I have had a problem that's been bothering me for quite some time. I'm gradually being unable to concentrate. My friends have noticed it too. It's been about a year, and it keeps getting worse. I'm usually better when talking one on one, but when I'm with a group of people, I really have to try really really hard to focus on what they're saying and even then I sometimes daze off. It's the worse in class - I have the hardest time focusing on the teacher. Sometimes I go to class not learning a thing.
It's become so embarrassing. The other day a teacher was talking to me after class and I could not follow anything he was saying.
I don't know if it's ADHD, but one thing I notice that it's really affected by my diet. Whenever I go to Whole Foods and have a juice blend (12oz carrots, spinach, parsley mix) I feel so much better that day. I concentrate in class so much better, I can talk more clearly, and it feels like my mind is running much more efficiently.
It leads me to wonder if it's iron deficiency. I've been suffering from Depression for quite some time, and it makes me wonder if this is it. I eat a lot of meat though, so I'm not sure how this reconciles.
One day I went to have my blood drawn (they were checking for allergies) and the rest of the day of felt irritable and unable to focus. I even called a store on the phone to ask them a quick question, and I got so unpatient with the lady that I started crying. I had never felt that irritable and ridiculous before. I cried at the dime of a hat.
I don't know want to self diagnose and automatically assume that it's iron deficiency, but feel free to ask me any supporting questions. Any help would be very much appreciated, this has been bothering me for a year and starting to take a toll on my academics and relationships.