Tue, 22 September 2020
"When I took the medication, I couldn't stop the momentum." On this episode of ADHD reWired, Eric welcomes Sharon Ruchman. Sharon is a composer, musician, and author; her music can be heard on classical radio stations worldwide. Today she is composing original music for Sonoro, a contemporary music performance.
Sharon speaks about her late in life ADHD diagnosis, the medicine they put her on, and the side effects that led her to stop taking it. Once she stopped taking the prescription, she says that her brain recalibrated, and she didn't need the medicine anymore. Eric shares that ADHD meds aren't studied in people over 55, so they don't know how older adult brains work.
Listen as Sharon shares a story about her great uncle Rudy, who died at a young age and who was also a musician, The journey she took to find out everything she could about him and how that journey led to her understanding her life a little better and letting go of the past so she could be very happy with her future.
Sharon is in her seventies, but she isn't stopping. She is learning a new instrument, writing new music and says that knowing why she couldn't concentrate and get the music in her head out when she was younger has made her ADHD diagnosis a godsend. This is an extraordinary conversation that you don't want to miss.
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