Re: Concerta - Effects different for people w/o ADD?
Well, here is my story. I've always been Adhd but it really showed up after I got married. The stress of working full time and being on our own took it's tool. My parents have always expected alot from me so I just always thought that I was somehow born in the wrong family, I just had a baby three months ago. I'm not sure what finally spurred me to go back to my doctor but I did. I had tried ritalin before but my body metabolized it too fast, it made me OVERFOCUS on one thing. That was four years ago, since then I've been on zoloft for anxiety and depression, sometimes xanax. however I wasn't depressed I was just angry all the time. Finally I read a book called driven to distraction it talks about how sometimes people with ADD worry because that is just how they organize their life and their thoughts. Because it's hard to get us motivated, we worry ourself to motivate us. Before I was a beautiful girl with a happy smile and a healthy weight, everyone that runs into me since highschool is really shocked on how much I changed. Everything was just so overwhelming I would get up in the morning and life was just one huge chore after another. After starting on concerta Three weeks ago my life changed, when I get up in the morning I can actully get up, I start to do things without worrying about how long it will take and how much energy I don't have to do it. My laudry never got done, the house was always a mess and dirty sink and dirty dishes, my hair and make up was never decent it was a game to see how little I could get away with. The first two weeks I took the medician I did feel like I was go go go, but I noticed I wasn't angry and my energy was so much better. Now after two weeks I am used to the medician and I don't feel like I'm so driven by a motor, but the good aspects are still there. I pick up after myself without thinking about it, I don't over commit myself, I don't worry about things as much and I'm finally able to enjoy my baby. This medician has changed my life. I even think that with time I will be able to loose weight and take better care of my apearance and finally gain back all the self esteem I've lost in the last six years. Concerta's website talks about Women with ADD and how they have trouble juggiling a full time job, a family ect. I've even noticed a differance at work and my coworkers have even commented on it. In fact my boss just submitted paperwork to get me a promotion. I'm finally enjoying life and I hope that this story helps others to not be afraid to try medician too!