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I did not have ADHD as a child, was an above average all

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I did not have ADHD as a child, was an above average all round student although I didn't persevere to excel at anything as I did and still do get bored with "the same old" eg have to change my walking route as cannot stand the monotony. I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and am menopausal but am unable to stick it out and complete anything and am getting increasing more afraid to even start something I won't finish. Used to think I was a type A fairly high achiever but not any more. Has any research been done on what could affect adults and give them similar symptoms to ADD other than faulty wiring a child is born with. I'm thinking environmental, aging, meds etc.
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Can you tell me what your major symptoms are?
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I have trouble finishing a project and am afraid to start something that I won't finish also I don't organise the household the way I used to do when I had 5 kids at home. I ran it smoothly then so that leads to the question, do other influences cause an adhd type condition in adults?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

Yes, sometimes hyperthyroidism, anxiety, chronic fatigue, sleep apnea

These can all mimic ADHD.

Have you had a full physical with bloods lately?

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