You could also try talking to a therapist who can help you learn ways to manage ADHD symptoms and deal with feelings during menopause. They can teach you how to stay focused, and organised, and manage your time better.
There are lots of ways that you can stay healthy without medical intervention. Exercise, eat well, and make sure you get enough sleep. These things can help with both menopause and ADHD.
Try things like deep breathing and meditation to relax. Less stress can help make ADHD symptoms and menopause easier to handle.
Going through menopause usually coincides with a busy lifestyle. Teenage children, aging parents, and holding down a job are stressful enough without adding the complexities of menopause and ADHD.
ADHD can present differently once a woman reaches mature adulthood. The demands of juggling adult responsibilities can lead to burnout and exhaustion as it all becomes too much to manage. It can be particularly difficult at this point to uncover the ADHD behind the mask and diagnoses of comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, and OCD are common.
What is not always clear is if these other conditions occur because of untreated ADHD or if they are independent of it. Our blog The tip of the ADHD iceberg – when it’s more than ADHD provides more information about ADHD comorbid conditions.
Staying organised is important to prevent overwhelm. Use tools like calendars, lists, and reminders to help you remember things and stay on track. This can be useful if you’re forgetful because of the menopause or ADHD.
The most important thing is don’t be afraid to talk to your friends, family, or support groups about how you feel. They can understand what you’re going through and share helpful ideas.
Remember that it’s okay to have tough days. Celebrate the things you achieve, even if they seem small, and learn from the times when things don’t go as planned.