ADHD

Active Communication

I think the thing that is helping me the most right now, in the stress-management department, is active communication. I have been very active in communicating to my professors that I am going through a transition right now of re-learning how to approach my academic endeavors, post-treatment. They’ve been surprisingly receptive to at least tolerant. … Continue reading

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Balls, meet wall

I am hosting a one-woman work marathon at my office desk this evening. And it seems to be working. I’ve hardly stopped since 2pm and am continuing until I have reclaimed my soul. First I finished my entire to-do pile of office work. Then I launched into the homework tangle. I seem to have mustered … Continue reading

ADHD

The sound of silence…

…I’ve been very quiet for the past week because quite frankly I’m getting my ass kicked by this “gift” we call ADHD. I’m really seeing how un-giftlike it truly is. I’m seeing that treatment brings its own adjustments, and those adjustments are totally overwhelming right now. I literally cannot achieve my pre-treatment levels of mania-like … Continue reading

ADHD

Drive v. Hyper Drive

Okay, Jeff hit a nail on the head with this comment on a previous post: “This is a little bit of the problem when you find “the cure” for our gift. Pre-cure, your anxiety and general psychosis would keep you going. All your crazy coping/survival mechanisms kept you at the top of your game…but it … Continue reading

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Meltdoooooowwwwn!

I should have a meltdown dance…kind of like a touchdown dance. Because like touchdowns, they’re inevitable at some point and I may as well celebrate them, though not excessively 🙂 I’m graduating in May. So this is my last official mid-semester meltdown. Awww…the warm sentimental feelings overcoming me…just kidding, I’m still in hate with my … Continue reading