Jump to content

My current ADHD journey (Will be more than one post as it is ongoing)


trimkeyboard7878

167 views

 Share

Hello Lovelies!

So I have ADHD, I have recently gotten an official diagnosis but i've know for a while. I am taking the next step and starting medication for it which I wont get deep into what i'm taking but I will say the first one I tested I started Monday and took for the last time yesterday. On Monday I took it at 8am, I was super nauseous for almost the whole morning  and I went to a few classes that I had that day knowing that I would probably have to ask my teacher if I could go to my dad's class because of the meds, I did during my second class (Out of two) with about 25 min left in the class. I said I was feeling sick because of an ADHD med that i'm trying but in reality I felt a tiny bit sick but I felt high, I wasn't going to say those words for obvious reasons, I went home after that part of the day was over and then left home again about half an hour later to go to scouts, at scouts I was not thinking clearly, I was supposed to be in a different group and they asked me if I wanted to do that instead of what the rest of the people were doing but I said i'm good out here. I ended up being hungry for the first time all day at around 6:30 and I had a hard boiled egg with me that got eaten in like two bites. Closer to the end of the event I talked to my trusted advisor Ms. H about it because I was having a lot of anxiety about it and she has helped me a lot with anxiety issues, She made me feel so much better and said "I know taking a new medicine can be scary, but you are a strong girl." 

Yesterday I felt bad enough that I was in bed watching tv with my mom all day. We emailed my doctor telling him what was going on and he said to stop the meds. I will most likely be trying another one next monday and am equally as scared, I will probably talk to Ms. H again and see what she thinks. 

This will have follow up posts just to let y'all know what's going on but for now this is what's going on.

Have a good day!

Edited by Daisie

 Share

25 Comments


Recommended Comments

  • Digital Mentor

Hey there,

Sorry to hear that the meds didn't work well for you. I'm wondering, do you feel like you have to take the meds, or can you cope without them? 

Link to comment

Well That's a complicated question, I am like very much ADHD so it will make things a lot easier in the long run if I have meds on board. I don't feel like I have to take the meds but I want to find something that will help with focus and a few other things and make life a bit easier on myself and a lot of other people.

Link to comment
  • Digital Mentor

Hey there,

Just out of curiosity, do you ever experience anxiety? If so, what is that like for you? 

Link to comment

What do you mean by that, I experience the saying/doing something that I am afraid about what my friends and advisors think about it. But that's not even baseline.

Link to comment
  • Digital Mentor

Hey there,

I guess my question was do you ever have anxious feelings about anything?  If so, what kind of impact do you think that might have on your life? 

Link to comment

I hope you don't mind, but can I just ask if you have to take any medication such as Xaggitin or Melatonin? If so how does it make you feel? I am only asking becuase I have ADHD myself and I have to take both lots of the medication the Xaggitin to dampen my ADHD and the Melatonin to help me sleep

Link to comment

Hey,

I don't mind you asking at all, I wouldn't post something like this on here without being prepared for questions. I'm not sure if I have ever taken Xaggitin but I do take Melatonin, I don't now off the top of my head what the ADHD med i'm taking right now is but it's working fairly well, we need to up the dosage though. We haven't yet because I have started on an SSRI which is basically a Serotonin booster, for my anxiety and depression.  

Link to comment
21 minutes ago, trimkeyboard7878 said:

Hey,

I don't mind you asking at all, I wouldn't post something like this on here without being prepared for questions. I'm not sure if I have ever taken Xaggitin but I do take Melatonin, I don't now off the top of my head what the ADHD med i'm taking right now is but it's working fairly well, we need to up the dosage though. We haven't yet because I have started on an SSRI which is basically a Serotonin booster, for my anxiety and depression.  

Yeah I know all about the dosage being upped because mine was 30mg and now it is 36mg and my paeditrition doctor says that just 1 melatonin tablet is enough to knock out a full grown man but I have to take 4 and even that isn't enough to knock me out

Link to comment

I take one and it doesn't knock me out but it helps. We are still in the trial stages of medicine and it's going fairly well beyond the first one. 

Link to comment

Can I just ask, How old were you when you were diagnosed with ADHD? I can personally say that I was only 7 Years old when I was diagnosed and it was an extremely lengthy proccess.

Link to comment

I was diagnosed very shortly before I turned 12, but I have been showing big signs my entire life and we kinda always knew but my official diagnosis was about 4 months ago. It wasn't a very lengthy process for me, one of my teachers filled out a form and so did my mom and I, it was something like on a scale of 1-5 how much do I do this, etc. And the results were I have ADHD and we could have figured that out years ago. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment

Well at least you don't have to be called a 'lazy student' by your head teacher like I was (but then again she was the lazy one because she used to run around in high heels) :)

Link to comment

I'm so sorry that you were called that, she wasn't a school teacher she was a scout leader which I count as a teacher. People just knew I was different but not necessarily in a bad way.

Link to comment

the thing is, whenever my old head teacher ran around in high heels is used to make me say to myself 'please fall over' in the hope that she would fall over

Link to comment

I hope you don't mind me asking, but Which country do you live in? I am asking this because there is a group that I go to called ADHD Solutions and I wasn't sure if you have heard of it before

Link to comment

sorry for bothering you but the truth is I have undiganoised  ADHD and my parents thought that I was faking it just to get attention to myself and they refused to get me tested for it 

Link to comment
1 minute ago, Leafiebean said:

sorry for bothering you but the truth is I have undiganoised  ADHD and my parents thought that I was faking it just to get attention to myself and they refused to get me tested for it 

Where in the world do you live? If you live in the UK I could recommend ADHD solutions to you because I use them and they are soooooo amazing

Link to comment
18 minutes ago, Leafiebean said:

I live in texas. 

and that sounds awesome!!

they are. They do activities during every half term holiday, summer holiday and they also do christmas parties

Link to comment

IKR. Shame you don't live in Leicester cuz then you would be able to go to the ADHD solutions that I go to/ will be volunteering at

Link to comment
Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
    Search In
×
×
  • Create New...