Hi everyone! I’m Ace. I didn’t know I had adhd till 3 years ago. I was having problems sleeping and paying attention and my mom said her doctor gave her Wellbutrin and it helped. So I asked my doctor and he said that’s weird because Wellbutrin is known to keep people up at night but since it helped my mom we gave it a try. Turns out it was wonderful! But it wore off and I became even more restless. So I talked to my doctor and he said it sounds like I have adhd. So he prescribed me adderall. I was 25. I was totally freaked out. He gave me no other information. He said I’ll either get hyper or calm. If I get calm then I have adhd. So I took adderall and fell asleep… everything I’ve learned about adhd has been from the internet and YouTube. I give this brief to explain if I’m giving wrong information please correct me.
So to the point, I have always had a hard time getting over my emotions, what I mean is when I’m happy, I’m so happy I might speed and not notice, I might interrupt you and not notice. I might forget what time my shift starts even though I’ve been going at the same time for months and come in an half hour or hour late and not even know. When I get sad about something I can’t just shake it off, I’ll be in bed crying unable to go to work. I know I’ll lose my job and I won’t be able to pay my bills and yet I still can’t get up. It’s truly awful. I feel out of control.
I’ve found if I take Ritalin it helps but sometimes I can’t convince myself to take Ritalin. I just watched some YouTube videos and it seems this might be related to adhd. In the videos they described this as emotional dysregulation.
My question is does anyone have anything that helps? Other than medicine… or a trick to get myself to take my medicine?