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New here, 55 year old who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 53. I

New here, 55 year old who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 53. I

Getting diagnosed at 53 was the best day in my life.. as well as the worst day. Not sure if that makes any sense to anyone else. So each day is a journey, and I want to live it to the fullest.

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Hello, just joined myself ☺ I was wondering if you got your diagnosis from your regular doctor, or did you find someone who specialized in AHDD to work with?

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It was actually a neurologist, they were originally testing me for CTE ( the concussion injury). No CTE, but hardcore ADHD

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I took my eval from a neuropsychologist down the street from me. Not many psych docs around me have the skills to administer these paper tests, I guess, because I had to hunt her down.

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Hi, got diagnosed just a few months ago at age 49. I'm 50 today and very relieved to know that there is an answer that explains my life. I started with 10mgs of ER adderall and have been slowly moved up to 25mg which makes day to day activities so much easier to accomplish.

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Are there any negatives to being on Adderall?

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Always with any drug but the general ones with Adderall are blood pressure elevation, rapid heartbeat and loss of appetite.

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I'm starting to think Adderall may be the reason I'm so irritable. I went from 10 mg to 25 mg over the last 4 years, mainly b/c I felt it wasn't working as well and that I had built up a tolerance to it. I'm considering asking my GP to recommend something else, but I think I've also got some work ahead of me in getting some proper therapy.

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Consider the possibility of Depression. Search for an online Depression Checklist and see if it fits. Adderall could be it though.

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Thank you

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Did you take medication for aniety? I am currently taking anxiety medication.. If so, did you have to go off it, or did the medication work with it

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How is it going? Are you still with us?

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Though Adderal will often trigger depressive episodes ,especially when seen at an increase

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I took Adderal for many many years. I take Vyvance now and like it a lot better.

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what differences do you feel?

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Hi Rog, same exact thing for me and I said it the same way you did to my s.o. and got the "huh?" look. I know exactly what you mean.

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Just started with this organization...I understand you statement. Just try to focus on what made this the best day of your life....I've been mucking around with all kinds of issues since my twenties. I would say to keep this in mind: You must find your own answers. Be active in tacking this issue...take initiative to find what works for you...don't beat yourself up about the issues/problems that attend this condition. Best of luck to you

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