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Old 04-18-17, 06:06 AM
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Before diagnose: My weird fantasy to explain what's wrong me

Before I learned that I had ADHD, I always know something different about me.
So, I created this daydream:
Someday doctors discover a brain tumor which prevents from me using my full capacity somehow. After they removed it successfully they explained to me that I'm not dumb, crazy or lazy. So, run into my new life freely. Happily ever after In some versions of my daydreams, I was in the headlines of newspapers.

I've just remembered and laugh out loud.
I'd like to know if anyone who diagnosed in adulthood has a story similar to this because I bet there are tons of them and it's nice to laugh together
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Old 04-18-17, 11:19 AM
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Re: Before diagnose: My weird fantasy to explain what's wrong me

My hypothesis was a brain tumor or early onset dementia. Just ADHD (yay?)!
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Old 04-18-17, 12:22 PM
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Re: Before diagnose: My weird fantasy to explain what's wrong me

I think most people, or maybe most of us with ADHD have fantasies similar to that. Our minds are always so active sometimes we think about crazy things. My fantasies are often connected to feeling accepted, being popular, being known or admired etc. Being happy and confident, instead of the opposite. Sometimes they are contradictory to what I actually like or want though, for example, I'm a loner, I'd hate having 10-20-30 friends all wanting to do stuff and hang out, I'd lose my mind. I've got 5 or 6 good friends, and they understand sometimes I just wanna be alone.

But yeah, its silly but don't think its weird. I'll share a depressing fantasy that I've outgrown thankfully. When I was young in grade 6, I lost all my friends in the last days. All the people I'd grown up and they all seemed to hate me. In reality, it was a 2 or 3 people that actually disliked, and kids just being ****s and going along with it. I know that now, but it was extremely traumatic and basically made me into the loner I am now.

My fantasy was, imagining myself getting shot or stabbed or car accident etc, and people I liked or people I wanted to like me, crying and being upset I was gone. That's one of the only times I could cry and not feel weak. It was a messed up way of coping with pain that persisted even into my 20's. I felt I wasn't worth anything and was unlikable, so if they could cry for me, I could cry for me, you know?

Anyways, try to identify which ones are useful fantasies, which ones are reasonable, neither useful or bad, and especially identify bad ones and try to figure out why you have them and stop them. Its funny what we can come up with though in our ADHD minds. I was diagnosed as a little kid but stopped medication after a few years because it was quite severe on my appetite at lunch. I didn't take any ADHD medication again after a few weeks of dexadrin in grade 7, until a month or 2 ago.
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