Project and time management have always been a natural talent for me; I’ve never struggled with it, and I’ve excelled with projects despite my ADHD. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been noticing a slow decline in my productivity, and a scary decrease in my short term memory. It’s a frightful thing at 24 when you cannot remember details of a documentary you watched about 15 hours before, or what you ate during the day or what you did at the office yesterday.

There are other symptoms too, like how I blink to try to regain focus, or can’t find a word I’m looking for when I’m explaining something (anomia) but can try to describe it or just pause and go through a host of words before I get it; the latter is really annoying and embarrassing in meetings, as it makes me feel less intelligent.

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