It bothers me a lot that ADHD is most strongly associated with child behavior. : ADHD


I don’t care that a particular child is disrupting a class. Classroom behavior is such a small part of your life, and school with ADHD wasn’t that bad. Don’t get me wrong, I had a lot of problems, it meant a lot of struggling and teachers who didn’t understand.

But as an adult who has to work for a living, it is so much harder than I ever imagined. Over the last 5 years as a line cook, which I associate with daily torture, I’ve watched brand new employees get better than me in two weeks. I failed my classes when I tried to go to school to better my life and I’m afraid to waste that much money now that I have a family to take care of. I’ve been to 3 different neurologists/ sleep doctors, 2 psychologists and countless visits to them. Nothing works and I’ve given up. I still take 54 MG of Concerta every day, but it only helps enough such that I can avoid losing my job.

I’ll turn 26 in a couple years, and I won’t be insured by my parents. I won’t be able to afford Concerta, and I’ll get demoted to dishwasher or fired because I already get complained about enough. I’ll make less money, and get fewer hours, and I won’t be able to afford my car or my rent. My whole life is going to fall apart soon, and no one cares or sympathizes with me because the whole world is only concerned that little Billy keeps getting out of his seat during lectures.

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