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I am a 60 yr old male. My wife and children think I have the

I am a 60 yr old male. My wife and children think I have the signs of ADHD. I have always had some issues most of my life, but things are getting more frustrating the older I become.I am a team driver with my wife and becoming more forgetful.

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I have come here because I have seemed to have gained a very

Hello. I have come here because I have seemed to have gained a very prolonged tolerance to Concerta. I take 36 mgs and I have only been taking it as prescribed. For some reason whenever I take it now I don't feel a thing. I've even gone as far as given it a 2 week break and the meds still don't seem to work. This is starting to really scare me. I've even gone as far as taking 2 pills a day and still nothing. It has been like this for like 3 or 4 months now. I would give it a week in between each time to see if maybe the tolerance has gone down but it hasn't seemed to... :( This has never happened to me before. At most I would only need to take a few days break and I would be back to where I was before, but now it seems as if this is permanent...is this normal at all? It doesn't even work for an hour. It's literally as if I'm not taking any medication at all.FYI I used to take Adderall, but now I take Concerta. I've been taking these medications since I was 7 years old. Didn't start taking it every day until maybe 3 years ago though.

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I am prescribed both dextroamphetamine er 15mg daily as well

I am prescribed both dextroamphetamine er 15mg daily as well as alprazolam 0.5mg as needed, of which I normally take 2 in the evening (due to tolerance). This cycle has made it extremely difficult to wake up in the morning without taking the d-amphetamine, and also impossible to sleep at night without taking the alprazolam. I am prescribed both medications by a Psychiatrist, and he said that as long as I am taking the medications far enough apart (morning for d-amphetamine, night for alprazolam) that I shouldn't be damaging my system in any way on low dosages. I just want a second opinion on the matter, and are there any ways where I can decrease my sleep dependency on alprazolam?

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I have a ADHD and bipolar 19 year old that is a musician and

I have a ADHD and bipolar 19 year old that is a musician and living at home. Her mood is all over the place. She is rude, disrespectful and can't close doors, cabinets or lights off, clean up after herself or lock the house when she leaves. She wants to do the very few chores we ask her to do with a "I will, later" they don't get done until day 3 after several times attempting to work with her. She parties and is making careless choices sexually. My husband and I are so done with her behavior which has gotten better than when she was 13 but she is so hard to live with. Help!!JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: yes, for years. she was on ADHD drugs and then had her brain scan by Dr. Amen because dr. concerned about combining the adhd drugs and not covering her with mood stabilizer since I had a schizophic brother. She has been on vyvance and Lamtical for several years. She has gotten much better than when she was 13 but she is so hard to live with and everyone in our home feels that way and their are 5 of us. We have tried just about every thing. She parties and is making unsafe choices in her sexual choices.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?Customer: I have also dealt with a long term serious disease since she was I years old.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Psychologist about your situation and then connect you two.

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I'm a 54 year old woman who has gone through menopause. I

I'm a 54 year old woman who has gone through menopause. I get extremely sick to my stomach when I get really hot. I don't really perspire.JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?Customer: Nausea and dry heave.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have had Hogskins disease about 13 years ago and I have had gastric bypass 23 years agoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am a male 48 years old and my wife is 27. We are trying to

Hi I am a male 48 years old and my wife is 27. We are trying to conceive a child and are getting assisted help. Our concern is that I am my age and that this can give our child much higher risk of becoming autistic, adhd, bipolar, schizophrenic, lower iq, learning difficulties and so on. I do not suffer from any of these illnesses and my wife neither, but I have a brother who is schizophrenic. There are lots of information online on the danger of these, where there are statements like, 3,5 times more likely, 13 times more likely. Could you tell me in precentage what the odds are that this would happened? It is hard for us to analyse these 3,5 times etc. If the percentage is too high we will not go for this, or what is your recommendation? Sincerely

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I think i have adhd-pi, manifesting itself as strong mind

I think i have adhd-pi, manifesting itself as strong mind chatter. Is ritalin the answer or is there something better?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Yes, even psychiatrists. Tried zoloft, prozac, efexor, lexapro, selegiline, wellbutrin without benefits. Now ritalin has good effects ie alert, energy and focus but it does not quiet the chatter. The energy does not feel clean.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?Customer: Organically i m fine. Just that the chatter usually creeps into my sleep that sleep is not restorative resulting in hypersomnia. Prolonged it has resulted in clinical depression.JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?Customer: The chatter has been since childhood. Increased during adolescence. Daytime sleepiness, poor concentration and, attention span, wandering mind etc.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Psychologist about your situation and then connect you two.

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I started having some twitching and fluttering in my abdomen

I started having some twitching and fluttering in my abdomen this afternoon. Started after I had a candy bar. Almost and kind of under L breast. It isn't rhythmic/steady. Does not seem to be in time with heart beat. Not consistent: it comes and goes to a degree. I am not, nor could I be, pregnant.JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: No known heart issues in my family. For about past 1.5-2 weeks I've been fighting low BP. I've gotten it to around 99/71 last couple days. Had been running 73/53. I on the following:JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Multivitamin, B complex, Mobic 10 mg, QD, Zoloft 50 mg QD, Adderall 20 mg breakfast/lunch, Naure-troid ... 97.5 mg (I think that's what it got raised to). The thyroid med got bumped up to that about 2-3 weeks ago. I added potassium and magnesium supplements about 3 or 4 days ago. Medical DX: anxiety, dysthmic depression, adult ADHD. BP usually around 115/75. No DM.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.

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My doctor put cyclothymia on my sick note reason absence

My doctor put cyclothymia on my sick note for my reason for my absence from work. My employer says that because cyclothymia was the reason for me being too poorly to work there is concerns about my safety to myself, other adults and the children I work with so I have to be supervised at all time. I was assessed for bi-polar about 6 years ago and was found not to be bipolar. I have now recently been diagnosed with adult ADHD by two separate psychiatrist. Is cyclothymia a symptom of ADHD or should I seek another psychiatric assessment to clarify or rule this out. Cyclothmia has been on my medical records for many years, I think it was put on there when I was referred for the Bipolar assessment. How would I be a danger to myself and others at work.

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Dr. David

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