Hard to imagine what it would be like to have both. Either misery or it would keep you active, maybe.
My 5 year old has ADHD and I have SCA. Every day it’s a struggle, but some days are worse than others.
Yesterday as soon as he came home from school he had me running around in the back yard on uneven ground playing tag and rolling down the hill. Then I had to blow bubbles and look at the bubbles drifting around while he caught them. Then we came in and I started to literally pass out. Of course he didn’t understand that and it greatly upset him. I did pass out when my husband came home.
I can’t do ataxia-friendly things with him too much because those things make his ADHD symptoms worse, like TV and video games. He can’t tolerate reading for more than a half hour or so and even little projects like puzzles and coloring bore him quickly.
This morning my husband and I had to fight him like MMA to get him to school. I had to carry him in. He weighs 77 lbs and was kicking me the whole time. Now I am sitting on the couch and can’t get back up. Will have to use my rollator the rest of the day. I mean, I had to jack myself up on Adderall just to get through this morning. It’s not even 8:30.
And yes, he’s already on medication, for anxiety. He has the ADHD type where he won’t stop moving. We’re going to try him on counseling next.
And he’s 5. What will I do when he’s 10. Will I be in a chair by then? If I fight him in a chair I’ll just take off like OJ rolling down the hill in the Naked Gun. We all know how that ended up.