fungus(they/them)
flowerfemme(they/them)
Time ago
cosmicaces

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


fungus(they/them)
posted this
Time ago

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


fungus(they/them)
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fungus(they/them)
posted this
Time ago

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*


fungus(they/them)
posted this
Time ago

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


fungus(they/them)
transwerewolf
Time ago
transwerewolf

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.


cjadewyton

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


transwerewolf

Thank u two so much!!!!

Things to consider,,,,


fungus

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......



fungus(they/them)
posted this
Time ago
  • @opportunity commented on a post:
  • i have this same problem to a degree and making sure everything has its place can help at least a little ^^ might take a bit of a learning curve to get into the habit of putting things back in their spot tho

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"


fungus(they/them)
star-rice(he/him)
Time ago
fungus

having adhd is like having a creature who lives in your house and takes your things and hides them, except the creature is you

star-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.


fungus

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



fungus(they/them)
posted this
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having adhd is like having a creature who lives in your house and takes your things and hides them, except the creature is you


fungus(they/them)
posted this
Time ago

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)


fungus(they/them)
adhdknitting
Time ago

Treillage Lace Scarf and Wrap by Krista Werbil

adhdknitting

owo what's this

  • scarf, lace pattern
  • $5
  • worsted or laceweight
  • 430 - 705 yards
  • looks like leaves on one side, vines on the other
  • it's basically fun ribbing

criteria 1) is this pattern interesting enough that I don't get bored and abandon it

  • ABSOLUTELY
  • it's p easy to memorize bc it's basically the same thing every row, but the spacing changes, so it stays exciting

critera 2) is this pattern easy enough that i can focus on other things while knitting it

  • ALSO ABSOLUTELY
  • like i said, easy af to memorize. once i had it worked into my fingers i barely had to look at it. time flew by while i was working on it. i'd pick fun activities based on if it was something i could knit to

rephrased:

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.

other:

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.

fungus

i made a knitting pattern review blog based solely on if it helps me focus in class



fungus(they/them)
novodemons
Time ago
light-field

the life just b like You Are Compelled To Do As Much Shit As Possible While Finishing Nothing


fungus(they/them)
lime
Time ago
peachy-queer

OK ok y'all

so i'm ADHD, autistic, agender, aromantic(ish), asexual

so basically

i'm

lime



fungus(they/them)
tieflel
Time ago
hero-of-time

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


fungus(they/them)
transwerewolf
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fungus(they/them)
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Time ago

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'


fungus(they/them)
fungus(they/them)
Time ago
fungus

*tries to do anything* i have too many things i need to do so instead i'll do none of them

fungus

*does anything* oh no! guilt because im not doing something else!



fungus(they/them)
posted this
Time ago

*tries to do anything* i have too many things i need to do so instead i'll do none of them


fungus(they/them)
posted this
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Special Interest/Hyperfixation Sharing Pond

Original Post
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!)

RULES

  • When you fill this out, copy/paste this into a new post. Feel free to ignore/delete any prompts you don’t want to answer.
  • If you don’t answer all of the prompts, I would appreciate you linking back to the original post so others can view the full collection of prompts. (It might be nice to do that either way, so people aren’t required to delete your answers, but that is up to you.)
  • If you’d like, tag your post as “interest sharing pond” (and “sharing pond” more generally) so others can see it.


    1. What is your special interest/hyperfixation? How would you describe your special interest/hyperfixation to someone who knows nothing about it? (You can answer multiple if you have more than one, but this may get lengthy for you.)

  • my ocs!!! i love 2 think about them and talk about them! id probably describe it as a superhero universe except instead of the stories being about big fights its about friendship and love
  • whatever fandom/media thing im currently in

    • rn it's mainly septimus heap and good omens
    • also a bit i only listen to the mountain goats

3. What is something people might not know about your special interest/hyperfixation?

  • ocs - almost everything lol. i hardly ever talk abt my ocs bc i don't want to bother ppl
  • fandom - how fuckin good septimus heap is lol. i hardly ever see anyone making fandom content for it :(

4. Have you had other special interests/hyperfixations in the past?

  • for a while i was fixated on sanders sides - i've kinda fallen out of that tho, since i went to college and didn't have as much time to keep on top of things
  • tbh pretty much any fandom ive been in has been a hyperfixation
  • homestuck, lazytown, gravity falls, over the garden wall, harry potter to name a few

    • when i was in middle school i hyperfixated on the show jesse - the one about the military daughter who becomes a babysitter for rich people after she moves to ny trying to be an actress
    • i also hyperfixated on penguins of madagascar for a while
  • i made a shitton of friendship bracelets for a week at summer camp after my friend had to leave early

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?

  • i think abt my ocs p much all the time. whenever i listen to music i think about my ocs listening to it, and i filter most media i consume thru my ocs to some extent, figuring out how they would fit into the different universes
  • i read fanfic mostly, or read worldbuilding-type posts (usually on tumblr,,). i also do headfic (like fanfic minus writing it down)

6. Do you lose track of other things while involved with your special interest/hyperfixation?

  • yeah sometimes. sometimes im doing one thing and i get distracted thinking about my ocs

7. Do you often talk to others about your special interest/hyperfixation? If yes, is it generally online or offline?

  • i dont,,, i dont wanna bother ppl
  • the last time i talked at length with someone about my ocs was offline, at pride afterparty

8. Is there anyone in your life (online or offline) that is also interested in your special interest/hyperfixation?

  • hah no
  • there's like one person who asks me questions abt my ocs sometimes
  • as for the fandoms everyone gives a shit about good omens rn and it's! very very good!
  • but the sep heap fandom is fuckin tiny and also dead
  • but! i have a friend who's also read most of em and we're gonna try and make it into a dnd setting!

9. What are four of your favorite things about your special interest/hyperfixation?

  • ocs:

    1. theyre ALL lgbtq+
    2. gives me something to think about all the time!
    3. when i figure out a new arc in one of my characters' stories and suddenly things are Different
    4. chameleon. im just really into cham rn yall
  • good omens

    1. the apocalypse is comfortingly neat and orderly and green and i like it a lot more than the real world one
    2. the Them
    3. the gays! the gays! (the fact that the two main characters have almost no actual impact on the plot)
    4. gender
  • septimus heap

    1. the magic system and world building. like oh my god
    2. boy 412 makes me EXTREMELY happy
    3. marcia!!!!!!! she's so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4. the part in the 2nd book where [female character] gets kidnapped and [male character] goes off to rescue her bc it's in his nature, but gets completely sidetracked and lost, leaving [female character] plenty of time to rescue herself in one of the best uses of a chekhov's wall hanging (it's like chekov's gun but you thought it was scenery) ive ever seen

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.)

  • i have a discord server for my ocs!!
  • i also have a folder on google drive with docs of character descriptions, and some short stories abt them

14. Would you ever want to have a job that involves your special interest/hyperfixation?

  • i would love to be a writer and be able to just write about em all the time

15. In the short term, do you have anything you’re planning to do soon related to your special interest/hyperfixation?

  • i'm currently rereading septimus heap!
  • and my mom and i are watching the good omens miniseries together!

17. Would you recommend others get involved in your special interest/hyperfixation? Why or why not?

  • yessssss ask me about my ocs
  • septimus heap is one of the best fantasy series ive ever read you should ABSOLUTELY read it

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?

  • maybe homestuck? since we're doing that homestuck reread
  • it was a hyperfixation of mine for a few years starting back in middle school

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.)

  • pretty sure septimus heap was part of what inspired me to have witches and wizards be two separate types of magic users in my fantasy setting (separate from my superhero setting)
  • i have a fantasy setting! magic works like computer programing! my mc is a prophecied hero who is a dreadful wizard (and no, there's no twist, he's just very bad) and it's called freddie vs the forces of good and evil!
  • i want to make a map of the septimus heap universe in minecraft
  • the idea behind my superhero setting is that it's scientifically accurate superpowers, except for when it's not (so like jack's bodily fluids are all black sludge, which means none of her internal organs work, because they need normal bodily fluids to work, but also she can hold a bajilion liters of water in her body with no visible difference, and can regenerate body parts at an alarming rate despite the fact that she can't digest food and so has no source for the materials)

fungus(they/them)
posted this
Time ago
naiad asked:

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


fungus(they/them)
emlynlua
Time ago

fungus(they/them)
transwerewolf
Time ago
transwerewolf

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 yall

fungus

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?



fungus(they/them)
transwerewolf
Time ago
transwerewolf

me literally just a few days ago: i don't know why I'm so insecure about my interests, I haven't really been bullied for them

me reading about add and rejection sensitive dysphoria: oh

fungus

i made a whole zine about rsd, i fuckin hate it



fungus(they/them)
transwerewolf
Time ago
transwerewolf

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



fungus(they/them)
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Time ago

playing minecraft:

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.


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