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LionQueen
1mo

Between this and being a lesbian, I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN

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mickyz1990
5mo

Dang lol

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ktutkrah
7mo

And also - looking at everyone else and being like “how did you not see that?”

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lyxander
7mo

😔😔 facts.

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shypagangirl
11mo

So much foreshadowing!! There was so much that should have clued the adults in that something wasn't quite right with my brain!!

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gemnap
11mo

Yesssss

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kixMummy87
11mo

It sucks.

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PixelzSwede
11mo

YES! Me too!

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GuyDo
11mo

Its like all the stages of grieve. Sadness, anger, denial, acceptance… etc

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bricoley
11mo

Agreed

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11mo

perfect

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scattercat151
11mo

Perfect!! All those things in my life that made no sense now make perfect sense.

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aliona :p
11mo

Hi

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aliona :p
11mo

Hi scattercat

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aliona :p
11mo

Yo scattercat151 yo yo

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RebeccaJean
11mo

Good description. Did you write that yourself?

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aliona :p
11mo

Hello reb

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aliona :p
11mo

Hi rebecca

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bluebird711
12mo

So true. And thinking if I had actually been diagnosed before college. I would not have had six different majors and no degree to show for it. I have enough college credits for almost to bachelor degrees. But not enough credits to accomplish getting one.

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lisadhd
12mo

100% true. Sometimes it’s hard to watch.

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JFi__
12mo

Oh.. if only could I re-watch the show…

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pickledpepper
12mo

Ow. It hurts bc it’s true

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sewstuck2000
12mo

Such a great illustration. I also started my adhd diagnosis because of the fallout from Covid+menopause. At first I went through all the "If only" scenarios. True, my life might have been different but, also, it might not. Realistically, in the 70/80s in rural Australia there was nowhere my parents could have taken me even IF they suspected something. And there was no internet/YouTube/social media to get educated. It is kind of reassuring though to look back at the chaos and years of low energy put down to M.E./CFS and know that 1. It wasn't in my head and 2. I did the best I could with what I had. And 3. Thank GOODNESS I now know how my beautiful brain works and have access to this amazing, supportive community.

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adhdartist2023
11mo

I think we’re twins separated at birth! Same exact circumstances surrounding my diagnosis! And very similar reaction to it all. ADHD and menopause together are not for sissies. Holy crap. Hot flashes and mood swings anyone?

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brokenbrain
1y

Yes, well put! Looking back i see all the signs… also see contribution of adhd to my marriage falling apart and ending in a divorce. That has been really hard.

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adhdartist2023
1y

Exactly. Red flags abound. I clearly had ADHD. But at 54 in the middle of the pandemic and the beginning of menopause, I got my diagnosis. I think I went through the whole 7 stages of grief in technicolor. I'm working on acceptance with my eyes set on Thriving, knowing my weaker or blind spots, and acknowledging its superpowers.

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lisadhd
12mo

Me too, how are you going with the acceptance?

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tiffanitwysted
1y

Exactly! I look back on all the red flags that I just excused as nothing - not focusing at school, teaching myself math and everything else at home, waking up at 5am to do homework because nothing else was going on and I could focus… crazy…

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1y

I just posted a memory on fb of a post I made saying that I had forgotten to eat for 8 hours until I was shaking and my fingers were tingling. Looking back it's super clear that it was good 'ol ADHD lol

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sahri
1y

That’s EXACTLY how I feel!

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ParabolicHeater
1y

That’s the best way to put it! I appreciate that.

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