So guess who finally got diagnosed the other day?! That’s right! Me! ;D
I know I’ve been MIA from the forum for the past couple of months. I went back to Finland for the summer to work on the boats and catch up with the family and some friends, so been quite a busy couple of months!
But I’m back in Scotland now, and as soon as I got back I got in contact with the clinic I’d been referred to a year ago to see how long the waiting list was still. They told me I was next in line to be seen and probably would go until October before I was seen, but two weeks later they phoned me saying they have a cancellation spot available the next day and I jumped at it!
So as of two days ago, I am now officially diagnosed with ADHD Combined type ^^
I’m not sure if it’s entirely sunk in yet, or if I’ve just processed the possibility of me having it for so long already that I’m just totally over it, but I don’t feel very different at all! Mainly just happy to have the confirmation now that I’m not entirely crazy and my suspicions were right haha.
In any case, I had to get my heart checked out (A simple ECG) as a precaution before they prescribe me anything, so had that done yesterday, and all is AOK for me to try out meds now! So I just got my first prescription for Concerta XL 18mg. Gonna try 18mg once a day for a week, and then double the dose the following week, and take it from there. Since it’s already the afternoon now, I’ll wait until tomorrow to take my first pill. Having mixed feelings of excitement and a little nervousness!
Fingers crossed it goes well
Anyway, just wanted to update anyone who has been following my “journey” for the past year!
All the best ^^