Hi, my name is Aleandro, 21 years old boy from Switzerland, so yeah, pretty far for most of the people of this blog. I speak English, but I’m not perfect, sorry for the errors😁.
At the end you can find the summary of everything that is written here.
I’ve always been a particularly distracted child, with the head in the clouds and the butt never on the chair at school, but it was just me, or at least it’s what they thought (the teachers, they hated me😂).
At 12 I was first diagnosed with a deficit of attention, and I started with the medicaments, and they worked GREAT! But they did make me very sick. After 2 years they thought that I was cured and I stopped.
The years goes by, I learned to live and manage myself and it was ok, all my struggles were only me being stupid/not smart enough.
Engineering school… man that’s hard, for everybody so no problems, it’s not me.
At the end of the first semester I did a test and I got confused, not small distractions, but huge distractions and I thought I did great. Like if the test asked to draw a green rectangle, and I draw a blue circle, and I was proud of my work: it’s a colored geometric form, but not the right one.
So I searched online, and I found How to ADHD…Oh my god, THAT’S ME!!!
After a month of thinking/complexes/indecision, I decided to see a doctor, and it was confirmed, one plate of ADHD for the guy at table six.
I’m Swiss, remember? Here the meds like ritalin, concerta, and all that is legal only for minors, so now I’m on a program with a non-active medicament call Strattera: spoiler, it’s not very effective.
So yeah, that’s it for now, trying bullet journals, notes, healthy food and I don’t know, we’ll see.
- Distracted child -> meds, they work great.
- (doctors when I was 14) “Ohh he’s cured” -> no more meds.
- Thinking I’m just too stupid for all my teens years.
- Got through until uni (engineering).
- Realising there’s a problem.
- Discover How to ADHD.
- Got diagnosed.
- Take meds that doesn’t work great.
- Meh, let’s see.
Thank you, sorry for the book I’ve wrote😅