Reply To: Should/ Can I get a second opinion?

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CyanideCherries
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I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 5 and boy, let me tell you what a whirlwind my life is. But if I know anything at all, it’s that you my friend almost certainly have ADHD. I’m not a professional of ADHD, but I’m a professional of MY ADHD, and girl, you actually had me cracking up because I’ve for real had multiple bills go to collections because I was deathly afraid of seeing the damage lol I’m terrible at remembering anything at all, even if it’s staring me right in the face, even if it happened literally two seconds ago, even if we’re in the middle of a conversation, I will almost certainly forget what I’m doing, who I am, what we’re taking about, etc, etc lol It drives my boyfriend crazy because he’ll be explaining something to me and I can’t help it, my mind starts to wander, but I’m so good at this now, because I can effectively pull off the illusion that I’m still paying attention lmao I know social cues and stuff so it’s kind of natural now to insert “mhmm, yeah” or nod my head at the appropriate time, meanwhile I’m completely absent 😂

Chores are just… the bane of my god damn existence. I want so badly for everything to be clean, but I guess I like being glued to my couch too much to do much of anything. I really have to hype myself up to get something done, but sometimes, all that hype just ends up putting pressure on my shoulders and giving me anxiety and then I start overthinking things, and by the time you know it, the whole week has gone by and I have done absolutely nothing lol

And don’t ever ask me to plan anything, because if you overload me with details,(and by overload I mean anything more than THREE details) I will have already forgotten what the hell we were even talking about. God, isn’t that so frustrating? Forgetting everything whenever the hell your brain wants? Well, that’s just life with ADHD haha

Should you get a second opinion? Girl, YES, duh! And if you ever wanna talk a little more about it with someone who can confirm that you’re not crazy, don’t be shy, and come on by!