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How do you know that you have ADHD as an adult? I've not been diagnosed with it ever. I do these online tests, and it shows I have adhd but are they actually accurate It's like I've a million thoughts going on in my head, not one stays long enough for me to act on them. I get so easily frustrated with it all. 6 months ago, I started to "tidy" up my bedroom, and yesterday, I managed to finally hoover up the floor and still need to put the "junk" away. I have lots and lots of items in need of repair. Most I could do in a couple of days. If I could just sit down and finish one, it would be great. I've been like this for most of my life. I can't even keep a job down now, but I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety issues. I've also been in a mentally abusive relationship where I was gaslit. I know that I need to seek professional advice, but remembering to even phone up about it is not possible, I even have to use an app to remind me to take my medication.

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    • Leerk73

      347d

      What do you mean how do I know? Oh I don't know, one day I put a bunch of disorders in a hat and just happened to pull adhd out 😁 OK so this is how it went down for me. Doom scrolling on tiktok and this lady introduced herself as a professional and started talking about the 'signs you might have adhd' I was going to keep scroll but the very first sign got my attention because I identified with it πŸ’― then about 90 then πŸ’― again....ect. then afterwards I was like 'wow maybe I have adhd'... so I studied adhd for myself and took online test and then I talked to a NP and she asked me a series of questions. She even gave me the answers. She was like 'OK Robert, I'm gonna ask you some questions and here's how you can reply, 'some of the days, all of the days, none of the days...ect'.... the very first question was a this or that type of question. Well, I felt the need to explain to her why it was this way but sometimes that way, totally disregarding her simply instructions, so she had to remind me of the possible answers anyways I forgot what they were so she had to remind me. Well, I forgot the question so she had to remind me of that. Finally, we moved on to the next question, well she had to remind me again of the answers and the questions. That poor lady had to remind me over and over, and it was at that moment, I realized for MYSELF that I had it. I was thinking to myself 'oh shit, I have adhd' ... the evidence was glaring in my face.... especially since she had to repeat herself over and over..... then after asking all of her questions she said "well Robert I'm gonna prescribe to you strattera...' and because of my studies beforehand I knew this was an adhd med she confirmed my suspicions so when she asked me if I had any questions for her my response was "Nope!" "None!".... At that point, it was crystal clear to me that I have adhd...πŸ˜†πŸ€£

    • noneya

      346d

      I went to a Psychologist and she told me after multiple meetings with tests. She also told me I'm autistic. Good to know after 30+ years on the planet.

    • cogsquatparsnip

      346d

      I noticed when I was studying that I wasn't able to stay on task or focus on what the teacher was saying and my thoughts were going everywhere. I also noticed I had that same problem when trying to go to sleep

    • Alyss

      347d

      Okay so I debated on whether or not to share this because it may not help, and it doesn't necessarily answer your question, but it came out a few weeks ago, and watching it was the most hilarious and relatable thing as an adhd person I think I've ever seen. https://youtu.be/v3I0YsfMJS8 Also I didn't really know I was adhd until I realized I was being evaluated for autism, and after being told I was adhd as well, I started to realize how much sense that made: like how I never stopped asking questions, just started asking them to Google, how I I have like a zillion tabs open at any given time and have forgotten what most of them are for, how I can't seem to do anything in my life unless it's realistically and a special interest, etc.

      • Ash.G

        347d

        @Alyss πŸ’• I knew I wasn't the only one with a zillion tabs.

    • sorenachy

      347d

      The best way is to bring it up to your doc. I have also taken those online tests both before and after my diagnosis and they were pretty accurate for me. It seemed to explain a lot of my life lol. Meanwhile, good luck to you and I hope you are able to get some help. πŸ‘

    • Leerk73

      347d

      What do you mean how do I know? Oh I don't know, one day I put a bunch of disorders in a hat and just happened to pull adhd out 😁 OK so this is how it went down for me. Doom scrolling on tiktok and this lady introduced herself as a professional and started talking about the 'signs you might have adhd' I was going to keep scroll but the very first sign got my attention because I identified with it πŸ’― then about 90 then πŸ’― again....ect. then afterwards I was like 'wow maybe I have adhd'... so I studied adhd for myself and took online test and then I talked to a NP and she asked me a series of questions. She even gave me the answers. She was like 'OK Robert, I'm gonna ask you some questions and here's how you can reply, 'some of the days, all of the days, none of the days...ect'.... the very first question was a this or that type of question. Well, I felt the need to explain to her why it was this way but sometimes that way, totally disregarding her simply instructions, so she had to remind me of the possible answers anyways I forgot what they were so she had to remind me. Well, I forgot the question so she had to remind me of that. Finally, we moved on to the next question, well she had to remind me again of the answers and the questions. That poor lady had to remind me over and over, and it was at that moment, I realized for MYSELF that I had it. I was thinking to myself 'oh shit, I have adhd' ... the evidence was glaring in my face.... especially since she had to repeat herself over and over..... then after asking all of her questions she said "well Robert I'm gonna prescribe to you strattera...' and because of my studies beforehand I knew this was an adhd med she confirmed my suspicions so when she asked me if I had any questions for her my response was "Nope!" "None!".... At that point, it was crystal clear to me that I have adhd...πŸ˜†πŸ€£

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One of the users shared that they were diagnosed with ADHD after noticing life was more difficult and their brain worked differently. They had impulse control issues and found a diagnosis brought peace of mind. Another user mentioned that they got an official diagnosis after being referred for it, and the process involved making a testing appointment and undergoing an assessment. Some symptoms of ADHD mentioned by users include inability to focus unless taking brain breaks, needing to move because of inability to sit still for long periods, getting overstimulated, fidgeting, and forgetting things if not written down or put in a calendar.

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