I had several mental health providers mention ADD briefly when I sought treatment for depression and anxiety over the last 10 years, but it was quickly brushed off both both myself and the provider. Part of me is angry that no one caught this earlier...it would have saved me years of grief and I think that I could have prepared better for the transition into motherhood.
I had been getting by ok until I had my DS in January and then EVERYTHING seemed to fall apart. I'm now learning that I had developed lots of pretty good strategies to compensate for my shortcomings. With the demands of a baby on top of everything else, the strategies that worked before, aren't getting me by anymore. Now i'm working on coming up with new strategies ...
I'm sure you all have your own unique ADD struggles. My issues seem to be serious disorganization, difficulty with starting tasks and finishing them, difficulty attending to uninteresting tasks to start. I'm having crazy trouble keeping the house up, cooking, cleaning and caring for my DS and DH. I'm not currently working, but hubby wants me to get a job. The idea of working makes me cringe because I don't think I could hold it together at all with the addition of a job.
Any suggestions for keeping up with the house? Any ideas for organization?