I have noticed issues with 95% of the symptoms that were described here on the website. My 8 year old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD and in going through the symptoms with the clinician I started to realize that most of those symptoms fit many of the reasons why I am not very successful at work. Easily distracted; inability to sustain attention; difficulty finishing paperwork; frequent shifts from one activity to another; procrastination; disorganized work habits; forgetfulness in daily activities; failure to complete tasks.....I literally dropped my jaw and thought "that is what I have been suffering with for years...." I was also dyslexic as a child (so my mother tells me) and I often have struggled with that as well. I think maybe it is a part of the possible ADD symptoms but I have not gotten that far. I always struggled with school, work, and social situations and have a history of Dysthymic Disorder which symptoms are persistent sadness, sleep problems, insomnia, feelings of guilt, loss of interest and energy (which I experience all of) and it generally is mild when I do experience it. I notice the low points come more frequently and combined with undiagnosed ADD and dyslexia I am sort of lost as to where to go. I have tried one or two medications that did help with some of the symptoms of the Dysthymic disorder but nothing to treat the ADD which at that time was not even in the picture. I am on the verge of losing a job that I desperately need and I have been struggling to perform at my job for the past year and I slowly notice the symptoms getting worse. My previous boss (same company, different time frame) noticed the same issues with ADD that I am having now and that was back in 2005. The more specific things I have going on at work are: inability to focus, struggling to pay attention to work related tasks, organization, following directions, and not completing work related tasks that have a time constraint. I don't do these things on purpose. I have a calendar now that I check on a daily basis but even with that I feel very unorganized all the time.
Sorry for rambling, just needed some advice, where I could go, things I could try to manage it before I get myself into therapy (if needed) and finally get this under control.View Thread
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