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I Am An Adult With Add

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    Why Do I Want More Than I Can Do?

    All my live, as I live with and deal with my ADD, I want to change the world.  I think I can do these amazing things - yet I can't seem to follow through.  I start and then peter out as I lose the creative spark that I had.  I'm trying to wait and not go so much on my impulses...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    Hi looking for other people who have been diagnosed with Addison's disease !
    Addisons Addisons 46-50, F a week ago

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    At 45 and having smoked cigs since I was 16, I'm now feeling the effects of smoking. I can't deny my lungs freedom from smoke any more and the addiction will be the hardest thing I...
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    I have been addicted to opiates for almost two years now. It started with a surgery,then a series of surgeries and a car wreck. I do have issues with pain that justify taking them...
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    lol I'm not addict to drugs or anything but I loveeeeee corn starch
    GoldenJay GoldenJay 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I have an addiction with nicotine and alcohol... I refuse to see a counselor because when I'm there I'll deny till the death of me
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The internet. ..... its controlling my life!!!!!
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    .... Does chocolate count???
    MissGorgeous MissGorgeous 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My method for trying to ease my thoughts. Clearly I took the road of no return. Pity.
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I always wondered what was wrong with me while I was growing up. I managed good grades in school, but I never could study. I tried, but I would just zone out. The only reason I...
    CannaCat CannaCat 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I'm only 14, and I've drank, smoked, gotten high, self harmed, dealt with depression, anxiety, and you get the point. The only thing is, that I'm terrified that i will become some...
    killeyj killeyj 13-15, F Nov 15

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    I was diagnosed with ADD when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. Grew up knowing my life was not going to be easy. I took my meds everyday that soon made it that I couldn't sleep. causing...
    kaylavene2016 kaylavene2016 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    How does one survive in post secondary education with ADD?? I want to go back to school so badly, but I fear that ADD will cause some problems, just like it did in junior high, and...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I so identify with all of these on this list, some more than others, some completely and whole heartedly. I'm wondering though, for those without this lovely infliction - are...
    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    I work for a non profit organization that helps adults with developmental disabilities. I love my job so much. Although it's only $8.00 an hour and only 29 hours a week because...
    Mousetoes Mousetoes 18-21, F Oct 29

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    I've become strict with adding males here. They seem like the most annoying. I've come to the point where I'm weary of men over the age of 40, those with a ton of sexual stories...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    175 days clean and sober today! im 20 and been using since 15 and though its hard i never thought it was possible. To anyone struggling with addiction in any field stay positive...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    With anyone... Love the feeling of two consenting adults enjoying each other's company via cyber...
    Chickenwire Chickenwire 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I was fourteen or so, a sensitive, alienated, geeky nerd. No friends. I was talking to my father, begging him to stop drinking. I wasn’t begging for his sake anymore at that...
    ColdMountain ColdMountain 61-65, M 1 Response 31 mins ago

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    Well, not quite adult yet... I'm only 14. But yes, this category fits my situation perfectly. Not to mention, my body is also of the wrong gender. So far, my only yearning for...
    j4janicej j4janicej 13-15 a week ago

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    So if instead you ought to get into cosmopolitan one-on-one banking or nearly any other kind international commitment banking, the first thought you're going to wish to do is...
    Darronbanki1 Darronbanki1 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Well, I appreciated all the responses from others in the same situation. It helped a bit and there was some good advice. I wish I could say I was cured on my unrequited love, but...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I was in third grade when I was first diagnosed with ADHD. I had encephalitis (swelling of the brain) the summer before I started first grade and my sister had also been diagnosed...
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    I am a straight male who only interested in women that are of adult age. I don't have any problems with gay men, I have some that are friends, but I don't want anyone emailing...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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    The "why did you add me?" or the "who are you?" questions are seriously pathetic and overused! Please don`t ask me that! If I add you it`s because I`m looking for real long term...
    EternalLuminescence EternalLuminescence 41-45 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    The holiday season, Thanksgiving in particular, is not an easy time for me. I struggle at this time each year because I lost my Grandfather on Thanksgiving morning some years back...
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    I am always feeling the need to be perfect and everything the average teacher/adults want of a teenager and I think that me doing that and trying to be so good all of the time is...
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    It is hard to talk to anybody in real life about my sexual issues; especially other women, even those who consider themselves as christian. I have watched soft and hard-core...
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    I don't add minors or people in their 20's unfortunately.... I have tried but I found their naiveness and just general immaturity gets on my nerves badly.
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    It's kinda depressing that you guys dislike us minors. We're not all as bad as media makes us out to be nor does how a few minors on here act generalize our whole age group.. I'd...
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    Being on ep for such a long time, I know the good and the bad. There is so much good here... being able to write and share, meeting amazing people that otherwise we might not...
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    the internet created by adults for adults - keep it that way!
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