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Old 06-14-12, 08:59 AM
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How did you react to being told you had ADHD?

I'd been told several times. I chose to disregard it. I said it was a load of $hit and that a good kick up the bum was all that was needed.

Then after being told by a child psychologist when dealing with DS I thought I'd check it out. Apparently it was not normal to act without thinking. I was shocked at what I found. It was the story of my life. I then did a lot more research just to make sure (I have a thing about denial).

I sought a second opinion who categorically told me to get a formal diagnosis before I then made the decision to consult a psychiatrist.

I remember being in shock and then terrified at the propect of taking meds even though I knew I needed to because I was not coping with life. I've never ever taken anything illegal so the thought of amphetamines to someone so 'straight' was really hard to get my head around.

I was thinking about this today coz i had my half yearly appt and it's been 12 years now.

I just remember feeling a combination of terror and relief at the same time. Relief that I wasn't a freak after all.

So how did you react and how did you feel?
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