My friends started to notice, I was struggling. I always thought it was normal. Then, I started to study Psychology. And realized I related a lot to the ADHD section.
I’m a college student/Ski Instructor
I had issues with tests, doing homework on time, and remembering the content. I tend to space out a lot during class; and always easily distracted.
Never being able to sit through a tv show or movie. I also was a very and still a very talkative person. My mom always said: “the world is just too big for you to sit still” I think that’s a quote from Dolly Parton
Yes and no. It took me some time to get the courage to talk to my doctor about getting tested. From there I had to see a psychologist, and wait for my insurance to be approved to get tested.
I talked to my boyfriend and family. I also did research and your post also really help me.
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I was so relieved. Everything started to make sense. I knew now that maybe I was actually pretty smart, but in a different way and I started using that to my advantage.
I’m so glad I know now, and I don’t see having it as a bad thing, it just makes me even more special compared to others.
College. Being able to do homework on time. Staying focus during my friends conversations. Arriving an hour early to stuff. A organized messy room.
I notice small details some people tend to over look. I’m also a master of all trades. Since I feel the need to be on the go, I see a lot of tourist sights and hike a lot.
Yes, I’m so glad I did.
Yes! I would’ve probably passed more classes. I would also understand why I was so talkative and why it was hard for me to stay in conversations or make friends.
They were all very supportive! And just because I was diagnosed doesn’t mean I can’t do what other people can.
Anxiety and dyslexia
Yes! I just take a deep breath, and remind myself I can do this. When it gets too bad, I remove myself for the situation until I calm down.
The only person that made me doubt was myself. Sometimes, I would question that I was just faking it or that I’m just an active person I don’t have it.
No, because I trusted the psychologist who tested me and it made too much sense.
I’ve learned ways to make sure I do get my assignments on time, my friends also understand that even though I daydream when around them it’s not their fault. I also talk to myself out loud to remind myself of what I was doing.
Medication may not be for everyone, it’s honestly what that person prefers.
Setting alarms and doing that task when the alarmed went off.
Do online test, talk to your friends and family and see if they notice any strange behaviors. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor when you’re ready, because waiting may only make it harder on yourself.
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