Hi there...my name is Katie and I'm a Registered Nurse. I'm 40 yrs old. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 28. Without medication I'm an utter mess. My ADHD is well controlled at this time :) Just wanted to introduce myself.

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Hello Katie, 

 Glad you are here..

Welcome,

Notalone

Hi Katie!  I am a newly diagnosed ADD adult and have begun using Strattera.  I feel great and so much more in the moment.  I am 40 years old also and was very surprised to learn I had ADD.  Makes a lot of sense of my childhood though- wish this diagnosed 30 years ago.

Red :)

Hi Katie, I'm glad your here and I wish you the best. I agree with red 9 I wish I would have been diagnosed 30 years ago also.

Hi Red, 

 I am 55 and have tried many different medicines for ADD but I have not tried Strattera. Recently I started taking Aderall and its working well for me as long as I exercise everyday.  I am glad to hear Stratera is working good.  I have wanted to try it. 

Notalone

Red said:

Hi Katie!  I am a newly diagnosed ADD adult and have begun using Strattera.  I feel great and so much more in the moment.  I am 40 years old also and was very surprised to learn I had ADD.  Makes a lot of sense of my childhood though- wish this diagnosed 30 years ago.

Red :)

Danielle,

I took ritalin a for a while because I didn't have insurance and  it was inexpensive...4 dollars a month at walmart.  Later I found that I would have this big crash in the afternoon.  The Dr. switched me to adderall at my request and I am doing so much better though it is more expensive.  It has really changed my life and my house keeping has also improved.  I am exercising every day... I found a used nordic track, (like new and 25$) on ebay and I love it.  Exercise seems to make the difference too. ADD is something that I have to stay on top of if I want to have a brain and a life.  You really are doing well to keep up with ADD, Diabetis and a family.  Best of luck to you with the ritalin.  It works fairly well and I am sure you will notice a difference. Let us know how it goes.

Notalone

Danielle said:

Hi Katie, I am 37 and I am a mess.  I work extremely hard to get my life in order.  like having clean laundr done on time and not be so impulsive.  But I struggle with it constantly.  It is no lie or shame in that.  But I still hide from others.  I work so hard to look like I don't have ADD.  But it shows.  Forgetful, and the usual symptoms that are well known.  Well, I talked to my doctor and he thought I should try some medication for ADD.  It could help me along and not feel like I am so overwhelmed.  I will start with Ritalin and if needed he can increase the dosage.  He said you have to have a new prescription every month.  It will be a first for me.  Maybe it will slow me down, because I feel so driven all the time.  I just got the prescription today this afternoon so I will start taking it tomorrow.  I might not need the cleaning lady much anymore.  Ha Ha!  It can save me some money, and it might help me with my depression.  Crossing my fingers it goes well. 

Red I'm also a happy Strattera user.

Red said:

Hi Katie!  I am a newly diagnosed ADD adult and have begun using Strattera.  I feel great and so much more in the moment.  I am 40 years old also and was very surprised to learn I had ADD.  Makes a lot of sense of my childhood though- wish this diagnosed 30 years ago.

Red :)

Hi Katie, I was diagnosed at 50. Doing pretty well on Strattera. Attending ADDBoot Camp. I think it's helping or may be helpful for me.  ~Marr

Hi, Katie, How would you like to have been diagnosed at 53 rather than 28?! you don't have to answer that 1st question. 'Since you are a Nurse i need your experience. In 2007 I was diagnosed with Candida Albican and put on the Rotation Diet est 1934! 'Turns out that is what's been  aggravating my 11 different allergies especially to  pollen dust, mold 'finally diagnosed  at 45. Then it gets better, 8years later  I was finally diagnosed Jan. 2011 with Inattentative A D D and now take Amphetamine Salts 30mgs Am and 15mg PM you know (Generic Adderall)and  much more affordable No Rx plan and that is only part of my hard to believe but true persnal medical experiences.  So  Have you as a Nurse ever heard of anyone else with a case like mine? talk about medicine not being an exact science,.and yeah I know there are worst things at my age. My name TGM from NJ new member trying best to manage it etc.

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