Hi, I’ve come here from other forum - I still like the one I was using, but for some reason the webpage won’t load at all, and I was missing the forum posts from ADDers. Maybe the other one will get sorted out sometime, but in the meantime I thought I’d just find a new one. I did a quick Google search and this one came up - and I recognized the title from YouTube.
I am not officially diagnosed and have never been on medication (partly my own personal choice, partly I live in an area whether neither diagnoses nor medication are options), and I don’t claim to be an expert or anything, but I am pretty sure I have inattentive-type ADHD, because although I’m not hyperactive, I fit most of the other criteria, and there is a strong history of ADHD in my family.
But whether I have it or not, I have found a lot of benefit from ADHD forums and books and websites, as I’ve picked up many useful tips. And it is helpful to understand that I don’t forget stuff because I’m stupid (which is what I used to think), and also that I’m not alone in doing crazy absent-minded stuff - like last month at my parent’s home, I was staying in their finished basement which has a kitchenette, and I was there for at least a week before I knew there was a microwave in the room. I walked by it every day, but I just hadn’t paid attention to it. Now I’m learning how to laugh at myself and move on.
I’m looking forward to looking through the website and reading other posts.