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NatalieJane

681d

Ever since i was a toddler, my parents have noticed my ADHD. They didnt believe in ADHD at the time until my mom had put me into soccer at a very young age thinking it would tire me out. Even after soccer i would want to play in the next soccer game my older sister would play in. This is when she decided to try to put me on medication. As i got older my behavior was intense, my anger, my irritability, and yes my hyperness. Not to mention I was 60 pounds in 6th grade. I struggled with weight gain. Everyone thought i was starving myself at this point. In my teen years my hyperness turned into anger. I was angry all the time and I was a really troublesome teen. I got into trouble all the time and was know as a "runner". I'd run away from my home when i was angry and even got the cops called on me a few times. At school i was getting bad grades and almost got held back a few times. No one believed me when i said i needed help. Im sure they thought i was crazy. While In reality i was super depressed and no one knew. I felt misunderstood, and alone. Finally my junior year I decided to work on myself. Now this by far was one the hardest things I've done in my life. This was not only the hardest but the most emotional year I've went through. I finally convinced my mother to let me stop taking ADHD medications and let me work on my own. I've worked on communicating, anger management, focusing, time management, organization, eating, anxiety, irritability, and self control. So far very challenging but worth it. Now going on as a senior in highschool i plan to work my way up and actually live life the way thats best for me, so my new challenges are finding a job, making actually good friends, focusing on my health, getting atleast B's and C's and graduating with my associates degree in marketing. I've made it this far and i know you can too. <3

    • ellinoris

      681d

      I really appreciate you sharing this, I struggle with focusing, staying still, understanding directions/plans, consistency, and grades. Knowing you've grown so much makes me a junior in highschool, have the confidence to also get better, I've I've trying but only seeing small changes but you made me think even small changes matter, thank you :)

      • NatalieJane

        679d

        @ellinoris Hey! ofcourse if you ever need and dont be afraid to text me ❤

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