I have struggled for many years now and as I got older, I was able to understand myself better and also do research and it came to my attention that I definitely have some symptoms of ADHD. I went to my local doctor who referred me to the local ADHD service, but warned me it could be quite a wait. Understatement of my life!
4.5 years later, I finally saw someone on 23rd July 2021. We had a roughly 1.5 hr call with lots of questions about adulthood and childhood. It turns out I tick pretty much every box for both types of ADHD
(inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive) so I was officially diagnosed as Combined ADHD!
I never saw myself as hyperactive as I can sit still, but it turns out hyperactivity can be internal which explains a lot about my 180mph brain! 😂
I was initially prescribed Elvanse (Vyvanse to US readers) but that didn’t have any impact. In fact, when on the maximum 70mg dose, I felt restless, anxious and like my skin was crawling!
So today as I write this Concerta XL came into my life. I haven’t taken it yet, that is for tomorrow so look out for Issue #2 and an update on how it went! 👀