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Concentration problems

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 15, 2009
  • 09:33 AM

Hi, i have concentration problerms at work and especially when i argue with someone, i just forget what i was saying and i battle to explain when talking. Here are other symptoms that i have:

I get tired and moody quickly
I am negative and always think something bad is going to happen (this then causes me to not sleep)
I panic or stress about silly things
i sometimes get very weak but could be a sign of unfitness
i get very active, shout alot and seem to tire myself out
i am very forgetful
when i study i cannot concentrate or talking to another person perhaps about finance or when i have to explain things that happened
I have confusions and impatience
I get angry at small things
My heart sometimes beats so fast that i feel like panicing, and when i put my hand on my chest i can feel the strength of my heartbeat
I am always hungry
I get extremely thirsty during the night
I battle to sleep sometimes panicing about things that can happen and that will be happening the next day
I have blurred visions - I wear glasses and cannot travel around without them - this will be the third time i have to go in and check them out because i can't see very well even with them on
I fear things like loosing someone close to me, when i am away what happens to that person..etc.
I stress about becoming someone i dont want to be, financial problems, my concentration problems, sometimes i dont even recall me saying something to someone...

I think this is all my symptoms, please help me to see what is going on?
Thank you kindly,
Desiree

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  • Hi,there is a B-12 thread here near the top of page,please go there and go to the last page and start reading backwards for a few min. Alot of people there including my wife and i have the same symptoms,please give it a try,there is a great group of people there that help others out all they can.,and the things mentioned there do work,just give it a little time and a chance and you will be back to your normal self.check it out....
    shortstack 22 Replies Flag this Response
  • these seem to be symptoms of anxiety...have you been to the doctor?
    princess90 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have almost all of the same symptoms as you. I have ADHD and depression/anxiety disorders. It sounds like you may have to same combination especially with the constant worrying and problem with concentration. You may also have Bipolar Disorder. I would consult your doctor or a specialist (most likely a psychologist) to get tested for any of those disorders or any others I did not mention.
    Apaloosa 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree with princess. I am no doctor, but have dealt with anxiety and panic attacks for yrs. I have had alot of the same symptoms. You should see your doc, rule out any/if any physical probs. then go from there.
    insomniac 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • I concur with the others. I have a panic and anxiety disorder. When I get depressed, I have a lot of the same symptoms. Right now, everything seems out of proportion and because of the depression, you're hypersensitive and that adds to the anxiety. Years ago, I thought ADD/ADHD was bunk. I then realized it was a true disease but I still think some doctors are too quick to label kids with it because of pressure from schools or whatever and medicate them before trying behavior modification first. I read up on it and lo and behold I said "that's me". At 41, I started VyVanse and dang if that doesn't make the concentration problems go away. For once in my life, I can focus on one thing at a time rather than 57. Good luck and let us know how you're doing! :)
    Vikefantam 30 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have almost all of the same symptoms as you. I have ADHD and depression/anxiety disorders. It sounds like you may have to same combination especially with the constant worrying and problem with concentration. You may also have Bipolar Disorder. I would consult your doctor or a specialist (most likely a psychologist) to get tested for any of those disorders or any others I did not mention.I had most of those problems too. I am currently diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and taking medicine for it. After 16 years of taking this medication and the past 5 years of failing health in other areas and in my brain I started to question what is wrong with me. Is it the food, water, something in the air, or am I stupid. After research I found out that my ADD/ADHD might not been the problem in the first place. Thyroid issues plague the women of my family. Thyroid problems are often misdiagnosed with ADHD. Don't believe me google the medical studies. I am waiting for my blood test to come back. I don't know for sure that it is my thyroid but listening to my body and doing the research on family and science has lead me to question why I take stimulants. Life might get better for you if the real issue is treated. For me personally 16 years of taking ADHD/ADD medicine has screwed my entire life up. All this time I could of been normal and had no ADHD/ADD symptoms, hair issues, joint damage, dry and flaky skin, and weight problems if I was properly treated with hormones. Again I have not yet received my blood test, but there is a strong feeling that my issue is not ADHD/ADD but hormones that effect concentration, energy, body functions, and countless other functions.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2009
    • 06:39 PM
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  • I concur with the others. I have a panic and anxiety disorder. When I get depressed, I have a lot of the same symptoms. Right now, everything seems out of proportion and because of the depression, you're hypersensitive and that adds to the anxiety. Years ago, I thought ADD/ADHD was bunk. I then realized it was a true disease but I still think some doctors are too quick to label kids with it because of pressure from schools or whatever and medicate them before trying behavior modification first. I read up on it and lo and behold I said "that's me". At 41, I started VyVanse and dang if that doesn't make the concentration problems go away. For once in my life, I can focus on one thing at a time rather than 57. Good luck and let us know how you're doing! :)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 taking 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 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. You might perform better if the proper diagnosis and treatment is given. Don't give up the answers are out there.Longterm user of Dexedrine
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2009
    • 06:45 PM
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