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Seek to minimize its affects and better yourself from then on. You are not your ADHD Treat your symptoms as an attacker and invader trying to stop a healthy and normal person that must be combated so that YOU To much we treat sufferers of ADHD like they are the symptoms If you can't afford one on one coaching then start by reading the book "the distracted mind" by Raney I don't care what those ding bats in your life has said You must always take the upmost seriousness in getting medicated regularly, recognizing the symptoms and being vigilant with your strategies to fight back Totally agree with you.
Being diagnosed at age 52, lifted so many negatives. I'm learning how to retrain my thoughts to separate my worth from the ironic deficiencies that bless me with creativity. I still need to learn how to cope and deal with others who don't understand. It is most important what you think ADHD means re: to your intelligence.
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There had been a As a master teacher said re: the rigid AP Stem approaches is that the smartest entrepreneurial kids that learn thru application will be casualties Look at Ned Hallowell's book written with his wife. Edison was a failure in school. Who do you or we listen too? I'm writing this in the wee hours because I "feel you" and the facts require being updated Larry Dossey. Science is 70 years behind. The best minds are not linear local but non-local non-linear.
Quantum theory was developed in the s. Why isn't Sourus or Gates or I am so lucky to work with students who are simiar. My ADHD allows me to access my empathy, it's like that part of me is so honed into the student's feelings I cannot feel my own. We need to play hokey pokey and put our whole selves in.. DO NOT shut yourself in, hopefully you have found a way out by now. You can think in the most interesting ways, you can feels others ideas and maybe are able to express your self well.
Know how important you are for all the other ADHD people in the world Live for every one - focus on the bird in the tree a little longer. Begin to use your senses when learning and a new world will open. It is a sad fact that some people don't understand ADHD very well, and I hear you when you talk about your feelings about the responses others have had. But by not associating with others you may be cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Connection is critical for a happy life. It isn't that you shouldn't connect, it's that you should connect with people who appreciate you! As Ned Hallowell likes to say, get rid of the leeches and find supportive, loving people, instead. Don't isolate yourself. Seek those who can appreciate your many talents, including your high IQ! You may want to talk with a therapist about this to work through your feelings about the label of ADHD. Your response at least as you've described it here, which I know is incomplete suggests it's possible you may harbor ambivalent feelings about the diagnosis.
Otherwise, you might have simply told your friends not to treat you like an idiot since you aren't one and leave it at that. But to answer your question. Those people do exist, there usually older, have traits such empathy, commonsense and have an understanding about science, the brain and a certain. They have a unique ability to see qualities in a person that most others don't. They are not the type to judge someone based on what other's think. They are not puppets and come to their own conclusion. I'm out of milk. Why didn't I pick up milk while I was at the store yesterday? I should pick up tooth paste and dog food too.
I'd better start these dishes and laundry before I go so they will be done when I get back. There's that other sock! I may as well take the dog with me to the store and get her walk out of the way. Coat, keys, purse, dog. Is the heating off? Lip balm! That's useful, and a scarf. Heater, heater, off! Lock back door. That plant looks dry. He needs some water. Here ya go plant. Is that other plant dry too? Oh, no, he's okay.
Hmm his leaves are yellow. He's had too much water. Other back door, did I even open that one today? Maybe Jamie did. Check just in case. Glad I checked that.
Okay, go. Out the door, up the stairs, half way down he street. Did I actually lock the door? Back to the house, down the stairs, into the house. It's locked. Okay dog let's go! To the grocery store! Milk, tooth paste, dog food. Milk, toothpaste, dog food. Best price; what's on special? That looks good. I've always wondered about that stuff. Why are they always out of this?
Does that have sugar in it? What coupons do I have? Bonus points when you buy organic milk. I need milk anyway. Does that actually make it cheaper though? Organic is healthier. It's just milk! Buy some milk! I think I'll put this toothpaste back and get the other kind. Jamie doesn't like this kind. My mom doesn't like that one, it's not ADA approved. Oh, cinnamint! But is it worth the extra cost? Price per unit Okay, okay. Hopefully the dog hasn't been stolen. Walk up the big hill. Dishes are done, laundry is done, dog has been walked and nobody broke into my house while I was gone.
Now for that cup of tea, but first I need to feed the I'll feed the dog tuna. How do non ADHD folks make a cup of tea? What a perfect, and extremely accurate, tea making description It really sounds nutty when we describe our thought processes, but that's exactly the process that occurs with every activity, every day. Living in an extremely fast paced world with an excessively inquisitive mind, and information overload at the tip of my keyboard It's no wonder I spin in circles. I am looking into stand up comedy to tell my daily actives.
I can see why you're "anonymous" These people are trying hard to function and can feel great rejection, loneliness and isolation from the people they love I don't know why I'm laughing. I could not have described what must happen ANY more accurately than you have.
But when he goes out to do two things I don't see him for six hours!!! Meanwhile, I have done everything at home and more. I am left wondering where the 'blank' he could have gone?!? It's really not funny. It hurts and I'm frustrated that the only person adjusting in this marriage is ME! And it's adjusting to this craziness because he seems to be oblivious! Well, I have And not for the better I might add Im sorry you are going through this. I look at your post and I fear that my husband will be you in 30 years. Just tired of me. However I do have to disagree with one thing you've said.
You expect him to change or want him too. Unfortunately, adhd or not, you cannot change anyone else and its unfair to expect someone to change. Changing is for the better is VERY hard and it has to be something that you want to do, otherwise it just doesnt happen. I laughed so hard reading what you wrote about your hubby. My hubby does everything faster than me!
Although, his cleaning isn't anything like my cleaning! I am a perfectionist! My hair, make-up and house have to be perfect. That's how I judge myself, because I feel like a failure in other areas of my life. My parents didn't help me either I bet your husband is a very compassionate and loving person.
Probably, laid back about life and takes things in stride. We are usual spontaneous. Thirty years of marriage, which means you both must be doing something correct. Things could be worst like unfaithfulness, addiction and lack of affection. His deficit is not a lack of discipline or caring.
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It is a neurological disorder of the brain. Please be supportive and patient. We all have our on issues in life. Your tea making process describes exactly how my thought process is when approaching just about everything! It is so uncanny it makes me feel giddy! Anyway, I don't have a diagnosis but am thinking about seeing a doc about it. I'm 36 and my entire life, I have wondered why such simple tasks such as keeping up with the laundry or keeping up with clutter seem to escape me but I see others accomplish such tasks with enviable precision and organization. In 5 th grade, my teacher dumped my desk because it was so messy I have a high IQ but always seem to make stupid mistakes in academics.
I feel like the nutty professor at times:. This is so me almost daily with everything i try to do. I love this post. I'm sorry you have to deal with it but it is good to know i am not the only one. True for me too. Funny but frustratingly horribly true. On a daily basis. Ever tried list making? Which list and where especially was the last one put?
I tried all day list making once, putting them lists in my pockets.. Took off my jacket I am not amused. Now I know what's happening it's no easier. I have tried the therapist route once I understood how depressed I had got.. Almost at the last bus stop.
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Had to abandon that after a good while of really sticking with it,. Nobody wants to tell an adult that ADHD is what ails them. That everything following that is because of it. I cannot afford diagnosis. I am fighting it, myself, trying to stay thinking clearly everyday. Time seems to fly.
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I cant believe just how long ago I first knew what it was. I have always felt so strange, so different. I try to be like everyone else. Geign normalness. I dont know. Sometimes I just cannot be bothered and ignore the undercurrent of reaction. What seems initially like friendliness becomes a nonstop talking irrritating pest. Medication for ocd and ptsd. Still I was less anxious. Against my docs wishes. Shes seen me in tears , we have agreed on depression etc.
Now i am really somuch better. I am told I am bubbly chatty clever inventive creative hardworking imaginative multi talented. I cannot describe how so very often if I stop ignoring the way it is for me, I know that those words do not describe the person hiding in plain sight. I dare not say how much ridiculous effort is involved to keep even the normality going of everyday. I cannot let myself dispair I know that. Me myself and I.
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We are a team and when we get lost in the melee of things its about knowing how to regroup. But yes the article by MH -thankyou. If you are like me you know how frightening it can be in here. I can't believe how much that sounds like me! Wish someone could explain this to my partner better so he'd understand why it takes me so long to get anything simple done. So many distractions in our heads and all around us its a miracle we get anything done at all haha! I thought everyone thought that way about everything. Now I am saddened by this. Meds don't seem to help me.
Better talk to my doc asap. Thank you. I showed you comment to my non-ADHD husband. He replies to your question and simply states that he would just make a cup of tea. When I asked him what he's gonna do when the milk is missing. He states that he would either skip the milk or just go get the milk in the store.
It sounds very simple, but it would be very hard for me to do things this way. If you really want a fantastic visual on what it feels like to have an ADHD brain, you should watch this video interview with Ty Pennington and Dr. It is the best representation I have seen! That video clip was really helpful!! I like the way Dr. More organic veggies and fruits, clean sources of protein like omega3 fatty acid containing fish, organic chicken, org turkey, cage free eggs, natural sources of complex carbs like squash, sweet potato, etc.
No matter where you step, bombs explode. People suffer. Your being causes pain and chaos. You can't escape the minefield. You are beaten if you stop moving, and beaten harder when bombs go off. There is no rest from making things explode, from destroying everything around you. People hate you for what you do. It doesn't matter that you can't help it, you are responsible. Sooner or later, whether through loneliness or anxiety or guilt, you start longing for death.
For an escape, any escape from this endless hell. Very much feeling this myself today, just want to run away from everything and the ground to swallow me up!! He knows it bothers you, yet it continues. Could ADHD be playing a role? Back Psychology Today. Back Find a Therapist.