I've always struggled with math. I wanted to know why.
I am an assistant case manager for a local clinic.
I never really paid attention unless it was history and English. Physical classes like dance were great though! Music has always been a huge part of me too. Math was a pain. It still is.
I would interrupt others and I would hyperfocus a lot when I had homework. I've also been very irritable.
Not necessarily difficult but it surprised me that no one bothered to suggest a diagnosis knowing how much I struggled with math.
I wasn't expecting to be diagnosed with ADHD. I was just thinking that the psychologist would tell me I have a math learning disability, which she confirmed but then she said, "You have ADHD" and I was like, "What??".
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I cried. I got home and told my sisters. I told my mom. It made sense to them, I was shocked but also relieved.
I feel great. I started taking medication about a month ago and I can definitely see a change. I feel like being an adult who just got diagnosed is very difficult though. I didn't understand why my brain did things the way it did and now I do.
Definitely not. I've always been the "quiet" or "shy" girl. I think it's one of the reasons why no one bothered to get me diagnosed.
MATH. I hate it! I don't care for it. I graduated college last year and I don't have to worry about it anymore but it still affects me in other areas. When I'm at work, I get really bored and I don't care for the repetitive stuff.
When I like something, I immediately dive into it. I started to teach myself how to DJ earlier this year and I love it so much! Maybe someday that can be my career.
Yes it definitely helped me. The person who diagnosed me also has ADHD and she was great! I thank her for it. She told me about accommodations for school and even for work.
I think I would've been more gentle with myself.
They were also shocked but not necessarily surprised! They connected the dots.
I have some anxiety and PTSD.
I try to breathe but even when I do that, it makes it hard.
Not at all!
Nope! It makes sense to me now.
It helped me realize that I do things differently compared to people who are neurotypical.
I like it. At first I didn't think I would. I was afraid because of the stigma.
I've always been super strict with myself when it comes to organizing. Now I know why lol but it's helped.
Go get that diagnosis. It's never too late to learn if you have it or not.
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