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I Have Adhd

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    Oh gosh it's so fun Staying up all night Not

    have if a worry (Kinda kicked outta middle school) Well I have to be in a classroom I'm only in one normal class) Bad behavior And eh I get distracted a lil bit from time to time but I don't think so It's fun lighting off fireworks in the bathroom and using air horns
    swaged104 swaged104 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    The Positive Aspects of Adhd

    Most of the time it seems that people need to talk about all of the negative things that we go through being "different" and "weird" or whatever- What sorts of things do you think make you better than "The Slows" because of your so-called "...
    annetastic annetastic 36-40, F 10 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    I feel bad for my friend

    who has ADHD and doesn't take medicine bc he always gets in trouble and people don't understand that he's trying and also that some of the things he does he can't help it like he'll do something before thinking about it and everyone yells at him
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 29, 2015

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    I've had this for a long time

    and I take pills so I'm good but I have to be honest the therapy I get my medication from is a ***** and I say this because I went to this place were they do neurology and they can cute ADHD but the therapy company can't do that because they litterly award the therapists for...
    TwerkForJesusChrist TwerkForJesusChrist 13-15, F Oct 2, 2015

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    Remember that ADHD doesn't make you a stronger

    or weaker; only different. And it is those who think differently that will be successful.
    iFreezone iFreezone 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 1, 2015

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    I was diagnosed with ADHD

    as an adult ( I think I've had it all my life honestly ) and a lot of my "friends" are real a*holes about it. I've been told I just have no discipline, everyone is adhd, it's not a real thing, etc. It really hurts. I don't know how to make them realize it is real. I've zoned out...
    PibbleMom PibbleMom 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    i dont think its a bad thing!

    i mean i cant stop shaking my leg sometimes, so what? i get distracted easily so what?! thats me deall with it...
    Afsh1n Afsh1n 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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    it's the worst when it comes to down times I

    can't stop to fixate on certain memories and events that had occurred it brings extra symptoms in my life it's added anxiety as it is 20% more of what a typical person experience and 20% more stress than what a typical person experiences
    SoftySofty SoftySofty 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2015

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    It's really hard, and I HATE it

    when people make fun of it. "lol I forgot my keys I have ADHD!" The medication makes my hands shake and my personality different. It also causes depression...
    Megwerd Megwerd 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    Which is most definitely a REAL disorder.

    If you would like to say otherwise then I would like to know which medical you attended and got your degree. If you would like to tell me that everyone is a little bit ADHD, well then everyone must be depressed because they get sometimes. My disorder is caused by my...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    I just got diagnosed

    and started getting medication for adhd (inattentive type) a few weeks ago but I'm still doubting myself and afraid that i'm just making excuses. My parents were supportive and seemed understanding until I start procrastinating and not focusing on my work. My mum constantly...
    Clair345 Clair345 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    Oh yes ... i have ADHD.

    ....... OH LOOK A BUTTERFLY!!!!!! NO! NO .... i need to keep focused. hahahaha for the longest time my family were convinced i was just a wild child. hahaha the rest of my family are weird too .. so they just thought that it was something in our family. it wasnt until i went to...
    Slothislife Slothislife 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    My mind goes a million miles per second.

    Heck, even right now, I'm already into the next four conversations, in my head. Obviously, that was a little of an exaggeration but, that's the best way I can describe what I have. It's not that I can't focus, the problem is, I focus on too much at once. From being a child to...
    Snarkie Snarkie 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12, 2015

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    Okay so I was at my doctors office

    for a yearly checkup or whatever and she said that I have adhd/add and I've googled it and I don't understand what the definition is. This is weird but can someone tell me? I'm not good with scientific or medical terms so that's why I'm confused. I know it's something to do with...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    In elementary school I was restless,

    easily distracted and slow with my schoolwork so two of my teachers who thought I had ADHD. One suggested to my parents I get medicated while the other other suggested I get put in special ed because the traditional classroom setup wasn't working out for me. My parents went with...
    firework05 firework05 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    http://youtu.be/5GBMS7WPFSs I got diagnosed in

    6th grade. This video is just so true lol
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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    So I have ADHD and it's really hard

    because my mom is always wanting to change my pills and I am always missing school for doctors appointments and I also have a crush on this really cute, smart boy who is awesome but that's not the point the point is that everyone in the grade pretty much knows that I have it and...
    skylargirl1 skylargirl1 13-15 1 Response May 28, 2015

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    i take meds for my adhd im on strattera im

    doing good on my adhd meds they are helping im not having any bad issuses with the meds no bed wetting, no issuses like that
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    having trouble motivating myself to finish up

    school. ive always have daydreams of travelling the world and doing so many adventurous things with my life. but i just cant see how anything for my future is possible if i cant even get through school. haha. i feel like im stuck in a fish tank looking out at the world in which...
    RainAnathema RainAnathema 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    I have adhd like a b****.

    growing up i always knew i was different from other kids. i felt it. i was always in my own world, i never payed attention in class. cause it was about things i didint care about and its hard to focus on things you dnt give a rats a** about. especially in math. i stopped paying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28, 2015

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    I'm 19 and have such bad experiences with my

    ADHD. I have to constantly go to see specialist to get tablets and each time it's the same questions just the difference is they increase my tablet dose, I just want someone who truly understands me and knows what it's like to live with this everyday to come forward and share...
    Char1996 Char1996 18-21, F 5 Responses May 16, 2015

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    Bored

    I am really bored... I dont konw what I wanna do but we can just talk and stuff... So I am here if you are also bored and want to talk.
    misslead misslead 22-25, F 1 Response May 31, 2007

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    Diagnosed As An Adult

    I did not get diagnosed with ADHD until I was 23 years old. I had all the signs as a child: I was impulsive, disruptive, hyper, and had "trouble persevering with challenging things," but it got overlooked because I did well academically. By the time...
    OuterSpaceBrain OuterSpaceBrain 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    I am now overdue in 4 assignments,

    one project, and two unit tests. It is not because I am lazy or that I simply don't try. I have to work twice as hard as my classmates and I haven't slept a day since school started because Im constantly doing school work/catching up on missed work. My symptoms were usually...
    Plantkid Plantkid 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 19, 2015

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    ADHD and the Brain Pathophysiology is the

    medical term used to describe the changes or differences in the body (or brain, in the case of ADHD) when a person has a particular disorder or condition. Neurochemistry Structural and functional imaging research on the neurochemistry of ADHD implicate the catecholamine-rich...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    Mine is more like a blank stare

    where I go in my own mind, and zone out. When I'm bored though, I get riled up like a nervous dog.
    icanhasover9000 icanhasover9000 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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    For All Of You

    Hi guys! I have ADHD like all of you. So....studies prove that most of us are way above the average IQ scale! I myself was tested. The average and above scale is basically scored on Average - Above Average - Superior - High Superior - (I don't remember the next word but it's only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    I have ADHD and people don't understand how

    hard it is. They don't understand how hard I try to focus on what is going on. People tell me, just try to only focus on what is going on at the moment. But the thing is, I am trying. But they don't understand that my brain doesn't tune out everything else that is going on. In...
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    It's ******* destroying my life.

    I am not only physically hyper (which makes other people annoyed) but also mentally. I tend to overthink everything. This has lead to anxiety, depression, self harm, and 3 suicide attacks. I hate myself , i hate this disease, it has ruined my life and i want to just disappear.
    alexyay alexyay 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    Oh Boy, Where Do I Start?

    I have ADHD, I found out this year 2007 about 7 months ago, ever since ive been on Strattera, I know its made some difference as my boss has commented on my improvements in the work place. A few months after starting strattera I was put on Wellbutrin 300mg and then later bumped...
    darkstar01 darkstar01 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 21, 2007

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    I have to take medication

    for it. I'd I don't have it, I start acting all goofy and lazy.
    SucramxX SucramxX 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2015

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    lovekitten12345 lovekitten12345 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ADHD can be a blessing

    and a curse. You are constantly moving, so u have amazing reflexes. But no one understands. My dad says i have to have self control. He doesnt get it, i have almost no ability to control myself.
    BringMacktheHorizon BringMacktheHorizon 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    My Own, Personal Hell

    My name is elijah, and I have ADHD i am currently a senior in high school and have been accepted into one of the colleges I have chosen. I am 17, and I guess I will start at the beggining. I waas diagnosed at the age of 5 or 6, and have always had trouble making friends. My...
    enewel enewel 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    ADHD is a funny thing.

    Don't know what the hell to do when taking a test and can't even comprehend what we have to study for.. But if its something actually enjoyable or are interested in. Well they suddenly become geniuses
    FadedDreams222 FadedDreams222 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    It took me 6 hours to write a 5 paragraph essay

    once. Literally sitting in a chair for 6 hours staring at my paper and jittery as ever.
    Emma1ee Emma1ee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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    Maybe it's just me, though I know it isn't.

    But whenever I order my repeat Ritalin - or any other methylphenidate medication - prescription, the doctors treat it like it is some next level forbidden formula. Yes I am aware it can be abused, though attempting to create hurdles when it has been prescribed seems...
    adsbt adsbt 26-30, M Nov 25, 2014

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    it is so hard to focus on the simplest tasks

    if they bore me. even just the little things I think about something totally different. I thought it would be easier as an adult but it's not.
    jess4100 jess4100 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    Who feels like no one understands them yes I

    have adhd and I'm on meds I feel like my mum or family have no clue what it's like every day for me I find it a struggle I got kicked out of school but never really understood why I got into so much trouble or to be the one to stop talking or why you don't know what your doing...
    boss112 boss112 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    some days it's worst then other,

    I'd say I'm on an above average day of hyperness(is that even a word) I do take meds but sometimes I just want to be me with out medicine controlling innerself. I feel like the more you take the medicine the more hyper you get when you are off it. My cousin also has it, he...
    AlyxJey AlyxJey 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    I chose to get off of my medication like maybe 6

    or 7 months ago and since then my attention span has improved a lot (I'm still complete **** in Science and Math at school) but I can still be a bit hyper
    DanielTheEVO DanielTheEVO 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I have ADHD, and i feel like this misgivings kid

    who is aways in trouble. I am impolsive and the most stupid crap comes outnof my mouth, even I'm surprised some times!I have a hard time focusing, even with caffeine. I feel like such an outsider. I have tried to deal with this on my own,yet pretty sure its time to get help.I...
    Glitterpoo Glitterpoo 31-35 1 Response Oct 3, 2015

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    I hate having ADHD. When someone is trying to

    have a conversation with me I zone the **** out after 20 seconds. Like I can literally out of no where start daydreaming about irrelevant ****. It was so hard to pay attention in class, no matter how hard I tried I could NOT for the life of me pay attention. It happens when I...
    MarieDoll MarieDoll 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I Have Never Told Anybody About This Before, But I Have Pretty Severe Adult Adhd... Now I Own A Jewelry Business

    God took my life and turned it around. I went from a failure to a success, and this is my story. “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose.”-Jeremiah 1:5 I have never told anybody about this before, but I have...
    mtgrl mtgrl 18-21 5 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    I am so wired right now.

    Heart is racing, body shaking, head pounding. I love that i get stuff done when on my meds, but when its all done I'm stuck to deal with the side effects. I hope it wears off soon. I need sleep.
    aroseforleah aroseforleah 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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