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Old 03-09-18, 12:31 PM
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I am seeking treatment again..

Hey I've been diagnosed with ADHD since I was a child.

Que in story about the normal struggles through life. I stepped off the wagon of treatment because I thought if I followed a healthy diet and got rid of all the sugars and stumulants in my life that I would do better. I lost a lot of weight, I exercise everyday. Now for some reason my ADHD symptoms are even worse than before.


I hit a wall yesterday. I accidentally put fuel in the hydraulics tank of my truck. It wasn't even that that really bothered me, it was the fact that my boss pointed out that I had filled the same tank with the right fuel earlier that morning. I have no recollection of even doing that.

She kept asking me how I could possibly forget ,and all I could do was stand there red faced and stuttering. I had also forgotten my lunch that morning and I left my truck doors wide open still running when I ran inside to get something and talk to my managers.

It's probably all in my head, but I'm pretty sure I'm the laughingstock of the yard and probably not in a good like with my bosses.

So I'm finally going back to my psychiatrist and seeing if I could start medication again. I just can't believe how awful it feels when you have people staring at you wondering what the h*** is wrong with you because you can't remember things you've only done a few hours ago. Maybe even only a few mere minutes ago. Anyway I just wanted to share, cause I'm feeling pretty down about it. My anxiety is through roof. What if I make another badness take again, and what if my job is affected?

Being a female driver is hard enough...
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Re: I am seeking treatment again..

I wanted to share with you that you are not alone. Having a moment like that at work is a horrible feeling. I am an industrial appraiser and many of my projects are in the 8 digits. I had documentation, photos, and notes about the visit including conversations with the client. I had receipts of the hotel, car rental and fuel. I had absolutely no recollection of ever being there.

I understand the concerns you have with your employer. Nobody is perfect. Mistakes happen. Most likely the boss has bigger issues to deal with. Take a breath, you are taking the right course of action by recognizing what you need to do. Remember to breath, you have a game plan, you got this! You're not alone.
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Re: I am seeking treatment again..

Not to make excuses, but sometimes even non-add type people make mistakes. Still, I have been in similar situations many times, and probably most of us here know what this is like. No magic to offer, but mistakes offer me a chance to learn something or go back to a lesson I forgot. And usually it was something simple, I got up too late, forgot to go to the bathroom, misplaced something, was running late, didn't give enough time to get ready, felt that I was running out of time or felt I had to be in a rush, had some altercation with someone (myself?) etc. and then 2 things, 1/ I am not paying attention to where I am /what I am doing, in the sense not really in the present tense, and 2 / there is some emotional reaction I don't connect to in a conscious sense. My add self separates stuff that is really connected somehow. Finally, all this material, lessons on life, should help me (in the sense I want it to help me) develop better proceedures, life hygiene, habits -whatever you want to call them. So when I am dealing with important things (not that I can really deal w. important things), but in certain settings, yes, to take the 5 or 10 seconds to stop and do "nothing", before I hit the enter key, before I act on some internal clock that is not always synchronous with what is. And then I keep practicing this every f.ng day.
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Re: I am seeking treatment again..

I think its a good idea. The myth that we grow out of adhd or need meds less causes harm.
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Re: I am seeking treatment again..

Your symptoms may have gotten worse because you've taken on more responsibility.

One way I view my ADHD is ...

Coping skills/organization skills ... compared to ... organization demands.

The demands seem to go up in adulthood. Once you have children the demands increase like 5 times ... But even a relationship can increase demands on our brains ... there's a lot of energy required to be in a serious relationship.

Slight changes in job responsibilities can also increase the demands on your cognitive skills.

Sometimes I will see that my functioning skills have increased ... but I've taken on greater responsibilities ... and so for a while it feels as if I'm back to square one ... But I'm not. I do a lot more than I used to do ...
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