Tuesday, February 16, 2010


As some of you remember, my 8 year old was diagnosed with ADHD. Two of my older ones have signs of it, but they have been manageable-I don't feel the need to have them diagnosed. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 16 years old and my 4 brothers and sisters have all been diagnosed with it. Lucky for us, it all stems from our mother, who has also been diagnosed. :)

For years, my mother told me to try medication for it. I didn't because I honestly did not see how ADHD was affecting my life. I thought I had a handle on things. Until recently. In November, my doctor gave me Adderal to see if it would help with studying. What's great is that it has helped in all areas of my life. There is a night and day difference in me when I take it vs. when I don't. When I take the meds laundry stays caught up, the house stays picked up, I can study (and not have to read the same page 50 times before I just give up), and I don't feel as foggy minded. Everything seems more clear and things are getting done. (Don't get me wrong, I still have a problem with procrastinating and the house is not as clean as I am making it sound. I mean, our Christmas tree just came down two days ago! ;) But, things are definitely better.)

Another bonus? I have had an anxiety disorder since I was 19 years old. When I take the Adderal, the anxiety is mostly gone. It sure doesn't attack me like it used to. The doctor says it's because the meds help me control my thoughts and they aren't so out of whack. I don't know, but I do know that I feel much better.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I think I need some Adderal too!
    But seriously though, I'm glad it makes you feel better.

    Have a nice weekend.