So my biggest issue has always been my memory. My meds have improved my working memory tenfold, meaning I can actually write an email at work now without forgetting what I’m supposed to be doing every 20 seconds because my thoughts have distracted me.
However, I still have an awful memory for names, places, dates etc. And when I say awful, I mean none. I cannot ever remember those things unless they are burned into my brain by habit. My colleagues at work can all recall information really quickly, so if I ask them about a case, it only takes them a second to remember it. But they expect me to do the same and I just can’t.
Is that even a symptom of adhd? Before my diagnosis I used to worry that I had actual neurological memory loss. But the meds have helped my short-short-term working memory, so shouldn’t they also help me remember who I spoke to on the phone 5 minutes ago?
I really feel like a failure when I’m asked about things at work and I have to tell them to wait 5 minutes for me to look in my file to know what they’re talking about, when it seems like really simple information that they all seem to remember.