I was formally diagnosed last November and have been working with a few different therapists since then while taking different meds for anxiety and ADHD. On top of that, I’ve been dealing with the stresses of a job with increasing responsibilities and a very supportive (but often frustrated) girlfriend whose trying to navigate this condition as well.
Over the past 9 months, it’s been somewhat comforting to know that the way I’ve been all my life has a condition(s) attached to it. But the more I learn and research, the harder everything is to digest and control. In turn, it makes me feel apathetic at work a lot of the time and my relationship has had some very tough moments. First it’s anxiety/depression. Then inattentive ADHD. Then RSD. Also Sluggish Cognitive Tempo. And Sensory Processing Disorder. And Dyspraxia. Attentional Blindness. Change Blindness. It’s like one discovery leads to like five different ones, and while these are becoming more understood in the medical community, nobody knows how to effectively TREAT it other than flipping a coin with different meds and to suggest meditation.
Needless to say, this past year has been…challenging. I need help to navigate all of this. Some days, I feel great. Others, like crap. Most of the time, bouncing back and forth. I hope others have felt like this before and were able to overcome it, because I need all the help I can get at this point. It feels kinda hopeless.