I am a 62 year old female, diagnosed in my early 30s. But I’ve spent the last 30 years trying to pretend like I’m neurotypical. Of course I’m not and it’s been exhausting trying to pretend I am. I also find that symptoms have gotten worse as I’ve aged, especially the emotional dysregulation type, and I find myself struggling with relationships like never before.
I’ve been on and off meds all these years, mostly off. I’ve been through a lot of shame around obtaining the meds, including having a primary care physician think I was scamming her for drugs because how could a woman possibly need stimulant medication at 60?
So I’m here now, reaching out, hoping to connect with other ‘brains’ who can relate. I’ve been bingeing the youtube channel, enjoying just listening to someone who gets my struggles.