Hey bluemoon, I totally agree with the responses you have gotten so far. College is stressful for anyone and very overwhelming when you first begin. I would most definitely get a second opinion on the diagnosis of ADD before you change any of your medication. As Geebs pointed out this is a tricky diagnosis and I would find it hard to believe that signs of ADD would just now be showing. Please do speak to your parents and ask for their help. There is no shame in dropping your classes for a semester if you need to so you can go home to get better if that is the case. You have your whole life ahead of you and when you do go off to school you need to be able to do this with confidence in yourself and the feeling of independence. Maybe you can checking on switching your classes to online ones...many colleges offer these now so you can do your courses from home and not miss the credits. Whatever you do communicate to your parents and keep them involved. We are always here for you.
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Blue- there is nothing wrong with you- you just have a different personality than those living in their own apartments, etc. I am 47 and started a new job yesterday, and the first thing I did yesterday and today after I left work was to call my mommy!! Some people just adjust to things more easily- for those with anxiety, it just takes a little longer... Are there any clubs at your school that you might be interested in, where you would meet people with a similar interest? For my daughter, her adjustment to college came when she joined the rugby team- it was a chance to meet people and to get involved in something that she enjoyed...
Please know I am thinking of you!!