Hi, I am 19 I am really confused as to what my condition is. I took various online tests which say that I am dyslexic or have some indications of dyslexia. However, as time went one discussing my struggle with a friend, she felt I showed more signs of ADHD (Attention Hyperactivity Disorder). All these findings all started recently when I had three overwhelming essays to do and I realised that the intensity of how much I could not actually do my research on my essays due to the fact that I could not read the articles or books I needed to. Mainly because I could not just focus and read past a line or two and being very hardworking and persevering person I would spend long hours (as long as 23 hours) in the cluster just trying to read and get my research on but the results of my effort reflects more like I have spent 15 minutes reading. I remember spending 4hours looking at a part of the article I needed to read and realised that I had not actually passed that line.
I have always been an A student right from time but I struggled (blindly, I didn't think I could have a condition) just to get good grades. What I realised is that I've just always known how to pass rather. I'd put in a whole lot of time and effort just to get a fair A. But this time around in Uni, it's a whole new ball game .To top it all up, I am Law student. I have a ton to read and the pressure is on especially with the high standards. I am trying my best not to just give but I feel so weak as each time trying to do work and motivate myself as all I can think about is all the struggle I have had to face from time just working hard, blindly.
I am truly tired and confused. I don't know if I have dyslexia, with the common signs of it I exhibit like omitting words when I read, not being able to read and understand what I have read at first instance, looking at so much words make my dizzy sometimes, puts letters and numbers the wrong way: for example, 15 for 51, b for d or “was” for “saw” and so on. On the other hand, ADHD symptoms like daydreaming, disorganization, restlessness, e.t.c.
My parents do not think I have any of such things since have being doing well at school and I don't have funds to take a formal test.