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I was diagnosed last year at 57. I will tell you from experience, that it made life both easier, and harder. Easier in that I finally had an explanation for all those times throughout my life that I felt different others. Why it was harder for me to learn, remember, act appropriately. It truly eased my mind. The biggest, “Ah Ha” moment in my life.
Harder, in that, now I must try to rediscover and redifine myself. Being careful not to change who I am. I am not on medication for my ADHD, but take my therapy very seriously. I still struggle with the”changes” I need to make, but it has made a tremendous difference in my life. Not everyone is willing to accept that they have ADHD. I’m glad I did.