Posted by Spriggy on June 18, 2005, at 13:42:58
My last doctor thought I had bipolar 2 (which I never could agree with).
Anyway, this new doctor- internal medicine- (who is a genius by the way), had me take this questionnaire thing and it showed I likely have adult ADD.
I have a sister with ADHD, my dad is Bipolar (and I suspect he also has ADD), my maternal grandma and several aunts have ADD (but bipolar is also on my dad's side).
Do the two seem to mimick each other?
I don't tend to be manic, in the usual sense of the word. I also don't lean towards depression (unless I'm given SSRi's!).
But I do find my mind races a lot, I don't sit still much, I feel like I'm always needing to move. My dh has always accused me of not knowing how to "rest" or calm down.
It never, ever crossed my mind that I had ADD. But the more I have read and talked to dr. it sounds more like me than bp.
I am TERRIFIED to take medication at this point because of my Lexapro and Wellbutrin experience.
Anyone else here with adult ADD that takes meds?
Has it helped? what do you take?