• 9 months ago

    Adderall and ADHD in adults

    Hello, I'm a 52 yr old mom of 1, grandma of 3 and just want to tell others that there IS help for adults w/ ADHD. I was diagnosed at age 40 and it changed my life. I went back to college and finally got my Associates in Human Services!! Yay me!

    When I was a child up into my late teens, my parents were told I was a dreamer, that I never finished anything, I was lazy, possibly "slow," etc,etc...and I would just up and walk out of the class when I got too bored, ( my poor parents!) and that was in 2nd grade!!

    Had problems keeping jobs, my mind was always racing, I had no patience, got angry easy but could write a story or poem that was rated " awesome" in 10 seconds or less, lol.

    W/ medication and therapy, I graduated school, am in the middle of doing an internship working w/ older people w/ mental health issues. I can actually sit for 1-1/2 hrs w/out needing to jump up and leave the room. Yes I have to take the meds, ( 20 mg-4x daily,) but it's been so worth it! If you have been diagnosed w/ adult ADHD and are waffling about taking medications, do some research, ask around, look into testimonies, etc, etc..and good luck!!


  • RE: Adderall and ADHD in adults

    Hi there,

    Congratulations! How wonderful for you!

    It's mind-boggling, isn't it? So many stories as you describe, and still the public (and much of the mental-health profession) remains clueless about ADHD.

    Thanks for coming to sharing your success story with others who might be "on the fence" about medication.

    I'm the last person to recommend medication casually. But in the case of ADHD, it can truly make a world of difference. It's like "eyeglasses for the brain." :-)

    Wishing you continued success,

    Gina Pera
      • 8 months ago
        Thank you Gina! I just felt compelled to offer my story because I often hear so many other adults with like stories who are afraid of medications. I was too. But I figured I would try it for a month and see. It turned out for the best. I just hope this helps someone else!
      • 8 months ago
        Thanks for sharing :)