Single Parents With ADHD
Single parent with ADHD - possible without medication?
I am a single mother of 44 with a 6 year old son. While investigating the possibilites that my son was ADHD, professionals found that he wasn’t but I was.
I have two degrees, a good and well paid job and I am 20 years sober in AA, but after my divorce in 2010 I realize that what I thought to be temporary mess and chaos is actually not a character defect but a diagnosis.
I have managed this far without medication, but the level of stress it has caused, the private chaos and isolation can not be hidden any longer.
However, I am really scared of medication. Not only because I always suffer side-effects badly, but also due to my compulsive-addicted personality.
I am afraid anyone will find out. I read in Norwegian litterature that single mothers with ADHD are not considered good and stable mothers. Though I consider myself being both, if the professionals don’t, what can I do to prove them wrong?
Appreciate your sharings and experience and so grateful I have found this forum.
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