After years of failed Anxiety meds, my psych wants to try an ADD med although doesnt believe I have ADD. I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety disorder since I was 8 years old, I am now 27 and it has gone from bad to worse. I have tried every anxiety med and anti depressant out there, over 30 to 40 meds with my psychiatrist. Nothing as even remotely helped. I have on the brink of losing my job and going on permanently disability and starting the think an ADD med would be best for me but here's the issue, I have two main problems, trouble concentrating, so bad that I can't work. People will be talking to me and the anxiety kicks in and I have no idea what they are saying, my mind is trying so hard to focus but I can't think, i cant rememeber, and both my short term and long term memory is seriously impaired.
Does anyone with ADD have signigicant trouble driving? I get lost everywhere i go, i cant remember what turn i made 2 seconds ago, I have been driving since I was 16 in the same small town I live in and still get lost everywhere i go, everyday, its such a struggle.
Why haven't I tried an ADD med? My second and actually most primary problem I have had since I was 6 is insomnia. Severe insomnia, so severe that every medication ive tried for anxiety and insomnia has made me drowsy but still wont put me to sleep, my mind races from thought to thought a mile a minute. I am afraid a stimulant will make my sleep worse. Most anti depressants I was put on made my insomnia worse.
So what I am wondering is, can I take an ADD/ADHD med and it actually help my racing thoughts so I am able to sleep, anyone with add ever have insomnia?
As a child, and still currently, I was very angry, irritable, impulsive, so I do see traits of ADD in me, but doctors say I only have Anxiety/depression/PTSD because my trouble focusing only happened recently. However, since all else has failed, I want to try an ADD med, but if it makes my insomnia worse, I will literally give up on everything. For the past month I have been off all meds, and getting 1 to 2 hours of sleep a night, if lucky!
Thanks, please anyone with any experience