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Just Diagnosed With ADHD (Adults)
How long until progress?
I was diagnosed this past February. I’ve been in counseling since then, and trying my second medication combination. But I don’t feel like I’m getting much better with managing any of my punctuality, task initiation & completion, organization, etc. challenges. I think I would feel better if I saw progress in just ONE area… but right now I feel pretty stagnant.
What is reasonable, as far as time goes? I get the impression from reading others’ stories that, in general, diagnosis is accompanied with this huge, “wow, this explains a lot!” moment, maybe some improvements from medication, and then a long period of developing personal management strategies and routines. So maybe it is several years before a person feels successfully settled in his or her own management practices?
I could be patient with myself… but I’m in college. I can’t wait a couple years. I’m registered with the appropriate departments there and receiving accommodations, but I’m still struggling and falling behind. I can’t take time off… the student loans payments would kick in!
Anyway… sorry for the long rant!