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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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    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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    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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    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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    It took a while but I was diagnosed with

    ADHD-PI, a variant missing the trademark restlessness. The PI means 'predominantly inattentive' and means I struggle to hold focus and find motivating myself to undertake simple tasks. It's not often diagnosed because a lazy or inexperienced doctor will attribute symptomatic...
    iou1soul iou1soul 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I've been taking my medication every day

    for twelve years now. That can't be healthy
    BigBearHug BigBearHug 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 12, 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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    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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    This is some thing I posted on tumbler one

    night I I think it says alot
    binickle binickle 18-21, M Feb 14

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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, 2014

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    but my parents don't believe me

    and say I'm hypochondriac lol fml
    jayissosadlike jayissosadlike 16-17, F Jan 24

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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

    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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    from personal experience how long does the

    adderall 20 mg immediate realse stay in your system?
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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...
    SAffRONisGODxSATAN SAffRONisGODxSATAN 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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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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    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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    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
    alexlovesfashion alexlovesfashion 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    ZacS9 ZacS9 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 27

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, T Feb 12

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    shhhhrb shhhhrb 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 22

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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...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F 2 Responses