How do people have the energy to like, work a whole bunch of hours every day (I usually assume 8 cause that's what most people work I guess) and also do side projects and *also* manage to like, read books and play video games and stuff.

If I work like, one to three hours in a day I just feel completely drained for the rest of the day, and if I manage to work multiple days in a row and have responsibilities and stuff I just kinda... shut down.

Serious question. I want to know how people do this because I have no energy for anything but so many things I want to do.

@crashglasshouses Yes, I do have ADHD. But I don't think there's really anything I can do about it from where I am. I tried to get medication for it but the psychiatrist I went to basically first assumed that I just want her to prescribe me legal meth, and then prescribed me some extremely overpriced food supplements and some extremely addictive sleeping pills 🙃

Follow

@hazelnot sounds like your doctor sucks, are they a scientologist?

try asking other people who working full time and have ADHD? i couldn't last, i stopped trying when i couldn't even sleep enough at night to function well enough to make breakfast when i wake up.

@crashglasshouses Probably not a scientologist lmao, there are only 70 members in Romania and as far as I can tell they're all in Transylvania and maybe some in Bucharest.

I don't really know who I should ask, though. Multiple people with ADHD told me that I should get medicated lol, and I don't really know who else I should go see in this cursed city since this just seems to be the state of mental healthcare here.

Maybe in Bucharest, but I'm just terrified of going to places since we're still in a pandemic and we're still in the middle of a fucking covid wave...

@hazelnot i mean, ask masto frens. lots of us are right here. 💜

medication may or may not work. a lot of psychiatry is a bunch of bogus crap, so learning about medications is important, before taking any.

@crashglasshouses A lot of people in my replies are basically just telling me that I'm fucked forever because of how hellish capitalism is so 😬

@hazelnot i can see that, and most of it isn't helpful either. maybe try a more specific question, like "ADHD folks who work full time, how do you do it? i am struggling!!"

Sign in to participate in the conversation
kolektiva.social

A collective effort to offer federated social media to anarchist collectives and individuals in the fediverse. Registrations are open. Kolektiva.social is made by anarchists and anti-colonialists, for the social movements and for liberation!