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Do I have ADD?

Jiana

Jiana

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Hello, I am new here to this forum and I wasn't sure exactly where to put this. I have been diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder at 17, then was told that I actually had Bipolar when I was 20. I had looked up all these sites, trying to make reason with them, seeing if I had any kind of symptoms and I had a few, here and there.. but nothing really " fit ". I had taken medications for these, nothing has worked and I'm currently off medication, have been for 2 years. I feel like I basically do just fine, if not, even better than when I was on medications. My doctor strongly recommends me to get back on them, but I feel like I shouldn't on them, like I'm caged and can't figure out anything for myself, I have also gained a lot of weight and for a person like me, that was really, really bad. I had hit 354 lbs, which wasn't good at all.. I did lose 60 of that but have been struggling to lose the rest over the past two years.

I had been watching a show recently, a male on this show has ADHD. I wasn't really in the know of this, though I had heard of it, so I decided to look it up to really understand it. I had realized that ADD, that was also in this category and it spoke more about me and I related to it so much that it blew me away. I don't know if it would be right for me to talk about this with my doctor, because it seems like it's out of the blue.. is there a possiblity that this could happen?
 
shaky

shaky

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Hi and welcome to the forum
:welcome:

I have schizoaffective disorder myself, and know nothing about ADHD or ADD
I have lived without meds at times and know how you feel, and I've also put on weight with the meds (and managed to lose it all again - but I'm only talking about 20 pounds )

Sorry I can't help more

If you put an entry in the introduction section more people will see it (this part of the forum is not very busy)
Introduce Yourself

So, welcome
and I hope you find someone who can help
:)
 
Jiana

Jiana

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It's okay, thank you for helping! I just feel like I don't really have what they say I have.. but I don't want to self-diagnose either.. I just feel that when I have looked at the signs and symptoms of both Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar, it fit but not really. And now while being of of my medication it's gotten better for me.. I suppose I could ask my doctor, it just makes me nervous because he doesn't really like me suggesting anything.. I just feel like it better suits me.. you know?

And thank you, I have already posted there.. thank you for your warm welcome and again, thanks for your help :)
 
Kerome

Kerome

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If you are happy off medication, and there aren't any obvious major symptoms that need dealing with, maybe you're better off with talking therapies or alternative therapies to deal with your issues. If there's anything I've learnt over the past two years, it's that most psychiatric medicines come with some big costs to your body and the rest of your being, and you are often better off using other methods.
 
RainbowHeartz

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Hey jiana
Only a gp can diagnose you, however i wondered my diagnosis and thought i have ADD but apparentely i displayed many symptoms but did not have ADD, i thought i have bpd and it was confirmed but now they are thinking bipolar... this is in all course of a year... and at the begining i was phychotic and told the mh team originally i think im bipolar... so the end of the story is the docs will get to the end of it eventually im still waiting if i have bpd or bipolar as apparentely im complex. Maybe as gp/pdoc if they can find out if ypu have ADD
 
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modafinilguy

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Hmm it a close cousin to ADHD.

I do NOT well understand it though. I mean the hyperactivity in my mind is so fundamental. Is an ADD mind a quite place without this horrible NOISE of ADHD in your own internal ears? My mind does not know silence. Seriously it does not, except 16 years ago, that wonderful time when I was on ritalin. It did quiet it down. It was soothing.

I do well understand ADHD.

Does anyone hear (non-medicated ADHD), have serious adhd, maybe life with adhd other, does anyone live in a house, where is not a normal. A normal house, clean, organized, orderly.

In this house were severe but not medicated ADHD.

Really it an ADHD asylum.

ADHD runs the expression the house, how the is managed is an expression of all our ADHD symptoms.

I hate in. I am ADHD internally the blood house in absolute expression ADHD. I feel the house itself has ADHD and I am swallowed inside. Its the house in an ADHD dimension.

When you go somewhere like a very organized, tidy place. Your ADHD brain is there, but you are connect the normality of a non-adhd, organizated, clean view of the world.

You don't feel so consumed by ADHD then. Hey mind is ADHD, but I can see the normal world around me, my ADHD is connect to it.

Soon. I am bloody changing this situation. I hate it am trapped in ADHD. Its in me as a strong force and externally is physical alive around me, I see ADHD it everywhere here.

I am like a captive. I am like some freak? Is there is this bizzaree world, I am so very of it these days.
 
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