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    It sucks. Everybody in my family thinks it

    something I can control. When Im off my meds I'm a nutcracker and I mean literally jumping all over the place 😓
    K1PST3R K1PST3R 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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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 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    hmmm i wonder why my ep name is 'crazyhyperkid'

    im super hyper all the time. even when im depressed im still hyper. lol. (alyx)
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M Jan 18

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    Yes, it is a part of me.

    I don't think I would even choose not to have it if I was given such a choice- it is me!
    kenelisakennedy kenelisakennedy 16-17 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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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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    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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    SophieEg SophieEg 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    Why do people say having ADHD is bad?

    It's something people have. We can't control it. I get distracted every 5 seconds.
    caligirl1389 caligirl1389 22-25, F Jun 21, 2014

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    its 9:08 and i litterally have 4 hours of

    homework :| screw everything
    Idontusethisaccountanymomore Idontusethisaccountanymomore 13-15, F Mar 5, 2014

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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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    そのハードしようと図を何が私と一緒に間違っていたほとんど i をしたときは常に夢みる、物事と最終的に鉛の試験の悪い結果がテストに失敗を覚えているのに苦労しますが、adhd...
    ayumiyoshida1996 ayumiyoshida1996 18-21, F Dec 21, 2014

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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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    but my parents don't believe me

    and say I'm hypochondriac lol fml
    jayissosadlike jayissosadlike 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 5 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    yep I have it but I have to ask something are

    you get angry easily and when you get angry are you out of control? because my doctor said my anger comes from adhd If you have adhd and experience something like that please tell me I want to learn if I am the only one
    redblack4 redblack4 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    all the normal kids are getting high of our

    pill, well what are we soposed to get high on???
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Ugh man I hate my mom

    for this. I have to get my summer reading done and answer the questions with the book. She keeps yelling at me to get these questions done, and right now I'm sitting here looking at these questions, trying to answer them, but I can't concentrate. I just look at them and I can't...
    XdMaRiNoX13 XdMaRiNoX13 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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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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    YungKhroniK YungKhroniK 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I was diagnosed and started taking meds

    for adhd when I was in 4th grade- and it sucks. I hate when people make jokes such as "ha ha! I think i have adhd because i like to talk!" Like... No it doesn't work that way. It sucks to have to take medication just so you can do well in school. Without medication, I get...
    TheOcarinaHero TheOcarinaHero 16-17, T 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M Aug 12, 2014

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    And PTSD I'm new...

    I am a mess but getting better, finally got good doctors and hopefully the right meds.... for those of you who don't understand, it isn't fun having the "other 80%" parts of your brain running full throttle non stop 24/7. you folks don't want my bad dreams that last all night...
    Jdod1955 Jdod1955 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    something else I can add to my long lists of

    things that are wrong with me
    HaterOfLife HaterOfLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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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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    Is there a possibility

    for me to have ADHD if my dad and brother haves it? I have started to remind my brother, I can't focus on things and it's hard for me to calm. I can't sit down without tapping something continuously, and focusing to teaching is like a hell for me.
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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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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    I can't sleep in because I get headaches in the

    morning if I do. I usually wake up at around 7-8 am. Why is this happens to me????? I am taking concerta
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2014

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    My mom just got my starters dose increased to

    25 milligrams (doesn't help anything) >.<
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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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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    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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    A Short Intro To Emily.

    I have ADHD, I am 15 years old, and I have ADHD. Lately, not too sure if this is just a part of being a teenager or perhaps a side effect from my medication, or what; but I have these extreme emotional highs and lows. I just need someone mature to talk to. I'm not like other 15...
    EmilyNicoleC EmilyNicoleC 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    I was diagnosed back in elementary school in

    Germany and took Ritalin for it. My school performance and mannerisms improved for a short time and then my parents took me off of it. I never acted "right"... so my peers bullied me for that on top of other things. But now as an adult I've taken a natural approach to managing...
    DubstepEnderFox DubstepEnderFox 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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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...
    Megsupermario Megsupermario 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2014

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    Hey what's up I'm Laura

    and I have...squirrel!
    LauraF328 LauraF328 22-25, F Jul 16, 2014

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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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    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

    for those who dont know what it is, God this is the first time everI'm admitting it in public.I can't concentrate, I have test tomorrow (30% of my semester grade) I leard about it yesterday its so hard to focus, any person out there with the same thing, how you manage to get...
    riapel riapel 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I have ADHD and it is not fun.

    I have to take medicine so I can focus and every few years I have to go on a higher dosage because my body gets used to it. I found out in 6th grade and it explained a lot. But still I don't like having ADHD but what ever this is me
    Alexlovesmusic Alexlovesmusic 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 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 refused to take pills at an early age I knew

    I didn't need them It's so easy to control myself not always, but most of the time I wont let a doctor tell me that I need pills to be the best me I can be
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    sometimes it gets out of control,

    like I get all hyper and start to act like my baby brother.
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    When people who don't have ADHD blame their

    stupidness on having it makes me go insane. EVERYONE GETS DISTRACTED AND EVERYONE WOULD RATHER MOVE THEN SIT STILL but if you don't have ADHD you wouldn't understand how it's different for us. To be honest if you had it, they would have caught it. Teachers are trained in finding...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Related Experiences

    They tell me I have "clinical depression" which is a fancy name for Major depression and I have ADHD...
    ThankYouSoldiers ThankYouSoldiers 18-21, F Jan 19

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