having adhd is basically just 90% of your thoughts disappearing in a second, then you get it, and then it's gone, and then it stays gone, and then it comes back at a completely irrelevant time
i have the adhd accent. every utterance gets smushed together into a single long slurry of sound because otherwise it takes too long and i don't know how to pronounce any words because i learned them from books because i read constantly as a child to escape my social isolation and boredom
i have not set a single alarm for my classes this year and astonishingly i have also not been late to a single class this year let's see how long i can keep this up babeyyy!!!!!
me earlier, almost in tears: im afraid of being yelled at for not knowing how to do the homework. i feel like i havent been given the tools to figure this out and it's really frustrating me and that's why i said maybe i should drop this class
me 3 hours later, reading adhd posts: *remembers earlier today*
oh how did i know i have adhd? well, i'm typing this now because i went to bed in minecraft and got bored waiting for the screen to fade out
Not to appear out of the void but
How do y'all with adhd feel abt Medication for adhd 👀awakeingdreamer
Personally, I've neve taken medications for any of my mental diabilities (it started out I was literally terrified of pills lol) but I started eating organic over ten years ago as an alternative, for my adhd, and it really helped.
I'm all for proper medication if its needed; my wife took some temporary "correctional" medication and it helped her a lot. She went to a proper doctor to get it and it's def worth considering. She only took it for 3 months before going off it again.
On the flip I self-medicate using caffine which is a temporary fix when I need to focus on something important like a job interview, but not the healthiest or most effective way to do it (whoops)
As awakeningdreamer said, diet changes can be a big help too so it's worth looking into
Thank u two so much!!!!
Things to consider,,,,
my mom didn't put me on meds so i would learn coping mechanisms and not be beholden to the corporations to survive
it would probbaly be easier for me to do my math homework on meds, but there are other aspects of adhd i like that i wouldnt want to loose and so id have to research and find out if they'd go away before i'd take meds
love to know what those diet changes might be......
funny thing is, the thing i lost, it was an open bag of oyster crackers, and i lost it because i put it away with the rest of them bc i wasn't paying attention
in daily life, i do do that, and quite often i will be like "where the fuck are my earbuds *checks pocket they're always in* gotem", and it's not nearly as much of a problem now as it used to be, but there are still things that slip through the cracks.
like i put shit down when im not paying attention and half the time my autopilot puts them away but the other half im like "wait. wait. what the fuck"
having adhd is like having a creature who lives in your house and takes your things and hides them, except the creature is youstar-rice
dude if anyone has any tips or tricks for dealing with this phenomenon, please, I implore you to share them with me. This is Motherfucker Unlimted (my roommate) to a T and its so bad its a fucking problem.
Half of the caps to our spices are missing. Gone. Eaten by the void. He's constantly in a state of "lost my wallet/cigs/headphones/etc". He can't hold onto anything for more than 5 seconds before he subconciously hides it somewhere future him will never look.
tbh the only solution ive found is consiously trying to make sure i never put things down when thinking about other things. like "ok im going to put my glasses here da da da" and then it forms an actual memory instead of getting tuned out in the background of whatever else i was doing
having adhd is like having a creature who lives in your house and takes your things and hides them, except the creature is you
love it when i put down my baggie of oyster crackers and then it just fucking vanishes and i have to spend like 5 minutes trying to find it so ants don't get it (and i still don't know where it is)
Treillage Lace Scarf and Wrap by Krista Werbiladhdknitting
owo what's this
critera 2) is this pattern easy enough that i can focus on other things while knitting it
this pattern is simple, yet complex. it engages my brain without distracting me from what's going on around me. essentially the perfect adhd knitting pattern.
it's also incredibly versatile, you can knit it with basically any weight, and can easily change the width by adding or subtracting intervals of 16 sts.
i made a knitting pattern review blog based solely on if it helps me focus in class
the life just b like You Are Compelled To Do As Much Shit As Possible While Finishing Nothing
I've seen people talk about the adhd time management thing where you feel like you dont have any time to do anything cause you have to be somewhere in 4 hours but what about when you have to leave in 15 minutes which is surely plenty of time to do 50 things and still get ready to leave
shows will sometimes have a character stare off into the distance and be unresponsive to show that they are Experiencing Sad Emotion but that's just how I am on a daily basis
a peak adhd moment was when i saw a post on a blog, clicked on the blog to see context, and scrolled right on past the post, completely tuning it out, and then later thinking 'hm i should have run into that post by now'
*tries to do anything* i have too many things i need to do so instead i'll do none of them
Special Interest/Hyperfixation Sharing Pond
What is a Sharing Pond? Rather than being asked questions or tagged in a post, you can fill out a sharing pond if you choose to! No need to wait for someone to ask or tag you! (Thank you @thembo for the name! Use the name "sharing pond" if you’d like to make something similar based on this format!)
If you’d like, tag your post as “interest sharing pond” (and “sharing pond” more generally) so others can see it.
whatever fandom/media thing im currently in
3. What is something people might not know about your special interest/hyperfixation?
4. Have you had other special interests/hyperfixations in the past?
homestuck, lazytown, gravity falls, over the garden wall, harry potter to name a few
5. How much time do you spend on your special interest/hyperfixation? Is it something you do, something you learn about, something you think about, some combination of those, or something else entirely?
6. Do you lose track of other things while involved with your special interest/hyperfixation?
7. Do you often talk to others about your special interest/hyperfixation? If yes, is it generally online or offline?
8. Is there anyone in your life (online or offline) that is also interested in your special interest/hyperfixation?
9. What are four of your favorite things about your special interest/hyperfixation?
13. Do you keep any documents you’ve made about your special interest? (A list of articles you’ve read, a document with descriptions of a fantasy world, etc.)
14. Would you ever want to have a job that involves your special interest/hyperfixation?
15. In the short term, do you have anything you’re planning to do soon related to your special interest/hyperfixation?
17. Would you recommend others get involved in your special interest/hyperfixation? Why or why not?
18. Are there any interests you see becoming a special interest/hyperfixation? If yes, what are they? What makes you think they could become a special interest/hyperfixation of yours?
19. End with one (or a few!) more thing(s) about your special interest/hyperfixation of your choosing! (Fun fact, something you recommend a person start with if they’d like to get into your interest, etc.)
I feel the same way about that disabled post! I use spoons, and have physical problems, as well as ocd and more than likely add or adhd but I'm still like "nah this post isn't about me"
yeah :// hhh
i just realized that me relentlessly working on a painting straight through the whole day non stop, and then not making another painting for months might be a case of me hyperfocusing yallfungus
oh worm, do you know how many times ive flipflopped between knitting nonstop for a month and then abandoning a project midway through and not knitting for months?
i've been reading abt adhd and talking to buddie and we have a strong hunch that I have add
if u have adhd are there some experiences u know many ppl with adhd have but aren't typically known or discussed?fungus
hyperfocussing on books! i once hyperfocussed on a comic book and didnt hear the diner bell or everyone leaving the cabin until someone was directly like "hey so are you coming to dinner or"
i once got in trouble at school bc i was hyperfocussing on a book and my teacher was like "hey put that away and pay attention" and i was like "sure" and then she was like "i'm writing you up for not listening" and it turned out she had said that like 3 more times and i had just. said sure. and not registered it. and kept reading
so sometimes people can try to break you out of hyperfocussing and it just straight up doesnt work
also, terrible memory. i will do something and then forget if ive done it or not. i will say something and immediately forget i've said it.
zoning out when people are talking and then having to deduce what you missed from what they're saying now
i don't know if all adhders do this but i have gotten really good at tracing back conversations? like someone will be like "how did we even get here" and i'll trace back and be like "oh it was this and then that and then this"
i also often completely change the subject bc something someone has said reminded me of something else that reminded me of this, which people do talk about, but
i don't think ive ever seen anyone else talk about how if i think of something that is pretty directly related, i will often back up to the beginning of it anyway, so i can explain the whole thing and not just the part i was reminded of, and so it'll sound unrelated until i get to the point i was making.
i also will sometimes loose a thought and then go back to where i last remember remembering it and it's like i dropped it there or something
i'll also pin reminders to specific images, like if i need to remember to send someone a link once i get home i'll pin the thought of sending them the link to the image of my computer so when i see my computer i remember it. except sometimes i pin reminders to the place i was reminded of it, and so i have to go back and pick it up (see "dropping" thoughts)
sometime's i'll forget what i was thinking about, have to go back to where i last remember what i was thinking of, and then trace forward until i can remember it, because i was having FUN with that fantasy where my oc is in the septimus heap universe and i want to CONTINUE having fun.
oh also any paragraph longer than 3-4 lines is hell, and i hate them. spaces between paragraphs are the best thing that's ever happened to me.
on the topic of written language, sometimes i'll skip a line, or pull a word from a line below or above into the line i'm reading, and then only notice bc the sentence sounds weird. which is naturally decreased if paragraphs have less lines and have clear spaces between them
flys back to house and puts all this stone in my chest and get more cobble: iron bucket
flys back to house and takes screenshots of house: iron bucket
flys over to giant furnace: IRON BUCKET
stops to make this text post: IRON. BUCKET.