At age 41, I have been diagnosed with adult ADHD and it has literally changed my life.
For so long, particularly since a motor vehicle accident a decade ago (I bumped my head), I haven’t been able to get any control over my mood swings, attention, concentration and memory loss. I pushed as hard as I could to hold onto my employment, until it was too hard … I was worn out. “PTSD”, “depression” I was told, and a slew of SSRIs followed. It felt like things were getting worse instead of better. How could this be?
Finally, I built up the strength to change Drs, and start afresh.
“What if it was something?” … I asked myself. Truth is I’d never considered ADHD. That’s not me, I said to myself.
After seeing scans of my brain & learning what ADHD actually is, FINALLY everything made sense. Three months into a new treatment program, I’m a new me. The right meds, the right help.
Everyday I am learning how my ADHD makes me who I am, and better yet, how it makes my life better. I love my ADHD.