Social activities, studies and relationships with ADD
Bye dear people,
My name is Patrick, 21 years old and I was diagnosed with ADD about six months ago.
I wrote this piece about myself because I run into a lot of issues in daily life and would like to hear stories from ?fellow sufferers? and how you deal with it and I would also like to help people.
I am currently studying and furthermore, I enjoy sports and like many, I do like a nice conversation and social activities. What I am struggling with is the following: I find it very difficult to focus on doing my studies, have frequent headaches and am often tired and need a lot of sleep.
I am totally uncomfortable in a large group and with making presentations for my studies. And notice to myself that I often withdraw and really need to be alone for a while.
In terms of relationships, I'm not a hero either, never been in a long relationship and since I found out I was ADD I do have a better understanding and can now better understand why I sometimes have no feelings.
The medications I used were Methylphenidate and Dexamphetamine, but I did not like these 2 and suffered a lot of side effects. I just started Clonidine and need to see if this will work, apart from that I do take fish oil capsules.
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