mrsamyables

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  • in reply to: My life with ADHD- I need to get this out #165376
    mrsamyables
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    How are we doing with the craziness surrounding COVID-19? I’m trying soooo hard to keep it together and not lose my shit (not because I’m worried about the pandemic necessarily… but because my symptoms have increased so much with all the changes and loss of control that I’m feeling in the environment that the pandemic has caused) ….

    Today, my bandwidth was severely overloaded by trying to log in to my kids’ “distance learning” work … it was confusing for me (I was using THEIR logins instead of my parent login… and I tried repeatedly in this manner, til I decided “maybe it needs to be MY login instead of their student IDs…. *rolls eyes*) and everybody on Facebook is all being totally functional parents and posting photos of their “at-home-school” days and I’m just dying over here going “I can’t EVEN with this, because I can’t even figure out how to log in … and I can’t find the email that tells me how to do it!”

    So, yeah. Not a super confident day today, y’all. How are others holding up?

    in reply to: My life with ADHD- I need to get this out #145209
    mrsamyables
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    I just wanted to pop in and say …I hear you. And you are NOT alone. It’s an emotional and exhausting experience. I had a similar experience in 2018, being diagnosed as an adult. This occurred after my son was diagnosed (at 6 y.o. in 2017). I was watching Jessica McCabe’s “How to ADHD” Youtube channel during research to help my kiddo through his symptoms, and tears just started rolling down my face as I watched her talk about ADHD. I didn’t realize at first that I was crying, and then once I realized that I was crying, I was like “this is my life”

    This weekend was particularly awful for me, and it all boils down to the fact that the store shelves being without what I needed to do my (previously migrated task of) meal-prepping project over the weekend, and the fact that my brain just didn’t handle that well at all. It’s exhausting to be an adult with ADHD who has lived an entire 3 decades without knowing that my brain just functions differently than a neuro-typical one. And what to do about it, so that it doesn’t devastate me any more!

    So, yeah. Solidarity, my friend.

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