I asked the doctor what then was causing the symptoms I had mentioned that prompted the scheduling of the MRI? He said it was my anxiety.
A little background in case anyone doesn't know. I'd been on psyche meds for over twenty years. All shapes and sizes of them, too. Ones for anxiety, ones for panic, ones for depression and /or bipolar. Problem was it finally hit me that after twenty years why had none of them really ever worked?
So I weaned myself off them, one type at a time, near the beginning of this year. And for the most part I've done very well.
Now, back to what I was saying. The doctor said it was my anxiety. I told him I didn't think it was. He looked at me with one of those "who is the doctor here" looks. I followed up by saying I realized what he saying based on him being a doctor and all and all I was saying was how I was feeling. (What a suck up I can be at times.)
So he started writing down my symptoms.. the ones I'd told him about that prompted the MRI. Loss of memory, confusion, disorganized thinking, and maybe a few more.
Then it was as if a light bulb went off over his head and he said the nurse was going to bring me in a two page questionnaire to fill out. (I thought oh goodie.. a meme!) I filled out the questionnaire, the nurse took it back to the doctor, who came back to the examination room they had stashed me in.
He asked me who else in my family has ADHD. Say what? He said according to my answers, I have ADHD and that the symptoms I had given him also fit with that.
My oldest grandson is on medication for ADHD. It was suspected my oldest son might have had ADD, but he was never tested. My mom has a touch of ADD as well.
As I was driving from the doctor office to Walgreens to drop off my prescription I was thinking. I wonder if all those years I was taking pysche drugs ..? What if I really didn't need them?
Tomorrow I start taking Ritalin.