Sigh... I don't know where to begin about the topic of ADD. It's been affecting my life in so many ways lately. Today I was so bummed when one of my best friends told me she got ADD meds. We both have been thinking lately about how badly we need to get on meds, and we both made Dr. appointments. Well, i guess there is a big difference between Air Force doctors and Marine Core doctors. We both were previously diagnosed; but she was prescribed meds, and I was referred to a psychiatrist to get them sometime in the next few weeks. I know they have to look out for drug seekers (which I am not... but I realize they wouldn't know that), but man I am going to have a rough time getting ADD medication if I am not allowed to bring my boys to the appointments!
I was diagnosed with ADD close to 10 years ago. It made my whole life make sense all of a sudden. It was a complete and utter shock to realize that not everyone else in the world felt like I did. Sometimes I still wonder how most "average" people think and feel, because there's just no way of knowing....
...Or is there? I am hoping that being on ADD medication will give me a more "normal" sense of normal. I tried for a long time to resist them and focus on behavior modification. I am a firm believer in using medications only as necessary. I have now reached that point of necessary!
One good book all ADDer's (or those who dearly love and ADDer) may want to read : You mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! This book is simply a must read!