I have recently looked for help and answers to why I do certain things everyday so on and so forth. I have never told anyone about it or anything as I thought it was normal or just a thing I do. As a child I was diagnosed with ADHD and I was on medication through Elementary School for it. I stopped taking it in middle school as I felt like a zombie all the time.
This part have never told a soul. Ever since I was a kid I would act out fantasies, for example like wrestling, a made up world of different countries, the world's of shows and comics, and etc... As a kid I thought it was just me being a kid... As I got older these urges to do these things never stopped. I am 27 and these urges to act out these fantasies are worse than ever. When I am unable to act these out or whatever, I feel frustrated and irritable. I start to think about it a lot and it is just distracting and frustrating. I literally have deleted and retype this multiple times as I do not even know how to explain it without sounding stupid. These fantasies are all based on fictional worlds and made up characters... I obviously place myself in the stories and it grows from there.
Actually typing that out makes me think I am crazy... I hope there are others that understand or know how to help. I have reached out to a Therapist and I have a appointment on the 30th. I am scared and I do not know why.
Your experiences are pretty common. As far as I can tell, maladaptive daydreamers usually just don’t grow out of that “preferring fantasy to reality” stage that all kids have and generally grow out of as they get older.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.