Hello from the Netherlands


#1

Hi folks, I am Stefan, 34 of age and from the Netherlands. I found these awesome HowToADHD videos on YouTube, so I subscribed to this forums to meet other people with ADHD. I was diagnosed with ADHD (type C / combined) in January 2017 and it really changed my life and the life of my family. After a breakup with my ex-girlfriend which lasted 8 years and our son (then 1 year old), I was searching for help, I was devastated. The psychologist at that time sends me to take an ADHD test, the results; ADHD. It opened a completely new world for me, I always had the feeling I was different but it was me, I didn’t know better. After the diagnosis and the more information I read and learned about ADHD, the more I began to realize I have ADHD, and it gives me an explanation for several events that happened in my life. Now I am more accepting my ADHD and the advantages of having ADHD. It’s been a rough time for me, however, it’s getting better “ADHD Superpower” right!? Cya around.


#2

Hi Stefan! Welcome to the tribe.

Your story is similar to my own. Similar to many other people’s too.

I found out about ADHD after my marriage fell apart. I’d never suspected I had ADHD, but I knew there was something going on which had seriously slowed me down, and made life impossible. The things that other people found easy, I failed at. So I just believed that I was lazy and stupid.

You’re far from being the only one. So have fun reading all the posts, and learning more about your superpowers.


#3

Welcome Stefan, you’ve come to the right place!


#4

Thank you for your message. Glad to join the tribe :slight_smile: there is some very useful information on this forum, for me it also helps to accept ADHD.


#5

Hi Stefan! I’m new here as well, and also from the Netherlands. And like you I was also only diagnosed when I was adult (21 in my case). This channel is indeed very helpful! :smiley:


#6

Hello Stefan! Welcome!

Yessss! Finding the strengths within ADHD I feel is so important, or, at least, learning to accept it! I love having certain aspects of ADHD, it can totally be a superpower… when it cooperates. And I try to be gentler on myself when I’m having a super bad day where nothing seems to be positive. :heart: And isn’t it crazy how much ADHD can explain past events?! I still come up with moments of “oh … OH THAT WAS ADHD?!” when I rehash my past!


#7

It’s a superpower! #hellofromthenetherlandstoo


#8

Hello Stefan and the rest of you all;-)

My name is Will I’m 43 and also from the Netherlands, I’ve been diagnosed at the age of…39
Always thinking I was different than the rest, in classrooms I’ve been put outside because I keep everybody from their work. Impulsive, loud at times, extreme and keep going and going. Many things are hard to accomplish. I’m not a agressive type but always try to help others and keep forgetting my own limits and time…therefore I needed to work hard to make things done at night etc. etc. At this moment, it’s been a very hard and mean time the last time I am really tired and sometimes I think that I am on a destructive mode…I must slow down but for now it’s no option…Normally full of energy and with some songs I keep straight but what would I really like to rest some times…

I’m thankful for that I now know that I have ADHD, if you know your weakness than you can make it your strenghts…(Yeahhh right, not in that way, but I try to fixed things in other ways to get it done;-)

For all of you, take care and hopefully we can build a nice and warm chat area around here.

Many thanks for “How to ADHD” I really like the channel

Will