Also I feel like my post makes me sound like everything is peachy keen all the time with my treatment and that’s not true. I was diagnosed at 29, and have a lot of bad coping skills I’m working through, and I have better days and worse days. I’ll always have ADHD, so i’m never Going to be ‘fixed’, but even with a lot more work still to do I’m in a much better place than I was when I started. I understand how I work a lot better, and I have more skills in my toolbox. And for me medication is an important part of the puzzle but that’s not true for everyone.
Something else that helps is finding a gp to work with who is familiar with the condition, especially in adults, because not everyone is particularly up on current research and the full range of treatment options available. That can make a huge difference as well.