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I Have Adhd

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    Hey what's up I'm Laura

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

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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 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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    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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    What is the most common prescribed drug

    for ADHD? How do you get it?
    girlfromhere girlfromhere 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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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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    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

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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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    I am really hyper most of the time

    and am really annoying when i dont take my meds
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    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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    ADD/ADHD

    It's fun to joke around about ADD/ADHD, but when it all comes down there's really nothing funny about it. ADD is so, so much more than not being able to focus.  With it comes (for me) anxeity, OCD-ish tendencies, inability to make a decision, forgetfulness ...
    stayseventeen stayseventeen 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7, 2009

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    SophieEg SophieEg 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    its 9:08 and i litterally have 4 hours of

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

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    I am a 38 year old mother of 3,

    married, who just found out I have ADHD. I am angry, overwhelmed and overly aware of my awkwardness and isolation. It feels like my mind is tangled into a mass and I have no clue what to do. The more I think about it, the more I understand my life. My younger years were a messy...
    desheyjr desheyjr 36-40, F May 16

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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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    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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    If you don't have it,

    get it. It's awesome! ;)
    MetalM4tt MetalM4tt 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    My adhd is the worst of all my things.

    ...honestly the other stuff doesnt even compare to how adhd i am. (I have bi polar disorder, skitzo/skeezo/paranoid skitzo) Yes those affect my daily life But not as bad as my adhd does for some reason U ever walked into a room and forgot why you did. IMAGINE GOING TO CLASS...
    pyscobastard pyscobastard 18-21, M Dec 9, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Havin Adhd

    Well I am Going to be honest with you yes it can be a bad thing having ADHD but to me I like having it because the only time I find it a problem is wheni'm not taking my tablets which isn't that often. The reason why I Like having it is because it makes me feel one of a kind and...
    Adhdkid Adhdkid 13-15, F May 28, 2009

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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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    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 Apr 19

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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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 9

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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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    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 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 3 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M 1 Response May 3

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    So, I got diagnosed with it last year,

    and my marks are much higher after taking medication. But it can be a complete pain in the ***.
    SophieEg SophieEg 13-15, F May 27

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    I have too much fun with ADHD.

    It allows me to be an amazing athlete while allowing me to be energetic for school. When I get bored after I learn something quickly I move to more fun things. My teachers don't mind since I'm an A student.
    Illinidude Illinidude 13-15, M May 9

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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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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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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    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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    It's so extremely hard to study an do remember

    any notes. I just want to die. I am only taking half of my current dose and I have a chemistry test on Tuesday :(
    imsoshady10 imsoshady10 18-21, M 2 Responses May 11

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    Why do people reject other people

    even though they have a disorder or a disability????
    imsoshady10 imsoshady10 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 9

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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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    something else I can add to my long lists of

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

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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 chil