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Suezgonzo21
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Hello everyone wanted to introduce myself. I am a 30 year old wife and mother of 3 which is a lot on it's own but I also work non-stop and struggle with ADHD, depression and anxiety. I am looking for support and I am hoping this group will help, I do not have a support system that understands my struggles and i can not process my non stop brain enough to explain in detail why life for me tends to be extra hard. I hope that there are others who can relate and identify with me ADHD struggles are real

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I’m a 32 year old mother of 3! The struggle is real. I’m the only one of my peers who I know of that has this diagnosis (or is at least open about it.) I’m medicated, but it’s still so overwhelming at times to develop the routines and habits necessary. House cleaning tips with ADHD? I’m such a flighty bird. I’ll start in a room then see a toy that needs to go into the kids room, will put toy in there and then get distracted by stuff in that room and while I’m doing lots, no actual task gets completed! Lol.

My partner doesn’t understand why it’s tough for me to get things completed. He thinks it’s a matter of laziness and poor time management. While the latter may be true, it’s certainly not a matter of being lazy. Having three kids is a job in itself. Then adding in a household?

So glad to have stumbled upon your post.

Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm single, no children, but can relate to having a brain that is on the move. Slowing down is a real struggle in everyone's life, but esp. for ADHDers. Is there some time you can carve out for yourself and keep a journal ? Maybe you can find a friend in your community who's non-judgmental and will listen. I highly recommend writing things out to help you process. So glad you're in this group.

Welcome, you've come to the right place! I can guarantee that everyone reading your post will identify with at least one thing you said, all of them in my case! While organisation is likely a concept that eludes us all, we can certainly make you feel understood, you don't have to worry about being judged by us. We do tend to take on too much and then feel overwhelmed, I'm sure that fuels my anxiety. I'm 37, a British single mother of 2 girls aged 15 and 10, I also suffer from anxiety and depression, and fibromyalgia 😵 so I'm afraid I'm not much of a success story but I'm always up for a chat. I was only diagnosed with ADHD in January last year at the age of 35 and the psychiatrists over here are reluctant to give patients anything other than methylphenidate hydrochloride so I'm stuck with that in one form or another. It does help with my ADHD symptoms but I hate how it makes me feel, almost like an empty shell, I'm sure it's made my depression worse. Have you been diagnosed recently or have you known for a long time? What do you do for treatment, are you medicated?

Nice to meet you. I’m an 18 year old college student. I’ll be turning 19 in May. I joined this support group several days ago and I’m glad I did. I don’t know if anyone saw my post just saying hi, but oh well. I struggle with anxiety too and I take Methylphenidate. College forced me to get more organized because boy is it more busy than high school. I like college though, it’s helping me feel less self conscious about mr ADHD and learning disability or difference. I use both terms. Welcome to the support group. 🙂

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