Oops, just saw this has already been done. I also have aphantasia (no mind's eye) and severely deficient autobiographical memory, so I can't really remember my past. If that's a little more novel or interesting
How do you get on in life/ work if you forget your past?
I can remember some facts. I've just completed a degree. But no 'true' memories of feelings or specific details. This is difficult at work when I have to go upstairs to answer a query, and I return downstairs and they've sat in the waiting room. Just have to remember their name and randomly shout it out and hope they turn round
How old are you and what was the reason you decided to be assessed for ADHD?
I'm 25. I've thought I had it ever since I heard about it a few years ago, but procrastinated doing anything about it. My final year of uni especially was such a struggle. I left every assignment (other than my dissertation) until the night before, and even then I couldn't concentrate on it - would sit on my sofa MNing feeling more and more anxious and stressed but I just couldn't bring myself to start and/or focus, even though I wanted to so badly. I began to realise that there was no way this was just a quirky neurotypical way of behaviour. I didn't achieve what I could have done grade wise, and I want to do further study equivalent to doctorate level, which I could never do with these symptoms.
I do have a lot of symptoms at work, at home, as a parent, in relationships etc. too, which I'm hoping will also improve with treatment. But these symptoms weren't tangible; I just explained them away as being lazy, useless, disorganised and irresponsible (which has had a rubbish effect on my MH).