Zero Visibility Brain Fog
Things can feel really difficult when you’re experiencing this level of ADHD tendencies. You may have lost a job or be having trouble finding one. Your relationships (friends, family, significant other) may be suffering. There can be comorbid conditions occurring such as depression or anxiety.
You may be diagnosed with ADHD but looking for additional resources (mind management can help!), or you may be diagnosed and needing to reevaluate your current medication with your prescriber. This may be your very first Google search to figure out what’s going on and where to turn for help. Whichever place you find yourself in, you are welcome.
When I talk with women in this stage they often describe it as feeling completely overwhelmed, like their head is surrounded by clouds and they don’t know which way is up. I remember hitting a tipping point myself when I was in a stressful job, approaching pre-menopause and felt like I was alone in an ocean with no life preserver. None of which feels very good.
First things first, when you’re in this type of crisis mode here’s where I like to start:
I highly suggest you talk with your primary medical practitioner if you haven’t done so already and let the know what’s going on. If you’re interested in finding out if you have ADHD they would also be the person to assess you for that.
Continue to look at the information I share. It won’t hurt, and may even help.
There are a few resources that I want to make sure you have in your hands immediately. the ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Organization), and ADDitude Magazine are terrific places to start for additional support.
There is an element of ADHD that can cause us to feel shame. We can feel like something’s gone horribly wrong and like we’re broken.
When you continue to take action from a place of feeling broken, it’s very hard to make any progress. I did an interview with Laurie Dupar as part of the Succeed With ADHD Telesummit on the topic of “Manage Your ADHD Mind: A Natural Approach For Women”. I’d like to share it with you now. It’s about 30 minutes long, stick with it and you’ll learn a tool to help you feel better today.
If you’re ready to take the next step and invest in coaching, schedule a consultation so we can see if we’re a good fit.