Hello, I’m Josh, I’m 23 years old and I think I have ADHD but I really can’t tell and don’t want to waste a doctors time if I don’t.
I’ve known since I was a kid that I don’t fit in and I have done a ton of research and ADHD seems like the reason to me. I identify with so many of the symptoms I see and they effect my life in many ways and many settings.
The reason I am so unsure is for 2 reasons:
- I have spent my whole life without a diagnosis and so have spent over 10 years working out ways to manage my “symptoms” to a point where I can manage most days quite well - but a lot of the time I feel like I am masking constantly and it is exhausting
- I tend to have 2 settings only: super hyper, or completely tired to the point where I can do nothing, but I don’t understand how I can be tired all the time if I have ADHD. And sometimes when I am that level of tired, I also somehow feel super hyper at the same time like my body is vibrating and wants to do things but can’t, which then makes me really agitated. I also find that while caffeine can make me v v v v v v hyper, sometimes I just flat out need it to function.
If anyone could please help, I feel so lost.