“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Einstein
Based on the symptoms you describe, it is quite possible that you have ADHD/ADD. Have you consulted a doctor regarding your symptoms?
I thought about asking my doctor before my last check up, argued with my self about it, and basically forgot about it until 2 days ago
It is very common for individuals struggling with adhd to engage in chronic procrastination in order to avoid tasks that require extended effort to focus... the library may be beneficial in that it provides less opportunity for distraction...
there are many online surveys you can take to check if you have the symptoms... it may be beneficial to complete one of these and then bring it with you to the doctor...
here is a link to one...
I actually took one about a day ago. not entirely sure about the site since i just googled it, but i scored in the range that would place me in the "medial" adhd possible diagnosis
When you say "I thought about asking my doctor before my last check up, argued with my self about it" what do you mean... what are you worried about?
In your mind, what is the worst thing that could happen if you brought it up?
It was nothing really. i was more worried about whether it was really that important to ask or not at that point, seeing as i was living the same way basically for the entirerity of my life. If i was really worried about this though, it would probably be because it sounded like i was making excuses for my lower grades and missing work in high school more than anything. I didn't like it coming off like that.
I guess the idea of adderall didn't sit well with me either
There is nothing wrong with asking for help... and the worst thing that would happen is that you would get prescribed medication and it wouldn't really help...
There are different medications to try these days, and some of them aren't stimulants.
And just because you may need a little help to get through some of the more boring topics/classes you have to take for a college education, does not mean you will have to take medication the rest of your life... It can be seen as a tool to get you through the drudgery of some classes until you find yourself a career/opportunity that can engage your more creative mind
I should be getting blood work done in the next couple weeks. can i ask my doctor then?
Definitely... just know that if you go with a non-stimulant, it will likely take 2-4 weeks to see any benefit from those medications...
With a stimulant, you would know within the first several days...
Ok... and i just noticed something. that test you sent me to was the same test i actually took a couple days ago. I scored something like an 18 and 11.
correction, i took the "Slightly longer" version of that test. same site though
I am guessing that you meet the criteria and would likely do very well on medication... do you have any mood issues?
as in mood swings? not entirely. it really depends on how the day goes, but for the most part im pretty relaxed and laid back
Well my suggestion would be to talk to your doctor and see what they have to say and go from there... you are on the right track asking these questions for yourself and trying to get help!
Alright! I'll definetly talk to my doctor about this. Thanks for the assist Adena!