I am a newly diagnosed 41 year old female. I have had a 'rough' life, but have managed to bounce back each time I am thrown down- or do it to myself. I knew I had issues to work through and get past. I have been doing that for quite sometime now. I have had a very stable life for the last few years- allowing me to ACTUALLY work through a lot of my issues.
In January I got real honest with myself and knew there was something wrong and I had to find out what. My life is stable and extremely routine, my partner is AMAZING and I believe he unintentionally saved my life. I have a great life. great job. I have baggage and complications and valid reasons to be upset, but really things are good. So why do I feel like everything is falling apart now that it is really all coming together???
I have had my thyroid checked for the last three years. I have had every immune deficiency test out there. I have been tested for diabetes-- dr. thought maybe that's why I was getting up 6-10 times a night. And then I went to the gynecologist to make sure my hormones weren't completely our of whack.
All of these tests were negative- time and time again.
So, now I am here looking for information and support. I am still a bit in awe of this diagnosis. I really didn't believe this was a real thing for adults or most children. but the more research I do and personal accounts I read and assessment of my past-- I know I have ADHD and now I want to figure out how to live better with ADHD.