I've been living with ADHD since I was very young, possibly since birth. I wasn't diagnosised till about age 6 or 7. I've been on different medications and tried different tactics to keep it under control. I'm 20 now and it's worked for the most part. I'm on a medication that helps hugely, and while I still have struggles it's not as hard as it would be without the medication.

I'm just kind of curious about something I've noticed with my ADHD. I've had fluxuations of high and low symptoms and difficulty. I'll be fine for 3 or 4 months, sometimes up to a year, then suddenly my symptoms and difficulty to cop sky rocket and I have to increase my medication to get it under control again. There are also times when it goes the other way, and I don't need the meds at all because I've got it so under control.

Why is this? Is there a specific reason for this happening? Is it like anything else where sometimes it's easier then others and sometimes it's harder? I know how to get it back under control, I just am curious as to why exactly it changes like that.


2194 days ago

there are theories that those fluctuations may be due to some internal or external trigger eg a hormone or other chemical change in your body or maybe something you eat, are exposed to, illness, infection etc...

I know of some people who keep journals noting all the above and so when they have a flare up, or a time of less symptoms, they can sometimes correlate it with a specific trigger.