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This is interfering with my daily life now. Please help.

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  • Posted By: Nichi92
  • November 19, 2010
  • 04:02 AM

Hi all, I'll be concise. I am 18 years old, I am a female (if this matters). I have always been the kind of girl who spaced out a lot, in fact, I joked about it with my friends. I thought it was just lack of sleep, as school work didn't let me get enough hours of rest but I've been 7 months without school now and it is still happening. I feel this is getting worse or maybe I'm just more aware of it now. I'm spacing out a lot, I mean A LOT. I forget things too easily, it's like my memory is that of an elder woman. I've seen the symptoms for ADHD, look them up, I have every single one of them. My neurologist on the other hand doesn't think I have ADHD because I graduated with Honors. I worked really hard the last two years of HS, it wasn't easy trust me! It took a lot of coffee and a lot of stress and tears but I did it.

Please, this is worrying me. Every day I space out more. She thinks I might have Epilepsy (Absence seizures) but unlike many epileptics, I remember I spaced out. I'm having blood tests and MRI, EEG done. But I'd like to know what you guys think. I can't concentrate, I used to write books for fun and now I can't. I'm literally bursting to tears here. I can't do anything without standing up and walking around for no reason, without just staring blankly at the wall.

Any thoughts? I'm sorry I wrote so much. If you read this, thank you.:(:(:(

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  • You may get benefits just by having a really healthy diet and lifestyle. It is particularly beneficial to include a large proportion of salads and fresh fruit.Your brain chemistry is like it is because of your body chemistry. The best way to improve it, is to have a lot of fresh food in your diet.If you want to feel fresh, eat something fresh.You may or may not be diagnosed with a medical condition in the future. Whether you are or not, having a healthy diet and lifestyle will be beneficial.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 19, 2010
    • 05:57 AM
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  • Get your B12 level checked. Have thyem order a urine MMA and a blood homocysteine level too.
    Chris1234 12 Replies
    • November 19, 2010
    • 11:24 AM
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  • Get your B12 level checked. Have thyem order a urine MMA and a blood homocysteine level too.Thank you, I'm having several blood tests done and tonight the MRI. I know I'm going to have the B12 one. Not sure about the other two. thank you for your feedback.
    Nichi92 2 Replies
    • November 19, 2010
    • 05:15 PM
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  • Hi all, I'll be concise. I am 18 years old, I am a female (if this matters). I have always been the kind of girl who spaced out a lot, in fact, I joked about it with my friends. I thought it was just lack of sleep, as school work didn't let me get enough hours of rest but I've been 7 months without school now and it is still happening. I feel this is getting worse or maybe I'm just more aware of it now. I'm spacing out a lot, I mean A LOT. I forget things too easily, it's like my memory is that of an elder woman. I've seen the symptoms for ADHD, look them up, I have every single one of them. My neurologist on the other hand doesn't think I have ADHD because I graduated with Honors. I worked really hard the last two years of HS, it wasn't easy trust me! It took a lot of coffee and a lot of stress and tears but I did it. Please, this is worrying me. Every day I space out more. She thinks I might have Epilepsy (Absence seizures) but unlike many epileptics, I remember I spaced out. I'm having blood tests and MRI, EEG done. But I'd like to know what you guys think. I can't concentrate, I used to write books for fun and now I can't. I'm literally bursting to tears here. I can't do anything without standing up and walking around for no reason, without just staring blankly at the wall. Any thoughts? I'm sorry I wrote so much. If you read this, thank you.:(:(:(This could be ADHD. Graduating with honors does not rule that out; not all people with ADHD do poorly in school (though they may need to work harder to do well). Most neurologists are not expert at diagnosing and treating ADHD; psychiatrists are generally better trained to do that, and looking for a good psychiatrist would probably be the best thing to do. ADHD responds well to medicines. If you have been especially tearful and emotional, this could also be depression, which can affect your ability to concentrate. Absence epilepsy is less likely, if the EEG was normal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 21, 2010
    • 10:54 PM
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