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Will I need to take meds for my ADHD?I was just diagnosed with ADHD. I am 21 so I was very surprised. I guess it is a bit obvious since I did so poorly in school. I did graduate. I am a very emotional person to. I have mild cerebral palsy, and fibromyalgia. The only meds I take are for my depression. The thing that strikes me as odd is that my doctor just put it in my information, and my discharge info. He said nothing about it, and he said nothing about medicine for it. Please help me. Sorry. I put this question in the wrong section on accident.
Nope you dont need meds for adhd. Doctors usually put young children on meds for it because they get out of hand a little lol. I know first hand i was diagnosed when i was about 8 maybe 9 and im now 23, never took meds for it.
You can take pills, but you don't have to. If you want to, talk to your doctor about getting ADHD medication that doesn't affect your current medication. I don't suggest taking ADHD pills at all. Sure, it'll be a little harder to concentrate, but sometimes the medication will tone down your personality. My advice? If your ADHD begins to affect your life too much, talk to your doctor. Otherwise, just embrace yourself, hyperactivity and all. ADHD isn't a disorder unless you let it be :)
I'd dump the anti depressants and try to get out and about as much as possible. Just ignore the ADHD, you're out of school and an adult now. Start looking for work, use your computer to learn about the world and try to broaden your horizons. It's a big world, you'll fit in somewhere. Good luck...
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