breadbored

182d

I think I have ADHD, just based off what I know about it, I know lots of people with it and it was obvious from a young age in two of my siblings, but I've never been diagnosed and thinking back, I'm not too sure why. I haven't been diagnosed on dissociation either (and I feel like I've talked about that before but right now I feel so confused and lost). Why is is that these symptoms and struggles are seen so quickly in other people, while I'm just here letting it fester inside me? Somehow idk what to do or how to describe it even. I feel so invisible..

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  • Frances92

    182d

    You're not alone ❤️Sometimes it takes longer for the symptoms/signs to be noticed. I wasn't diagnosed until I was well into my 20's! And all the signs were there as a kid too. It takes us saying "something isn't right, I want to get this looked at." And taking the scary step of being evaluated.

    • breadbored

      182d

      that is a scary step 😥 did you ever think they were symptoms of something different? I'm not sure if I'm just full of self doubt and still lacking enough understanding about ADHD, or... I'm sure talking to a doctor about it will help me understand better though :/

      • Frances92

        181d

        I completely understand! It is scary taking that step. What made me take that step was I was tired of crying everytime I had to sit down to assignments for my classes. With the help of the school counselor at the time, she encouraged me to get checked out. It definitely provided me some clarity and answers to why I was having the struggle I was!

  • Lightning

    182d

    It completely depends on who you’re going to for a diagnosis too! I’m in the same exact boat, I am absolutely sure I have adhd… my brother was even diagnosed with it. But I never was just because my psychiatrist didn’t want to or something… so I’m looking to find somebody new that will actually listen to me

    • breadbored

      182d

      Oh yeah same here. The only counsellor I've ever had specializes in just PTSD, which could be used to explain plenty of symptoms, but there's a lot of things that were there even before PTSD stuff happened Thanks for your input 😊

  • Flameember

    181d

    You're definitely not alone. I'm lucky I got diagnosed as soon as I did because a teacher of mine who had it recognized all of her symptoms in me and insisted to my mom that I get tested. Finally retested (last year) for the first time since then and yup sure enough I very much do have it. I'd say the big thing to keep in mind is that it presents different in everybody, and very differently in female born vs. male born. I'm not fond of the term "spectrum", but I rather call it our bowl pf soup. Some of us have light broth with big chunks of random crap in there like chicken soup. Some of us have thick broth with chunks like a clam chowder. Some of us have a whole lot of stuff but blended till smooth like tomato soup. Basically, we all have different symptoms and triggers and outside factors, so how I experience ADHD might be completely different to you or anyone else. But as different as it is, we all still have similar struggles. We all have our bowl of soup.

    • breadbored

      181d

      I LOVE that analogy it's perfect. I'm keeping that in mind😂 thanks, that helps me look at it a little differently and explains a lot of my self doubt <3

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