Newly Diagnoised with my son

Shari - posted on 02/20/2010 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hi,

My name is Shari and I am a 31 yr old single mom of 2. Gavin 5, recently diagnoised with AD/HD combined and Lillian 2. In August my divorce was finalized and I am now raising my kids on my own. I was told I had Bipolar disorder in 1999, after having been through a really bad time with drugs and alchohol. I was put on med after med, only to be put on Lithium for 4 years. I became a zombie, agreeing to do whatever, blaming myself for everything. When I had my son in 2005, I knew i had to change my ways, but didn't know how. Anyway, I followed my Army man to Germany, where got pregnant with my daughter and went off all of my medications. It was like being freed from myself! I became a whole new person. I could finally think clearly and realized I was soooo unhappy. I left my husband, took my kids to Reno, to where my family was and here I am. I have finally found out that I have AD/HD inattentive (most likely) and the medication is working wonders with my anger, irritaiton and frustration. But I could really use some people to talk to that are in my situation, raising kids with this disability and learning from others. My son needs me and needs me to be his advocate and coach, but if i am not stable then I can't be there for him...so I ask for friendship and insight

Thank you for listening to my long winded intro....lol

Shari

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