Posted by yesac on July 24, 2003, at 13:22:33
In reply to ADD » yesac, posted by whiterabbit on July 23, 2003, at 15:02:10
You had mentioned the book to me once before, and I did go take a look at it at Borders, but I didn't really feel like trying to sit down and do the evaluation. I have, however, done the online evaluations at the amen clinic website. The general ADD test for me said it was unlikely, but the subtype tests said that 2 of them were probably and one was highly probable, so I'm not sure what to make of that.
One problem that I have is that since I am on an MAOI, I don't think that there are any stimulants that I can take concomitently. I wonder if you are right though - if I could get ADD symptoms taken care of, maybe the depression would be easier to treat. Who knows? It's all so up-in-the-air!
I am still at this point willing to keep trying different medications, but sometimes it goes back and forth. There are times when I just feel so frustrated and pissed off with the whole situation that I think to myself "just f***in' forget it! I am just going to continue to live out my life in misery." It could also be some kind of denial that I have always had, that maybe the depression will eventually just pass on it's own, that it really isn't all that serious. But other times I just can't wait to see my psychiatrist and I feel like medication is my only hope. I'm always on the lookout for new and different meds that I could possibly try. It kind of sucks that it has to be like that - like, why can't I just be "normal"? It would certainly save me a lot of money!
Anyways - thanks again for your suggestions. I really appreciate it!