Darling Blue, big squishy hugs.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, you ROCK Blue!
Ok enough of the festivities lol, down to business.
I feel so completely humbled by what you said Blue, that my insides are crumbling from it.
You're such a dear, sweet friend to me. I appreciate you and care about you so much.
Don't know whether to laugh or cry.
So I'll breathe.
I've got this "thing" going on with me where I don't want anything to be seriously "wrong" with anyone really... I haven't put that very well, but you might know what I mean (it's the extreme mothering instinct in me I've been told. I want to wrap cotton wool around everyone).
Then something "pings" in my mind that was triggered by something a person says, (or a look if they're IRL)... like this you said....
"Putting eggs on to boil, getting distracted within (literally) 30 seconds of meaning to put on a timer and...."
Woah, pull up ecomama... you've heard of things like this before AND seen clients do this in front of your very eyes. They already had a diagnosis of ADHD. Or were soon to be diagnosed after referring on.
This is a more explicit response to my initial post after your words describing even more explicitly the situations you find yourself in.
Stay with your gut instincts Blue and follow them.
I'm incredibly proud of you.
Even moreso, if that's possible, after hearing that you already followed through with your GP AND got a referral!
OMG THAT'S WONDERFUL.
Please please please!
Write down or copy and paste those parts of your post to me that described all those scenarios.
Hand THESE to your Psychiatrist.
This is the analysing and filtering process we went through in supporting Alexa's neighbour for her diagnosis. (Usually she just talked & I'm sure her psych heard 'white noise' lol oh dear!)
You just can't make this stuff up!
Once we had so many of her experiences, feelings, reactions in a NUTSHELL.
Wrote them down for her.
Then it was 2 appointments with w new psych, questionnaires etc and a diagnosis was made.
Her meds were adjusted and thank goodness, because she feels so much better now!
Sure she's not "cured" but she has really decent support through NDIS funding and her life is so much richer now!!
It's beautiful to witness!!
Alexa even went out for dinner with her and her friends on the weekend.
That would never have happened before.
You've got this Blue!
Or soon to get it.