I just want some validation real quick πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ
I've always had trouble cleaning, and for the longest time, I couldn't figure out the root cause of it. I usually get super anxious and break down about 30 minutes in, which definitely isnt enough time to clean my depression mess.
Recently, though, I've found out I have ADHD, and I started taking adderall. I never knew my brain could be so clear. My therapist suggested that maybe my fear of cleaning has to do with my ADHD, which had never crossed my mind, but it makes so much sense. it must be the avoidance of having to consistently clean for long periods of time in combination with feeling inadequate for not being able to focus enough and not get distracted every 3 minutes.
Since I've started adderall, I've been able to slowly work my way up to cleaning half of my room and only break down twice from it. I'm so proud of myself and I would appreciate the support of my alike people ❀️
sorry this was longer than I meant for it to be, and this is the edited down version πŸ˜…

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  • aries02


    I had the same experience! I also struggle w anxiety & depression and found out pretty late in life that I have adhd. A lot of times just the idea of cleaning the depression pit is too overwhelming and the longer I put it off the worse it gets πŸ˜… but adderall has helped me SO much. I’m finally able to function like a normal person

  • Tastycupcakes


    That's awesome that you're starting to make progress! Know that there's an internet stranger who's very proud of you! ❀️ I know it feels like there's a lot of work to do to get it clean but remember to celebrate every little step you take! Cleaning one thing a day is still cleaning and you should be proud of it!

  • jobee


    i also just started taking adderall again after 15 years off and i feel like a different person. it didn't work before because i wasn't treating other conditions, so i was skeptical, but it's amazing. i am so happy for you that you're finding relief!! congratulations and well done πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

    • Tommy_Huggins


      Amphetamine sure is one hell of a drug

  • MarySol


    I believe adhd is often misdiagnosed as depression. Feeling overwhelmed by tasks. Not being able to start or finish tasks. Being a scatter brain in the sense of disorganized thinking, not being able to read, concentrate, stay on topic. Impulsivity. I was told these were depression. Depression meds did nothing. Adhd med saved me. So glad to hear your success story!!!!

  • E_belli


    Congrats! That is so excellent. Doing those kind of tasks with ADHD is difficult. Meds are fabulous. Can you believe people feel like that all the time? If you ever have the slight urge to pick up, roll with it! Even if it's just for 10 minutes. Anything helps. And breaking it down to smaller parts makes it so much more manageable. You got it right! Go you! Keep going with the flow 😎 you got this!

  • Bridgette


    Yes success story!! Meds sure do the trick! πŸ’•

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