Anxiety and ADHD
I want to quit my grad studies after 1 day. Help!
I’m a 28yo female and have had social phobia and GAD since my late teens. I began a (second) master’s degree yesterday and, before attending my first class, I asked my husband and parents to make sure I don’t quit (because I’ve already done this once before several years ago). After class yesterday, I was very happy about my new studies and extremely excited to start. I was so excited about it all that I talked about it to everyone all evening until I started to repeat information to the same people. However, this morning, I woke up feeling as though I had completely changed my mind. Almost like I’d talked myself out of it, without even talking to myself. All day I have felt exhausted, with no energy and I’ve barely spoken to anyone. My next class is tomorrow morning and I’m really worried about going back.
I was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD last year by my doctor. She, and my psychologist, said I enjoy ‘shiny new things’ but don’t want to stick at anything. I have taken medication for anxiety in the past (nothing right now) but have never taken anything for ADHD.
I already have a master’s degree so I know I can do the work, but I have no idea why I’m feeling so miserable about it today. How could I possibly have lost interest in something that I was so excited about yesterday?!
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