It’s been nearly a month since I was diagnosed with ADHD-PI. To say it’s been interesting is an understatement. On one hand, I am happy I finally have answers for everything that I felt was wrong with me. On the other, I have answers for everything that is wrong with me.
My doctor prescribed me generic Adderall. It’s a stimulant, so it’s a controlled substance. There is such a negative stigma behind them, but it’s like taking a Tylenol for a headache. When you have a headache and take a Tylenol, your symptoms go away. When I take my meds, my mood becomes more leveled, I can remember stuff, and it’s easier for me to focus. I honestly do not understand why people are so against ADHD medication, but are fine with taking a Tylenol.
Finding my superpowers
One of the things that I’ve learned is that I have some “superpowers”. To a neurotypical brain, you might call this “being normal”. One of the things about ADHD is an issue with executive function. I’ve found that I’m on time for things, I can easily switch tasks, I can focus on one thing – or maybe even multiple things at once and properly multitask.
All I can really say is that I just need to move forward. Learn new techniques to help me as keep symptoms under control. Overall, I’m glad I decided to get checked out.
This was just a short update, but I just wanted to provide a update. 🙂