Something I thought I had for a while, but people were dismissive since I mask well/present to the world as someone who has things together. Decided to get formally diagnosed to be better able to define my struggles and be believed.
Depended on the subject, if interested I could hyper focus and study for hours, if not I would zone. Tended to over schedule myself so I could constantly feel pressure,which motivated me to finish work.
My parents always called me a daydreamer, constantly lost in my own world, was frequently locked out of the house when I forgot keys, could never keep my room clean no matter how much I wanted too.
I tried going the therepy route, but the one I saw was kind of dissimisive. Decided to do an online assessment so I could express everything without having to talk directly to someone.
Didn't really do anything, main change was spending more time researching ADHD and finding community like this one.
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I felt releaved, like a lot of my struggles suddenly made sense, and were how may brain was wired, not me failing.
Only 2 months formally diagnosed, so still generally releived. Though sometimes annoyed with my brain for not just doing what I want it to do.
Nope - I've told a few friends/people I'm close to and all surprised.
I've always lost keys, phones, etc. Sometimes socially awkward/can't read queues. Can't keep house clean at all, I grew up in a family with a meticulous house so this one is extra hard for me. Also WFH due to COVID means I end up thinking about work tasks and home tasks at the same time. Going into an office provided separation and kept me from getting overwhelmed
I feel I see things different from a lot of people I know - more empathy, less stressed about social perception. When I care about something I can really focus in it, luckily I found a career path I love, so the hyperfocus has helped me professionally.
Yes - honest haven't changed much about my daily life, but it's helped me understand myself, and connect with a larger community.
Not sure to be honest. I've decided not to go the medication route for myself personally, but probably could have lead to less guilt/more understanding from friends and family when do things like lock us all out of a car and we have to wait for 2 hours for AAA to come 🤦
Most are surprised at first, until I start explaining the lesser known symptoms, then they start to see it.
I don't think so, maybe mild anxiety, but nothing else formally diagnosed at this point.
Not that I know of, if so mild.
Sometimes, mainly I've done well in school/work so assumed I couldnt have anything.
Honestly no, for me it made so much sense.
Not too much, but I am more forgiving of myself, and I've been trying to do better to pay attention to my natural queues, and find more resources, support pages, like this one :)
At this time I've decided against it. Big picture I'm doing well. I do go back and forth since I do see the benefits, but the number of potential side effects worry me, so trying more to manage it naturally with exercise, certain foods, support groups, and tools.
Setting reminders everywhere and scheduling things
Definitely get tested even if you don't think you want medication! I put off testing for years because I (incorrectly) though the only point of getting formally diagnosed was to go on medication. Now that I finally did it I feel I understand myself so much better, and can access resources to help.