It's my second day of a new job and i'm already getting called a f***ing slacker by my work colleagues. The manager knows I have an ADD diagnosis and that I'm being medicated and the job is in hospitality and is quite stressful. I get the impression that the management team aren't pleased with my work despite this only being my second day of the job. Should I tell my work colleagues I have ADD so that they can give me a break? My employers aren't disability confident.
On the handful of occasions I've disclosed, it's never helped. People look at you differently once they know and even if they don't, we rob ourselves of any potential esteem gains in the future because we never really know if the plaudits our work receives thereafter are being celebrated or pitied.
nightowl: Hi. I'm newly diagnosed ADHD (inattentive) at 47. I have some questions about the cost of drugs going private so will be looking on here. Meanwhile thanks to urcapable for the helpful link. My daughter is dyslexic too so that will help!
Feb 10, 2020 14:36:16 GMT
kate: Hello I'm a 50 year old lady just realising I have ADHD.
Jan 31, 2020 20:55:05 GMT
mamadedos: Anyone, everyone posting in the Shoutbox: If you would like a response or want to interact with other members, please go to the Forum and post in Introductions or Lounge or any of the topical boards. There is no way to get in touch with you from here.
Jan 30, 2020 21:03:29 GMT
silver: My wonderful Mother recently declared I was diagnosed ADD, as a child. This would have happened sometime in the late 70's. Hmmm. Seriously? This is either a 'golden opportunity' or 'poison chalice' Current status.... sitting on the fence
Jan 21, 2020 10:41:59 GMT
toshi: Hi ,there, I am 49 years old mum of 10 years old kid. I am bad parent, and it's made my kid unwell, my husband pointed out I have to change how I behave towards to my kid. NHS discharged me already, as they don't have any source in Cambridge.
Jan 17, 2020 21:45:27 GMT
kpnutz5357: HI I'm 57 & from west midlands,I'm still on waiting list to be assessed.My family & friends are in denial I have ADHD. My husband know i have these symptoms,but at times he gets frustrated & then i get stressed & more depressed. Any support in this area
Jan 9, 2020 3:56:40 GMT
dancingman: I'm 58, West Midlands, diagnosed Sept 2018, highly creative; at 50 went from a poor A level to an MA, battled to qualify as a university lecturer. Disability discrimination has made me ill, and struggling to function. I seek a lawyer who UNDERSTANDS adhd.
Jan 6, 2020 4:28:03 GMT
Elsie28: 46 female in South London, diagnosed with ADHD. What now? Am at a loss where to get support
Dec 3, 2019 1:45:24 GMT
anita: Hi I'm 56 and have just joined this forum. All my life I have struggled with learning new things, never see a new hobby to the end. I struggled with education at school. I looking to be tested for AADD in the near future. Sometimes I feel so alone
Nov 25, 2019 20:10:22 GMT
stanley: Hi just joined group, wondered if anyone knew if my son of 23 could be given Concerta, he is currently taking 3x 20 mg a day of Methylphenidate, but he never remembers to take the one at lunch or evening so is not very effective ,
Nov 18, 2019 15:47:20 GMT
ribaru: Hi, I'm 51, joined here to see how relatable ADHD problems are, and as an introductory thought, wondered if "Jack of all trades master of none" (John Gower) was the first literal description of medieval ADHD (only an amusing thought, not serious).
Oct 26, 2019 15:03:55 GMT
bearzoo33: Hey ADHD Dudes. Anyone else feel there is NO PROPER place where recently diagnosed ADHDers can hang out together? Meeting in a Costa Coffee central London feels a little backwards. Anyone keen to start a movement with me?
Oct 25, 2019 16:59:20 GMT
urcapable: Hi everyone. I've just started a blog where I will be talking about the ways I have coped with ADHD and dyslexia. Come and have a look leave some comments and ask some questions. urcapable.com/
Oct 22, 2019 12:16:55 GMT
paulfcb: Hi. I'm new to this forum having been recently diagnosed at age 55. It explains a lot about me. Does anyone have any tips about whether or not to take medication. My psychiatrist has prescribed Medikinet XL. What are your experiences people?
Oct 20, 2019 20:24:31 GMT
clbp: Hello, Ive just joined the group..... so I need to navigate around and find out some btis
Oct 18, 2019 12:50:46 GMT
adhdnoob: hi... just registered. 54 yo. Diagnosed last autumn. Always struggled - now I know why! Still not used to/settled on meds
Oct 9, 2019 19:32:43 GMT
biopsych: Just joined the forum and awaiting a diagnosis. Looking to perhaps go private but restricted by cost. Looking to gain some insight into living with ADHD.
Sept 22, 2019 18:17:43 GMT
hargreaves: Just discovered this place. Will take me a while to actually sit down and write a post (could be anything up to a few months!!), but I feel like I have found my people.
Sept 11, 2019 6:43:41 GMT
mandible: hi.. I dont know how this works so pls be patient with me, only joined recently
Aug 16, 2019 13:52:07 GMT