Submitted by Anon
Well idk if this is odd or weird but i’m doing this anyway.
I am 16, I have been dancing at a studio for 13 years, competed for 5 and I also have been on the Varsity Dance Team at my school since freshman year. Yes, i’m 16 so that means that I am a junior in High School. I hang around all the jocks. I don’t like to sound full of myself, but yes, I would consider myself “popular”.
Anyway, (I get off topic a lot lol), I have ADHD. When I was 2 years old, my parents took me to the doctor because they noticed I started to act differently than “normal” kids my age. They gave me medicines to take because they didn’t know what was wrong with me. So then when i was in 3rd grade, i had epilespy and also a lesion in my brain. So i had brain surgery and 85 stitches later, it was gone. Haven’t had a seizure since 2011 but I still struggle with adhd. It is hard for people to really understand you. But YOU have to FIGHT. YOU GOT THIS!
– PS> Kenz
My son has not been diagnosed yet, but having talked to lots of parents and our perpetration, we have a very strong possibility that this is the case.
My 6yr old son was scouted by man utd, he managed 4 training sessions before the centre manager lost it, and then left me a voicemail saying my son was no longer allowed to attend. He blamed it on the fact my wife had entered the hall without permission to console my son, with said manager in the immediate vicinity. This followed his raging outburst at the fact my son had kicked the ball inappropriately, slamming his clipboard down and stomping over to demand he speak with a parent. My son stood in the middle of the hall in tears, what else would she do?….he is above average at football, his attention is limited, we don’t expect anything from him, other than a watching him do something he is very passionate about. As you are aware, he will not retain focus for long periods, but to last this long is an achievement when ignorance prevails
My son’s name is Dominic, he was diagnosed with ADHD by the age of 6 but I knew something was not okay since he was 18 months old.
He lives in his little world, he fights his own battles with his enclosed thoughts everyday, too many thoughts twirling like a tornado is hard for me to catch up.
Every day is a struggle at school, kids are mean and he is the target of the bullies, the jokes, the name calling. He doesn’t understand why people is mean to him? why he doesn’t have friends? why he rides the special needs bus? while I listen here trying to pretend I understand and to make him believe I can protect him from anything, but I can’t fight his battles, I can’t answer all those questions I feel like I am tied and only can wish I can transfer all my strength to him just to keep going day by day.
Sometimes I wish I was there, in school and I was able to stand up for him and all others kids that somewhat are different. It only takes one person to change the situation.
I was diagnosed at 25 in March 2018 with ADHD.
Before, I carried the diagnoses of Bipolar disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and OCD. My whole life I was told I was bright, but also lazy, stupid, harebrained, in a fog, etc. I almost failed out of college. I watched as people passed me by, and felt I wasn’t living up to my potential. I felt that something was wrong but my fatigue/mood swings were attributed to depression and bipolar.
However, SSRIs and mood stabilizers never “fixed” me. I lost my first professional job after college and fell into a suicidal depression. I couldn’t organize a job search. I felt like a failure.
I finally saw a documentary about ADHD and talked to my doctor about it. He trialed me on medication and it was like wearing glasses for the first time. I landed my dream job and am doing much better now.
I never considered ADHD before because I had a misconception of what the disorder was. I now know it’s more than not paying attention and being hyper. There is hope.