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DistractedFromSelf

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Not sure who this matched me with, but anyone here get diagnosed with ADHD later in life as an adult?

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    • Squarepeg

      640d

      @joo That’s awesome! I continue to work on motivation. Just talking about personal feelings in this app is an accomplishment. Hopefully, with the right balance of medications, CBT & DBT, I’ll continue to make progress. 🤗

    • Lily0318

      643d

      I just got one at 26 about a month ago! Lemme know if you wanna chat!

    • joo

      643d

      Now i dont procrastinate or struggle to stay focused

      • Squarepeg

        640d

        @joo That’s awesome! I continue to work on motivation. Just talking about personal feelings in this app is an accomplishment. Hopefully, with the right balance of medications, CBT & DBT, I’ll continue to make progress. 🤗

    • joo

      643d

      I wasnt diagnose by the doctor but so many for the symptoms that blocked me from finishing my tasks.. were pretty much solved by the medication!

    • joo

      643d

      Thats meeeeee!!!!

    • Squarepeg

      643d

      ✋ about 9 months ago at age 35. At first, it was such an eye opener and explained so many behaviors, decisions, and feelings (sometimes lack of). Fast forward, and things are still difficult, at least for me. The best way I can describe it is comparing it to riding a bike; falling off on occasion. I had a lot of trauma and struggles growing up.. but am only now understanding “the why”.

    • PolkaDot77

      644d

      *raises hand* I got diagnosed after I got my first degree. My symptoms were making it almost impossible to finish my second degree. I suspected it for a bit, but what really got me was memes and tiktoks that my friends would send me or I would stumble upon where I would see myself in it and they would be about ADHD. Then I didn't think my symptoms were bad enough to bother with it for a while, and then they got way worse. I have a lot of other health issues as well and I had to get very organized to stay on top of it all and I knew it was time. I was overwhelmed, my anxiety was the worse it had ever been, and I finally bit the bullet. I tried to find a doctor in my area who could diagnose it but everyone was booked for at least 6 months, so I found a website that connects you with a doctor who can potentially diagnose you. I took the longest survey I had ever taken, and then within a couple of days had my diagnosis. It was really easy, which was great when I was running on negative executive function. My doctor and I are working on figuring out the right dosage of meds for me now but it's like night and day. It's wild to me how much easier everyone else must have it to think without the rest of their brain screaming at them all the time. I wish I had been diagnosed sooner, but I'm glad I didn't put it off any longer. What's that saying? The best time was yesterday, the second best time is now. My mental health is looking up (I say as I haven't slept yet and it's 5:30am) ... it's a work in progress XD but I'm on my way!

    • Aliens_And_Glitter

      645d

      Yes! I was diagnosed at age 27 and I’m now 28. I was self medicating in unhealthy ways for years and struggled all throughout school and college but I never got tested because my parents were convinced that only the hyperactive type existed, which I didn’t show any signs of. I wish I was diagnosed sooner because it’s changed my life both personally and professionally in my career.

    • Kim4petesake

      645d

      Yep. For years I was thought to have major aniety. Turned out to be mostly situaltional anxiety and missed ADHD.

    • Bear.Cerberus

      645d

      Sort of? My parents started my diagnosis as a child so i got some test but not a definitive answer(i didn't remember this until talking to my parents) , until i was 18 when i brought my issues again

    • Mango_Monkey

      645d

      Yup I did! I only recently got diagnosed but I feel like I’ve had it most my life. I wish I had gotten diagnosed way sooner

    • Chronicbadass

      645d

      Yes. I diagnosed myself first because I didn’t have insurance and then when I got insurance I saw a doctor for it. I only started taking meds within the last few years and I’m 58. I do have a major chronic illness too though.

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