I'm a 31yo female. 6yrs ago I had a sleep study- the Dr. has been treating me w/ Adderall since, though for about 5yrs now, most days I hardly manage to get out of bed. Today, if I don't take the Adderall, I can't wake up, and if I do take it, I still feel like crap and barely manage to do more than simply be awake.
Since I refuse to believe that there isn't a better treatment out there for me, I've done my own searching over the years, trying to find some other underlying cause. Recently I've come across some information on Orthostatic Hypotension or Neurally Mediated Hypotension that says this can be debilitating in some cases. I was diagnosed w/ a cardiac condition where my bp ran low and my heart rate was high during my last pregnancy in 2002.
I'M DESPERATE TO FIND SOME ANSWERS QUICKLY!! Before this state of feeling like I can't bring myself to emerge from the bed, I managed over 200 employees at a time, took care of a home, including my 3 little girls, and was very active outside of those responsibilities.
Today I haven't worked in 5yrs, haven't seen my children in 3yrs & am now 4 months pregnant. I have 4 months to find some answers that enable me to function again or I'm going to have to hand over my 4th little girl to someone that's able to care for her :( Please help if you can think of anything that may help me find some answers!