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duckling

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Adhd/Autism I've been doing a lot of research on both lately and I think I fall into either both or one or the other, as does my new therapist. The possibility of me getting diagnosed with this as an early adult is kinda messing with me, I don't know how nobody else saw that mentally I was different. I always knew something was wrong (not really "wrong", just different in a sense) with me, but I never considered it being this. And there's nothing wrong with me having it, I'm just shocked I guess that I fall under this category I never once considered for myself

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    • aldrwytch

      557d

      Totally relate—I couldn’t believe it when it was first suggested to me, and then I got diagnosed at 25. Sadly, this is a really common experience for women and other marginalized genders bc no one bothered to research us seriously for these diagnoses until the last ~5 years.

    • aldrwytch

      557d

      Totally relate—I couldn’t believe it when it was first suggested to me, and then I got diagnosed at 25. Sadly, this is a really common experience for women and other marginalized genders bc no one bothered to research us seriously for these diagnoses until the last ~5 years.

      • aldrwytch

        557d

        @aldrwytch Our symptomology is radically different and most people (parents/guardians and teachers) don’t know to look for it. So lots of us end up developing anxiety in response to feeling like we’re “wrong” all the time, because we just don’t know. Meds have been a huge help for me, but I also can’t overemphasize what a huge relief being diagnosed was. To know I wasn’t just bad at being a person—my brain is just doing things differently. I’m still unpacking a lot of shame and etc, but it’s been so positive and affirming for me.

    • hotgirlstomachissues

      557d

      i relate! i got diagnosed w adhd at 18 after literally never having considered that and for a while i wasn’t sure if i wanted the diagnosis or not, but now that i better understand it/take meds things have just been so much better

      • duckling

        557d

        @hotgirlstomachissues That's exactly what my therapist said, he said I could feel a lot better on medication for the symptoms I've always just blamed on my anxiety. Which is why the medication I'm on hasn't seemed to work the way I want it to lol

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