ADHD

Co-morbidities

I’ve decided that the list of potential ADHD co-morbidities is just damned depressing. Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression…all of these mental health conditions and more can co-exist with ADHD. My own personal co-morbidity side-car is anxiety. Officially, we’re still trying to sort out if it’s caused by the ADHD or if it’s inherent within me in and of itself. Personally…I don’t think it’s just the ADHD causing it. When I take my Vyvanse, I actually feel a lot of my mental anxiety just whoosh away as my mind settles…but there’s still that ambient anxiety in my body…

Anyway…there are so many other things that “co-exist” in my life alongside my ADHD that I am compiling a new list of ADHD co-morbidities.

Style…there’s nothing saying ADHD can’t co-exist with style/design/artistry. I could be the Holly Becker of ADHD! (Holly Becker is the blogger/force behind decor8, a most fabulous design blog…). I can give advice on how to dress yourself by pulling clothes out of piles on the floor, and without ironing, but while still managing to look uber chic. I do it everyday after all (*pose* *pose* *pose*). Special section would include helpful hints, like how to radiate confidence after you realize you’re not wearing any deodorant because you forgot that it even existed that morning (because your boyfriend insisted on putting it “away”…wtf does that even mean “away”, to me it may as well mean “on motherf*cking Jupiter”.)

Cooking: I’ll write the ADHD cookbook. If I started it THIS month it would be all about how to make the best stoner munchies when your Remeron makes you wanna sautée your own leg because you’re so hungry. This would also involve a special section about convincing your significant other to make a run to the store for you…because you might die if you don’t get your hands on a jumbo bag of Doritos and a jar of liquid cheese to dip them in…and you can’t drive because your new meds are making you dizzy. If this book had been started LAST month, however, it would be all about “the ADHD Diet”. That involves getting up in the morning, taking your stimulant meds and then forgetting to eat for the next 8 hours…and playing catch up after work with a bowl of ice cream and every topping you can think of, in the name of keeping your weight in the triple digits.

Cats…yeah, ADHD and cats. Um. Cats.

Fabric: ADHD made me buy enough that it’s worth having its own category for.

Oh here’s a good one…sleep…ADHD and sleep…because my yawn just kicked in because the Remeron I took a little while ago is working its magic…

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