This reply was originally posted by user AliD in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I was diagnosed with ADHD yesterday. I suspected I had it years ago but it was the onset of the perimenopause that drove me to seek a diagnosis. I found increasingly, especially the week before my period, I was finding coping with normal everyday house/parenting stuff overwhelming and unmanageable. I get migraines during the run up to my period and weirdly once the migraine has gone, I feel much more clear headed and calm. I’m all new to this – I have literally just taken my first tablet today. It’s nice to read other women’s stories and know I’m not alone! 🙂