January 4, 2011 at 1:06 am #88934
AnonymousJanuary 4, 2011 at 1:06 amPost count: 14412
Today I ventured out into the world for the first time since I came to grips with my ADHD….
I still have sooo much to learn about ADHD but have spent the last 3 days and nights on this site and others, reading articles and
have a good start on the crazy stupid lazy book…
The best way I can describe today is ……………….. I felt as if I were walking around completely naked and everybody else in the world
Ohhhhh so frightening yet my brain was on fire with excitement and bewilderment.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm #98821
AnonymousJanuary 15, 2011 at 8:24 pmPost count: 14412
I feel the same way! Just diagnosed 2 months ago.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 16, 2011 at 11:36 am #98822
AnonymousJanuary 16, 2011 at 11:36 amPost count: 14412
Hi, just wanted to say hi to all. My first site and forum I found, hope you don’t mind. Found out that I have ADD about a year ago, let me tell you I was so happy to find out, I finally understood I was not that crazy just didn’t know why I was the way I was. Just hang in there and learn as much as you can, so you know what to ask and not to ask a doctor. Thanks for letting me in.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm #98823
turboMemberJanuary 19, 2011 at 4:14 pmPost count: 89
One piece of advice I can offer, for what it’s worth, is to educate yourself but do not go overboard or let the ADD diagnosis consume you.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was doing that to me. It was also like I had put an “ADHD” label on my forehead and mentally was using it as an excuse for everything I had done wrong, and was still doing “wrong”, rather than focussing on my positive attributes and using knowledge to deal with the condition.
I also found I began “analyzing” everyone else I met or dealt with for whether they had ADD. Perhaps I was trying to make myself “fit in” more, but it became a bit of an obsession and was very counter-productive.
To all 3 of you, best wishes for a safe journey to becoming the person you always wanted to beREPORT ABUSE
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