Kiwibb97

140d

Hey everyone! I'm just looking for a few people to just talk with and explore more about mental health. I've recently come to the realization that I'm actually on the spectrum and I have ADHD. I'm on a list to see a specialist and see if I can get a diagnosis. How have you handled finding out you have ADHD and how did it change your life if at all?

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  • SleepyKitten

    140d

    Feel free to message me! Didn't get diagnosed adhd until 24 and almost positive I'm on the spectrum as well!

  • NiqueMK

    140d

    I haven’t gotten diagnosed either. But I have the same symptoms as someone with ADD. I’ve had this all my life. I feel kinda like I’m an odd to other ppl. Most of my difficulties is remembering certain things like streets or if someone is telling me they are leaving to go do something on a specific date, I will forget and I’d have to ask them again or write it down. When I write things down I tend to write on a random piece of paper and forget where I put it lol. It’s challenging at times dealing with it but I manage somehow lol. Learning had always been challenging, I don’t understand how things work so I need certain things to be broken down in a way that makes sense to me. Anyway, that’s how it is. I hope you have a great day!

  • Dnewell23

    130d

    Getting diagnosed and on medication was the first step to finally being successful in living a normal life. It is only the start, but every day I'm learning and adapting. It's so much easier to find advice on adhd than following neurotypical advice.

  • LoveMyu

    130d

    I got diagnosed when I was really little bc it was extremely noticeable. I remember coming home from the doctors office and my mom seemed annoyed.. but I just started playing with toys as if nothing ever happened. It all seemed so natural to me. I could never understand why it was so Important… I thought everyone went through the same thing as me. As I grew older I realized I was different and it was really hard for me to cope. My mother had purposely held me back in 2nd grade… she just told me that a week ago. I blamed my teacher for all of the trauma I experienced so of course I was kinda mad at her. But if that didn’t happen… I don’t know how different my life would have been.

    • NiqueMK

      129d

      I got held back in the 3rd grade. It’s funny how getting older makes you see how different you are and how it changes you. I was such a confident kid. Im not so much now.

  • Whiskers4cats

    130d

    Looking for friends to relate to. I haven’t been officially diagnosed but I check off every single adhd box. I’ve always struggled with school because of motivation/distraction but when I’m really passionate about a project (usually drawing or music) I can work on it for hours without a break. I still haven’t gotten a good handle on it yet but having an organized space is definitely the first step that usually helps me focus.

  • furby

    130d

    Having ADHD has changed my life and being on the spectrum has changed my life as well me and my twin both are on the spectrum and both have ADHD so we either get along really well or we tend to fight me and my twin and all of my siblings all are all good at different things I'm really good at music and English for the most part and I'm really good with biology my twins really smart and math and coding my second oldest brother is really good at like chess and board games just stuff along those lines like it's changed my life a bit but like not a lot cuz I know what I'm doing now and why I'm so different from other people and sorry I'm kind of rambling

  • coder87

    129d

    I have ADHD and anxiety/depression. Feel free to message me!

  • LaurElizabeth

    129d

    I got dx with adhd a few months ago and I am 33 and apparently my mom said they wanted to put me on meds when I was a child but she was against it/ I often wonder how my life would have been diff if I was properly medicated and if it would have helped me not have so much anxiety and depression in my 20s or if I would have achieved more I life like college/ school/work. Trying to get on a good dose of a stimulant now but my dr is upping my disease very slowly so trying to be patient. I def noticed a diff when starting medication so I hope I am going in a positive direction. Best wishes to you and your journey!

  • KittyRosa

    129d

    This is me as well. Most things I have either been diagnosed with or highly suspect and am trying to get diagnosed. I am unsure about ADD or ADHD but it does make sense however if I have one then it does nit affect my daily life as much as other things do. Also not sure if symptoms are cuz if something else I have. I am always down to chat ✌

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