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FreeBird325

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What has your diagnosis progress been like?

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    • Filter

      816d

      I was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD as a young child, treated it with stimulants briefly until my mom kinda pressured me to stop, then rediscovered my diagnosis in my late 20s. My mother still insists that it was a wrong diagnosis despite me constantly struggling with symptoms. I treat my ADD now though and I’ve become much more successful at my job. I wish I had treated it in college instead of ignoring it.

    • Ash.643

      816d

      About a year, maybe a little more I started thinking I could have ADHD after doing allot of research. No one believed me until I was seen by a psychologist 6 months ago who immediately diagnosed me and put me on Atomoxetine or Strattera. Now I'm looking more into Autism because ADHD never covered everything I struggle with.

    • FaeriBean

      816d

      I was diagnosed with depression and social phobia as a teen. At 21 I got to see ACTUAL psychiatrist I did see was told me flat out that I definitely had Borderline Personality Disorder, something that he specialized it, and said it was very serious and that needed help for it asap. But no one else took it seriously, I told every single nurses and doctors I could find and they just kept treating me for "depression and anxiety" totally ignoring me when I tried to tell them I had other very serious issues. This went on for TEN years, then I finally gave up, quit all my meds at once cold turkey and went to a new nurse that diagnosed me with PTSD and Bipolar Disorder because she "Doesn't believe is Borderline Personality Disorder" (WTF?) and that I can't have ADHD because I wasn't hyper enough as a child!? So I guess she doesn't believe in Inattentive type adhd (ADD) either.... She obviously a bit of a quack. But at least it's something different...

    • Filter

      816d

      I was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD as a young child, treated it with stimulants briefly until my mom kinda pressured me to stop, then rediscovered my diagnosis in my late 20s. My mother still insists that it was a wrong diagnosis despite me constantly struggling with symptoms. I treat my ADD now though and I’ve become much more successful at my job. I wish I had treated it in college instead of ignoring it.

    • JustPeachy1.618

      817d

      I’ve tried several different proscribed drugs, but I either don’t follow through with taking my medication everyday or they simple make my moods worse. I want to try ADHD medication to see if my symptoms chill out but I currently don’t have insurance to help pay for my medication. But I’m stuck between pro- meds and ehh I can do this my self. 🦋💙

    • SoupMan

      817d

      0% because according to my mom, “medication makes you depressed” but so does not having medication

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