Your ADHD stories and strategies
October 29, 2012 3:31 PM Subscribe
You have ADHD. You've made serious improvements and your life is better now. Tell me your story - not just the tools, but where you came from and where you are now. I need to believe this is possible.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (15 answers total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
I thought just getting diagnosed would fix everything, but surprise, I'm still me and I still struggle. Medication is helping somewhat. Therapy helps but my therapist doesn't specialize in ADHD so I feel it's up to me to ask for things that will help, except that I don't know what will help.
I'm 36 and at this point I'm so far behind my peers in terms of my career, my finances, my relationships, and just taking responsibility for my life. I'm really hoping that if I can learn how ADHD is affecting my ability to connect with others, to remember that I didn't pay that bill just last week but 2 months ago, to follow through on my commitments, and correct for that, I can get a lot closer to being the person I want to be. I'd love to hear your stories of how you made peace with ADHD - or beat the hell out of it.