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Posted by Rhonda on November 20, 1999 at 21:56:53:

In Reply to: Wife/mother with ADD posted by Lisa on November 20, 1999 at 21:04:47:

:Lisa, Hi my name is Rhonda. I am a 32 year old mother of 3. I also have ADD, I was officially diagnosed about six months ago. We sound so much alike. I accept the fact that I have ADD, it's actually a relief to know I'm not just lazy or stupid. It's just when I was told by the doctor that I have clinical depression, I have a hard time accepting that. I've always been the happy go lucky one who would tell people there is no sense being depressed, you'll only be more miserable if you are, and here I am. I hope I'm not rambling, I am really interested if you are on medicine for the ADD, what you take and if you notice a difference. My doctor has me on Zoloft for the depression and desipramine for the ADD. I am just getting started on the medicine for ADD and I don't notice any difference. I would love to hear more about you and your experiences on medication for the ADD. Thank You, Rhonda
I am a 29 yr old woman with a 3 and 1 yr old. I was diagonosed with ADD 4 years ago(through testing) but thought that just knowing I had it would help me deal with it. I think I didn't want to deal with having something wrong with me. In fact right now even though I am typing on this message board and reading others that sound just like me, I really don't believe it and think I may just have some of the simtoms.My biggest problem is that my home is (as my husband put it) chaos. I work from morning to midnight trying to get it clean and it never works. I try to organize and every day I feel I am getting a little better. Then my husband comes home and tells me that things are not looking better. This week he was home sick every day. Thursday I went out to get my daughter her birthday present(I went out at 11:00 pm because her birthday was friday-why do I procrastonate so!). When I got home at 1:00 my husband had this weird look on his face. I asked him what was wrong and he said he was worried about me. I didn't understand. I asked about what and he said he had been looking back at the whole week and saw me not being able to concentrate, being lured in by my daughters tv shows,strring off into space, etc. etc. He said I didn't seem in control and even though I was working all day in the house it still was messy. I said "I've told you this is how it is for the past 9 years of our marriage Did you think I was lying?" He finally understands I'm not just messy and lazy. I do want a clean house! I've been crying for 2 days(not straight). I feel like a failure. I just want to be a good mother and wife. I asked my mom if she knew of someone that cleans house and she said"If you don't work you should be able to keep your house clean)" That's how I feel too, but my husband now is not getting mad for my disorganization but wants to help me.My mother is not mean she just is not understanding. How can she when I don't even understand myself. Somebody stop me-I'm starting to ramble on. Please, I need help I'm just don't know where to start.Please feel free to e-mail me too. Lisa


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