You probably don’t know how to get a grasp on it. It can be hard to break down into workable chunks.
In case you haven’t noticed, I am not prone to sugar-coating things. (Here’s my take on getting diagnosed as an adult.)
When I am trying to get help with a real problem, I love it when someone says “here’s how serious your problem is – if you don’t do what I am suggesting, here’s what is going to happen.”
Sometimes I even listen. I am writing this because I want you to listen.
It may not be your fault, but it is your problem.
The thing about your ADHD is… It may not be your fault, but it is your problem. You’re the one who has to get off the couch, unplug from your routine, and make things better. If you decide that your ADHD is like an annoying allergy – lactose intolerance, say – you’ll lean too much on your meds, or wait for your shrink to suggest something to you. And you’re going to wind up like most people who have this problem – you’re not going to get better.
You could spend a decade or two without really addressing the serious cost of ADHD. I’ve done it, and if I could go back… Well, the best I can do is to grab you by the lapels and try to convince you NOT to do what I did. Don’t coast. Don’t think if it like a mild allergy.
Think about it like diabetes.
Serious, but treatable.
If you want to get better, this site is for you. Check it out, and be sure to let me know if something I say helps you.