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I Have Adult Adhd

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    Disappointments - I'm a barely legal adult, but I've had my fair share of suffering because of my ADHD. I'm in college. And damn it I freaking feel stupid. I have been called a lot...
    1imaginarylife 1imaginarylife 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    I have been all all different ADHD medicine since I was 6 years old. That's when a doctor told my parents I had it. I remember going to the school nurse office and taking the...
    yellowsunset yellowsunset 18-21, F Jan 27

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    What a Life of Suffering for ADHD Sufferer - Having an ADHD makes everything hard. It impacts every area of your life. It is also very hard to diagnose even for the professional...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    I'm 33. Nice guy, hard worker. But I'm rutterless. Just got my 2nd dui. I haven't been in trouble in 10 years. But when I was I was in lots of it. Assults.resisting arrest. Dui's...
    Joshua617 Joshua617 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I Just Always Thought I Was Weird! - I've known for a few years now that I have ADHD... but I've unofficially known since I was a kid. As a child I had all sorts of problems at...
    AngelNicki AngelNicki 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    34 with ADD - My curse and the screen play gone wrong that is my life. Im tired of the depression and the unfair treatment. Sometimes I just wish the whole world knew. That I...
    losingitslowly losingitslowly 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Now That I Understand It, I Don't Know If I'd Change It - There are a lot of sad stories about what undiagnosed ADHD has done to people's lives.  This isn't one of them.  I was...
    Glad2Chat Glad2Chat 51-55 11 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Has anybody tried herbal remedies for adult ADD that promise to help with focus and concentration? Or is that just quack? :)
    2Crunchie2 2Crunchie2 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    Love And Marriage With An Adhd Husband (me) - A disclaimer to start: this may be really long and drawn out but if you are a husband with ADHD or a wife that is married to ADD'er...
    Youratthetopofmylist Youratthetopofmylist 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    Random Thoughts - I am 40 years old and have ADHD. I was diagnosed a year ago, but always knew there was something about me. Here are some of the things I do that make me "me." At...
    prugirl prugirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    Is it better to be an impulsive ADHD insomniac or to take meds and be less of one? Asking other people in similar circumstances for advice. I'm a bit of a rare case, everyone I...
    let1the2wall3down4 let1the2wall3down4 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Myths Debunking Myths -  Thought it would be "nice", by way of reintroduction, to post the "seven myths of ADD" (the title, perhaps, a spin off of the ...
    deanne65 deanne65 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    Why Didn't Anyone Catch This Years Ago? - The title pretty much says it all. I'm a 41 year old woman with a history of severe depression, learning disabilities, unstable...
    hpcatfish hpcatfish 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    I Can't Believe This... - I have a professor in a class where I was paying attention to everything else, and mistakingly left some mess out. She then wrote on my grade that I was...
    imstuckinhere imstuckinhere 18-21 4 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    Anxiety, Depression, Addictions And ADD - I always had to struggle with anxiety, depression and addiction problems, and i have been officially diagnosed with adult ADD the last...
    blackspirit665 blackspirit665 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    I have only known about my ADHD for a year. I look back and it explains a lot of problems I've had. I'm going off to college this year and I just want to know any tips and tricks...
    artgirl96 artgirl96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    So I was recently diagnosed with ADHD I am a college junior. My life is just the definition of disorganization... Well adderall kinda helps but not quite, I may need a higher...
    clac clac 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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    Story Of My Life...i Am Loving Being Adder :) - I am 25...i self diagnosed that i have ADD 6 months ago... Before that my life was up side down..in my school life i was average...
    passionforlife passionforlife 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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    I Can't Get It Out!!! - As many of you know I have ADHD as well as damage from a brain injury, and possibly asperger's syndrome. So here I am now to vent again at my frustration at...
    ScatteredGrapes ScatteredGrapes 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    A Whole Different Definition Of 'Normal' - So a few years ago, my wife drug me, kicking and screaming to see a marriage counselor to discuss how we should best deal with my teenage...
    edwerz edwerz 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Always knew there was something wrong with me why did i always make carelenees mistakes at school, why could I not pay attention and have to read the same passage several times...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5

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    Do I have enough symptoms to get tested? Symptoms Childhood Extremely far behind in writing and reading skills. Handwriting and spelling so bad that teacher had no idea what...
    thaxton thaxton 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I Have ADHD - I am a 37 year old male, I have just realized that I have ADHD. I am writing this because I took off of work and need some input. I am married to a wonderful woman...
    duvaman duvaman 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    ADHD I'm not dumb or lazy - Most of my life I've felt like I was dumb and lazy.  I am 40 yrs old and married with 3 children. My husband and I have often gotten into fights...
    3gymnasts 3gymnasts 36-40, F 28 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    O! Just found this page. I was diagnosed with adult ADHD a year ago. After taking the medication, my Rhonan life has been grand :) Started uni, finances sorting itself out...
    Inpuov Inpuov 26-30, M Mar 26

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    Why Nobody Cares - The title is not misleading. I want to know why most of the general public does not want to acknowledge the existence or severity of adult ADHD. Only suffers and...
    collegestag08 collegestag08 26-30, M 16 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Oh So That's WHY!!!!! - Was pretty much how I felt about SOO many unexplained frustrations in my life, when I got my diagnosis at 24yrs old. How I discovered it was through...
    msvie msvie 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    And Maybe Asperger's Too. - In all honesty I don't get why they say someone has adult ADHD. I've had it all my life. When a person has juvenile diabetes (type 1 diabetes) it's...
    ScatteredGrapes ScatteredGrapes 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Half a Life is all I get I'm an ADDer....no H....its just my brain. They call it ADHD - Primarily Inattentive Type. And I would swear it didn't hit me full scale until I was 45...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    How Bad It Is..... - All I can do to get through the day is caffiene and nicotine to help me focus. Doctors act like they are streets drugs but when they are like pain meds to...
    stillwthpain stillwthpain 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    No One Wants To Understand - I am 17 and have just discovered that I have ADHD. All my life I had thought that I was just a excessively hyperactive child; my mother, my dad, my...
    gonefromtheedge gonefromtheedge 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    I think. Wait, I have to grab my Mac and cheese from microwave. Do you like Oprah? I think I've eaten 1600 calories today. I need to paint my nails again. When is that class at the...
    girlfromhere girlfromhere 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    If They Understood Back Then... - Here's my ADHD story....Currently, I'm 44 and was "officially" diagnosed with Adult ADD about 8 years ago. I tried different MEDs until the clear...
    TheDays TheDays 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    Hello! I suspect I have ADHD, but am not sure. Because I struggle with time management and organization, I never feel like I'm a "real" adult. The daily responsibilities that other...
    dreiko dreiko 26-30, F Feb 16

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    Just Got Diagnosed With Adhd - I just got diagnosed with ADHD. Sure I've suspected it for some time, I've always been very distracted, I'm way to easily bore, I'm an adrenaline...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I would like to know what side effects did you experience while on ADHD medicine? Thanks :)
    2Crunchie2 2Crunchie2 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    My Adhd Hell - Hi i have always been different and now,thanks to the love of my life.I now know why,i was always called lazy or stupid when i was child and i just created a fantasy...
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 9 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    Ironically, now my work involves testing other adults for ADHD. It frustrates me how little awareness there is among other professionals about what adult ADHD looks like. They...
    CycaHHa CycaHHa 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I'm adult with ADHD and I find it so hard to make friends and to communicate with others. Everybody around me is dull, relaxed, and just there....does anybody ever have that?
    paigepringles paigepringles 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Is there a better alternative to Adderall or Strattera? I need some help focusing, but I don't have a very easy time with either drug. I'm already on Trileptal for a mood...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Help needed - I don't know for sure if I have it or not but I want to get tested for it, if anyone knows where to start or go let me know. Is it a psychiatrist or a neurologist? PM...
    noxven noxven 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I have found a new Helper! Dr Russell Barkley is the nation's leading ADHD researcher. If you haven't read any of his books, you should. But here's the hard part: the books...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    ID say AND ASK OTHER WITH ABOVE ,IF YOU FEEL THAT UR FEELINGS ,EMOTIONS MAKE YOU FEEL TO OTHERS THAT YOUR COLD,ALSO YOU DNT SHOW THEM IT FEEL LIKE STORE THEM UP THEN BANG WHEN...
    sherlock45 sherlock45 36-40, M Mar 5

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    To Hell With This Research Paper!!! - It is not fun when I always get stuck doing a research paper at the last minute and I can't focus. I'm not dumb, I write good papers and I've...
    pancakequeen pancakequeen 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    I am 2 different people with adhd. The one without medication is bouncing off walls and doing crazy things. The one with medication is calm most of the time. I can never...
    jen1994 jen1994 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    The Art Of Being Wrong - Taken from a post on my blog: thedepartmentofcorrections.blogspot.com   - The Life, Struggles and Amendments of an ADHD Brain [ I have to add a caveat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Do you have important goals but are frustrated by distractibility, procrastination, failure to follow task lists? Maybe we should get together. I have an opportunity to propose...
    nnamelet nnamelet 51-55, M Feb 12

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    I have always had adhd growing up as a kid and thought that i would grow out of it but now that i am entering my young adult hood im finding out that is far from the truth! I find...
    hawks94 hawks94 18-21, M Feb 7

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    Whats In A Name - I was diagnosed with what they called lazy mind syndrome as a kid in the 60s which i thought laughable even at that young age as i knew then i thought much faster...
    keith64 keith64 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 10, 2011

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    Does Anybody Else Experience This? - Is it normal with ADHD/add to seem to have auditory problems....ie....I often don't understand what someone is saying in the moment but...
    DonutsJunction DonutsJunction 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    Always In Trouble and Felt Disconnected. - OK, I'm a pretty smart guy. At least I've always thought so, and my teachers and others have always told me that. I'm not sure what that...
    Shibadog Shibadog 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    "Surprise, You're Older and You Have Adhd" - Those were the very words of my psychiatrist one year ago. I responded by laughing because I wasn't surprised one bit. I found it funny...
    smartiecats smartiecats 26-30 15 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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