I’ve always knew that my mind worked differently but never got a diagnosis till last year. I always had to work with another teacher up until 8th grade in order to catch up to other students. In college, I realized that I always started on my homework last minute and couldn’t retain anything so I knew it was time to talk to someone about it.
I’m a full time college student!
I always had difficulty in school. I would try to study but nothing would really retain unless it was a subject that I liked. In elementary school and middle school I really struggled but in high school I enjoyed my classes so I got better grades. College has been difficult for me because I now work on my own schedule and online classes makes me zone out like crazy!
It was pretty simple actually. I contacted a psychiatrist and was able to receive a diagnosis quickly. I took a quiz at my school back in 3rd grade but was never diagnosed because I was not hyperactive.
I didn’t prepare myself really at all!
✨ If you are wondering too if you have ADHD, check out my ADHD Self Assessment Workbook ✨
I honestly felt relieved because I knew that I can now receive the help that I always needed. Also, I now know what all these traits I had now are!
I feel the same because I receive the diagnosis recently!
I don’t think that I do but when I’m sitting in a class, I feel like I “look like” the ADHD stereotype.
I struggle with finding motivation, having a clear mind due to brain fog, completing assignments on time, retaining information, and much more!
I am creative, an outgoing and fun person to be around, and a good leader!
I am so glad that I got diagnosed because I was able to receive help for it!
I think that I would have understood the way that my mind thought. Also, if I would have been able to receive testing accommodations, that would have really helped me too.
They were glad that I got the help that I needed. I have many other friends with ADHD so it is nice to talk to them and share our similarities!
Other than ADHD, I also have anxiety.
I deal with anxiety by listening to music because it helps to take my mind off of my wandering thoughts. I also love talking to my parents because they provide me with great ways on how to help.
Yes, all the time. From watching videos on tik tok, I look like I don’t fit the “ADHD stereotype” but my ADHD is more visible to me than it is to others.
It taught me how embrace the strengths that it has given me such as being a photographer! Also, it taught me that my brain just thinks differently and that’s totally okay.
It has helped my ADHD symptoms but I have had many bad reactions to it. I have gone through many different medications and I am still trying to find one that works best for me! I feel like medication helps but at the same time, it’s not for everyone!
To make sure that I stay active because it helps clear my mind and keep myself motivated during the day!
I would say to go to a psychiatrist or doctor if you can! It doesn’t hurt to go to someone to see if you have ADHD or not!
💕 Would you like to share your ADHD Story too ? Apply now by completing this form 💕