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Hi! I don’t know how I even stumbled onto this post, because I was trying to search for a specific article but the darn phone led me here!
I was diagnosed in May this year and got my Ritalin a month after. I’ve started to ask myself the same question: “What do I do now?” and I’ve been thinking that maybe I should find some professional to talk to as well.
Maybe it’s because I’m a woman, or it’s something else, but I don’t struggle as much as you with the “Who am I?” question. I have fortunately already realised who I am, so for me getting a diagnosis was just the answer to the question: “Why am I like this? Why am I different than everyone else?”.
Like you, I have struggled with feeling confident and feeling like I’m worth something. Now I know it’s just the ADHD haunting my mind, and that I DO have some worth and talents worth recognising.
Reading about ADHD and what it means on sites like this and other medical websites have given me a lot of answers to why I am who I am. But the question still remains: “What do I do now?”
The meds help me focus and concentrate, but they will never take away other struggles I face because of the ADHD. I still need help with getting things started, and doing stuff I don’t want to do, but have to do. For example chores…
That is why I feel like I need another professional to talk with than just the doc who prescribes my meds.
If you struggle with self worth I suggest you seek out some type of therapist or similar to talk to. But talking with other people with ADHD might help you on your journey as well!
I don’t know if my comment will help you in any way, but I wish you the best and I hope you will find some answers!
Thanks for your patience while reading this! 😉