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June 26, 2018 at 2:13 am in reply to: If you're not your ADHD, who are you and how are you similar to neurotypicals? #87036GoolierParticipant
I love this topic! I’ve been struggling so much with this exact same thing lately. I recently was asked by my child’s paediatrician if I’ve ever been diagnosed for ADHD and I was shocked. Turns out I tick a lot of the boxes on any given quiz (am yet to be officially diagnosed). But it really has me floored. I keep hyper focusing on all of the symptoms and looking back to events in my life where I definitely was displaying signs of ADHD. I suffer with anxiety too. I really like strwbry’s post above about celebrating the good thingas about ADHD. Without it I definitely would be boring and dull. It makes me who I am. I just have to learn to accept that. :/
- This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by Goolier.
I can totally relate! My son hasn’t been fully diagnosed yet (just waiting on the official diagnosis from the psychologist but we are pretty sure he’s ADHD mixed with ODD and possibly some ASD. The paediatrician asked if I had every been tested for ADHD and I said “Me? No! I have anxiety.” Turns out I tick a lot of the boxes in the questionnaire he gave me. I am often anxious around my son when he’s being extra hyper and when he is repeating words or phrases over and over, my irritability goes through the roof! I think I will take a look at those articles above. I’m from Australia btw – where are you all from?