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    Ronnie posted in the group We Are More Than Our Mental Health

    2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Well, my mental health just took a new turn, and somewhat unexpected. Things were getting frustrating with some issues I’d been having recently to the point where I finally talked to some people in a bipolar group about it. A lot of people were quite helpful, but there was one in particular who gave me some good advice.

    They said what I was describing sounded like issues they had and that I should ask my doctor about it. I did just that. I asked if it was possible that I have ADD or ADHD (apparently it’s now become common to diagnose in adults). When he got back to me he said it’s highly likely that I do. So he had me fill out a form which I did with honest answers.

    Now I guess we’ll just take things from there once he gets back to me on this too.

    This is just great (slight sarcasm), if I do have either then that’s just one more thing to add to my list of disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Severe Depression, Bipolar 1 Disorder, ADD and/or ADHD.

    A friend tells me not to worry too much about it. She says she kind of already knew. She said it’s okay and that my brain just works differently. I’m lucky to have her in my life, she understands me in a way most people don’t.

    The funny thing is, about a year ago when I was seeing a therapist he mentioned it and at the time I dismissed it and just stopped going after that. Guess he may have been right all along.

    Again, I’ll see what happens next so I should just chill a bit in the meantime.

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    • I’ve been dealing with 11 symptoms of ADD for years. Not officially diagnosed yet but I’m going to talk to my doctor about it. ADD can get very annoying, if you ever need any advice, I can try to help

      • Thanks, Sadie. Well, my doctor got back to me and now he wants to have an appointment. Thankfully he had an opening for this coming Monday. So we’re going to go over my results, what it all means, and if I need to have my meds changed.

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Ronnie

Shy and quiet reader. Shy and quiet writer.

Aside from being a fangirl, I am an avid reader to the extreme.  I converted an old bedroom into a library so much of my time is spent in it.  I read a variety of genres but my main genre is Non-Fiction and a sub-genre of Native American studies.

My top 3 books of all time:

  1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  2. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  3. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

 

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