July 11, 2019 at 2:55 pm #122185
so today I had my diagnostic appointment after; an initial assessment, some questionnaires, a long waiting list, another (in depth) assessment, another looooong waiting list, and then finally today.. where I was diagnosed with ADHD.
I’m 30. I don’t know what to feel about it, part of me wishes it had been pick up on sooner, but then i’m glad that I might have a chance at a better life now. Is it relief? Not really… but.. kind of?
How did you feel about getting diagnosed?
It’s a lot to take in.
July 12, 2019 at 1:53 pm #122266
I have just been diagnosed at 22 years old and tried elvanse for the first time today. The results were great from the meds my leg wasnt jumping constantly and I could sit at my desk at work for more than a hour without feeling like I have to get up, everything felt quieter and calmer too. However now I’m at home I’m still thinking to myself I dont have ADHD, how can I tell I have ADHD? Like how my mind is it’s normal for me, would meds have a differant effect if I didnt have ADHD? Iv been told all my life I have so much energy and people have always brought up ADHD and in one part of my brain I know I have ADHD but the other side of my brain just doesnt believe it, anyone got any tips?
July 12, 2019 at 2:20 pm #122270
Those feelings are super common with adult diagnosis of ADHD. This article has some helpful insights on moving forward:
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism
July 13, 2019 at 4:50 pm #122332
Thanks ADHDmomma, they are also going to be testing me for ASD (again), I got the impression the psych who diagnosed me is pretty convinced I’m on the spectrum. I did the questionnaire for them before and I think it came up as quite low scoring, but the Dr wants me to be re-assessed.
I’m starting to wrap my head around it all. I guess looking back, a lot of my life makes sense now, considering the ADHD.
I’m going to check out that survival guide now!
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