Posted by: Ed | 2018/01/21


Where to from here

Hi Dr. I am a 40 year old father of two. Since the beginning of 2017 I have been experiencing the following symptoms: chest pains, restlessness, constant fatigue, falling asleep while driving, forcing myself to stay awake during conversations, finding myself drifting off, waking up due to choking, permanent sore throat, always tired during the day and blurry vision very often. I have since October been to a ENT specialist and did a home sleep apnea test(the results show that it is very minor/low).I did a MRI and a CT scan and it showed no problems except for an old minor neck injury. I further went to see a cardiologist and did a few tests(this too came back negative and the blood results were also clear.I was referred to a neurologist who did some tests including an EEG but no fault was done. I was told to exercise but I have been with little results. Included with the above symptoms I fear as I fair bad in most tasks that I do. I have stopped driving due to falling asleep, I cannot write something properly down while they speak, struggle to focus, cannot concentrate while I study, I evoke very anxious and irritated. If possible I would like to know where I can be tested for adhd or similar symptoms unless it is something else. thank you

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ADHD Expert
- 2018/01/22

This is not suggestive of ADHD. I suggest a sleep study in a lab, as well as a full psychiatric evaluation for anxiety/depression.

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Posted by: Ed | 2018/01/23

Thank you Dr I'll be sure to do so.

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