Charley Burt is successful, smart, funny, compassionate, and has ADHD and coexisting conditions, both mental and physical.
In our conversation we also touch on how familial suicide has impacted both of us, fueling our passion to share with others the struggles involved in all forms of illness.
We also talk about the horrors of being judgmental against others; yet, recognize that may be because it’s the thing we hate most in ourselves.
Charley’s Awesome Quote:
“The doctor said, ‘Your mental issues are not
causing your physical issues, your physical issues are
causing your mental issues’ … talk about validation!”
ADHD and Coexisting Conditions
ADHD rarely travels alone, and in Charley’s case, her special genetic make-up includes CPTSD, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well.
Listen, as she describes how validating it was to hear from a doctor finally, that no, she’s not making any of this up.
You’ll enjoy Charley’s warmth as she shares stories of self-discovery and self-disclosure, mindful that both still a work in progress.
Considering that all of her, as she calls them, acronyms, have overlapping symptoms, determining what physical ailment is contributing to which mental issue is a puzzle she’s determined to solve.
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