Well my depression has come back and my GP has put me on anti depressants. My GP looked at how long i had been on concerta and said: specialist thinking of taking me off the concerta, and don't i think i been on it long enough? That GP thought it was cause of my depression and my specialist was wrong, and my sleep issues not adhd related.
Well just what i want to hear when i am depressed, well it's your concerta and your specialist has missed it! well has the GP not heard that you csn have adhd and depression at the same time?! my specialist said to me research he did about when best to start taking adult with adhd off medication was inconclusive. he's not written/said to me that he's thinking of taking me off the drug. It's my GP's that say that to me.
So i am very confused right now. Last thing i need when i'm trying to beat my depression, is to worry about my adhd meds being cut...
my colleague annoying me and making me feel low. i didn't know if i booked on some training and i had a doctor appointment. I not heard from my boss and was contemplating calling senior to find out what going on. then my colleague called the senior to ask for me. heard her saying: i was anxious about it as i had doctors appoinment and needed to know and well you know how she (me) gets...
i could have made that call myself. it's hard but i know people try and help me. i not ask for it and sometimes differential treatment that is meant well gets me down. they'd not do that call for another colleague and it was a private matter. sometimes help can be "toxic" and i feel low!
This probably isn't realistic, but I'd avoid that lady as much as possible! Don't tell her things because she clearly doesn't think you can do things on your own, which you can. I have this problem a lot because people try to come to my rescue, but then it makes me feel like I'm not capable of doing things on my own so it gets me down. I have depression, ADHD, anxiety, OCD and Lord knows what else! You're perfectly capable of doing things on your own and you don't need some colleague to fix your problems for you.
Oh, and screw her for saying your ADHD behavior is annoying! The staff isn't equipped to deal with her attitude yet there she is! If you ask me, she needs to mind her own business. You may have ADHD and depression, but at least you have emotion, sympathy, compassion, and empathy. There's plenty of people that don't (and from the sounds of it, this lady is one of them). Just remember that ADHD and depression are out of your control, and anyone that tries to get you down because of it would be like someone putting me down for having blue eyes or freckles.... Everything I have is part of what makes me who I am and I would rather be a depressed, random, anxious, blue eyed, freckley girl with feelings than a bitter woman that puts everyone else down for things that are out of their control. I can't stand people like that.
Thanks for those words. It's been a hard week. As my boyfriend of two years who is a collegue dumped me. I got a bit upset and text messaged my immediate collegues about it. They never knew we were together. My boss got a bit cross but was understanding :o) It is hard working alongside my ex. especially when he made a comment that: he was putting on weight because his new woman is such a prolific cook and feeding him up!! I got up and walked away from that remark. It sucked. Proud of myself for how i am managing it all!!
I am doing well on my anti depressants and my doctor does not need to see me fopr 2 months now :o) The doctor tried not to laugh when i relayed that I ahd text my colleagues about my ex!!
I try and use my adhd quirks to my advantage. I get on well with my pupils i care for. I have alot of experiences to draw on and able to sympathise and also alot of interests. Karaoke, art, computer games I am there and encourage the young people i work with.
Dont let them take you off CONCERTA. Untreated ADD will only make your depression worse. Every time I
have gone off my Add meda I have ended up in the hospital with deep depression. I take antidepresent ZOlaft and Ritalan. And with the two i am depression free
Hi all, I would just like to take a moment here and vent. I have been seeing this new psychiatrist for med management. Smooth sailing, I did not love him as a professional, and I did not find him horrific either. No big deal. Today I went for the monthly check in and he was such a jerk. He never turned his chair to speak to me, he worked on his computer. Everything I said he replied "I don't understand," correct me, or tell me I am wrong. That made me anxious and a bit attached. Not safe at all, like that environment is suppose to be. So I told him the med's were great and I see major improvements. He spewed out the possibility of me having alternative diagnoses than ADHD, as he ushered me to the door. Telling me to research it and get back to him. Being a therapist myself, I understood the criteria for the disorders he was talking about. I told him I was uncomfortable with this random "you could have" statements, and told him my current symptoms for depression and adhd which both a well managed by med's. I told him I journal, and joined two online groups, am reading the literature, and he said why? "What do you write about," "where do you write" and if everything is so good, then why are you discussing as far as your on going concerns? I said I want additional tools to better manage myself in society and even at home. Forgetting, hyperfocused on med's at times, and impulsive were some points I discussed, and he said he would help me feel better with whatever I had, and then he gave his final boot to get me to leave. Before I left well still sitting in his office, I asked he to explain what he is seeing, hearing that is causing him to make alternative suggestions to what I "had." And he did not answer and was seemingly so irritated, and put off by my question. It was a real crappy session. I was thankful I was only there a 1/2 or so. I am going to look into an alternative professional to work with me, even just for med management like this joker does.
Thanks for the vent period.
I am ad and suffer from depression. Im on an antidepressant and ritalin. when im not on my add meds i get more depressed. I would fight going off of them if I were you Sharon