I had such a hard time without my meds in Nigeria that I moved back to the states. Decided to try something new and move to DC. It’s overwhelming to say the least and granted I’m with a lot of great friends that are like family to me. But most of them don’t really get ADHD. I get, though, that many people won’t just know about ADHD until someone teaches them but I have a hard time even talking about it (even TYPING this in a coffee shop) or really even talking about ANYTHING sad or overwhelming to me or someone else without breaking down in tears. And yeah its fitting in certain situations but I mean, I’m an adult now () and I want to be seen as mature… not sensitive or- like someone said to me the other day- naive. I want to have a certain level of decorum and I’m tired, so so tired, of blubbering like a baby at the drop of a hat.
Has anyone mastered this area of emotional dysregulation? What do you do to keep from crying in serious conversations/situations where you feel like crying?
Any support groups in DC proper?