Hello. I'm new here. I suspect I have ADHD and possibly Autism. I'm very forgetful and try hard not to be. I remember numbers and dates that no normal person would remember. I can't seem to focus at times especially when there are distractions such as other conversations happening around me. School was very difficult and it was hard to make friends. I'm in my forties now and still don't have friends. Not because I don't want them but because I guess I don't know how to maintain that. I'm usually quite serious and take things personally a lot. Social situations range from uncomfortable to terrifying and I really don't want to be like this. I tried to get a bit of help when I was younger... It didn't help my parents were old fashioned - you know.... "You'll be ok... Snap out if it.... Man up". I was left thinking more so there was something wrong but have been too proud, but also nervous to try and get help as I truly don't know where to start in explaining things. I've been to the doctor and they have arranged some kind of online assessment for ADHD but it feels like nothing is happening. It's been 6 months or more and it's just adding to anxiety. I haven't told my family, acquaintances or partner quite how I feel because I'm just worried about that. Should I keep waiting for my doctor and the place I was referred to? or is there any alternative things i can do. I feel like I just need answers so my life makes sense.

Posted by Alan76 at 2022-04-01 12:06:02 UTC