Find a Conversation
|Fri, 08-20-2010 - 4:31pm|
I think I've read some posts on this board about some of you having experience w/ adult ADHD and I am looking for some information and possibly advice for DH.
DH has always complained about being "scattered brain", and not being able to concentrate, he is constantly forgetting things, needed to be reminded over and over again... asking me to actually nag him about things, telling me to nag more, then complaining I nag too much or that I don't nag/remind him enough. He is very impulsive and if the idea strikes him he needs to do it right then and there... which often results in calling me a dozen times in an hour.
Things came to a head this morning when he deposited some money into the wrong account and caused some problems with our banking. And it made me think more about the adult ADHD that I have been wondering about for a while.
I e-mailed DH this quiz this morning:
DH scored very high, and while the results warned it was not a medical diagnosis he should consult a doctor right away, because chances were very likely this was a problem for him (if it's not this, it is something, like I said it's to the point it is bothering him).
On Monday he does have a physical w/ his new primary DR. He hasn't seen a DR in at least 5 years, and has a number of things to discuss with him. I told him to print out a copy of the test and take it with him as a talking point. Good idea? or no?
I've done more reading on the topic today and really what I read I see in him. And I know it's not a diagnosis... but I am still wondering...
What can I do to help him (and my sanity as it is starting to wear thin) at home? What can he do? I've seen recommendations to eat better, exercise and sleep more. He sleeps terrible... horrible insomnia. Will certain foods help? Vitamins? List writing (which he has tried but can't keep up with)?