ADD: Inattentive Type
I have just been diagnosed with ADD, Inattentive Type, and I’m interested to hear from other people who have a non-hyperactive version of ADD.
My story: I was always a dreamy child, and although I had no trouble in grade school, I had a very frustrating and often upsetting time in junior high and high school. This was due to the typical ADD issues - attention problems, organizational issues, procrastination, etc. etc.
I learned how to cope and adapt for the world of work, although it tended to completely exhaust me. I just started Ritalin which helps tremendously in focusing me and freeing up a lot of energy. I am not so exhausted after work now.
I am very disorganized at home with papers, clothes, general stuff, and still struggle a lot with that. Fortunately at work there are more structures in place to help me organize - like Outlook for appointments, paper calendars, files. I don’t know why I seem to resist using these at home, although I do use my cell phone calendar to keep on track for appointments.
Mostly though, I have this feeling that I’m forcing my consciousness to focus and be like everyone else’s (less so with the Ritalin), which is a bad feeling that leaves me feeling stressed out.
That’s a little bit about me…look forward to hearing about you…
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