“Diminishing estrogen levels can actually exacerbate symptoms, and for some women, the decline is sudden and dramatic. Hormonal fluctuations affect our brain’s biochemistry and thereby ADHD symptoms, according to Dr. Patricia Quinn, M.D., a developmental pediatrician and director of theNational Center for Girls and Women with AD/HD.”
click on the link below to read the entire article along with tips on how to deal:)
The reason I’m referring to this particular subject this morning is:
Meltdown happened yesterday because I could not open the back door to get outside to have my after supper smoke.
One of my favourite things to do when I’m done eating…go out on the deck, sit (well, I don’t actually sit much ’cause I have ADD/ADHD), light up my smoke with hubby and chat for a bit while we have our after supper coffee.
Except yesterday, I turn the door knob and the door doesn’t open.
I turn again, a little more forcefully, and push…nothing.
Instantly start slamming myself against the door.
Nothing but a sharp pain in my shoulder for my trouble.
All the while ranting and raving about “piece of shit door knob! take it off and I’ll bring it back to the f@#$ing store!” and a stream of other nasty words better left unrepeated.
Hubby, with a tight grip on my arms, gently but firmly removes me from front of said piece of shit door and quickly but calmly removes the door knob.
I burst out the door to the deck like I’ve been trapped for hours inside.
I’m told it was exactly 4 minutes.
It felt like days.
Lit my smoke, paced the deck still ranting about taking the door knob back to the store, with hubby repeatedly telling me we’ve had it 5 years and we no longer have the receipt.
While he is talking he is fiddling with the offensive door knob’s inner mechanisms.
I’m done the smoke, go inside because I’m unable to stop the flow of crap coming out of my mouth.
Hubby follows me in, puts the door knob back on and it magically turns and opens the door.
Huh. Go figure.
Hubby is a wizard.