I wasn’t diagnosed an Aspie until 4 years ago. I also found out that same day I had brain damage that was severe enough to leave me susceptible to seizures which makes it dangerous for me to take the meds that I would need to be able to deal with the Aspergers. My husband and oldest son both have ADD, and Aspergers — and my oldest also has a whole host of other issues that are comorbid with the ADD & Aspergers. It’s been a learning experience — and as you learn to manage your ADD, you’ll find yourself being less hard on yourself since you’ll finally begin to fully understand yourself! At least this has been the case for us.