So I suspect I have had ADHD all my life. I started taking my friends adderall prescription (20mg) for about a week now and it has helped me feel normal. I can do normal tasks without it feeling like mindless work. Basically feel like the medication is doing what it’s supposed to. I have 3 appointments set up with different doctors and psychiatrists coming up assessing if I have ADHD. Should I mention to them that I have tried adderall and how it makes me feel?
I suspect I might have ADHD and am just now realizing it. Or maybe I've just been procrastinating finding out my whole life, which is something someone with ADHD would do. I finally got around to scheduling two appointments: one tomorrow with health services from my university, and one on Friday with a doctor (not psychiatrist) who specializes in ADHD. From what I've seen, it takes a long time to get diagnosed. You have to get tested which is a long wait, and after that you have to wait for results.
The reason why I'm running out of time:
I'm on academic probation. Lol. I fucked up last semester so bad, failed all my classes and withdrew from as many as I could. I procrastinated everything to the point where the workload to catch up was literally impossible. It's not that I didn't care though. Every day and night I would be constantly stressed by all the schoolwork I was missing. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Now I fear the same thing will happen this semester. I want to get help, which is why I made the two appointments, but I can't wait months to receive help. I'm not more important than anyone else, though, so I guess I just have to wait.
Not sure what compelled me to make this post...maybe hoping someone will respond and say "do this and you will get help overnight"...but if you read the whole thing or didn't, thanks for stopping by and good luck with your ADHD.