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Old 06-02-2015, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Billy_J View Post
You may want to see a psychiatrist (these are M.D.'s - Medical Doctors) who can write prescriptions for anxiety or hyperactivity. Some people have tried the hyperactivity drugs and don't like them - no longer take them. Others say it helps them "focus".

Worth a try... You can get a referral from your regular doctor. Or maybe try your county health department. Or the phone directory (search for psychiatrists).

Once they give you a diagnosis, then if ADD, have your family read about it and learn about it. Then they will understand how to interact with you better.

There can also be advantages to some of these things too - like some people are capable of using both hands at the same time or multitasking. But do get the correct diagnosis first, then read about it.
Drink strong black coffee...It has the opposite effect on ADD as it does on folks who do not have ADD. If it relaxes you, rather than hypes you up...you may have a clue....talk to your regular doctor about your concerns, they will refer you if needed.
Her is just one link of many available online re Adult ADD Adult ADD / ADHD: Signs, Symptoms, Effects, and Treatment

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