Hi, I am newly diagnosed with adult ADHD - Inattentive type and began my titration phase of medication this week with 18mg of Concerta. I've been struggling for a long time with depression, anxiety and substance abuse and have also recently quit alcohol as you can't mix it with these pills. Basically it's been a bit of a tough week, I'm feeling very optimistic but also impatient.
I was just looking to hear from other people who have taken Concerta if you could share some experience, like how long did it take for you to find your correct dose, when did you start to feel better, how did it make you feel, any problems. Also did you have any problems getting your doctor to prescribe it on the NHS?
easilydistracted: Congratulations londonse matches my tale! A trail of failures, finally getting diagnosed/ treated a few years ago and then managing to complete a course at night school, congrats and well done
Oct 15, 2020 18:42:37 GMT
londonse: Could not finish university as a young man due to lack of focus. Diagnosed with ADHD three years ago by NHS, started treatment, and just finished my MSc in evening studies after my 50th birthday!
Oct 15, 2020 13:16:32 GMT
malon: Hello, i'm 34 and female, and my Psych is sure i have ADHD, i'm being started on Atemoxetine within the next few weeks. I have a gambling addiction, so i would be interested in anyone else who has an addition that stems from their adhd.
Oct 4, 2020 21:10:51 GMT
carlos55: I finally got some attention about my issues and I'm awaiting for my first appointment to see a psychiatrist in two weeks. Hopefully I can start to get a diagnosis and start some treatment. A diagnosis is extremely important to me initially.
Oct 2, 2020 21:45:51 GMT
carlos55: I just joined and what goes on in me life, my head, it's just as though the people in the video are speaking about me, it's refreshing to hear I'm not alone.
Oct 2, 2020 21:40:04 GMT
fabi: LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES: I am off from work until September, would like to volunteer for some charity. I would like it to be about supporting with ADHD awareness. Any suggestions?
Aug 3, 2020 19:51:30 GMT
butterfly01: having trouble with coming off smoke then going back to smoking again as this calms my mind down a little not on any meds yet as waiting for diagnosed
Jul 24, 2020 16:34:49 GMT
butterfly01: thanks i am not yet diagnosed but I feel I have found myself it's been a battle with family and coping with boredom
Jul 23, 2020 16:44:35 GMT
tabby: Hi. I've just joined but struggling to understand how to use this forum! There are just so many long wordy bits and no obvious button to press to create a post. Is anyone able to advise please? This Shoutbox seems to be the only place I can add anything
Jul 18, 2020 15:40:59 GMT
ceadhc: sweetlife. I'd thoroughly recommend reading the possible side-effects of Atemoxetine if you're a man and want to have children.
Jul 15, 2020 17:28:22 GMT
ceadhc: Just lost my shout
Jul 15, 2020 17:25:37 GMT
ceadhc: Hey Guys. Just joined. No support ofr Adult ADHD in my area. If you want to know what CEADHC stands for it's: Creatively Enhanced Attention Different Hyperactivity Condition.
Jul 15, 2020 17:25:03 GMT
missweebo: Just had to go private for my diagnosis as the 2 year waiting list was more than I could bare! I didn't realise how expensive it was. I'm 42 (next week) and just waiting for me titration to start on Elvanse. Anyone else found this process to be extortionat
Jul 9, 2020 14:01:09 GMT
sweetlife: Hi, I am newly diagnosed. I had to go private due to long waiting list - 18 months plus. I've started Atomoxetine today, has anyone got any advice ?
Jul 7, 2020 22:18:14 GMT
izzibear: Jax, did you get anywhere with the private option? My 19-year-old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD as a child but now Adult Services are refusing to renew her meds as they say her case isn't "severe" enough.
Jun 29, 2020 8:59:16 GMT
incredibethy: hi my name is Beth, am 40 with adult adhd and been struggling for many years with thinking before I speak. I tried mindfulness and it leaves me depressed. Can anyone recoomend an affordable therapy option (I can master up to 50 pounds a session)
Jun 19, 2020 10:21:13 GMT
moodie: hello adhd peeps ..... anyone else on dexamphets n finding it hard to deal w dehydration?
Jun 17, 2020 12:44:55 GMT
jax: Hi, I have just registered on this forum, frustrated at delays waiting for my son to be assessed re ADD at Petherton, considering private route instead, any advice?
Jun 6, 2020 15:37:16 GMT
vagueandrandom: zelda look at my post about NHS Right to Choose in Reviews secction.
Jun 5, 2020 17:18:49 GMT