This is when it gets really bad. This is when I lose my focus the most, when going to the kitchen to fill my son's cup with orange juice morphs into a search for a hospital bill or a trip to the garden to pull weeds. This is when I spend more time on my computer, more time on my phone, all of it doing nothing important while my son plays with cars in the next room. This is when I scold myself the most for being distracted, for getting discouraged, for feeling tired, for losing patience. It is worse now, as I lose the cushioning structure of hormones and fall head-on into mid-life PMS.
To prove it's not all in my brain, I found many articles on the subject online (and we all know, if it's online, it's true). This one seems legitimate: http://www.addvance.com/help/women/hormones.html
Currently, I'm not doing anything to combat the symptoms. I'm not on any ADD medication because when I tried two different types it felt like a bullet train was trying to escape my chest cavity. I'm also not eating great (Chips Ahoy count as a vegetable, right?) and although I've thought about exercising twice this week (!) I still haven't gotten as far as putting on my jogging shoes. But, I do plan to make changes: exercise, healthier food choices, meditation, yoga. These will be incremental because I resist change. However, I believe these changes will help my mood, the ADD, and the PMS.