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Frasern1963
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Hi, I’m 56, based in Tassie, and was diagnosed earlier this year as ADHD Inattentive type. It is such a relief to read what other people are sharing (that doesn’t quite read right, but…) because it really brings it home to me that I am not alone, there are others out there with similar experiences. When I read about people procrastinating badly, being distracted, in denial, I can understand how that feels because I have SO been there.
I always coped – more or less – with the ADHD, but recently the rejection sensitivity seems to be getting a lot worse – causing problems between my wife and I. Funny, but I don’t seem to have the same issues at work. maybe its something to do with the reduced emotional connection to work colleagues compared to a spouse?
Anyway, I have chosen to manage the ADHD without stimulant medication, I know myself well enough to know that if I go onto meds I will “relax” and think that is “better enough” so won’t work on all the other aspects which need attention to really improve the situation. So, I am trying to do this the “hard” way, managing diet, exercise, hydration (a biggy), as well as bring in mindfulness and journalling. I would love to hear comments from others about their experience around that, or just their experience in general.