My Forum Comments
An object of hyperfocus is like a black hole of attention. It sucks all the focus inward, and none can escape. But I also see how a black hole can sound kind of nice to someone who’s attention is just floating aimlessly through space.
My experience with hyperfocus is that sometimes it feels like a super power but other times I have to purposefully avoid doing things I love because I know if I start I won’t be able to stop. If I don’t have 8 hours straight to work on some art project then I just can’t even work on it at all. A lot of the time it is my inability to break hyperfocus that leads to my inattentive symptoms.mvocouchParticipant
Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s a relief to hear that I am not alone in the way that my symptoms present. I am glad the medication is helping you so much. I have talked about my possible ADHD with my mom, my brother, and my boyfriend and they all discourage me from getting medicated. They are all big believers in behavioral changes to treat mental illness, and while I understand that is important even if you are being medicated, I don’t see any good reason why I shouldn’t at least consider medication if it could help me.
I can’t know that it I won’t help me, or that I won’t like the side effects if don’t try it.