I was failing college pretty badly and was “moody” like crazy.
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I never liked studying! It was always a boring task for me but I did very well in high school. Once college hit, I just couldn’t handle all the studying I REALLY had to do now.
My talkativeness and day dreaming. I used to get sent to time out quite a few times for being disruptive. I also was extremely forgetful.
My doctor really tried to convince me it was just anxiety and depression. I’d say it was difficult at first to convince them but, other than that it was easy for me once they realized I did indeed have ADHD.
I research a TON. I didn’t want my doctor to think I was just trying to get medication so I made sure I seriously knew what ADHD was and the symptoms. It helped me to describe also my daily life and everything that has happened.
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I feel relieved! I finally feel like I have the answer I needed after years of struggling. My new doctor is much more understanding and willing to get me the help I need which has also made me more confident that I can get through each day!
I feel better! For awhile, I really felt ADHD was a burden. But, I realized it’s also a superpower! Yes, it has its ups and downs, but I feel more confident in myself knowing now what it was that I was struggling with.
I don’t think so. I’m very quiet and not disruptive when I’m in public but at home, I’m quite loud and talkative.
My emotions 100%. I have always struggled with keeping my feelings down especially when I’m angry or sad. I always just dismissed it for anxiety and depression for years.
I think I’m super good at multitasking because of my ADHD. When I’m in a hyper focus too, I can speed through things like crazy and no mistakes.
I think it was the best decision for me. I now can explain to people my issues and not feel like I’m crazy.
I think it definitely could’ve helped me fight my problems earlier if I had known the signs. I think if my mom knew the signs too, she would’ve helped me seek diagnosis.
My mom didn’t believe it at first, she thought I was too quiet to have it! My dad (who I got it from) was happy I was able to seek diagnosis. My friends and boyfriend were very proud of my decision to seek help.
I have anxiety and depression.
I love exercising and meditating for my anxiety. Meditation I like to do before bed to help calm me down also.
I doubted it a lot since people thought I wasn’t loud enough or hyperactive to have it. My mom thought I did too well in school to have it (didn’t exactly tell her how college was going until after my diagnosis, oops!).
Sometimes I do sadly. There are moments I feel like I don’t fit in with the stereotypes but, everyone has very different with symptoms! No one is completely alike.
I now set alarms more and set little reminders to help me remember things. I also give myself more breaks. Before, I didn’t really care much about helping myself since I figured it was just my anxiety. But now I have realized how important it is to help yourself and to get help!
I think medication is important for some but not for all. Some people do not find medication works for them, I’ve had a few of these cases! But I do think it can help with many things as long as it works for you. It definitely helped with my emotions and depression.
Sticky notes and a planner! Can’t live without these or I won’t remember important things. I also feel less overwhelmed when I’m able to plan my day out.
I really recommend researching first! Self diagnosis isn’t the best thing to do but, as long as you can identify with the symptoms and can explain to your doctor how they affect you life, go for a diagnosis! You should be able to have examples of how your life is affected due to the symptoms you are seeing.
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