In my life, it comes out as me interrupting a lot and talking over others. I have trouble focusing on what others are saying unless I'm very interested. When I do find a thread of focus, I grasp onto it and can be "out of commission" to the living for hours---once this happened for about 3 days while I researched an article on The Tulsa Race Massacre.

I have an extremely difficult time with organization. I get very overwhelmed by basic stuff: laundry, dishes, cooking, bills/papers, keeping the house in order. I want to be in an organized environment but it takes way more "brain power" for me to figure out what I need to do/expend the energy on it.

My imagination is vivid. I dream a lot at night and I'm thinking about something pretty much all the time. Writing is actually one thing that helps me manage the symptom of all those thoughts swirling and ideating so often.

I'm curious how you experience symptoms?

I don't think I have much in the way of fidgeting/hyperactivity behavior but I do pull out my hair habitually since it's started thinning.

Oddly, perimenopause/menopause can trigger ADHD/OCD or heighten their symptoms. I doubt a lot of people know that.

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