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Posted by hope info helps on October 19, 2000 at 09:55:58:

In Reply to: Re: ADD IN ADULT WOMEN posted by Judi Robinson on February 21, 2000 at 02:41:43:

: : : At 58, just discovering I have ADD. In process of being diagnosed. Reading "Women with Attention Deficit Disorder" and totally freaked at the time I have lived with it and how it has controlled my chaotic life

: : Hi JK! I'm 58 and am lucky to have Add too. Must have been that radioactive fallout from Hiroshima or Nagasaki. The good news is that you now have something to pin your chaos on (you know I thrive on chaos too)I kinda like it myself. I have used my energy to create a highly active and mostly happy life, although I have found ADD to interfere in my relationships. One of the things I have been working on is learning my natural or preferred pathways, which has helped me get through graduate school at the ripe old age of 55. I just didn't learn the way everybody else did and couldn't stay focused. I read about emotional intelligences (Howard Gardner) and checked out books on Accelerated Learning by Nicholls and Rose which helped me find my natural pathway to learning and concentration. Then I started NLP training to help me work on relationships with others. I am a career coach and I found many of my underachieving clients were highly kinesthetic in receiving their information. Need to move around, lots of energy until you drop. Not quite manic. However, if you have a good therapist and support and seek answers for yourself (and good nutrition for your brain of course) you will find you are truly blessed with a gift like many creative people: writers, actors, artists, etc. Find who you are and what your special gifts are and go get it. E-mail me about how it's going. Now if I can just remember where I was going......

: Hi..43 yr old female newly diagnosed with ADD and so scared----they are trying to figure out what treatment to proceed with---I am seperated from my husband, my very best friend! Oh yes I got fired from my job right before Christmas! Depression, you bet---give up, no way---it helps so much to know I am not alone----we have to figure out a way to live with our genius!!!! Any recommnedation about meds working or not---Buspar or wellbutron???? thanx JB

I am in my late 30's with ADD and take adderal. It has done wonders for me. I actually listen to my children when they are talking to me, not getting frustated because I knew that I would loose whatever thought was in my head if I tried to listen to my children. I still procrastinate but not as bad. My relationship with my husband is 100% better,especially now knowing why I did or said , or responded at times the way I did. I take up to 60mg/day. I describe myself as a bad case of ADD and I also believe I am Hyper as well . Adderal not only helps me to focus and to be aware of what's going on in my surroundings , but also slows me down so I don't feel like I'm in a race all day long. Discuss with your physician your symtoms, don't leave any out, so he can start with the best medication that he believes is suitable for you. If the first med. doesn't respond to your symptoms, then I'm sure your physician will go from there by trying another. I don't know that much about results counseling has on ADD patients because I live in a small town, and there arn't any professionals here to do that. I wish you the best with your treatment because living live with ADD can be frustrating, disapponting, embarrassing and anything else that causes you to feel inadequate as human being and a woman at that..Treatment can rid you of these symtoms and have you feeling like a real person, the woman you are. your feedback please. (golfpro_3google.com.)

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