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Disclaimer: I also do not have not been officially labeled as ADD, but like you feel like it explains a lot about me. I have seen a therapist for a couple of years and ADD was on her shortlist, but so were a couple of other (co-morbid) disorders. She believed strongly in helping you first cope and then thrive in your life regardless of a label.

I manage my life without medication the last few years (I was on an SSRI), but I feel that it would not have been doable without this therapy. So I really recommend a CBT therapist or coach who understands and who could help you make life easier for you. If you go this route and are happy with how your life is going then there’s probably not an urgent need to add medication to the mix.

I wish you the best of luck!