I am a 22year old currently in my last year of college pursuing my BSN in nursing. School has been an ultimate battle ... I've had dignosed anxiety for years been on medication for that. not until recently, I was diagnosed with ADHD. I went to my doctor so confused and looking for answers ... I couldn't focus for more than 10 minutes in class I was constantly figiting.. studying had gotten increasingly harder and my grades suffered.
At first I just thought it was my anxiety but then my doctor told me I had ADHD and I felt excited to finally have an answer as to why I felt the way I did and why I was struggling , but also discouraged cause I saw it as another "problem" I had to overcome. I told my mom I constantly felt discouraged because my teachers clearly don't understand what I am going through ... I always feel like a person taking an elevator instead of the stairs ... by that I am just as smart as all the other students but I just have to come at the material in a different way and the teachers don't get it. I do take my tests in a private room and have done that for years due to my anxiety. I guess what I'm looking for is just some pointers on how to study, stay motivated and not get discouraged , I do take strattera for the ADHD as needed. I see me getting distracted during my exams and having my mind wonder slightly even with strattera, I exercise a lot to get the energy out daily.
Any suggestions are appreciated or just some kind words!
It nice to know I'm not the only one!