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Thank you for posting this! I wasn’t diagnosed as ADHD until age 35. I’m not fortunate to be combined type lol. My whole life I’ve always beenfullif energy. The only way I can describe it is like being in a lifelong mania state (I’m not bipolar btw, just refrrrncing that as an example). But because I’ve got a high IQ and never got into trouble withdrugs, the law, didn’t get knocked up or diseases— I was overlooked as just hyper. Yet I’m so forgetful and energetic I could never stay at a jobmore than 3-4 yrs before getting bored, etc. Yet I’ve always struggled (dropped out of college, divorced, bad with my credit yet always manage to somehow support myself). I get frustrated when there’s all these examples of successful ppl with ADHD and not those if ya (especially women diagnosed as adults) who struggle. Ugh!!!!