new here with ADHD - pregnant mom

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Registered: 07-12-2006
new here with ADHD - pregnant mom
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 1:24am

Hi, I don't know if this the rigth board, but I believe I have ADD/ADHD - well I believe it for few years now but as person with ADHD I procrasinate and had not done anything about it.


I am pregnatn so I know now I can't take the medicine but once the baby is born I want to go on Ritalin or someting because I don't want to live the way I have been living all my life, I have all the symptomps of ADHS and finaly know taht it's not my fault for all the things I do, or don't do.


where do I start, who do I talk to? what docotr? what kind of tests? can anybody help me with it?


are there any alternative medicine out there?


why do I have it????? why me?


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Registered: 06-10-2007
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 9:21am

Hi, and welcome


You would need to start with a Neuropsychologist, and go from there. ADHD is a brain disorder, and if you have it, you were more than likely born with it. A Psychiatrist can decide which med is right for you and offer help in other area also.


A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 07-12-2006
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 11:40am
Thank you very much, now I know where to start. I was born premature and weighted only 2,4 lb and those days mother drank and smoked - could it be that's why I have ADHD?
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