I am 47 years old and was never formally diagnosed with ADHD. My brother was as a child and I always thought I was also. When I was 28 I entered nursing school and for the first time I couldn’t half-ass my way through school, I had to really study. I found it difficult to concentrate and take in all my reading so I went to the Doctor. I told him I thought I was ADD and that I had a family history of it and I needed something to help me study. He prescribed me Strattera and I graduated nursing school with a 4.0. For the first time in my life I truly felt smart and accomplished. I stopped taking it when I graduated. I still don’t have a formal diagnosis but I feel like I’m handling life without medication except for one thing. My 10 year old son is also ADHD hyperactive and I have chronic migraines/headaches. It makes it difficult to parent him effectively because when I have pain and he’s loud and active I get overstimulated, my pain gets worse and lose it with him. I haven’t found pain medication that works and I can’t take NSAIDS. I thoughts about noise cancelling headphones but I don’t think that helps him any when I can’t hear. I hoped maybe someone had some insights.