted:
I am 52 years old here I was born with add/hd now called adhd I have every symptom there is. life for me doesn't make since for me anymore ive been on meds most of my life they do help. I blert out a lot cant sit still mind rushing all the time never finish tasks I have been divorced 3 times I am still a clown , I have night terrors so I smoke pot and that stops that ,I take zanax to sleep and ritilan during the life feels like a waste no one understands me I cant manage my life
other ppl seem to do just great wish I was don't see any light at the end of the tunnel for me iam not much of a typer but have a lot to say
beckysue2u responded:
I am very concerned for you're welfare. Just reading your post makes me dizzy and anxious and I can feel that you are spinning out of control. As a 66yo diagnosed with ADHD (at 50) I can wind myself up into this exact state if I'm not very careful. What I've learned over many years, sometimes painfully, is that only YOU can change "you." Through 3 divorces and hundreds of hours of therapy have taught me that, regardless of what you think you know you are the only one who has the power to get yourself better. And you DO have both the power and the ability to change. I am NOT an expert here but it appears that you are in one of those situations where everything you are taking and doing is interacting negatively with everything else causing you to be in this precarious downward spiral. PLEASE get help.

The first step you have to take toward getting healthier is to stop the spinning. In order to do that you should get help from a qualified professional. "Qualified" Professional isn't just someone with an MD or PhD after their name. Get yourself to someone who is a specialist in ADULT ADHD and do not hold anything back. If you get the feeling that you and the professional aren't connecting find someone else - quickly. You will not move forward until you get the drugs and your underlying issues sorted out. Night terrors are not related to ADHD so, once again, please get qualified help ASAP. Take care of yourself!
mrmacmuddy responded:
There is light at the end of the tunnel...I was diagnosed 6 months ago with son who I've had custody of since last November was also diagnosed with ADHD...My wife is what we could call "NORMAL"..By the way,I'm 53. It is always a struggle. To me it seems a little easier to take things day by day.I too have been divorced 3 times..Please just hang in there and pray for yourself and your family. Try to find a good therapist that you click with. Maybe even a group session on coping skills with ADHD. Good luck to you in the future.

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