Does anyone ever get impostor syndrome when your health makes getting stuff done difficult?

When I'm productive I feel like a modern DaVinci with the world at my fingertips....

... but when I'm fatigued or ADD I feel less like a college student and more like a 3rd grader whose just been tasked with simultaneously trading stocks and disarming a bomb.

Malaise & Fatigue

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Attention-Deficit Disorder

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)

acute lethargy


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  • JaydenD


    I’ve been that way for at least the past five years and it’s only progressed. I just always feel stuck honestly. School was always hard until adderall, but once that happened I just dissociated on a regular basis. Quit that, kept losing who I was, and eventually ended up in the hospital, and trying different medications for depression, and kept getting panic attacks from some acute combination of weed, bupropion, and lexapro.

  • Entropyluna


    If it helps, I've stopped thinking of my unproductive phases as being lazy and stupid and I've started thinking of it as recharging. DaVinci was a genius, but even he had to take a break every now and then. There's no shame in taking breaks. And when it comes to taking breaks, avoiding overwhelming tasks can be helpful.

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