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Thanks. I also heard it said when those thoughts come into our heads to also simply say ‘cancel’. Only problem is I forget to do that. ADD/ADHD with anxiety and depression is a triple threat. It’s like Adhd on steroids!
Thanks, It makes me feel better to know that I am not alone. Not that I am glad that you struggle as well. Things are always a little easy to handle when you learn why you act a certain way and that you are not alone.August 10, 2018 at 10:09 pm in reply to: Communication trouble and social awkwardness are killing my happiness #90823
When you say that you have a hard time minding your own biz, and try to help w/o being asked. I do the same thing when people tell something I give advice that is not asked for. I think it’s because I am afraid if I don’t, the may think I am indifferent. Your probably over think (like me and probably most of the adhd population) it’s frustrating and hard to stop. I think adhd people get frustrated because we don’t see things as others do. When you communicate with people and they are reading you wrong could be you are not relaxed in that conversation and feel is you have something to prove. ADHD can cause a lot of low self esteem. I know I feel like sometimes I have to prove that do have intellectual capability. Hope this helped some.
You should not be so hard on yourself. KUDOS to you for being a school teacher. The fact that you made it trough college is something more that a lot us with adhd couldn’t do. You are able to hold down a job that in itself is something I have never been able to do. I agree with the other person who replied to you. You might want talk with your Dr about not lowering your dose just because you are not working for the summer. Maybe try a hobby that you can do with your kids. That might be stimulating and fun. I can relate to the feeling of being useless. I can lie in bed and think about how much I love art, but actually doing it nearly impossible when I just can’t seem to get started.
Yeah DVR might be useless. They did help me several years ago in CT. They put through Paralegal College. Of course I failed miserably at that career. Have an appointment in August with one if FL. If I think of any more suggestions for you, will let you know. I somehow think people with ADD are resourceful and therefore, If there are answers to our ‘challenges’, we have already thought of them.
Before you have any negative thoughts about yourself, I’m sure its hard enough to make through medical school w/o ADD. I know little to nothing about the field. You are still young enough to make changes. There is so much you can do with a medical degree. Maybe ask yourself what type of people you want to help, i.e people with mental illness. Maybe you can go into psychiatry. God knows the medical field could use some more professionals who can feel actual empathy with those they are trying to help. Don’t know if this helps. Best of luck to you in your career.
Don’t know if this is an ADD mishap, I am probably a bit older then most people on this site. I am 60 and just got diagnosed after many years of wondering what was ‘wrong’ with me. But back in the early 80’s myself and a childhood friend just picked up and hitchhiked from CT to CA. We got lucky, a trucker picked us up in OH and brought us all the out there.
Thank you. Guess I’m more worried abt the coughing than the ADHD. My step daughter is also raising a child with autisum. It has been challenging for her, especially as a single parent.
First of all KUDOS to you for be able to sell your clothes on EBAY! The thought of all the steps involved makes me cringe! I don’t think any masters degree is useless. You should be in demand. You could probably get into teaching, if you don’t mind kids. Every state has a Dept of Vocational Rehab. They help people with disabilities get schooling or job coaching. With your education level you may not eligible as a client. You might qualify as a counselor. You would probably do very well. Hope that helps.