I Have Adult Add

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    Add in a nutshell: 12:00am *is washing dishes*

    *looks down at the trash can, decides garbage needs to be taken out* *takes garbage out and notices lots of leaves in the yard* *starts raking and notices litter* *sets rake Down temporally to pick up litter* *remembers that I still haven't done the dishes* *goes back inside to...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    My Journey Started 17 Years Ago

    I was forced to seek out help when one day I was called into the CEO's office at the place I was working and was told I had 6 weeks to make a change or I would be fired.  I was stunned, I had started in this small company as a laborer and hand quickly moved up through the...
    ablmu65 ablmu65
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2009

    I signed up in EP just moments ago,

    and hope to chat with other adults who have been diagnosed with (predominantly inattentive) ADD. I am being treated with Adderall, which has been very helpful with attention and energy levels, but still struggle with being on time for ANYTHING. Any thoughts and advice from...
    SoulSurvivor1967 SoulSurvivor1967
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    A Late Start

    I have just recently self diagnosed myself with ADD. I have been treated and spent thousands on therapy in the last ten years and have found through self discovery through the internet what is the root cause for all my struggles. Now, what do I do. I just last week saw my local...
    djmojo djmojo
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2009

    My Journey With Add

    I was a happy and kind child always very popular with my peer's but could not concentrate in class i was easliy distracted and could never complete anything.My school projects would be started in the middle rather from beging to end, altho i never ended much..haha. I would leave...
    delaroche delaroche
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2012

    I'm Tired

    My job requires independence and organization. I don't know what makes me think that I can keep up. I keep doing the same mistakes over and over. My therapist gave me tips on how to organize & help myself. You'd think I'd do them. I don't. I made a nice impression with the...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2012

    I read some of the posts on this site

    and it sounds so familiar. I am very quiet; so there is no hyperactivity involved, and when I was a child, being quiet and unnoticeable was considered a"good thing". I am on medication but that is just a temporary help. I helps me get jump started in the morning. It helps me to...
    dollmaker3 dollmaker3
    61-65, F
    Feb 25, 2015

    I was diagnosed at 32,

    after being misdiagnosed with a host of other issues and placed on a lot of meds that never seemed to assist. Turns out I have ADD, OCD (which I knew) and IED (Intermittent Explosive Disorder). Adderal, and a low dose of Pindolol have changed my life! I can recall what I have...
    CInquisitive CInquisitive
    Nov 30, 2013

    Another Hinde.... Ooh! My Sandal

    For the past 2 years I could not figure out where my concentration and motivation were going. They just got worse and worse and worse. After some time I saw a doctor, and first things first, I was depressed. I really really was. Between an 8 month period, I only saw friends twice...
    mistakenstrangers mistakenstrangers
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2010

    What Ever......

    A new diagnoses, as if I needed one   LOL  No kidding, just add it to the list.  (It does explain somethings.)
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Sep 19, 2008

    Newly Diagnosed Adult Add/need Job Tips

    I have been dealing with some depression and anxiety for years but recently it has gotten worse plus My job performance suffered immensely. I have been on meds for depression/anxiety but in Dec 2011 decided that I needed to see a therapist. She has helped me with happenings in...
    Smk120 Smk120
    Jul 9, 2012

    Me Lol

    I,m a 42 year old male with adult add-adhd When I was younger ,the forget fullness,lack of attention,and general disregard of thinking things through before doing them was somewhat of a hinderence. But....I experience everything I could . Them came the medication, I,m one of...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 2, 2013

    Adult Adhd

    Well I dont have ADHD myself, but my husband to be does and so in a way I do too I guess. Before meeting my fiance, I didnt really think much about adults having adhd. I thought it was just something kids had and then they grew out of. Adults with ADHD are amazing. I...
    Ditie Ditie
    1 Response Jul 16, 2009

    I Have Severe ADD

    I was first diagnosed as a child and been on and off medications.. I feel I became addicted to adderall as a teen and have been struggling with wanting it ever since but u think its bad for you so I don't take it. Umm and because I don't have insurance because I'm out of control...
    EmilyLynn21 EmilyLynn21
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2013
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