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Is anybody else with ADHD going to school full time without medication? I'm supposed to start nursing school in January and need support.

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    • blue_hearted_rose

      549d

      Yes. Full time computer science major at a school that's known for being hard. It's hard, but you can do it. Also, it's important to remember that academic validation is stupid. Sometimes 50% is the most you can give. If at the end of the day you're meeting the requirements, that's all that matters. A lot of learning continues way after education.

    • blue_hearted_rose

      549d

      Yes. Full time computer science major at a school that's known for being hard. It's hard, but you can do it. Also, it's important to remember that academic validation is stupid. Sometimes 50% is the most you can give. If at the end of the day you're meeting the requirements, that's all that matters. A lot of learning continues way after education.

    • SalineTurnip

      549d

      I'm not in school full time but I do have a couple of classes every week. I was a full-time student previously and I've never taken meds for my ADHD. I recommend a couple of things. Find out how best you learn if you don't already know (auditory, visual, by doing, etc). Plan studying around that. If you're into making lists, make a daily checklist. You can even reward yourself for accomplishing small and large goals if you want to. Also, set aside more time than you think you need to study if you're able to. (This is in case you inevitably get distracted.) For example, I set aside four hours a week, two each for two of my classes. I often find I only need one hour for each of those classes to complete assignments. Then for language studies, I set aside one hour a day for six days of the week. And remember to take breaks while you study!

    • Candyperez_29

      549d

      Me! Its so hard! I am going through a masters program. Computer science and my brain is just a big mess! Gets a little crazy but we will get through it!

    • Savannaa

      549d

      Me! I’m in my last semester of college majoring in elementary ed. I’m student teaching so it’s a full time job on top of being a full time student with assignments due. PRIORITIZE is what I know works. If you have to make a list of most important to least important and do most important first. And create routines for morning and night. If it’s possible try to do daily things at the same time every day. And even if it’s hard, get your rest at night. Being unrested can trigger more severe ADHD symptoms. Good luck!!!

    • Katrinaaa

      549d

      Heads up—keep yourself busy and make sure your mind is active. Always ask yourself questions to guide priorities. “What do I HAVE to do today? Do I have ANY deadlines coming up? Etc.”

    • Katrinaaa

      549d

      Yes. I’m a full time bachelors of science psychology major with a full time and a part time job.

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