posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 12:44 PM
My father died year ago and our family was crushed. My mother has been "ok" about it, and managed to continue her life untill now. She was diagnosed
with ADHD, and got drugs for it. Now, shes taking them and there has been a drastic turn around in her behaviour.
Yesterday she called me and told me she has nothing to live for, nothing in her life because father is gone. She has been up for 24 hours and is
calling everyone in family and friends. It's a cry for help and i have been talking with her about many issues in her life, but at the time she seems
to be in some kinda frenzy, she tryes to sleep, but then takes a phone and starts to call people.
When i talked with her last night, she said now she feels better and goes to sleep, but today i find out she didnt and she is still calling people.
Now i called her and said "Mother, this has gone too far, you will go to sleep NOW, stop calling people you need rest or you lose your sanity, i will
come by tomorrow morning, and now you go to sleep". I really hope she went to bed, because if she didnt i will go there right now and put her to
sleep. She lives 30km away, so it would take some time, and its 9pm.
I'm really worried that the ADHD drugs are effecting her in a bad way, she has never been like this, not even after fathers death. Shes not acting
like she normally is, and i'm really worried. I'm going to go there tomorrow, or this night if she is refusing to sleep.
Could it be the drugs? Or could these be just a normal feelings, i don't want to go into detail about the things we talked about. She does speak like
normal person and does not feel delusional in anyway, but shes not sleeping and is in a frenzy state of mind calling everyone.
She told me that she is feeling lonely for the first time, but some how i feel the problem is also the drugs, not only life issues. The frenzy could
come from the drugs.
So does anyone have any experience about ADHD drugs, please share.