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ADD/Dyslexia?

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  • Posted By: sweetxsorrow27
  • July 2, 2008
  • 07:05 PM

I am worried that I might have either one of these (or possibly both) of these disorders. I am 17 years old and I know that my father has dyslexia. Recently I have been concerned that I may possibly have ADD (ADHD). I have noticed how easily I become distracted and things easily bother me. I even have trouble sleeping because my mind tends to wonder. It takes me over an hour to go to sleep after I have been laying down because of it. I also have troubles sitting through movies or tv shows, or doing activities without getting distracted.

Where could I go to get tested or treated for it? And does either ever go away? :confused:

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  • I have Dyslexia, and no it doesn't go away. You just have to find a way to keep your mind interested while the busy body that keeps you distracted is paying attention to something else. For home work and such I listen to music. I can't sit through any movies unless I an totally engrossed. However you dyslexia symptoms may also have an allergy behind it. Taking processed sugars, and gluten out of my diet helped a lot. I got tested when I was still a child, I'm 26 now, and we paid a physiologist to give me the test. Also see someone who will test for food intolerance. I was also diagnosed with Dyscalclia, which is dyslexia with numbers. I have that far worse than I have the problem with words. A good thing to test is read something, explain what you just read, then listen to some one else read it to you. Is it the same thing? If you have dyslexia it won't be. It never was for me until I worked really ******n reading comprehension. Don't worry you will be just fine. I have just finished my second degree in college, and had a 3.7 GPA. You win some and you loss some, just find out what mows your lawn and you will have enough passion to work for it.
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  • I am worried that I might have either one of these (or possibly both) of these disorders. I am 17 years old and I know that my father has dyslexia. Recently I have been concerned that I may possibly have ADD (ADHD). I have noticed how easily I become distracted and things easily bother me. I even have trouble sleeping because my mind tends to wonder. It takes me over an hour to go to sleep after I have been laying down because of it. I also have troubles sitting through movies or tv shows, or doing activities without getting distracted. Where could I go to get tested or treated for it? And does either ever go away? :confused:I have been taking Dexedrine now for close to 15 years. Started on Ritalin and moved to Dexedrine. For the most part 30mg worked really great for me. The past three years or so Dexedrine has not been that effective. I increased dosage to 40mg and now 45mg a day. I don't know if it is the medicine but all textbook ADHD symptoms are back more than ever. Brain fog, lost word, can't speak, thinking is shot, double reading, lost thoughts and concentration, and a 2 min attention span. I seem to be traveling in the opposite direction from where Dexedrine use to take me. I don't know if this is due to the long term effects of taking a strong stimulant. Read all studies on the ADHD/ADD medications, and check the longterm effects. In my life I had other things wrong with me. At the age of 12 it started out just being attention, concentration, mood and my grades and relationships which got better after taking stimulant medication. When I didn't take the medication I would notice all symptoms. Years later I started getting; popping joints; muscle tremors all over; eye lid muscle spasms; dry skin; flaky skin around and under eye lid; muscle soreness; weight gain; acne at 27 years old; memory problems worse than ever; heart palpitations; dandruff. I should be at my prime. I started researching symptoms and found out that my family has thyroid problems which they take medication for. ADD/ADHD is sometimes misdiagnosed with thyroid problems. I had blood work done two days ago and I am waiting for the news. I understand my parents didn't know what to do with me when I was a kid. What if this whole time my body just was not receiving the proper chemicals and that is why I have all these problems and ADD/ADHD symptoms. Do the research before children take this medication. In the begining they might seem to improve as such as I did. These medications might effect there brain on many levels that can be long lasting. I had to deal with so many things because of my malfunctioning brain. Life was hard for me. I have been in college now for 7 years and I am still working on my BA. All I can think is what if my parents did more research and I had the proper medicine for my health issue. My life could of been so better. I am not a doctor, only a 15 year user of Dexedrine. Research parents perspective, case studies, medication effects, substances that interact with the drug, health perspective, get blood work done to find out if heavy metals and allergies play a role, look at family health history, and get doctors opinions so you can have a better understanding of the negitive or positive effects of dexedrine and other ADD/HD medications. Your child might perform better if the proper diagnosis and treatment is given. Don't give up the answers are out there, and always love and encourage your child to do the best even when they are being difficult.Longterm user of Dexedrine
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    • 06:49 PM
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