Just to give some background I am 28 years old and have known I’ve had ADD all my life (never hyperactive, only highly disorganized, forgetful, and inattentive). I look back at my second grade papers and see so many clues I don’t know if any of you can do that but I for sure can! I would always forget to show my grandma my planner that had my homework written in it, so I got to the point where my teacher said I want you to have your grandma sign this every night. That worked… For like a week. Then I was forgetting to have her sign it and my teacher was always writing notes that I would never stop talking or daydreaming, she always called me spacey and even at the end of the year when everyone got candy to describe their personality & talents (smarties, fun dip, etc.) I got a Milky Way because she said I was always out in space and never with the class. That hurt my feelings for years to come, I’m sure some of you can relate to teachers that were just awful to you And made you feel stupid which made everything worse. Anyways my whole point for this is to ask if anyone else is struggling with the thought of getting on medication because they feel like it would take away part of who you are? This is why I struggle with the idea of going on medication. I have only been on medication once and it was too long ago to remember if it actually had an effect on my productivity, all I remember is it made me feel very jittery and I quit it after a few weeks. That was when I was around 20 or 21. Anyways Can anyone relate to this? I am a toddler teacher I have been working with children since 2012, I manage my symptoms through coffee and self-help books/strategies. It mostly works but I can never be on time anywhere to save my life, guarantee you I will always be running four or five minutes late, this is my life.