I’m really glad to find a group of people I caye commiserate/celebrate with!
My name is Charles I was diagnosed at 33 years young. From there I spent two years doing nothing about it, then I discovered how to ADHD last year and it was like “HOLY SHIT” and suddenly a lot of the things that have challenged me made sense. Overnight I started using strategies with the knowledge that I had ADHD, and that things were just going to be harder, so I had to do things differently and it’s really made a huge difference.
I’m not on meds atm, I didn’t have a great experience with the one I tried (Concerta), and at that time the psychiatrist I was seeing was very focussed on my work productivity, but I really wanted help to be reliable for my wife and kids. Currently I’m looking for something new.
The newest adventure is that I’m seeing the same behaviours in our daughter. I’m determined to understand and support her better, so we are working on getting a diagnosis. Part of the challenge is getting my wife to understand her.
Thanks for listening to me!