Conditions with symptom: 'lack of concentration'
My son is 16 nearly 17 and just started college, when he was about 7 he showed signs of strange behaviour like hiding under tables at school and refusing to come out, he has no self confidence, he could never sit still always tapping or moving. i asked the school to look into it they just said it was me over reacting and him picking up on my M.E and depression, at big school he was always in trouble for being disruptive in class, lack of concentration, lazy etc but teachers always said he is a lovely lad, i again questioned could he have adhd or something but no again hes just lazy, they did eventually agree he was dyslexic. Now hes at college been there for 4 wks and being disruptive in class, not getting to lessons on time or getting up sometimes, good as gold when practical work but not with academic stuff, they say he lacks concentration and shouts out sometimes in class or starts singing or something, they say hes too immature for college, again ive argued something is not right he definitely needs learning support, could he have ADHD or something? hes not right and hes on the verge of getting kicked out already as he never talks about his problems or worries and just gets defensive and gives attittude then, he is a lovely hearted kid, very sensitive but hides it and suffers in silence, ive tried counscelling but they got nothing(that was when he was 8) he has the brains but struggles with writing, he had scribe for some exams at school, ive spoken to parent support worker and they have said he is too old now and he needs to behave etc all well and good but has he been struggling all his life and no one has helped him in the correct way or am i just making excuses for him? but something is just not right, ANY SUGGESTIONS HELP PLEASE!
Has your son ever seen an Educational Psychologist? Does he have a statement of special needs? Sounds to me like his learning needs have not been met by the school he has attended. Maybe an Ed Psych could pinpoint his educational needs and this would help both your son and the college to teach him effectively. I empathise with how you must feel about the situation. The Advisory Centre for Education are brilliant and provide an invaluable advice line and a dedicated exclusion line. Here is a link to their web site: http://www.ace-ed.org.uk/advice-about-education-for-parents/ACE_advice_services Try to find something that your son is good at and enjoys,( possibly a practical skill,)and with the right direction and support he could pursue this as a career path. This will inspire confidence in him and he could find work eventually in this area. Good Luck
If he had adhd then he would be full of energy and would only need a few hours sleep a night and always active he could just be a slow learner ...
Hi, I am 14 years old, I keep falling asleep everywhere. Anytime. Especially during class. Because of this my grades have dropped. When asked why, I would have no idea how to answer because no one understands what I go through. They just look at me as if Im crazy. I dont know how to explain this to my parents either. This has been going on for years, but its been getting worse. Nowadays when I fall asleep I just have no idea how to stay awake, there isnt anything i can do no matter how much I want to stay awake. my lack of concentration is extremely disappointing. Please help me understand what is happening here.
You poor thing 😞 you shouldn't be going through this alone & really need to speak to your parents if possible or someone close as you need to see your GP 1stly who can then refer you to a sleep clinic for a sleep study where you'll maybe have to stay over night with little sticky pads stuck to you to monitor your sleep but it doesn't hurt or anything like that, it will give the sleep doctor a good idea & possible diagnosis of why this is happening & then if you have narcolepsy or a similar sleep disorder, it can be controlled with medication & you'll notice a big improvement, or you may find a way of controlling it with little naps here & there 😊 Is there a teacher who you could speak to as well? Narcolepsy UK have a brilliant website which is full of information so you could show your teacher & parents/close person the info & that there's a possibility you could have narcolepsy without having to 1stly explain it all, all schools should be aware of or at least heard of narcolepsy & will make allowances for you if diagnosed as having it or any a similar sleep disorder including exam times, a place to take naps when needed etc. the saddest thing is, people with narcolepsy are often labelled as lazy but we really aren't, we have absolutely no control over the times our brains decide it's time for us sleep! Have a read up on the website if you're at all worried because I guarantee you will at least be at ease knowing you're not alone, if by any chance you have No one to talk to, there are plenty of us there who will be only too glad to listen & help you where we can 😊 it may mean having to get really brave to be able to speak to a family member, a friends parent or teacher but it will be so beneficial to you once you have 😊 I & many others are members of narcolepsy UK so please come to the website if you need anything or any help what so ever won't you 👍😊 good luck huni you'll be fine xxx
I was told for years I had IBS. Two years ago I paid to see a consultant and was told I had diverticular disease. The constant pain and alternating bouts of diarrhoea/ small pellet like motions, absolute exhaustion, lack of concentration. The feeling that my rectum is dropping out when standing is ruining my life. I have also a vaginal prolapse and have a pessary inserted, I had a hysterectomy in 1976. I have to manually evacuate my rectum as my motions are so gundgy they seal it if not entirely cleared adding to the pain I have. Does anyone out there suffer these symptoms.
Have you had tests for a prolapsed bowel? I have all your symptoms and was diagnosed with diverticulitis a year after my hysterectomy in 2000. I have had the sigmoid colon removed and a resection which had many complications, Though I now still suffer from diverticulitis it is not as frequent. After some helpful physio for a prolapse bowel I can recommend that when you are on the toilet, put your feet on a low stool and lean forward with you elbows on your knees. You then need to take deep breaths using your diaphragm, if you try yawning taking deep breaths as you yawn, you will be using you diaphragm and will fell your abdomen moving rather than your chest and shoulders. This will help hard stools to move. Apparently we should all lean forward naturally anyway. It is the invention of toilets that stop our natural stance. If you think about crouching we automatically lean forward. This has been the best advice I had since my bowel problems began. Good luck. I would like to know how you get on.
I also suffer with diverticulitis - diagnosed 2010. Gas, constipation all the time. Then 2011 went to gasterentologist/surgeon to find out if anything could be done to help, had defacography told me to attend his wellness clinic, 8 sessions, on third visit nurse did a laser procedure for a "pocket" right at my rectum so I could evacuate better. I bled and could smell my own butt after that and dr. wouldn't see me because I quit his sessions! This made it worse, gas still a problem and now everyone at work can smell my butt too! Had to learn on my own how to evacuate completely in morning. I use gycerin suppositories if I don't feel like I had a complete evacuation. Sometimes, even that doesn't help and I get to work and the gas begins after sitting down for a while, which I cannot control long enough to get to the bathroom after that "procedure" for the pocket. Without a complete evacuation - then gas and pain. Evacuation sometimes consists of small pellets or even more bizzare, thin ribbon like sheets as if something has been smashed. I get pain on both lower sides. I have to take anitbiotics when the smell of the gas gets "horrible". I know I have infection then. But no dr. ever told me about that either...I found out on my own that antibiotics would make that horrible smell go away for awhile. Reading the post by Mary of bowel prolapse, I wonder if my problems began after my hysterectomy in 1995. If the divertic. is a result of incomplete evacuation. (I used to be regular like clockwork and no problems there) A few months after the hysterectomy, I experienced my first pain on my right side and the ribbon-like stool. If I jump around or stretch I feel the urge coming but sitting on the toliet... nothing! Get up and start walking...oops...gas! I went to a gynecologist recently and he said the pain and thin stool is a result of spasms! Finding a good doctor here is a challenge - I don't know who can help. I'm glad I read your posts!
im 14 and i have hot flushes,depression,bad concentration and strange periods i know im young but it does worry me what should i do?
Hi, my 13.5 year old daughter has suffered with heavy bleeding and irregular periods since starting aged 11.5 years. Our GP has prescribed medication to reduce the flow which has worked well. Since starting High School she has suffered from anxiety, mood swings, periods of hopelessness, depression, severe sleep disturbances, lack of concentration - I could go on with the list of symptoms for PMDD! We consulted the GP again and she has advised looking into the condition more and monthly charting of symptoms to see if a pattern is occuring - all good suggestions. She suggested that we try alternative treatments to start with before venturing down the route of hormone treatments. My questions are: Has anyone experienced the same or similar with a teenager? Any suggestions for alternative treatments? Any other suggestions/comments? Thank you for taking the time to read my rather lengthy post, I would be really grateful for any comments.
I have had this condition since my teens and it is very hard as the only real cure is a total hysterectomy and ovaries removed which is out of the question at such a young age. I am 45 now and have suffered dreadfully my whole life with pmdd. Your daughter is lucky you have seen this as mine was ignored and I had a life of depression and drugs to try to combat it. If her symptoms disappear after day 3 of her cycle then she almost certainly has this condition. The thing that triggers it is progesterone. Women like us cannot tolerate the dips and highs in progesterone and this results in symptoms like mine and your daughters which come under the 'pscychiatic' label, it is very unfair. I hope she sees a hormone specialist who can maybe control the progesterone levels in your girl. Good luck and you'e a good mum for looking for answers. She REALLY doesn't mean it if she says mean things or talks about being better off dead, these suicidal moments are just the result of our coping mechanism not being able to cope with any more. The pain is so real, you cry like all your family just got killed and at that moment, you REALLY do feel that sad. It's really hard. Best Of Luck.
I have a 15 year old daughter, who is suffering with depression, has been diagnosed with a school phobia, as we were unable to get her to go to school. She is often unable to sleep at night, and goes to sleep in the early hours and will then sleep all day. I noticed that it seems to be worse just before her period is due, now I am wondering if this could be what is causing it, having read the symptoms. I asked the doctor once before if it could be related to hormones, and he said it could possibly make it worse. I think I may have to get this investigated further - it is such a difficult thing to live with whatever is causing it. I would rather be suffering myself & take away all the pain from her.
How do i know if I have ADD/ADHD? I dont know if i have it or is just me being pure lazy, i kick my self up the backside because i can't complete things. went to 6form droppedo out because i was always late and never in, Went to college dropped out and always late but i enojoyed the course but stil.... Is it because i lack willpower? Ive made a appointment with a doctor soon but i can't help feeling its just me lack of will power
I am 18 and was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 8. It sounds like a posibility and I can relate to it because I was expelled from school in year 10 (age 15) and since then have had to sort myself out pretty much. I've been on loads of different dosages and medications and have got the right one for me now. Everyones different with it as I have a friend who's also 18 who has had ADHD diagnosed since he was about 14 and he takes no medication as he learnt to control it better. See someone, take advice and see how you feel
I can relate to you on this one. Im a 25 year old female and has recently just be diagnoised with Adult ADHD. Reading your comment I noticed you saying you droped out of education few times, A few years back i was the same, Just about managed to get through college, however I had two atempts of going to University and only lasted two months. I always felt different like there was a blanklet covering me. I battled with depression for few years and that was when I did my own research. ( what the internet is good at) I researched ADHD and i was surprised that all the symtoms of it i have and have had all my life! I managed to get my doctor to refer me and now my life is on track with the help of different kinds of therpy and medication. hope this is some help.
i am 30 yrs old and have a total lack of libido i have been to my doctor and she sent me to a sex therapist who i seen for 3mts and after we finished our meetings she sent me back to my doctor who then told me that there was nothing else she can do for me i have been with my partner for 8yrs and this is getting really affected by my lack of libido and i dont know where else to turn for help
I have a Granddaughter who is 9years old. Her hands shake. It is mostly when she is trying to do something, like colouring, writing, or anything that involves precision or concentration. She desperately wants to learn to knit, so I was trying to teach her, but the trembling made it very difficult for her. The interesting thing is that her Dad has exactly the same thing. Is this something I should be concerned about? I don't want it to have a negative impact on her life and choices she makes. What should I do?
Anyone that has et have a fifty percent chance that any of their children can also have it as it is hereditary my seven year old grandson shows signs of it
how much does this surgery cost in the UK? to be honest i wouldnt opt for surgery if it was purley to look attractive but im a dancer and when wearing tight leotards i get extreemly paranoid, nothing ever does show for mine arnt too long i suppose, but i want to be able to put my full concentration into dancing instead of worrying about that. plus when wearing some shorts it tends to be uncomfortable
Hi hun I paid £2600 for it i'm one and a half week post op and worried because some stitches have become loose :(. It dosn't hurt to bad but the stitches itch like mad!!! Seeing surgen tomoroiw just hope she stitches me up! Caz x
I AM 37 AND HAVE ALWAYS STRUGGLED WITH EYE CONTACT AND SCORED 36 ON THE TEST WHICH CONFIRMS MY THOUGHTS THAT I MAY HAVE A FORM OF AUTISM. I AM ATTENDING A CPN FOR DEPRESSION AS I LACK THE ABILITY TO FORM ATTACHMENTS BUT NO-ONE WANTS TO GIVE ME A DIAGNOSIS WHICH I CAN WORK WITH. I MANAGE IN DAY TO DAY LIFE BY TRYING TO FIT IN BY BEHAVING AS I SEE OTHERS DOING, BUT JUST DON'T FEEL NORMAL AND PEOPLE HAVE NOTED MY LACK OF EYE CONTACT AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO GO FORWARD FROM HERE. WHO DO I SEE TO GET A DIAGNOSIS IF I KNEW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME THEN I COULD WORK ON FIXING IT, AS IT IS I FEEL SO LONELY BUT CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I CAN FORCE MYSELF TO MAKE EYE CONTACT BUT AM NOT COMFORTABLE WITH IT AT ALL....
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