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I have this problem as well and it seems to get me in huge messes at times. Like you said, I am intelligent, I know what I am talking about but I cant say it. I end up sounding like….I don’t even know. I have 2 serious issues that I have been trying to resolve for years. My daughter and I were taken advantage of very badly by (get this, a disability councilor) and a landlord. We are completely in the right but my communication gets so horrible that people don’t understand me or take me seriously. It gets worse and worse.
I have been taking ADD meds for 20 years and my only regret is I did not start sooner. I do not take a break from them because I need them like I need my other meds on a daily basis. It is very hard to function without them. Please take this next statement with only love for you and your son. If a break needs to be taken possibly it is more of your issue and not his. The world is going to open up and be a new and exciting place for him. I feel bad for kids when parents take their ADHD meds from them for awhile. Trust me on this. It is hell and feels horrible. You would not take his antidepressants away for a break. His brain is different and needs them to function. Get educated. There is no reason to fear. Be happy for him. He can feel your fear. Let him feel your happiness.
I am actually laughing out loud right now!! The post from Shirokuma could have come directly from me. Did this..got bored…I have done many different things and did them well BUT got bored. To me doing the same thing for many years like many many people so actually sounds painful. I just could not do it. Right now I am in the process of becoming.. yep a FIREFIGHTER. I have been drawn to this for years and decided to do it. Maybe it is all the action and excitement. I wonder how many firefighters have ADHD. Your not alone with obsessions. Sometimes I think it is just to keep my mind as bust as possible. Good luck with your challenge.July 30, 2017 at 7:50 pm in reply to: I work really hard, love my career, but keep getting fired #55230
I can relate to everything said here. I am 50 yrs old and have been fired many times. I think post mentioned working alone. I agree!! It has helped but does have it’s own challenges. Actually working. It is hard for me to keep on task. I also need some time with others. I can isolate very quickly, then a whole new set of problems arise. I love the post that listed communication issues. That is right on for me. I say things that come out wrong or I just should not have said. I don’t even see it until later then it is crystal clear. I at times focus on the fact that I have been fired so many times that I sabotage myself by thinking this will always happen. Right now I am on a new adventure of school and becoming a firefighter and paramedic. I have always wanted to do this. Scared to death!! Not of doing it but fear that I will fail. Living and learning is all I can do. Wish you the best and you are not alone.