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What is/are your favorite organization tips/hacks for optimal functioning? I.e. object permanence, procrastination, distractions, etc. - from office organization, to pantry, laundry room, fridge, etc.… more

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I've been on Vyvanse for over 10 years. Aside from work, I've also given birth to 2 healthy children. Ask me anything.

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When is the best time to disclose your disability? During the interview phase, when you first start, or when the issues first come up and you need accommodations?

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Hi guys, I really believe to be into ADHD and to have always been into it. I’ll get a diagnosis in the next few weeks. In your experience, how are things changing (and how long does it take for a chan… more

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How do you guys manage to eat when you're swamped? Between my workload and the stress of the upcoming holidays, I feel like eating just gets totally forgotten.

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the pathway to licensure has broken me: mind, body, and spirit.

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whyyyy why why do i wait until the last minute to do something simple (but painfully boring) as a motion to compel discovery when i run out of my adderall script early??😩 i never. f*ing. learn.

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Anybody else struggling with the med shortage? Adderall XR has worked best for me for a while now, but it hasn’t been available at any of my local pharmacies lately. My doc and I are trying to figure … more

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Update: a couple weeks ago I posted about disclosing my diagnosis to HR at my firm. We had a meeting ab 2 weeks ago and have been continuing the convo since. The firm is giving me a lot of the accommo… more

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Do you think Big Law or Small Law creates a better environment for someone with ADHD?

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Does anyone have any advice on time blocking skills and switching from task to task instead of getting sucked into one task for the entire day?

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Am i the only one who feels like this job is the first good fit for my adhd I've ever had? Sucked at school again... and again... and a bit less with maturity in law school but tbh still, again, b… more

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I just took a CLE on imposter syndrome. Apparently a recent study showed only 12% of lawyers have ADHD diagnosis. We should all be so damn proud we got through law school and are where we are.

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I got the paperwork for my upcoming in-house job & the co wants me to do a drug test & fill out a med questionnaire. I take a few prescribed meds (think low dose SSRI & ADHD meds). The que… more

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Going through a rough breakup and moving out of my apartment this week… and my brain is not working today. Taking way too long to turn things, going down research rabbit holes, trouble focusing, forge… more

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I over functioned for too long (i.e., ran on pure adrenaline for a month) and am now in a perpetual state of crash. Any tips on bouncing back?

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Does anyone else struggle with remembering to eat lunch on busy days? I totally forget to feed myself and end up tired and cranky by the end of the day because of it.

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How do you get back into a structured routine after going on vacation? It's always awful for me. I have next week off and I'm hoping to have an easier transition into work life when I get back… more

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Big law. I liked it because it provided the panic-like environment that keeps me motivated enough to do work, but I’m struggling because being in a constant state of panic is extremely exhausting phys… more

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Anyone on straterra? Starting week 4 on it and have not noticed much, but I have zero appreciate and have food aversions. Would be interested to know how people deal with this / if it actually helped?… more

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This adderall shortage though…wtf.

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I've told my partner a lot about my struggles at work, and he tries so hard to be helpful (he's also in law) but I haven't actually told him I have ADHD. Any tips on having that conversati… more

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Can anyone recommend a life/career coach, books, or a particular system for organization as a lawyer, or ideally a working lawyer mom? I’m not in BL, and have no desire to ever work in BL. My career g… more

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How do you guys get out of “waiting mode” when you have meetings scheduled? I find myself sitting around waiting for meetings or phone calls and end up wasting so much time because I feel like I can’t… more

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Has anyone found that vyvanse exacerbated depressive symptoms? I’ve been on celexa forever for anxiety/depression and have been pretty stable but I’ve been on vyvanse about five weeks and have found m… more

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How do you all deal with time management - and specifically time estimate - problems?

I always underestimate how long things will take, both because we ADHD’ers view time differently and be… more

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Is it dangerous to lift heavy weights at the gym while on Adderall?

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