Hi everyone! I'm new here, and I'm in the process of getting an official diagnosis of ADHD. After reading up on ADHD, talking to my doctor, and comparing symptoms with some trusted friends who also have ADHD, I am practically certain that I have it. I have suffered with so many of the common symptoms for my entire life, but I always just thought I had some serious character flaws (master procrastinator, always distracted, never punctual, daydreaming all the time, disorganized, interpersonal problems, etc.). I know what I need to do to get good grades or do well at my job, but I feel quite literally UNABLE to make myself do those things.
All of this is to say that, while I am relieved to finally have an explanation for these problems in my life, I know I need help. My primary doctor said I screened positive for ADHD and gave me a referral with a psych to get a full evaluation. My doctor won't let me try meds until I have a full eval. I have been on a waitlist for months and finally got an appointment, but it keeps getting pushed farther out due to Covid restrictions.
I am slogging through my third year of law school and I need help. Can anyone give me some things I can start doing right now to help with my symptoms while I am stuck waiting for my appointment? I am desperate for some tips to focus, stay accountable, and get things done.
Thanks in advance, you people all seem so lovely and supportive!