Do I have ADHD?

Patient

Q: I think I may have ADHD. Many things from age 3-current (16) and I'm also a female. I've Always noticed I half do things. I get bored and do something else over and over. I can't concentrate and no matter how much I wanna do good in school, I can't make myself do my work. I am very moody and I cry sometimes without any reason and I can be very aggressive and I have a short temper. Everyday I seem leave every class at least once to go walk around. I can't stay in there too long and I wanted to go somewhere. It's been like this forever. From until I can first remember real school beyond elementary I always slipped in the same ways. Never finishing assignments and trouble testing. I'm a pretty smart person regardless of this. When I was in the eighth grade I thought I had dyscalculia bc of my poor testing abilities and trouble in math. However I didn't have that. I have no drive to do any work and I dread getting older and having to work. I barely even get up in the morning and I'm up very late every night. I've taken over 10 online self tests for ADHD and ADD and every single one said I probably have ADHD. I have scores well over the possible ADHD range for the tests who count that way. What brought all of this on was my friend has adhd. She is prescribed adderall. She gave me and a couple other people in class one pill. She said in 20 or less minutes we would be hyper and focussed. Eventually they all got wide eyed and awake and I felt the same. I took another and after an hour still felt nothing. Then she said I might have adhd. So I went on the internet and this all started. Do I get any special exceptions at school if I have ADHD? What should I do next? Is this for forever? I don't have insurance for another month until I switch doctors so I can't go to the doctors yet, and I haven't told my parents for that reason.

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