An investigative journalist,Cathryn Jakobson Ramin was interviewed about her new book, "Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife". I found some of what she said interesting. She said she has tried different medications for her own memory problems and possible ADD. She mentioned a drug that is usually given to airline pilots to help keep them awake, which she said worked very well. Don't know about long term use or side effects. Can recall the name. Anyway, I know that before I got my FM, Sjogren's and Insufficient Adrenals diagnosis... a couple of doctors thought I might be ADD, because my daughter was. We did a tried ritalin for awhile. It definitely sharpened my focus. But I still experienced anxiety, fatigue, etc. then my adrenals crashed and the road to my diagnosis began. Turns out no ADD for me. (It's actually my husband who passed that gene. He doesn't want to admit it, but it's SOOOO obvious!) meanwhile I take the extra Omegas and I eat healthy, but nothing stops this stupid fibro fog from creeping in! Why not! I swear it's getting worse. I couldn't give someone directions to the house I've been living in for years, because I couldn't figure out the difference between left and right!