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    Old 06-04-2005, 08:55 PM   #16
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    Re: Just Diagnosed W/Adult ADD

    Scarlett, I am 51 years old and newly diagnosed in January. My doctor started me on welbutrin because it is one of the drugs prescribed for Adult ADD. It is also helping me with the healing that I have to go through after the diagnosis. I have been able to focus somewhat better at work. Last week I cleaned my house from top to bottom in an organized manner for the first time in my life. You really need to keep an open dialog with your doctor, and let her/him know when you are having bad side affects. Sometimes the side affects are only temporary.

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    Old 06-05-2005, 04:43 PM   #17
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    Re: Just Diagnosed W/Adult ADD


    I too have just been diagonased with ADD. I'm not on medication yet, just had the tests done. Now I'm reading everything I can get my hands on about adult ADD. Part of me is relieved to know it's ADD, and part of me is depressed that it took so long to find out. (I"m 52) I just need someone to talk to about all this stuff. Hubby wants to use the phone, have to get off. Will post more later.


    Old 06-06-2005, 06:00 AM   #18
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    Re: Just Diagnosed W/Adult ADD

    --dx'd last summer
    --life changing
    --cannot add anything else that hasnt been said, though I wish I would have sopught this abotu 25 years ago

    Old 06-08-2005, 12:41 PM   #19
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    Re: Just Diagnosed W/Adult ADD

    I am also new to message boards, I was just looking for more info on adult ADD. I was told about 10 years ago that I had it I am now in my late 30's. I've been on adderall and ritalin and now I am taking adderall xr 30mg. If I miss a dose I feel like crap and can not function. I am very concerned about the long term effects from these drugs. Does anyone know about them?
    Thank you

    Old 07-04-2005, 07:52 PM   #20
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    Re: Just Diagnosed W/Adult ADD

    new here too

    dont know for sure if i have it
    but every screener that i have taken
    indicates that it is severe

    have an appt with dr
    next week
    i hope i remember to go
    told my daughtert to remind me

    thanks addprogrammer for your words of encouragement
    i know that i am very smart
    and i cant wait to finally start my life
    and accomplish what i hve always wanted to do

    its like a mesh screen
    you see what you want
    you know what you need to do
    you just cant get there from here

    hope the meds work
    willing to try anything

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