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Old 10-24-16, 05:27 PM
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I have struggled my whole life (26 year old woman) however not until I reflected did I realise the difficulties I had and how my family has made exceptions to accommodate me.

I have always been high energy, high strung, have been described as someone who runs on 12 cylinders, or even manic. I am prone to being hypercritical of myself. Struggle to do 1 thing at a time. I'm always watching TV, while playing on my phone, while thinking about something else etc. I struggle to slow down or at time I am a complete sloth struggling for any type of motivation.

I however feel I have a successful life. I completed a university degree, have a high paying job and seem to manage well. However I have coping mechanism such as I make lists to ensure I get everything done. I am anxious and worry about having made a mistake or getting in trouble for not having done a good job. I think about social interactions and the way I behave a lot, way too much, ruminating. I always thought my problem was anxiety.

I struggle to play with my kids for long and I could cry writing that, it just seems so mundane. I feel like I am a good mum but I often have my attention on other things. This breaks my heart, if I think about it too long I get depressed, so I don't (head in sand?)...

I have binge eating disorder, only time I feel calm.

I constantly flick through radio stations, have 100 things on the go at once, don't like doing anything for long and get irritated by trying to do so. Always losing my car, can never remember where I parked it.

I can focus on things like the computer or when I really need too, which makes me feel like it cant be ADHD/ADD.

I have been prescribed medication, reluctant to take it, feel like I am OK or maybe I am not but do not want to become dependent on it and realise how many issues I had/have.

Sorry for the rant, I do that though...
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Old 10-24-16, 06:18 PM
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Welcome. You sound like me. Sure sounds like adhd. Stick around. Getting to know more about adhd can help enormously
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I have struggled my whole life (26 year old woman) however not until I reflected did I realise the difficulties I had and how my family has made exceptions to accommodate me.

I have always been high energy, high strung, have been described as someone who runs on 12 cylinders, or even manic. I am prone to being hypercritical of myself. Struggle to do 1 thing at a time. I'm always watching TV, while playing on my phone, while thinking about something else etc. I struggle to slow down or at time I am a complete sloth struggling for any type of motivation.

I however feel I have a successful life. I completed a university degree, have a high paying job and seem to manage well. However I have coping mechanism such as I make lists to ensure I get everything done. I am anxious and worry about having made a mistake or getting in trouble for not having done a good job. I think about social interactions and the way I behave a lot, way too much, ruminating. I always thought my problem was anxiety.

I struggle to play with my kids for long and I could cry writing that, it just seems so mundane. I feel like I am a good mum but I often have my attention on other things. This breaks my heart, if I think about it too long I get depressed, so I don't (head in sand?)...

I have binge eating disorder, only time I feel calm.

I constantly flick through radio stations, have 100 things on the go at once, don't like doing anything for long and get irritated by trying to do so. Always losing my car, can never remember where I parked it.

I can focus on things like the computer or when I really need too, which makes me feel like it cant be ADHD/ADD.

I have been prescribed medication, reluctant to take it, feel like I am OK or maybe I am not but do not want to become dependent on it and realise how many issues I had/have.

Sorry for the rant, I do that though...
Each person's level of impairment is subjective. It sounds like you have some major impairments that you are downplaying.
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Welcome! I think there isn't any hurt in at least trying the medication, you might see positive life changes come from it.
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Each person's level of impairment is subjective. It sounds like you have some major impairments that you are downplaying.
When you said that and I read it, I wont lie it hurt my feelings. However putting that aside you are so right. Its a confronting time. I googled the impact of ADHD in different areas of life and was shocked, it was me, it is who I am.

I took my medication for the first time today. My head is so quiet its scary, I did not realise how much noise there was. I am not sure I like this feeling yet, I feel completely different, slower, more calculated etc.
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When you said that and I read it, I wont lie it hurt my feelings. However putting that aside you are so right. Its a confronting time. I googled the impact of ADHD in different areas of life and was shocked, it was me, it is who I am.

I took my medication for the first time today. My head is so quiet its scary, I did not realise how much noise there was. I am not sure I like this feeling yet, I feel completely different, slower, more calculated etc.
I am so sorry if I hurt your feelings, that was not my intention.
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No need to apologize at all, I think sometimes the truth can hurt. I guess I have ignored all these sides of me.
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