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Hi, I'm 'give-and-take'

give-and-take Scope Member Posts: 2 Listener
I lived with undiagnosed ADHD for years. Though mild, it still has been problematic, and in direct opposition to my other condition CFS/ME. The first drives me to keep active all the time, the latter needs me to rest to pace myself, to live within the uglily-named 'energy envelope'.
Its been quite challenging to balance the two, especially following a major CFS/ME relapse 3 yrs ago - leaving me mostly bed/housebound. 
Thankfully, with my husband's support - I'm coping okay 😀


  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,628 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @give-and-take welcome to the forum.  Glad to read that you have support and are doing ok. Join in with the topics, look in coffee shop under categories. 
    Look faward to seeing you join in.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Evening @give-and-take and and welcome to the community. How are you managing in this heat? It's so warm at the moment, so I hope you are staying safe and well :) 

    Thank you for telling us a bit about yourself, I'm sure you will find the online community to be a positive outlet. Feel free to have a look around and get involved wherever you'd like :) 

    It's great to hear you have a supportive husband, you must be really appreciative of that. Aside from him, do you have any support in place from a doctor or specialist if you need to access them at all? 

    I have included below a few of the pages I’d recommend having a look through to get used to things:

    • The virtual coffee lounge which is one of our categories, in which we play games and talk about general subjects such as hobbies and interests
    • The recent discussions page, which shows an overview of everything happening across the community
    • The categories page, which shows a full list of discussion groups on the community

    If you have any questions at all then don’t hesitate to ask.

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  • give-and-take
    give-and-take Scope Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks, for the greetings & signposts round the site, folks. I shall have a look around in due course 👍
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome from me too @give-and-take it's great to have you join the community, and I hope you're enjoying having a look around.

    Let us know if you need anything and we'll see what we can do to help :)

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