I am 53 years old with ADHD and my question is: Is it possible for a 51 yr old to be diagnosed as ADHD ( slight hyperactivity, more ADD )? Supposedly, before my 7th Birthday I had a photogenic memory. Shortly before that birthday I was bitten by a Copperhead, was given the anti-venom in small doses, almost lost my leg and life, and stayed hospitalized for 3 weeks. One week after being discharged, I had a Grand-Mal Seizure that lasted 24 hours before it could be stopped. The doctors attributed it to Epilepsy but years later a Neurologist at the University of New Orleans determined it was caused from the snake bite and took me off of all meds. I have not had a seizure since. But, after the snake bite and following seizures, I no longer could remember as before, everything became a struggle, I would become easily distracted and could never finish anything. It was not until I was put on Adderall 2 yrs ago that I noticed a significant change. I was finally able to concentrate, accomplish tasks without alot of effort as well as retain most of the material that I read or heard. I'm just wondering if I truly have ADHD though it did not manifest itself as most with ADHD do?
Thank you for any insight you may have.