Can’t be diagnosed?
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:18 am
Hi, Me and my counsler have been talking about how dyspraxia is a strong possibility for me and recommended i looked for someone to diagnose me. My mom (I’m 16) has looked everywhere and the only place she found was an hour away and only diagnosed younger kids. She said she’s tried really hard to find places but it just doesn’t seem like a very well known disorder. My mom kept saying “oh well it’s pretty obvious you have it, what’s putting a stamp on it going to do” i want to know so i have that peace of mind that I’m not an idiot and it’s not my fault. So i can go to my school and have them give me the help i need. My mom also said to just wait it out, until dyspraxia is a more well known thing and it has more places to be diagnosed- it’s a rare disorder that could be when I’m 30 for all i know. I don’t know what to do it feels very disheartening and it’s leaving me frustrated. I feel so alone, nobody (that I know in real life) actually understands how difficult this is for me, this has effected my entire life, it’s not just like ADHD (which i also have) that you can kind of just deal with, Medicate, whatever- this is untreatable, it doesn’t go away. If everything points to the fact that i have this would it be wrong to say i have it, when i haven’t been officially diagnosed? Its just this burning question that goes through my head everyday, is this really why I’ve been struggling my whole life, the answers right in front of me but i don’t know for sure.