Hi! I'm your friendly neighborhood mod for learndisability. This will be the official post for introducing yourselves (in the comments), so...I'll start!
My name is Nikki. I'm 23 years old as of today. I am a junior-ish in college. I have been diagnosed with ADHD and dyscalculia, as well as generalized anxiety disorder. As of right now, I am currently taking 10mg of Lexapro and 15mg of methylphenidate delivered through a patch (the brand name is Daytrana in the US). I went through a crapload of testing to get to this diagnosis; I was first diagnosed with ADHD as a young child (about age 8 or so) after a torturous year of floundering all over the place in third grade. I took ritalin for several years, and took myself off of it in eighth grade. I resumed taking it after I flunked out of college the first time, and a year after I returned to college, I went through about 6 hours of psych evals to determine what wasn't working right in my brain. The dyscalculia made perfect sense; I'd always known there was something more going on than simply being "bad at math."
Today, I am in school for microbiology, after having been kicked out of my first university for a second time. I am currently holding a 3.-something GPA, and somehow, I managed to make an A in a college-level math course.
It's one of the best things I've ever done.
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