and hated it. It changed my personality completely. The shrink then tried giving me adderall and ritallin didn't change my personality much but it gave me really bad drymouth and I always felt a little to awake. I recently found out that I have very severe sleep apnea and the sleep doctor said that bad sleep can give you add like symptoms. He said even though you are tired your brain goes a mile a minute and you can have a hard time falling asleep which is why I never thought sleep was a problem. I always have a hard time waking up but once I'm up I'm ready to go. I go to the gym I went to school.
I really think that ADD is misdiagnosed quite often and it is the result of other things. In my case I believe sleep apnea is the culprit. With others it could be nutrition. My memory is also really bad apparently this can all be related to the sleep apnea.
I say you ask someone to watch you sleep and see if they notice that you stop breathing. If they do I would recommend a sleep study if you do have sleep apnea it is probably the culprit of you supposed ADD. Psychiatrist are always quick to prescribe drugs with out looking for underlying factors.
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