This is my first real post. I've answered one, and I hope someone will answer mine, but like I said this is the first post. I just found out I have ADHD, and I'm almost 40. I thought that was something that was discovered when you were a child, not a middle-aged adult with two children. I have one child that somehow escaped it, and the other child (my 12 year old son) has been on ADHD medication since age 6. But that's another story in itself.
So I have ADHD, and have been on medication for about 10 weeks. Still working on the dosage, though. I also have bipolar, which I am also on medication for. I'm not sure if that medication is working anymore. I've been on the same one since I got out of the hospital three and a half years ago. Can you build a tolerance to those medications? And last, but not least, I have epilepsy, which limits what I can take for the ADHD. The epilepsy is what I have to look out for the most. And I would just LOVE to lose some weight, but I have to get motivated for that.
I feel like the world is stacked against me. What issue don't I have? Why do I have all these issues? I'm really lucky, I guess. My husband is really trying to help, and be the most understanding husband he can be, but sometimes it's hard to explain it to him. I feel like I do nothing but work for my sons ADHD problems, and not on my own. His school issues keep me pretty busy.
Does anyone else feel like this? or am I alone in this?
i think we all feel like that sometimes, but the painful truth is, there are a lot of issues you don't have, you just may have more than your share. it has to be hard trying to balance all the meds, and raising a child with ADD is no joy ride either. I wonder if now you can think a little more about taking care of yourself? maybe your posting here is a good sign of that. then you might do even better at helping your son. the airlines tell us to put on our own face mask first, then help our child.
We all have our days when we feel alone and that so much is against us. Truth is, you're definitely not alone. I can't imagine balancing all of those medications and also working for your sons ADHD as well. That's got to be a challenge. You have a lot to work with, but if you find time to work on your own ADHD, you will also find it easier to help your sons as well. Have you considered congitive behavioural therapy? It may be a good idea because it doesn't only help your ADHD, but it may help you with bipolar as well. I'm not too sure about how it does in terms of severity, but it will help you change your perspective and give you an extra boost of positivity. Then once you are able to help yourself, you will have a much easier time working with your son as well.
I think some medications do wear off, at least with me, anyway. I was taking Vyvanse for a few years and it seemed to help in the beginning, but at some point, I noticed that it wasn't working as well. I was then put on Ritalin, but when that didn't seem to work at all, my psychiatrist took me off and hasn't put me on any new meds at all. So now, I'm trying to find manage my ADHD on my own. I'm constantly bouncing off the walls and bored out of my mind, but I don't know what else to do.
with a lot of medications, if they stop working, you can be off them a while and then restart them and they will work again.