Now for the intro
Only that would work on this thread, after two posts.
I kind of knew something was up in middle school and highschool. I read an article about it in a magazine and went O.M.G. they are describing me.
My parents were also in the middle of marriage counseling and so of course after I brought it up to them, they brought me in, the therapist blew it off as all the rage, and I am sure he thought I was stressed about my parents marriage.
Fast forward to the beginning of college, I was having a hard time, experimenting with drugs, going out with a crazy boy, ended up in the hopsital, except this time when they did the interview it clicked in someones head that I had ADD(part of it was my reaction to lsd I had tried).
So I got a second opinion, passed with flying colors, and put on wellbutrin. Didn't really work, tried ritalin and that made me feel so nasty I only tried it a couple of times.
I have pretty much been dealing with it by diet, caffeine and I take fish oil(when I remember) and b vit(when I rememeber. I also keep myself insanely busy.
I used to be a SAHM and went to school, now I own my own business, which works in a lot of ways, and not so much in others.
The biggest challeneges I think I face are with the house(shaking my fist, damn I hate cleaning my house) and getting the administrative aspects of my biz under control.
The brain fog is horrible sometimes, but lately I have been in a routine where I take my fish oil a couple weeks in a row, I feel great, forget to take the fish oil, start feeling crazy again, start taking it again, if only I could just remember to take it every. single. day. Why is that so hard???? I think a good b vit and zinc would help me too(along with the mention of mag).
As for keeping myself busy. It's almost as if I need a part of my brain disctracted in order to function with everyday life. So lately it was teh election, that's over, I am thinking maybe get my guitar restrung, because I really need to focus for the business, and I need that distraction. Just thinking out loud here.
I think I really need to commit to exercise too. I know that would help so much. I have a friend I can go to the Y with, but no money for that right now. I need some kind of exercise situation that I can do without the kids. Maybe I need to find a walking partner. Anyway, rambling away here, it is so nice to meet you all! It's wonderful to commiserate and see that I am not alone.