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Hi everyone! I was just diagnosed with ADHD (primarily inattentive) at age 23 and I’m trying to navigate a late diagnosis

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    • Kelz

      771d

      I was not diagnosed until 31. It’s weird with it being late but it explains so much of my life. My biggest advice is find things that work for you. So if it’s medication by the kitchen sink so you remember then do that. Don’t do the status quo because you think you have too.

    • NB9

      769d

      I got diagnosed with ADHD around the age of 5years old. I had to start my first ADHD medication around that time too.

    • lilypetal

      770d

      i was diagnosed by a psych doctor who specialized in adhd

    • triant

      770d

      If I may ask, how did you get the diagnosis? My wife is struggling to get one because the doctors here aren't very good. Did you go to a general doctor or psych doctor?

    • Andi5678

      771d

      I wasn’t diagnosed until 33 after many, many doctors dealing with post concussion syndrome. Because it was through Worker compensation it wasn’t officially diagnosed so I don’t have it on paper but we move forward like I have been diagnosed.

    • lilypetal

      771d

      @MamaP ive delt with attention and focus issues for as long as i remember. i never rly felt like i fit in with the regular kids either in my classes, my teachers would note that i was a spacecase and i didn’t listen well but my parents never did anything about it. when highschool hit my teacher told me she had adhd and that i should get tested so i listened and here i am now:”) i was previously mis diagnosed with bipolar 2 due to my intense mood swings but turns out it was the emotional dysregulation aspect of the adhd😬but yeah i reached out to a doctor who specialized it adhd n i got my diagnosis from him after a lot of testing

    • MamaP

      771d

      Hey all! I think I may have it and am wondering- what led you to a diagnosis? How did you approach your doctor about it?

    • Kelz

      771d

      I was not diagnosed until 31. It’s weird with it being late but it explains so much of my life. My biggest advice is find things that work for you. So if it’s medication by the kitchen sink so you remember then do that. Don’t do the status quo because you think you have too.

    • Brookevc

      771d

      hello!! i was diagnosed about a month or two ago, so i am also just recently diagnosed (i was 16), so if you ever need someone to walk the newer path with you there’s a lot of people in here to talk with (including me) :)

    • lilypetal

      771d

      Hi! I was diagnosed later as well at 18 last year and it was definitely hard for me to process it. It’s been a year since then so if you have any questions, feel free to ask me:)

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