Today, I saw my counselor and my psychiatrist.
I complained about an embarrassing problem I’ve had for all of my life.
I can’t concentrate.
I go to use my phone’s calculator, but end up opening 17 other apps instead.
I read the same line of a book over and over before it sinks in.
I can’t follow a tv series.
I stare into the ether instead of getting ready for work in the morning.
I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was prepubescent. I was on and off and on and off my meds. Eventually, I stopped taking them altogether, because my dad figured the only ‘medicine’ I needed was a belt to the ass.
I did try to talk to a PCP I had when I was in my 20s, because I was still experiencing difficulties. She was extremely dismissive about the subject.
But, today, I was prescribed Strattera. It’s not habit-forming, has no potential for abuse, and has fewer side effects.
I start taking it tomorrow.
I hope it helps.