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fort.cindy
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Dear Ranma and all others who have so bravely shared here:

I have a daughter who has RSD with her ADD – I hope you find at least one IRL person to be able to share with. Some mentioned CBD which is something that has helped my girl…here is a free website, run by a professional counselor, that has CBD info and doable work activities suggested, and all in a certain order!!! Genius! This is the website: https://iveronicawalsh.wordpress.com/chronological-best-ordering-of-posts-so-you-have-a-beginning-a-middle-and-an-end/

I would also recommend working on developing a “growth mindset”…there is a lot of good information and worksheets here: https://biglifejournal.com/

and a workbook here: https://issuu.com/biglifejournal/docs/e-book-issu

On Instagram, this artist talks candidly about her mental health challenges, and you might find this helpful:
https://www.instagram.com/taylorleepaints/

I think you might be able to begin to manage your RSD symptms by using some of this information. Go slowly. Be gentle with yourself. You are obviously very smart and creative, yes some days are worse than others…however, that does not mean you are defective. It means you probably have to work harder than others around you to do simple things…that doesn’t mean you are incapable…it means you are stronger that you think!

You have a name for what is wrong…that is not who you are, it is a map to help you along on your journey…I believe in you!