Hello everyone! My name is Emily and I am a 34 year old first time mother, full time student, and full time employee. I thought I suffered from Depression and Anxiety since I was 10, to find out 2 weeks ago that I have ADHD and was most likely misdiagnosed as a kid/teen. I have never participated in forums, this is actually the first one I have ever been on, but as everything I have ever thought about myself was thrown for a loop, I find myself needing to see that I am not alone. I am not on meds yet for my ADHD but I am hoping that will come soon. My doctor suggested the How to ADHD YouTube page and I have been binge watching videos all day. I was excited to see the website and find out this forum existed. To everyone who is on here, thank you for sharing yourself and I look forward learning more and figuring this ADHD out lol.
Welcome Emily! You’re in good company
Welcome to the tribe Emily. You are definitely not alone.
At least you got here 15 years before I did (age wise).
You are in the right place here, for sure.
Welcome Emily! You are not alone! It is a mindblowing experience, isn’t it? Same story here. Always depressed and a sense of failure and than to find out there was something underneath it all that explained alot!
The best part for me is that I can stop feeling negative about myself. I am almost 51 years old and I am finally starting to understand! This forum is a feast of recognition.
Just got here myself and I’m a 30-year-old married electrician.
I was also diagnosed with anxiety and depression before ADHD was considered a viable option.
Strange how things start to slot into place once you add the right pieces.