My response to Lexi’s question about taking medication for ADHD:
First, recognize that everyone is different and someone else’s experience with some medicine may or may not have any bearing on how you will respond.
Second, how you reacted to some particular medication in the past may or may not have any bearing on how you would react to some other medicine now.
Third, finding the right medicine, right dose, and right timing for you or for anyone can be a challenging and frustrating experience, but when it all falls into place it can be fantastic. It’s important to give each medication a good try before rejecting it unless you are having significant side effects. Be clear what your targets are, what you specifically want it to do. Understand that some medicines,the stimulants, work quickly, but others, the antidepressants, take time.
Four, If I read your note correctly, your diagnosis is not clear. Do you have ADHD? Depression is a common partner with it. Do you have both? The best thing you can do right now would be to get a very clear diagnosis and go from there.
Hope this may be of some help to you. Good luck.
Notes O the Day: Every medicine has possible side effects; that doesn’t mean you will get them. With very rare exceptions any side effect will get better with time or will stop when you stop the medicine. The medicines don’t work for everyone but when they don’t it raises a question about the diagnosis. There is a lot of crap on the net.
Bonus Note O the Day: You need to be taking vitamin D, especially if you live in New Mexico. I plan to do a whole post on this but you can go ahead and start now.