Having ADHD can be a hard pill to swallow. It makes everything so much harder, longer, and more complicated. But I’m preaching to the choir aren’t I?
My aim in creating Little Miss Lionheart was to help women at every walk in their ADHD journey–whether you’re struggling to get diagnosed or you’ve been diagnosed for years but it still feels like swimming in mud (or maybe concrete) to get through any given day.
To that aim, I’ve created resources to help you get through.
Help Getting Diagnosed with ADHD
I’ve heard from so many women who have struggled to get an accurate assessment or to get a doctor to take their symptoms seriously. It can be so frustrating to hear dismissive information that you know is outdated and incorrect given as the reason that a doctor won’t assess you for ADHD.
“You’d be bouncing off the walls and not able to sit still in here if you had ADHD.”
“If you had ADHD it would have already been diagnosed before now. Adults don’t have it.”
“No, you’re just forgetful because you’re a mom.” Really?! Uhg.
I created this resource for women who believe they may have ADHD but are struggling to get an accurate assessment. It walks you through the symptoms of ADHD with a self inventory you can provide to your doctor, information on how to find a doctor that understands ADHD in adults, and what to do if you find out that despite having so many symptoms, it turns out it’s not actually ADHD.
There’s even a page to give to your doctor on common myths (with research provided!) just in case you still end up talking with a doctor that doesn’t understand ADHD as well as you’d hoped.
You can find that guide here:
If you’ve been Diagnosed by Need Help with Your ADHD
Even when you’ve been diagnosed, the ADHD problems aren’t over. But you probably know that, right?!
Even when you’re medicated, the ADHD problems aren’t over. You probably knew that too from personal experience.
Having ADHD is kinda like holding a huge handful of marbles in your bare hands. It’s like holding more than your hands can possible contain but trying with all your might to keep them from the ground. Meanwhile everyone around you seems to have a bag for their marbles and don’t seem to be having the same difficulty.
Getting medication for your ADHD is like being given a bag. At first you’re like “OMG this is SO MUCH BETTER!” And it is…
But over time you realize that your bag still has a whole in it and marbles still spill out, just not as much as they did before.
It’s because of that gap that even those of us who are medicated still really struggle and need help. And it’s to that aim that I created the tips email series.
In these emails, we talk about the struggles and we talk about the strategies. Not the cookie cutter “no duh” strategies you see in a quick google search, but the strategies that walk you through how to work with your own unique ADHD brain to find things that actually work for you.
We’ll talk about quick tips and we’ll talk about how to create your own strategies that actually work best for YOU. No cliche cookie cutter here because that sh*t doesn’t work and it’s really just annoying. You get it.
You can find the sign up for those emails here:
A Few of my Favorite Tip Articles for ADHD
Here are a few of my favorite articles and the most popular strategies on the Little Miss Lionheart blog:
- How to Master Your To Do List When You Have ADHD
- How to Conquer the Clutter When You Have ADHD
- 9 Natural Remedies for ADHD with Sciency evidence
- The Natural ADHD strategies that Actually Work
- How to Get Motivated When You have ADHD
- How to Get the Most out of Your ADHD Meds (and fewer side effects)
- What it’s like to Have ADHD as a Grown Woman (and think it’s anxiety)
- The ADHD Resources at Little Miss Lionheart