I struggle with my ADHD. I wrote a piece about it a month ago, at the start of therapy. Asking someone for help leads you to a loop of your past: What worked? What didn’t work? How does this define me? Should it?
Since my first appointment, I’ve cycled through three variations of medication and doses. Advancements in research produced more formulas to try; I am no longer tied to Adderall (which makes it impossible to quench my thirst) or Ritalin (which turns an anxiety-fueled page numberer). The medication is a godsend, the difference in my work has been incredible. I’ve lost track of time while working on a design. I pay attention in meetings. I complete all my house work. I listen to people when they're speaking.Read More