May I join....I think this is for ADD/ADHD mama's right? I just got diagnosed with subtype inattentive (I'm not hyper but DS sure is!).
I've had trouble most of my life with things, a lot of it relating to memory (I am in my late 30's and just got diagnosed!). Seriously thought I had a learning disability but do not. I've been under an extreme amount of stress for a long time (6+ months, job related) among other things and I keep saying I don't know how much more I can take. I am relieved though, of the diagnosis because then maybe I can do some things to help so I don't have so much trouble/stress.
I also think DS has it and it's so stressful dealing with him a lot of the time when he won't cooperate. I have a short fuse when he pushes my buttons. I read great GD books, but have a really hard time applying the concepts.
Does anyone here WOH and have some good information about careers and ADHD?
-poor memory, sometimes very poor
-time management, thinking I have more time than i actually do
-hard time starting projects/completing projects that are overwhelming
-get overwhelmed easily
-had a very hard time in school/college when material got more complicated
-low self esteem
-very critical of myself
-hard time multi-tasking especially with more complicated things
-don't always notice details
-I am slow in general and slow thinker
-don't understand simple things that other people don't have a problem with
-I know there's more.
I would also like to know if any of you have corrected/eased your symptoms naturally through diet, homeopathy, reiki, acupuncture?, behavior therapy, or anything like that.
DS and I also have allergies/sensitivities and I know that can go hand-in-hand with ADHD. I have multiple food/environment allergies and he has gluten intolerance and possibly egg issue and starting to get seasonal allergies. I would love to try homeopathy for one or both of us but it's $$$. I had a pee test done for heavy metals, mercury was low, lead slightly elevated and high tin (I used to solder).
I have 4 upcoming appts with my doc for coping strategies. I cannot decide whether or not to tell my work. Going to try and wait for my first therapy appt to discuss that a the end of the month, if I can wait that long. Luckily there is a local support group but I think it only meets once every 2-3 months.
Thanks for reading my long post.