I have had ME for twenty years and have been unable to work since 2003. I have Fibromyalgia and Hypothyroidism too (to my mind they are all inexorably interlinked).
Also, I’ve finally had a diagnosis of ADD (lost the Hyperactive bit when I got sick - in fact probably *got* sick partly because of the H part!) which predates the ME.
The Adult ADHD Consultant has put me on Matoride XL (same as Concerta XL, etc: it’s a slow-release Ritalin), and I seem to be able to still have my daytime sleeps on it - which is a relief although the sleeps are not as restful as previously.
Obviously, I would prefer not to be taking any strong medication, but I can’t cope with my brain as it is and the ADHD meds seem to be helping, which, after all these years, is absolutely wonderful.
However, I am concerned about crashing more often and harder due to the ADHD meds being stimulants.
Does anyone have experience of taking ADHD meds whilst having ME, and if so would you mind sharing your thoughts?