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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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    Starting On Concerta..

    Hello all.. well i was diagnosed with ADHD last year..and was on Ritalin for alittle while, it wasnt workin for me so my Psych. wanted to switch me to Concerta, but i stopped going to my doc appoitments, I just recently went back this week and my new Psych. prescribed me Concerta...
    lisset lisset 18-21, F Sep 7, 2010

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    I have ADHD, and I really wanted to make it

    clear to people who don't have it: We cannot just 'turn our minds off'. If you have ADHD, your mind is like kings cross station, but played in fast forward. One train of thought pulls in, and just as you are about to board it (think it)- BAM! It's gone, and another one stops...
    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    I remember when I was off my meds

    for a while and my dad finally had enough my grades were dropping I couldn't focus on anything so we went back to the dr and I was put on a different medication
    nic470 nic470 18-21, T Feb 12

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    theyayo theyayo 18-21, M Jun 1

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    I've been diagnosed with it

    when i was in third grade. The hyperactivity part not so much, but i get distracted extremely easily :)
    blubbyourmom blubbyourmom 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 1

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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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    I have issues in that I don't know

    which me is me. I have my patch (I take my meds in a patch form) on for 95% of my waking life, so at a glance, I'm a mostly calm, school-focused, introverted, logical, smarty-pants person. BUT!! On those rare occasions when I forget my patch or just don't put it on, I am INSANE...
    stormthenb stormthenb 13-15 1 Response May 27

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    My mom raised me with no excuses,

    no medication and no allowances/wiggle room. I was never treated differently than a normal child. Therefore, the only way will notice my adhd is if I tell you or if you are a hyper observant.
    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 2 Responses May 3, 2014

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    I was diagnosed at age 7.

    It was Type 1 ADHD so I have the inattentive type. I get bored easily. Insomnia is a *****. I can never get any sleep. I tend to daydream a lot. Having ADHD is so fun. (Hope my sarcasm was obvious)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 11

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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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    Okay I have well ADHD

    and so I talk a lot I mean to me it doesn't seem like a lot at all but other say I never shut up. I also talk fast as my Brian can process what it want to say and keep going. I enjoy speak and speaking fast as well imagine my thought came in a line that hit my Brian and would...
    CuteButTheDevil CuteButTheDevil 16-17, F May 25

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    kaufmaly kaufmaly 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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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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    Hi I'm Chris and I'm 8 years old.

    I have adhd. I can't focus and sit in one spot. I'm super active too. I get in fights very day in school because my friends get me mad for the littlest reasons. I have 12 siblings. They don't live with me, they live with dad and he's in the military. So me and mom only. I'm also...
    Mixedboy777 Mixedboy777 22-25, M Aug 7

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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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    Yea and at first I hated it cuz u have to take

    medication at school. But now i think of it as my superpower lol
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 1 Response May 2

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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

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    Finding it difficult to strive

    for my goals. I'm going to talk to my doctor about getting back on the meds. I don't want to because I went through hell but I'd rather be successful at life then drag my way through it.
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F Jun 18

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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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    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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    shhhhrb shhhhrb 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 22

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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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    from personal experience how long does the

    adderall 20 mg immediate realse stay in your system?
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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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...
    SpideyAlyx SpideyAlyx 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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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

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    I have ADHD, and it is extremely annoying

    when I'm trying to focus in school, and I can't understanda thing...
    PortalJumper PortalJumper 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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

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    I was told I was ADHD in second grade

    and today I am a senior in high school battling it I have many storys of being off my meds but some thing I need to know if its just me or not that some time when on my meds my mind is empty and full at the same time like snow on the tv that buzzing sound you know
    binickle binickle 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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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

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    I'm so fed up, i underachieve at everything I

    do. I am 19 years old living back at my mothers house, unemployed. Feeling hopeless and have no skills in anything. I'm sick of life. Like a fool I've sighted up for an art and design course because I liked the sound of it now I'm not sure I don't know that much about art and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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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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    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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    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've had ADHD all my life.

    It was pretty bad when I was a kid. I had to take medication to help. It has gotten much better as I got older. At times, when I do homework or study I catch myself drifting off. It's still with me, something I won't be able to shake, but at least it's under control.
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M Mar 29

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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

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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 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    Ok so I am medically proven to have ADHD,

    and Anger problems. and trust me these thing's don't mix. I don't take medication because it is dangerous for me because I have extra tissue around my heart. In my experience having ADHD is a living hell. I am Just about to enter high school, with 3 ,2 hour classes every day. I...
    FighterGirl13 FighterGirl13 13-15, F Jul 10

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    I hate when people say I think I have add

    when they can't sit still of like 5 minutes. They don't know what it feels like always having your mind somewhere else. Always not focusing on things that you need to get done. Always trying to be in 10 places at the same time.
    Catie1028 Catie1028 13-15, F Jul 22

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    Not Proved

    I have all the symptoms and both my sons are tested and one of them is the dreamer, the other the chaotic guy. I remember dreaming away during school, not knowing what the heck the teacher was talking about. Half of my school days I felt embarrassed. My temper changes quick, like...
    RickiChickie RickiChickie 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    I didn't find out that I have ADHD

    until very recently. When I was diagnosed, I was actually relieved; I'm not just scatter-brained, disorganized, and absent-minded for no reason. I just can't concentrate on my own very well without hyper focusing. Meds have helped so much, and they don't give me any bad side...
    sheridanlugo sheridanlugo 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18, 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

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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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