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Re: Glad To Find This Group -- Starting Straterra

Posted by froggyanna on May 22, 2003, at 17:11:31

In reply to Re: Glad To Find This Group -- Starting Straterra froggyanna, posted by bookgurl99 on May 22, 2003, at 16:42:04

> Hey froggy,
> how cool that your dr. called T3 a 'kicker.'
> very neat. i wonder if my docs have been more
> resistant to putting me on it because i'm
> young?

Hey Books,

Yeah, I really liked his explanation of that! :-) It really spoke to me, man!! :-) It certainly makes me eager to try it, especially since a friend of mine was also so enthusiastic about its effect on her. As for why age would be an issue in prescribing it, my personal opinion is that it probably has more to do with lack of awareness. I saw a doctor last year who I thought would be really great from his description on his website. He is affiliated with a "holistic" group and I thought this would be a great place to get "holistic" treatment. Wrong. He showed very little interest in my thyroid treatment and from looking at my records, he never even tested me for T3! He actually showed very little interest in ME, as well. My symptoms went from bad to worse, and because of money worries, I am only now attempting to get medical help again. So there's a doctor for whom age did not appear to be an issue. My NEW doctor has a sense of humor, he shares his own experiences with medicines, and he seems up on the latest treatments. We really hit it off, and sometimes I think THAT is more important than medicine!

> it's nice that the add dx might be able to help
> you figure out how to solve the puzzle of
> yourself in some way. at least it can help you
> to forgive yourself for disappointing yourself
> in some ways -- and give you new hope for the
> future.

Yeah!! I have had years of psychological counseling and I have also engaged in regular mediTAtion. I hope to be able to get to the root of this problem and yeah, renew my hope for the next phase of my life!

> i notice from your posts that you're a very
> evocative and detailed writer. have you ever
> done any writing? it seems to me that once you
> have your health concerns battened down, you
> are going to take off and make a great employee
> for someone (or even yourself).

Thank you, Books! I have worked for years as a production editor in technical publications. I do enjoy writing, but I would not want to be a technical writer. I am looking for a new path. I have actually always wanted to be self employed, but because of the problems with ADD (that I didn't even know about until recently), I have never had the "will" and the focus to commit to something like that. I am thinking about retaining the services of an ADD Coach, at least occasionally while I get on my feet and can't afford too much help, and I even joked with someone that I would write a book called "How my ADD Coach Helped Me To Write This Book"!

I've always been involved, career-wise, in some aspect of publishing, first as a typesetter, and later as a production editor. As a kid, I had my own little rubber stamp "press." I've taken courses in web design. I just have never been able to focus and pull anything together for myself. I sure wish I could start over again, and maybe that's what the ADD drugs will help me do, whether it's the Straterra, or a stimulant, or even getting my thyroid in balance. Thanks again for your kind words....





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