Hi there! I was diagnosed with adult ADHD-mixed type about 6 months after graduating from college. I spent much of my life thinking life was just going to be harder for me, but that’s a matter for another day.
I’m here today because I am in the best relationship of my life and it provides me with excessive happiness and support, but we are both pre-med students and both have attention disorders. He technically has ADD (despite the changes in DSM-5). He has been on meds a few years longer than me. I take Concerta and he takes Adderall. The issue is that I hate what Adderall does to my boyfriend. He hates it too, but it’s the only thing that works for him and without it he probably won’t get to or through med school and he will make an amazing doctor I my opinion. He gets cold and standoffish (sp?) when he takes his meds. We are both in a very stressful school period now so it’s understandable, but I’ve been having a hard time lately with not taking his adderall moods personally. I should also mention that he manages his meds very responsibly and is very educated on mech of action etc. So abuse of said meds is not a worry currently.
Thank you for listening😊