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Bambi89

710d

I have never been diagnosed with ADHD but have been struggling with symptoms my entire life. I've always been told I was just too hyper, ditsy, etc. My mom always said I didn't need to see a doctor, that I didn't have a problem. I am 33 now and I don't even know where to start, I've been learning about other people having the same symptoms as me as adults online and have decided its time to get help.. Any advice? I am afraid I will have a difficult time getting diagnosed because I wasn't as a child. Thanks so much!! :-)

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    • CrazyEarl

      283d

      I'm 28 and just got my diagnosis. My mom was horrible about us asking for any type of help no matter what. The worst part for me was the waiting period to get tested. You can actually call your insurance and ask for who they cover that does the testing and you can go from there, that's what I did. Or you can call the testing centers directly, you don't have to have a referral. Hope this helps you, let me know ๐Ÿค—

    • CrazyEarl

      283d

      I'm 28 and just got my diagnosis. My mom was horrible about us asking for any type of help no matter what. The worst part for me was the waiting period to get tested. You can actually call your insurance and ask for who they cover that does the testing and you can go from there, that's what I did. Or you can call the testing centers directly, you don't have to have a referral. Hope this helps you, let me know ๐Ÿค—

    • TxTiff

      709d

      If you're employedcheck if your company offers an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) and you can talk with a trained representative that can find you providers in your area that specialize in what you need help with. Also, a lot of EAPs offer a number of visits at a reduced cost or even free.

    • Kary

      709d

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    • SleepyKitten

      710d

      Hi! I'm 24 and just got diagnosed. My mom told me the same thing my whole life and I basically explained this to my doctor and described my symptoms and my frustration and she sent me to a psychiatrist where I explained the same thing and was diagnosed easily. Don't be afraid to get an adult diagnosis just because you didn't get one as a child! I am taking adderall now and SO much more focused and actually able to get things done in my day now

    • Magpi

      710d

      I looked at my insurance company website and found a psychiatrist who does virtual visits.

      • Bambi89

        710d

        @Magpi ok, thank you much! ๐Ÿค— I'm in Oregon, hopefully they do that here

    • GhostConfetti

      710d

      I'm having these same struggles ๐Ÿ’• i have no helpful tips or anything but I feel you

      • Bambi89

        710d

        @GhostConfetti thank you for the love!! ๐Ÿ’•

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