I've had ADD most of my life. I believe I was diagnosed when I was around 6 or 7. I am now 30. I haven't taken any meds since I was in jr. high or high school sometime. I don't like taking the meds but, my Mom and husband have told me before they think I need to get back on them. Maybe I'm just stubborn. Maybe I don't want to be a zombie. IDK.
Lately, though it seems like I have troble concentrating and staying on task. To be quite honest, my house looks like a tornado went through it. I'm a terrible housekeeper. It's not because I don't try. I do work on it but, I feel like I am moving in slow motion then, when I see a big job I feel helpless and overwhelmed. I really don't want this. I want to be able to stick with the tasks that need to be done. Plus, it's hard on my marriage.
I have been thinking about talking to my doctor about it but, I have to be honest, I feel really uncomfortable about it. I've always felt somewhat ashamed and embarrassed of my ADD. I feel comfortable talking to my husband about it because he's dealt with it because his brother has severe ADD or ADHD(not sure which one) along with some other problems. Besides, he is my husband so, I should feel comfortable.
The doctor I decided to start going to is the one my husband sees. I only went to him for the first time a couple days ago for a persistant cough(allergies) so, that's why I'm uncomfortable. I know this sounds weird but, I'm not sure how to go about making the appt. What do I say when I call to make the appt. when they ask why?
Also, I've been having problems with fatuigue, irritability, weight gain(shall I say over eating
, trying to lose weight, though) and low sexual drive. Could this all be connected to my ADD? My husband thinks I'm dperessed but, I feel pretty happy. Also, I wonder if it could just be from low thyroid production(I need to get that checked, too since it does run in the family, I think) or anemia(I've "battled" iron deficency anemia off and on since high school).
I just want to get on track and I want to get on something that will keep be alert, keep me focused on tasks, keep me from daydreaming, something that will no mess with my sex drive, or make me grouchy. Also, something that it safe to take that won't do any reproductive damage(I have a 1 year old but, eventually in a few years I would like another).
Oh yea, are there any ADD meds that help you LOSE weight? lol