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Emmsagogo I hear you too. I’m also an illustrator and graphic designer. Though I rarely work these days. I wish you luck with your assessment. Hang in there. We creatives need to stick together
I hear you and yes I’ve felt lonely . Covid has made me sit in my head more and with fewer outside distractions: gym, socialising I’m finding it hard not to feel like I’m stuck in the mud. My partner checks on me daily to see what I’ve accomplished, usually just cooking, shopping but nothing in terms of career. He looks at me with disgust.
Here’s what I’m telling myself ‘It’s not your fault’ it’s hard to be gentle on yourself when others aren’t… Happy to chat anytime if you need to.
Hello and well done for speaking up. I’m not a therapist so cannot confirm that you’re correct. However it’s good that you are now looking into this. Keep reading up on ADHD and keep listing symptoms, concerns things which are holding you up. I can definitely relate to your chaotic work approach. I’ve reached the stage where entering any kind of office or corporate environment brings me out in a sweat. I’ve not successfully stayed on course throughout my adult life especially when it comes to work. I wish you all the luck in the world. Keep Going
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by Sarensi.
I’m a 49 year old undiagnosed male too, also going through some stuff. Let us know how you go on. If you need to chat or see what I’ve sent my doctor let me know. Good luck
It’s a month since I posted this. I’ve not managed to do any major reading but I’ve listened to a few of the podcasts and read some online articles. I think also that I feel happier knowing that I’m not sabotaging myself in the way I used to believe I was.
I’ve not had much success convincing my GP that I might need help. They told me I’d never get a diagnosis in My borough and that ADHD should have been flagged up at school.
If anyone can help direct me to a specialist I’d be very grateful. I’m looking forward to joining some meet ups after this Covid crisis subsides.
Thanks again to those who reached out, it means a lot
Thank you Laura. I’d never heard of RSD but having read up on it a little overnight, I can identify closely with it. I’ll take your advice and seek out a professional in the long run. In the meantime I’ll do some more reading. I do feel better about it already. Just being heard is very powerful.
Thank you for believing me. As you probably know yourself one can get used to feeling like you’re exaggerating or being extreme or suggestible. I’ve always known or suspected something was different so it’s nice to know I’m not alone. I like what you say about starting a new chapter in life which gives me hope. I hope you’re doing ok . I now know what my next steps are . I’ll be copying your reply and re reading it whenever I need encouragement.
May 1, 2020 at 2:57 am in reply to: AAny advice for one who seems unable to hold a job due to ADHD? #170845
- This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Sarensi.
I can sympathise as I have had a similar problem. i suffer from status anxiety and low self esteem as a result. It’s important that we realise that it’s not our fault primarily but also work towards building lives and careers to suit our brain function. Easier said than done I know, I groan inside when I read through a job spec these days. I often think that recruiters can smell adhd on an application.