Reply To: Newly Diagnosed and Struggling


Hi Susan!

I really am so happy to hear that you are feeling better than you ever have. That gives me immense relief! Although, I cannot imagine how it is to be diagnosed with ADHD at 59, I feel as though it must have been just devastating in that moment. All of the pain, the struggles, the thousands of emotions!

I’ve been doing a lot of reading in the last 24 or so hours and learning about the disorder has really opened my eyes. I understand now, it’s okay to grieve and rage, like you said. I think a lot of us who are diagnosed as adults go through many similar emotions, like the fresh ones I have now.

I truly am appreciative of your response and want to thank you. You have given me hope and I know you are going to continue your life, living it to the fullest…and that’s all we can really ask for, something so simple that we have worked so hard for…something we deserve. I wish you all the best as you move forward – you’ve got many happy years ahead!