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I recently got diagnosed with adhd and I'm still in the emotional processing stage of it. It's relieving and I'm remembering a lot of repressed memories suddenly that I'm realizing are related to symptoms of adhd. Do you mind telling me your experience or treatments? How long were you emotionally processing the diagnosis, or did you experience similar processing to mine?

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    • Oboeplaya94

      738d

      Got my diagnosis about a year ago at 26 and it’s been a huge process to find acceptance and peace which I truly feel like I have now. I did get a lot of judgment from family and friends because as you know, we “mask” a lot so they think that outwardly I’m totally fine without meds. I know I’m happier and healthier with how my meds are and I found the self acceptance I needed to through finding others like myself and also learning more about how my brain works. We truly have a gift and we live in a world that doesn’t really see it that way. I think it is and will continue to get better though the more of us speak up and share our stories. Always remember you are NEVER alone 🙏🙏🙏

    • Oboeplaya94

      738d

      Got my diagnosis about a year ago at 26 and it’s been a huge process to find acceptance and peace which I truly feel like I have now. I did get a lot of judgment from family and friends because as you know, we “mask” a lot so they think that outwardly I’m totally fine without meds. I know I’m happier and healthier with how my meds are and I found the self acceptance I needed to through finding others like myself and also learning more about how my brain works. We truly have a gift and we live in a world that doesn’t really see it that way. I think it is and will continue to get better though the more of us speak up and share our stories. Always remember you are NEVER alone 🙏🙏🙏

    • BriTaylor

      752d

      I’ve had adhd since I was a young kid, and was prescribed straterra, and i took that until I stopped when I was a teen. Being a normal teenager, I kept telling myself I didn’t have it and repressed all of those thoughts until January 2021. I was rediagnosed along with depression, anxiety, ocd, and social anxiety. Knowing that adhd was reintroduced into my life, I tried finding ways that the doctor was wrong, but everything I watched, read, and saw was stuff I was doing on a normal basis. So knowing that I for sure had it, I watched stuff I could do to help, and knowing I wasn’t alone helped a ton. My doctor still hasn’t done much with my diagnosis because with the medicine I would need, it would mess with the pressure on my spine because I was recently diagnosed with extremely bad migraines and pseudo tumor cerebri. So until that is under control there isn’t much he could do, no matter how much I bring it up 😔

    • catnapper69

      757d

      I got my diagnosis maybe two months ago and I’m still processing it… I’m finding so many memories from childhood that, in light of this diagnosis, makes so much sense. For example I think a lot of my anxiety developed out of how my adhd symptoms were dealt with. It feels like so much to unpack still. You’re not alone in this 💓

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