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iamdaydreamin_

476d

I'm not sure if I have ADHD or OCD or both. Does anyone have both and happy to explain their experience to me?

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    • hoofedcracker

      444d

      Mostly intrusive thoughts here. ADHD mostly poor working memory/ executive function. I believe mine are entwined to some degree. E.g. OCD being a form of control/ safety for the chaos of ADHD. ERP therapy worked wonders for me, along with medication combination for the OCD (fluvoxamine, Clomipramine) and the intrusive thoughts are now dull and don't notice them most of the time, so now dealing with ADHD crap lol I think it's common to have a comorbidity with something like ADHD

    • hoofedcracker

      444d

      Mostly intrusive thoughts here. ADHD mostly poor working memory/ executive function. I believe mine are entwined to some degree. E.g. OCD being a form of control/ safety for the chaos of ADHD. ERP therapy worked wonders for me, along with medication combination for the OCD (fluvoxamine, Clomipramine) and the intrusive thoughts are now dull and don't notice them most of the time, so now dealing with ADHD crap lol I think it's common to have a comorbidity with something like ADHD

    • TazTheWitch

      475d

      I'm not diagnosed or anything but I feel the absolute need to have everything even? As in, if I touch something with a certain finger on my left hand I'd have to do on my right. For me it's a lot of touching stuff and I have to have it in a way "even." I could elaborate more but I'm not sure if that means something

    • Jeezuskrys

      476d

      No problem. Do you get repetetive intrusive thoughts? Or do you have particular reptetive behaviours you feel you can't control? I mean to the extent where the urge is so intense, that you need to do it. Does performing this behaviour give you temporary relief?

    • Jeezuskrys

      476d

      I can share my experience with adhd, as a person with diagnosed combined type adhd and oppositional defiance disorder. Before treatment, I had issues with many things in day to day life. Organisation, time management, forgetfulness, motivation, irritability, hyperfocusing on subjects that interested me, and lack of focus on things that didn't. My attention span could be mere minutes in conversations or activities. I would move from one activity to the next, without seeing them through to completion. Silly mistakes and overlooking certain details. I was very active, as the saying goes, the feeling of being driven by a motor. I could not relax or sit down, I always had to be stood up or on the move. When I did sit, I would fidget. Tapping hands and feet, playing with things, or if I could get up and walk around I would. I absolutely hated being seated. Emotionally, I was very closed off, and couldn't really make sense of what I was feeling or experiencing. I was also very run down and self critical a lot of the time. This could be due to my history of depression but I feel it is relevant, as my experience of being different, and not being able to function as others do did get to me. I also had a very short temper. Anything that I saw as illogical, or didn't make sense got me frustrated. I wouldnt tend to accept any other viewpoints but my own. I was very defiant and disliked positions of authority, I especially disliked having demands made of me, this got me in trouble at the workplace, as you can imagine. This was probably more the odd though. This is a short outlook on what I experienced. Every case is different and yours might not present like mine, or anyone else's. Hope this helps 🙂

      • iamdaydreamin_

        476d

        @Jeezuskrys thanks for your message! 🥰. I've been diagnosed with combined type ADHD but sometimes I wonder if it's OCD instead/as well x

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Some individuals have shared their experiences of having both ADHD and OCD. They mention that the symptoms can be similar and sometimes difficult to distinguish. Some people find it challenging to cope with the clashing symptoms, while others find them distinct. It's important to consult a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis and tailored advice.

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