I Have Add

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 233 People

    I Was Diagnosed 14 Years Ago...

    ADD is so hard to deal with in general but much harder as a child. I really hate the fact that a majority of people in this world claim to have ADD. Just because you are forgetful and cant pay attention does not mean you have ADD. I was tested on many many different machines...
    LDuliba26 LDuliba26
    26-30, F
    Nov 30, 2007

    I Have Had Add For The Last 20 Years

    I try not to allow it to affect my life but it does in a big way.I have a real hard time learning,I can walk from the liveing room to the kitchen and forget what I went in there for.I can watch the same movie 30 times and still forget i saw it before.I have a real hard time...
    gloriajean238509 gloriajean238509
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2010

    Life Is Hard With Add

    I am almost 30 years old now and I have known about my ADD since age 8. It was ADHD until i stopped being so hyperactive. Now Im just lazy. I have tried medications in my young years and a few rare times later on. i have tried natural supplements too. I am not disciplined...
    jammin2001 jammin2001
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Oct 4, 2007

    The Obnoxious Drunk Girl.

     There is the one girl that has ADD. She is absolutely the worst drunk I've ever seen. She's kinda shy at first, but once she gets drunk shes down right obnoxious. She takes her clothes off at any given opportunity. She likes to show people her pierced nipples. Shes actually...
    silencedsilver silencedsilver
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2009

    The Young Mind Of A.d.d.

     Wanting to go. go fast, go now, just go.I go to fast.I learn to slow.Do things now."I'll do it later."Pay attention.Sit still.Your to young.Your to old.Fidget.Play.Try to sleep.Worry about the end.zone O U T.Me. Go now,go,go,go!
    kaylineo kaylineo
    Mar 12, 2011

    I Sure Do

    Yes, I sometimes don't like to admit it. But I have AD.........oooooo new games!!!
    CheezyYumYums CheezyYumYums
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2007

    ADD & Experience Project

    Experience Project brings out the best and worst of my ADD qualities.....on the one hand, I am constantly finding new topics.....on the other hand.....I am constantly finding new topics. I need an index to my brain. OH, LOOK!!  A CHICKEN!!  
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte
    51-55, F
    May 25, 2008

    I've Had Add Since I Was In Kindergarden

    I would never be able to focus for 10 mintues straight I still have that problem I've an attention span of a squirrel it is pretty sad I move around play with my pencil,trap my nails on the desk and so fourth.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 20, 2011

    I was diagnosed with ADD 3 years ago.

    When I did get diagnosed, I saw it as some sort of great tragedy to my intelligence. Now, I'm just trying to see it as a good thing. I'm tired of all this "you have a mental disorder and that is unfortunate" ****. There are benefits, y'know: 1. Curiosity- From my own...
    RobynShnobyn RobynShnobyn
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    I Want To Manage Add Naturally. Any Tips How?

    I know that I have had ADD for as long as I can remember but I dont know how long. I was diagnosed with it at the beginning of the year. I, like everyone who has it forgets things. Its actually worse for me because of a car accident I was in. The car rolled and although I braced...
    TotallyAmazing TotallyAmazing
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2009

    Self Medicating

    I grew up with attention deficit disorder but I was not diagnosed until well into adulthood. You can probably guess that it was the cause of many disruptive behaviours but none to the extent of that which lead me to become an alcoholic. I had no idea that I was self...
    analytical analytical
    46-50, F
    Mar 25, 2010

    Never Understood

    When I was in elementary school, I was unable to stay on top of things. I was always behind in my subjects and could never focus. My mother was abusive and that made my life at home very hard. By grade 5 I was to far gone academically to catch up. I somehow made it through...
    mocking mocking
    51-55, F
    Nov 19, 2012

    Nobody Seems To Understand It

    I remember always getting in trouble in class for not being on task. Teachers would call me out by my name and say to get to work and made the whole class stare at me. Even when I get my work done before everybody else I get in trouble. It helps to to pace myself at a fast pace...
    NicolePear NicolePear
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2012

    My thinking is erratic

    even when I'm not.
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    Sep 9, 2014

    Positive Drug Use

    I have add but no hang ups in its regards as I now recieve dexedrine on a daily basis and to be perfectly honest it works extreamly well for its needed application in respect to my place in the workforce and after time killed the lack of confidence I once bore daily and allowed...
    PeteK88 PeteK88
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 12, 2008


    Its 2:45AM and I am awake unpacking my apartment. This might seem like something semi-normal for a time crunched adult, however, I have lived here for over one month and had plenty of time to get settled in. Granted, I work full-time, but trust me....I've had PLENTY of time to...
    tnomlebgirl tnomlebgirl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2008

    *goes to Walmart with my sister* Me: omg,

    i have something really serious to te- OMG THIS IS MY MF JAM *starts dancing*
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015


    I came by to write a quick review on methyfenidate so I can maybe help someone who is looking for information since everything I had read before starting  it was all rainbows and straight A's.  I've been using 15mg of methylfenidate (Rubifen) once to twice a day for about a...
    honestlyme honestlyme
    26-30, F
    Feb 18, 2012

    Kinda Annoying...

    when i was in school, i was one of those students people hated.  you know, the ones who never crack a book but still get mostly A's.  and teachers would get on me for not taking notes, like i didnt care about it.  thing is, if i tried to, i got so distracted that i...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 25, 2007

    I Am a Woman With Adult Add

    About eight years ago I was diagnosed with ADD after my son was diagnosed a few months earlier.  It was somewhat of a relief for me after living my life thinking I wasn't very smart and that I was different.  Low self-esteem and anxiety were, and still are at times...
    liz6210 liz6210
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Aug 3, 2008

    It's So Frustrating.

    I've never been diagnosed, but I fit the description of an ADD sufferer, with problems mainly in the area of being distractable.  I have a terribly hard time focusing on one task.  When I clean my room, it's hard for me to focus on doing one thing--one moment I'm...
    GuinevereGradual GuinevereGradual
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2009

    Using Adderall For Add

    I was diagnosed With ADD about 13 years ago and just 4 months ago I was put on Adderall.  I was just starting my second year of collage.  So far, so good, it seems to be helping.  I am still the Queen of Procrastination and I'm still late for every thing. ...
    nockfeather nockfeather
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2010
    thisissamwut thisissamwut
    18-21, M
    Apr 12, 2015

    I Have It...

    I do have ADD....but I use it to my advatage, I have pretty good control over it now, few years back I did not, but have learned how to curb it a little. some days I will get a little hyper, but I have a good few people to bring me down a little, make me see that I am getting a...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 24, 2010

    Snowballed Down Hill

    I hated the day I was diagnosed with ADD. I hated my parents. I hated the doctors. I didn't want anything to do with any of them. They started me on Adderall which was the beginning of my downfall. It made me nervous, all the time. It was so bad I picked at my cuticules all...
    Mnstn Mnstn
    Apr 15, 2009

    I Have It Too

    I never had a problem with concentration growing up but I'd find myself spacing out at work and not being able to focus.  I am happy because I take Adderall and now I can take XR because it has a generic and I can afford it. It works for me.
    mom030608 mom030608
    26-30, F
    May 15, 2009

    Still Trying To Figure This Thing Out

    I stopped taking Concerta and started taking Vyvanse a few months ago and it is like night and day in terms of my mental energy levels. However, I am still trying to develop the discipline needed somehow control my focus and stay on task. I found out when my kids were tested, but...
    rtpnickc2 rtpnickc2
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 8, 2013

    I Do......

    I have ADD and when you learn to use it, to control it and make it work for you, it is no longer a disorder or disability it is a gift.
    ablmu65 ablmu65
    41-45, M
    6 Responses May 19, 2009
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