If anyone could please take a moment to give me any advice I would be so grateful. I’m 30 female, and recently I discovered what felt like the missing link between how my life has been and I respond to the world around me. This would be ADHD. It has been questioned by a few people in recently.
One of my biggest issues is that due to past trauma and something I don’t quite understand is that when talking with professionals a concrete wall comes down in my brain and I find verbal talk very hard. I know what I want to say, even if I have notes I lose my way.
I understand this has to be done, as I am at crisis point. When I found out about adult ADHD I cried because I never knew other people experienced the same things as me.
A lot of notes have been written , I don’t know if it’s frowned upon but I have taken some ADHD tests that are recommended to show your doctor, is that okay to bring up? I really don’t know where to begin. I’m suffering from a chronic panic attack trying to muddle my way through this.
I ask this, for anyone who has had an assessment that changed their lives or gave you answers, what was the one you said that made you feel listened to? I thought I’d briefly write down my day and the things that start happening the moment I wake up such as if I don’t checklist the medication on my phone with it in my hand I will either forget I’ve taken it or forget entirely. I fell into a very large amount of debt all down to my constant switch between the next project and filling rooms with unopened boxes of things I really have no idea what are for. Great big elaborate ideas. Can’t even go to a thrift store and spend a few bucks, it always has to be hundreds. My head feels full of bees. So many intrusive thoughts, never any time to rest because I’ll go from complete exhaustion to random bursts of energy.
Okay if anyone has any advice at all, please do let me know. I am in this completely alone with no friends. Thank you.
I'm so right there with you! The thing is, in order to actually diagnose ADHD, they basically test for other things to rule out any other reasons you might be displaying ADHD symptoms. I did an assessment in the last 6 months and she gave me a report that also told me I had some depression and anxiety, I've been treated for CPTSD for several years, but this test said I'm actually doing better then I originally thought. So no matter what you do regarding this assessment, at least you will know exactly what you are dealing with. That may seem scary. But for me, Being a kid who's parents decided I was just lazy and defiant and a liar, finding out All this time is really want my fault, what a relief! When my Dr Told Me that only 10% of the people she assesses, end up having ADHD, usually its something easily treated instead. When she said that I had one of the most classic ADHD brains she'd seen. I Cried like A baby. Everything is going to be OK. The best part is that no matter what you've been through, an assessment is the start to getting better.