Wishing u the best! You need a new psychiatrist because if he knew what he was doing, he’d also know it wouldn’t have the addictive properties for you. Although on paper I may seem accomplished to others, like I have my shit together…in reality I feel like Im in a hundred pieces stuck together with cheap glue. I was doing some research at the library on ADHD and ran across a book with a bright red spine. I’ve found behavioral therapy extremely helpful (or something like that, I forgot the official name…). I used to lie and say nothing, or randomly grab something from the cloud…it also made me feel like I was mindless and bland. If I didn’t my life would revert to chaos. It’s shame. I still find social gatherings stressful – it’s hard to converse because I can’t screen out all the other chatter that’s going on around me, and often I need to take time out and sit in a quiet space for a while. I got to let some of it out before it kills me. I think up multitudes of topics, ideas, and philosophies but forget them two seconds later. I hate when thoughts short-circuit in the middle of a sentence! Maybe you actually got there before the start of the race but you can’t see or hear the person who says “GO!” and you still can’t see the dang lines or you keep slipping anyways. cross-hatching and pointillism were both fine. Sometimes you can grab a bunch at once (my hyperfocus days), but it never lasts long. The Metaphor that I have. And like you’re trying to do this task all day every day and Not let anyone in on your secret that that is what your mind feels like. But for some reason, It felt like i didn’t even take meds that day. Yeah…its exhausting. Get to my room and I don’t know why I just got here. It’s physically uncomfortable. It feels like minutes have passed but its only been seconds. The spinning and spiraling. So the point was…. Wish I had help…a life coach to hold my hand until I ‘got it’. Look at all folders and have no idea which one I need. I’m sorry, what was I talking about? I always noticed eventually that I had quit listening but by that time class would be over or onto a new subject. 5. I know this is really late but ive just had a look at this forum sorry. My neuro-typical parents don’t understand why I can’t seem to get things done in a timely fashion, and they constantly are on my case about it. Not entirely unsubstantial but it does sometimes feel like delaying the inevitable if you get what I mean. It’s GONE!!!! Now, in therapy, I’m questioned, “how do I define myself?” If not for these behaviors who am I ? Growing up undiagnosed, as a female, I “should’ve known better, why can’t you just sit still, I’m tired of telling you to be quiet, stop fidgeting, keep your hands to yourself- sit by me- away from everyone else, no recess for you (only girl-humiliating), that makes 3 checkmarks-calling your mom, if it was in on time it would’ve been am A, if you were an honor student you wouldn’t be in the principals office- detention (a school day in a designated whiteroom with only bathroom breaks separate from the regular breaks & door open for shaming from other students. @Rachele Thank you. The unfinished projects that’s just sitting around as brain was working on the next before it happened. They can’t help it. It’s super helpful. But the quiet and the peace in my brain, i never knew it was even a thing. I don’t expect them to help with everything but they might be able to help with learning strategies and with how to resolve my decision paralysis. My mom constantly is checking in to make sure that I’ve not forgotten something, which is both helpful and aggravating. its quite interesting looking at things from a parent’s perspective. I am homeless and can’t stop spirolling down to find I gave up and now just servive day to day and wish I could stop caring at all to just not feel the pain in it all Unfortunately for you, not only are these files strewn haphazardly across the floor by a tornado, but the files that interest you at the moment have something you dearly desire on the front. My analogy is bees in a hive. ADHD is a satellite in deep space. We were told that shading wasn’t allowed. Let me run with you tonight I'll take you on a moonlight ride There's someone I used to see But she don't give a damn for me But let me get to the point, let's roll another joint And turn the radio loud, I'm too alone to be proud You don't know how it feels Because I’m still trying to understand myself too pls pls reply. I don’t have a diagnosis but i’m currently trying to get to the bottom of my 5 year old sons fidgeting and attention issues and I’m sure he gets it from me. (Will there ever be any peace for me?) There’s a part of me that hesitates when setting a goal. That’s how I feel on bad days. Acloud of everything surrounding me. Specifically, at all those '90s songs that still give me all the feels. I desperately tried to understand why and how I made so many mistakes, racking my brain and remembering all the times in my life I had been chastised for doing the same thing. My husband had a medical appointment and I forgot it. My mind and my body is running so much all day that when my head hits the pillow, I’m out in less than 3 min. I know he doesn't seem like the kind of man I'm describing here. The worst thing about ADHD is that nobody takes the time to really understand it. It was important. It’s ridicule. Thanks for this comprehensive look into ADHD! I’m 30 years old and was diagnosed last year. When I’m angry I get yelling and even after I say (yell) what I needed to get out I keep going and going. Don’t get-me-wrong though: this can never be offered up as an excuse, so to carry my fair share of chores in any team (at home or work) I do my full fair share of these things. , Yep…. I no longer feel like an out of place duck! She has seen so many psychologists and a few psychiatrists and medication providers and was diagnosed with ADHD by 3 more doctors after that. It’s maddening trying to find my way around it all…and often, right when I think I’ve made progress, something distracts me. I just do really stupid things without thinking on what would happen. “You should say something.” Enter Tramadol in 2005. That makes me feel like this I don't know who you are But you must be some kind of superstar Cause you got all eyes on you no matter where you are You just make me wanna play. I just want to stay in my Bubble. Then people laugh at me. Thanks! He told me this morning and I still forgot. Only they don’t hear you so they don’t know you desperately want out. My boyfriend and I just had an argument because he says I hijack all our conversations. This makes me even more anxious and they just build on each other. But for me personally the medication is what I took to feel like myself – not to get high. An now since I have to remember everything for both parents who both have alot wrong an on multi meds an multi Dr’s an appts, I load pill boxes, get refills, get groceries, argue with Dr office nurses who are 50% dumb an dont do job, argue with home health, oxygen place, pay their bills an I cant even balance a checkbook an I dont my parent’s. Albeit for a short time. “It feels like your brain is understeering.”. ‘When my prostate is also stimulated the resulting orgasm is way longer and the intensity is cranked up to maximum. But you keep trying to power through it. Each layer, an abstraction, designed to hide the complexities of the core ‘whatever’ that lies beneath. I went directly to a psychiatrist who specializes in adult ADHD, you might look it up and see if there is someone like that in your area! Wow, what an engaging description. I still was awake. I remember being the worst procrastinator in college, but I sincerely believed that I not only needed the pressure of the deadline but that I also did my best work at the last minute, so I always just went with it. Female. I inexplicably think it’s thursday all day when it’s tuesday and miss all of my appointments that day. I can so relate to everyone who has posted here ! It’s trying to find self work in work or people and either becoming a perfectionist that by the end of the day physically causes back problems or a people pleaser that yoU get used abused lied to and taken advantage of. The way I am is all starting to make sense now I have researched ADD and ADHD. 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