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pizzaface
1
2 months ago

Does anyone else suffer from RSD?

I've had a really hard time with rejection sensitivity my whole life, and have only just found out its related to ADHD and isn't just something wrong with me being too sensitive. It still has a big unhealthy impact on my relationships and I am wondering if anyone else who suffered this way has had any luck with improving through medication etc

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catnapsallday
1mo

Yes! I speak truth to it/counteract the doubt with truth. If you look up a list of ‘thought distortions’ you might find that handy :) all the best!

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Linnorama
1mo

Yas! Meds hasn't helsedirektoratet much in regards of how i feel, but I now recognise what actually happened and can also see that the rejection I feel isn't really proportional or even some times logical at all in that specific situation. Explaining this to my partner has been a game changer. Now i am able to express how i feel, make it clear that i know he didn't actually do anything to hurt or reject me and he is able to take it at face value and show me some love because of the hurt im feeling. In the past this was completely different, I was upset without really knowing why, my mouth was pouring over with words both accusing and blameful which led us into a big fight every time with actual rejection. He has also expressed how much easier it is for him to relate to me and my rsd when he knows what's going on, even if he really doesn't understand it...

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sheldok2
1mo

RSD is my largest ADHD symptom. My whole life, I was told I was “too sensitive”. I ended up getting diagnosed with ADHD six months ago at a mental health facility during a major depressive episode caused by a toxic work environment. I didn’t see the diagnosis coming. I’m a woman in my thirties and don’t have the stereotypical hyperactive symptoms. In fact, I have had several people tell me that they don’t think I have ADHD even though I was diagnosed by a psychiatrist. The most helpful thing for me has been finding a therapist that specializes in cognitive and dialectic behavioral therapies (CBT/DBT). It has been transformational in helping me recognize my emotions before I’m overwhelmed by them. I’ve also come to recognize that feeling emotions deeply is just part of who I am. I try to focus on the positive aspects, such as my ability to be empathetic. I hope you find coping skills and tools to help better manage your emotions. Sending positive vibes!

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ceefoxx
1mo

I have a terrible time with RSD I however haven’t found medications has helped this. I am extremely sensitive and struggle daily with this and it has such a negative affect on my relationships x

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