- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I thought about going annon here..but then I decided to be open about this. I’m 27 years old just finishing my Commerce degree . The entire 4 years I have been at school I found that I had a really hard time focusing on my work…seriously when it comes to studying or writing a essay a blank wall is more interesting. At first I thought I just needed to get back into the school grind, 5 years from teavelling has taken me out of the school mindset. Well after stuggling, and to be honest my GPA going up and down, I never get too low…but it’s not where I KNOW I could be. I kept thinking there was something wrong.
An issue I noticed is my math skills. In high shcool I was a math wiz…I actually NEVER studied for math becuase I knew what I was doing, but I really was horrible at garmmar , but now I always seem to be the one to edit group work (ok I should edit my wedding bee comments too…but I’m too lazy,and my computer is a pain in the ass so it takes too long..so don’t judge me on that) , and math is absolutely my worst mark on my transcript, like it goes way over my head…I struggle with some accounting and crap…it makes no sense why this is. In highschool I had great overall grades, I played a lot of sports, I was a part of student leadership and groups…and I don’t remember stuggling like this.
With all that I was stuggling with, I thought I had ADD. I went to a doctor at the end of year one, and literally they brushed off the idea and said I didn’t have it (no assesment). This went on for 3 different doctors (SERIOUSLY…they said it would be evident as a child). I tried talking to peers , friends and even mentors and they all said I just have to stop procrastinating and plan better (what do you think I’m trying to do ppl?!).
Anywho…here I am, almost done school (I have one more semester in the fall, I’ll be done in December), and I finally found a doctor that took me seriously and I’m going for a assesment tomorrow.
What I’m really here to ask is, have any of you bees been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as an adult? Have people taken you seriously when you expressed concern that you may have this issue?
Any experience here? I am mainly looking for ppl who were not diagnosed as children, but I’m so willing to hear from you if you were anyways.