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I Have Adhd

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    50 And Just Diagnosed

    Hello everyone,I just wanna tell you a bit about my story. I have had some successes in my life , but also alot of screw ups. I knew there was something wrong since elementery school but it took me until last year to discover that I had adhd.It was somewhat of a relief to finally...
    moose81 moose81 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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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.
    mackeffingmiller mackeffingmiller 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    Oh Well

    Well I didn't always know I had ADHD but I'm 6th grade I wasn't the most liked kid... But anyway in my English class I was sitting there and I started taking apart my pen and ya know tinkering as all teens do and my teacher oh my teacher! Such a... ****... Well anyway I...
    Lifefly1 Lifefly1 13-15, M Jul 10, 2013

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    ARGH!

    I was diagnoised when I was 8.  And then I went into special classes. I never liked school. I was always the quiet weird girl in either the very back trying to hide or the teacher's special case who sat at the desk closest to his/hers. Needless to say... this really makes it...
    YoursTruly78 YoursTruly78 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2008

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    The Wall

    I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, age 5 or so. The following decade was a circus, the details of which I will elaborate upon later in a story entitled “The Circus” (heaven knows if this will ever be written…), fun things like being medicated for 10 years, several...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Worst Case DR Ever Saw

    I am so hyper. I have the worst case of A.D.H.D my doctor has ever seen. There are many different types of A.D.H.D but I am hyperactive/ inattentive. The kinds of A.D.H.D are hyperactive, inattentive, impulsive, and indecisive. But you can have combines types. I am always hyper...
    soccacutie23 soccacutie23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    The Weirdest Hyperness Ever, Can Anyone Explain?

    well heres the story about my hyperness its not like any average level of hyperness its like an extreme level and the weirdest thing is that it only happens when seeing certain pictures (saying gruesome) or any other hyped up music and when I get hyper I start making a weird...
    SpectrodeMasterYuki SpectrodeMasterYuki 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Ferrari Engine Strapped to a Skateboard

    I'm a college student at a top-tier university, and looking back on it, I managed to get there by the skin of my teeth and not a little Divine Intervention. 3 years ago, I REALLY began having trouble in school and all facets of life in general. I was in my senior year, and was...
    chuckolboy2002 chuckolboy2002 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Do I have enough symptoms to get tested

    for ADHD?? Symptoms Childhood Extremely far behind in writing and reading skills. Handwriting and spelling so bad that teacher had no idea what It said. Very quiet. To myself. Tended to think about other things in life therefore not playing attention. (Day dreaming...
    thaxton thaxton 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25

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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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    ADHD Gone Undiagnosed Until Adulthood

     I wasn't diagnosed until i was 18 makes me a little mad because i could of done better in school without so much struggle but i felt so much better when i found out that i was actually intelligent and the struggles with school weren't my fault. I take 80 mg of Strattera...
    robinjillam2pm robinjillam2pm 18-21, F Mar 25, 2009

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    ADHD as an adult

     I'm and adult diagnosed with ADHD. Al lot is said and done to help kids with ADHD. But people don't realize those kids will grow up some day, and ADHD is a lifelong condition, it doesn't go away. People may not know how challenging is to get through your day when you...
    thinkingtwice thinkingtwice 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Concerta

    i have adhd. my mother didn't find out until i was in 5Th grade. before that she beat me and yelled at me alot. after we found out... they put me on concerta which is a medicine to control it. i cant live without it. my body is so used to it that i don't like the feeling of...
    javi13 javi13 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    Living With Bad Parents, Adhd And Emotional Problems.

    When I was 7 I was diagnosed with ADHD or attention deficit hyperactive disorder which sucks. As a child with this disease I was constantly moving in class not paying attention and I was never really a top student. Now this would not be too bad but from the day I was diagnosed my...
    makman96793 makman96793 16-17, M Jan 3, 2013

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    Vyvanse Is Helping Me So Far.

    I just started taking Vyvanse and it is helping so much. The shakiness is better then it was before, which was pointed out by my mother who knows me better then anyone. I already have depression, anxiety, and bipolar and I was diagnosis with ADD as a kid. I went many years...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 2, 2011

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    Reality Is Gone...

    As an update to my last post, I am now in therapy and being put on anti-depressants although therapy does help slightly.... I feel as though I am slowly slipping away from the realm that is reality. As my mom said In the last year I have become very isolated from everyone I am...
    enewel enewel 16-17, M Feb 20, 2013

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    when i was in second grade,

    i was diagnosed with adhd. I always felt dumb because i had a hard time focusing and i always felt bad because I would do impulsive things.
    rachelrubin01 rachelrubin01 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    its 9:08 and i litterally have 4 hours of

    homework :| screw everything
    steffanibette steffanibette 13-15, F Mar 5

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    What is the most common prescribed drug

    for ADHD? How do you get it?
    girlfromhere girlfromhere 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I Believe I Have It, But I'm Undiagnosed.

    I have more than 70% of the symptoms. I'm a klutz. I'm very dumsy. Me & my friend made up that word. dumb+clumsy=dumsy. I have a very short attention span, & my mind drifts off a lot. I'm very forgetful, & I'm always losing things.
    otad12 otad12 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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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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    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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    It'S Lonely

    I just feel like nobody understands, I can't control my emotion, I can't control my mouth, I can't stop myself from depression, my dad thinks in lazy, my mom says I don't try to do anything. My step dad calls me stupid, my boyfriend thinks adhd is fake, people judge me when I say...
    briannakabanna briannakabanna 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Severe Adhd/capd

    I would like to clarify (please forgive my spelling) I am 22, i was diagnosed with ADHD when i was around 5 i also after much research come to find out that i also have extreme CAPD which i already knew but just found the correct term....  though it may be true that we (or I...
    TEPcom TEPcom 18-21 2 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    Adhd Trouble With School

    I'm in the 6th grade, it's torture. The work is overwhelming. Algebra is all so new to me, and when you take challenging new concept and mix it with my ADD/ADHD: you get disaster. As if I wasn't having enough trouble in school with not focusing ( even when I'm on my meds) This...
    Pockypuppy123 Pockypuppy123 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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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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    Do I Have Adhd

    So im not trying to be funny or anything. this is a serious post. so i think i might have ADHD. i am very fidgety, i get upset over things and nobody understands why but me, i get distracted easily unless it is something i care about. i have good grades, i am always doodling on...
    mutantsrock mutantsrock 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    Adhd

    Hi my name is Mystique'a Miller-Naatz I live in Texas and I'm 17 years old and I have ADHD. I would love to talk to others who also have ADHD. If anyone would like to talk I'm here. :-)
    Tiquea Tiquea 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    Diagnosed With Adhd At Age 29!

     Can you believe I went my whole entire life misdiagnosed or not diagnosed for my ADHD? I didn't fit the "hyperactive" image of the typical ADHD child, probably because I grew up with a very strict parent I feared. I acted out my hyperactivity in different other...
    smartiecats smartiecats 26-30 2 Responses Jun 7, 2008

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    ADHD

    I pretty much had all the symptoms of having ADHD when I was younger but it has gotten worse as I've gotten older. I wish I had known as a child that I had ADHD because I would've done so much better in school. Turns out I do better at a work at your own pace time type of...
    wonderful1121 wonderful1121 22-25 2 Responses May 27, 2008

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    My dad tells me to think of having ADHD

    as blessing. I think of it as a curse. I'm so afraid it will affect my life. It could hinder my future career in the medical world. I hate not being able to complete things no matte how hard I try. I hate taking medication that just makes my body chemically normal for a few...
    mariedenise101 mariedenise101 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I hate my adhd so much.

    No matter what meds im on i still struggle so much to control it. Im battling anxiety and depression, as well as homicidal thoughts and self harm. My adhd makes it even worse. I work so hard in school and i get terrible grades no matter how well i understand something. I always...
    megsupermaherio megsupermaherio 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Embarassment And Diagnosis

    I am just a girl, i have been teased and humiliated because of how crazy i was, i found out last year i had ADHD. I was so crushed this whole time i thought nothing was wrong, i cried and yelled " NOTHING IS WRONG WITH MEEEEEE! I AM NOT CRAZY!" I thought since i had ADHD That i...
    Pockypuppy123 Pockypuppy123 13-15, F Apr 5, 2012

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    Gabi's Story: Her Story About Adhd

    Hi my name is gabi and I have ADHD its really hard for me because people don't understand what I'm going through;(
    18steengabbysings 18steengabbysings 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    Problems With Vyvanse

    I am currently on 50mg of Vyvanse (I was on 70mg). I am trying to get off the medicine to see if i can function with out it. My dr gave me 30 mg in addition to the 50mg so i can see how i am on 30mg. There is a HUGE difference for me from the 50 to the 30. On the 30 I drift away...
    alli63 alli63 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    Going Through Life With Adhd

    Having adhd is like having a virus in your brain. It effects certain parts of your life, so when you think you are fine it decides to get in the way. It does come in handy to have at some points but at other times its a pain. It doesnt help when all your friends just say its in...
    rbenoit4 rbenoit4 22-25 Jun 24, 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!

    I've had people tell me it's not a real disorder before, and i get kinda miffed at those people. I can't stop moving/fidgeting unless i focus REALLY hard, and i can't focus.... on anything. So it's interesting. I space out, can't pay attention to anything for more than an hour...
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    Since I was little i knew

    that I have ADHD, I was told that I have it when I was like 8 years old, and it have been a hard work to learn how to control it. I'm in therapy with a psychologist and with a psychiatrist. Now that I have 16 years the symptoms have been getting worse, everyone told me that it's...
    mapalozano mapalozano 16-17, F Jan 28

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    Sometimes It'S Great.....Other Times Not So Much

    Having ADHD can really affect your life. I was diagnosed with it 3 years ago. So anyways, at school the time can go fast or feel like life is in slow mo. ~TheFightingWolf
    Firebreather4Ever Firebreather4Ever 13-15 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Reality Is Gone...

    As an update to my last post, I am now in therapy and being put on anti-depressants although therapy does help slightly.... I feel as though I am slowly slipping away from the realm that is reality. As my mom said In the last year I have become very isolated from everyone I am...
    enewel enewel 16-17, M Feb 20, 2013

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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 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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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 was diagnosed with ADHD years ago

    as an adult. I had no idea that I had it, and I'm not to sure about the HD part, cause I'm not a hyperactive kind of person, but I am sure about the AD part of it. It all makes sense now when I look back at my childhood and remember how anything and everything distracted me...
    Panman60 Panman60 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 10

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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 always knew there was something different

    about me when I was growing up. It wasn't until I was 19 that I got diagnosed with ADHD. My psychologist was shocked no one in my school noticed or even the people around me. I told her that the reason no one may have noticed was because I keep things to myself, I'm quiet when...
    babydoll73 babydoll73 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Can Anybody Identify With This? I Can Cry Easily.

    I feel like there are situations where I can cry really easily. When I get punched, for example. When I experience violence against me. I'm in my mid twenties now and haven't experienced violence in a long time, but as a kid I got punched in the belly twice and both times I...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M Mar 31, 2013

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    Ever since I started school I've had trouble

    paying attention, remembering things, noticing simple mistakes, and staying still. Suprisingly, I've maintained decent and high grades and this year, with one exception, I've had have nothing but straight A's, but that's mostly due to most of the teachers being lenient towards...
    ray1357 ray1357 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I Think I Have Adhd

    Since i was in 3rd grade i have had a hard time focasing on school work and daydreming. when i was in 3rd grade my grades wher from a c and below the olny good grades that let me pass 3rd grade was music,p.e and art p.s i hate art i just can not draw. My teacher Mrs.G told my...
    twistex2014 twistex2014 18-21, M Feb 16, 2013

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    How It Effected My Childhood.

    I've always had trouble concentrating on my teacher and because of that. Teacher's never really liked me. I've had a handful of teachers since elementary school that treated me like a normal student yet understood my problems. They either treated me like a special ed child or...
    Bakerandstuff Bakerandstuff 18-21, M Jun 12, 2012

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    Over It

    Had ADHD for awhile. Took concerta no i am a high graduate. So it works. But I no longer have ADHD. So I stopped cold turkey.
    CozzyRosie86 CozzyRosie86 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    I am really hyper most of the time

    and am really annoying when i dont take my meds
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M Mar 30

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    I'm adult with ADHD and I find it so hard to make friends and to communicate with others. Everybody around me is dull, relaxed, and just there....does anybody ever have that?
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