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I am suffering with what I believe is ADHD. I always feel

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I am suffering with what I believe is ADHD. I always feel the need to be doing something, and have missed out on so much uni work due to being unable to focus for long enough. To be straight, my brother was prescribed concertia which completed changed his life.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: At the moment I am on prednisolone for IBD.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have Crohn's disease, since 2018
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 24 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You need to see a psychologist for formal testing.

Based on your symptoms you definitely have shorter attention span.

You should also get tested for iron deficiency anemia, thyroid hormone disorder, vitamin B12 deficiency as these condition can interfere with your concentration.
Best wishes,
Please reply back if you need any further clarification.
It was my pleasure to help you today.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
I am actually slightly anemic due to my Crohn's. With my most recent blood tests, there were no indications of b12 deficiency, and my thyroid is in good health.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 24 days ago.

Ok you should start iron supplementation.

Please do see a psychologist as well.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Thank you for your help. Im currently using iron tablets, but I will enquire with a psychologist
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 24 days ago.

very welcome