i love this so much i hope it opens up some eyes
I was recently diagnosed with ADD and the difference between my struggles when I’m on meds and not on meds is huge. I’m very lucky that I only have a couple minor side effects and that I still feel like myself on the meds - just a version of myself that doesn’t struggle with so many simple things.
I was also depressed for a year and a half or so after my mom died, and it’s nothing like my normal self, or anything like sadness. It’s crippling and suffocating. I was not on meds for it, and it eventually passed (I’m lucky that it was not clinical depression), but for a long time it felt like it never would, and that I’d be numb forever.