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nerd.of_all.things

498d

does anybody else forget things about yourself until you see someone who has that thing too/hear it mentioned and then remember you have it? like, for example, I was looking at an Alike's page and saw they had a condition that I have/relate to, but I had completely forgot about it? Could that be an adhd thing?

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    • AnimalBoy

      495d

      of course! I didn't even notice it was an issue until I got my current dog and he started alerting at me several times a day to go into the bathroom and every time I got there I realized I needed it and I no longer ever had to *rush* to the bathroom. Same with him reminding me to eat, eventually I looked into it but it took hours of internet research to connect it back to ADHD and when I finally did it was all scholarly research stuff and one very small article for parents of ADHD children that was ridiculously hard to find so I figured it was under talked about. I think there's more online resources about it surrounding Autism.

    • AnimalBoy

      495d

      of course! I didn't even notice it was an issue until I got my current dog and he started alerting at me several times a day to go into the bathroom and every time I got there I realized I needed it and I no longer ever had to *rush* to the bathroom. Same with him reminding me to eat, eventually I looked into it but it took hours of internet research to connect it back to ADHD and when I finally did it was all scholarly research stuff and one very small article for parents of ADHD children that was ridiculously hard to find so I figured it was under talked about. I think there's more online resources about it surrounding Autism.

      • dolphinblues

        495d

        @AnimalBoy so much is not talked about enough! It would help so many people if it was.

    • Bridgette

      496d

      Btw what was the condition that you forgot ?

      • nerd.of_all.things

        495d

        @Bridgette yanno, I wish I could tell you... but I forgot 🤣 I think I put it in my list of conditions here though 😅 soooo one of 'em.

    • Bridgette

      496d

      It's so crazy how our brains literally can forget to drink water and eat like we just go about life forgetting stuff. So glad we are alive because my goodness it's like we use are brains just stuff is missing or we just use that part of our brain so we end up forgetting stuff.

    • AnimalBoy

      497d

      Yes, ADHD and Autism both have symptoms of Introception issues meaning you can have issues feeling your internal senses sometimes until reminded of them. This could include not feeling/processing or remembering symptoms of other conditions or really basic stuff like hunger, thirst, pain, urge to use the bathroom, ect. Frequently for me I do still obviously feel that there is issue and emotionally react to it but I don't process the source of my problem or sometimes cant process logically that I'm even having one until someone asks me what's wrong and I go down a checklist and realize I've been in excruciating pain for two hours and haven't eaten all day lol

      • dolphinblues

        496d

        @AnimalBoy WOW!That made a lot of things I have done all my life, for no apparent reason, make sense! I would have never thought of it in that way. Thank you!

        • AnimalBoy

          495d

          @dolphinblues sorry the app untagged you while i was typing my reply

    • dolphinblues

      497d

      I do this constantly. I usually blame my fibromyalgia brain fog for it. Even though that probably isn't the true cause.

    • MaryC

      497d

      It isn't necessarily due to adhd, but that sure doesn't help. I don't have adhd & forget about things from the past like old surgeries & such. It is mostly things that don't affect my day to day that I just don't think about because they don't bother me. I think it is pretty normal for anyone to do that.

    • otherworldgirl

      497d

      adhd out of sight, out of mind is tough. I forget to text people back ALL the time and I’ve actually started using more visible storage because I’ll forget about stuff I own.

    • Grace123456

      498d

      Adhd comes with problems with short term memory and memory recall. It can be quite annoying.

    • LoveMyu

      498d

      I would get checked for it if you haven’t already… I do that a lot too. It’s very frustrating. People with ADHD usually live by “Out of sight, out of mind!” It’s not something we want to do, but it is a struggle! This is why we struggle so much with relationships as well! People with ADHD will sometimes even forget a person until they are mentioned by someone else in a conversation!

      • nerd.of_all.things

        498d

        @LoveMyu I am diagnosed with adhd! I only have been for about a year though, so I'm still figuring it all out! Thank you for your input! I really appreciate it!

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