I've Always Known I Was Weird...

I've known for a few years now that I have ADHD... but I've unofficially known since I was a kid.

 

As a child I had all sorts of problems at school. Most of my problems involved disorganization, not paying attention in class, forgetting to do or turn in my homework (or losing it!) and having social skills problems. The other kids thought I was weird and annoying. My teachers thought I was a behavior problem. My parents thought I was just a free spirit who needed to be convinced to go with the flow. But I knew there was something more.

When I was in high school I read about ADHD in a newspaper article, and I was so interested in it that I read a book about it too. It described me perfectly! I went to my mom and said, "I think I know whats wrong with me!" My parents were dubious. They still thought I owas just stubborn, with a side of laziness.

Later when I began having even more problems in high school, my mom suspected I might have Aspergers Syndrome. Reading about this described me to a T also!

I began referring to myself as having both ADHD and aspergers, and reading as much as I could about both,to try to figure out how to survive this world.

It wasn't until I was 23 that I got a legal diagnosis   c

You can read my blog about life with ADHD at http://adhdangel.blogspot.com.

AngelNicki AngelNicki
26-30, F
2 Responses Mar 8, 2010

I think I can relate to this myself. I have always had these same trouble you describe.

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