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Adult ADHD..

Anonymous
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I didn't realize that "adult ADHD" exsisted.. but when I found out it was kind of a "DUH" moment.. lol. Why wouldn't it?


I started reading about it and.. I honestly suspect that I have it. I swear I'm not lazy, really.. but I procrastinate..even at work and for no reason, I can't stay on task for anything, I want to listen intently to my DF all the time.. but I frequently find myself day dreaming, I drive distracted (and I've gotten multiple speeding tickets because of it :( ), I always have to be doing something with my hands, even at work I'm often distracted by e-mails, other conversations, anything. I often rely on either espresso to keep me extra caffeinated to get things done and sometimes at home use marijuana to help me focus on cleaning and getting stuff at home done.

I am unorganized and always have been.. I mean I do try to be organized and I've gotten better and better.. but it's just always been a thing of mine : I'm sweet, kind, compassionate and funny.. I'm also unorganized, distracted, and usually late.. I just thought it was part of my personality.. but maybe it's more?

It's affecting my work, and I'm nervous. 

I want to talk to a specialist or something about it.. but who do I seek out? My regular physician or what? I also don't want to look like an idiot.. "Hey.. I'm lazy and I think this is why.. so can I have something for it?" lol.. oh I dont know..

Do any of you experience this.. or have any of you actually been diagnosed?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

bump

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:52 PM

BUMP!

ksueditz
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:53 PM
My dh has been told he fits the parameters but hasn't been officially diagnosed. I try to help him stay organized and on task at home. But at work he writes himself notes and lists.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM

BUMP!

ksueditz
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM
As far as who to talk to, just your GP. I would just say you've had a focus problem and he can help you or at least refer you to someone who can.
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2metalbabies
by Gold Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM
I have adult ADHD. I was diagnosed when I was 27 I believe.
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Autumn19
by Gold Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:56 PM
im pretty sure i have it and i think its getting worse :(
if i dont make a list or nots i forget everything.
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ColieO
by Ruby Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:58 PM
I was going to a therapist for some unrelated issues, and after 6 sessions or so he asked if I'd ever been diagnosed. He said he felt comfortable diagnosing me and referred me to a regular doctor for a prescription.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 30, 2013 at 6:04 PM


I make lists a lot at work.. sometimes it works great, other times I will find anything to do once all the non-boring tasks are done.. but in the same breath I'm irritated with myself all the while because I know I'm not getting done what I need to do lol.

Quoting Autumn19:

im pretty sure i have it and i think its getting worse :(
if i dont make a list or nots i forget everything.



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM


I should look back into therapy.. I was seeing a therapist before, also for unrelated issues, but our sessions were cut short when she left for the Air Force and I never was able to find another one that I clicked well with.

Quoting ColieO:

I was going to a therapist for some unrelated issues, and after 6 sessions or so he asked if I'd ever been diagnosed. He said he felt comfortable diagnosing me and referred me to a regular doctor for a prescription.



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