Originally Posted by macbook pro i5
Hi I have ADD and dyspraxia and I get marks lower then my "potential" as some teachers say, the only thing that I can do well is fix and build computers,I even read young adult novels I enjoy reading but I also take a medicine to enhance my concentration it works and I have been getting better marks then normal but this medicine is killing me, I can't go to sleep so then when I get up in the morning I feel sick and woozy. It also gets rid of my appetite so I don't eat much, that also makes me weaker.
What can I do? I just feel that dying is better then having to live in this sleep deprived hell!
Hi firstly you have to understand the medication, what it is supposed to do, then adjust the medication which works best for you. Took me 5 years.
Secondly, everything else about achievement/ studying/ etc. is secondary. First you must target the stress and anxiety.
1. Eat better
2. Make sure your doctor+psychiatrist is doing what works for YOU. If not, find someone else
3. Talk to your family about your life pressures. Maybe you can do less subjects, etc. There's no race to finish school/college
4. Start to explore the core issues that you are facing ~ is it worry about the future? girlfriend? boyfriend? family? etc.