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I Have Attention Deficit Disorder

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    Had A Fight With My Best Friend

    I recently had a fight with my best friend. "The Friend" has always been a bit narcissistic, and most of the times thinks he's right. He's been there for me when nobody wanted to help me, he listend to me when everybody judeged me, so bassicly we're very close. The thing with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 25, 2012

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    Only Me

    Looks like I am the first officially diagnosed story on here? Not much to tell, though. I've been diagnosed by several doctors and recently by a big fancy test, which tried to bore me to death and then measure how well I paid attention. It was awful! I'm on meds, which I like...
    Zandze Zandze 26-30, F Apr 15, 2007

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    Diagnosed At 16

    I went through school having all sorts of trouble. At one point they had placed me into a remedial english class which ofcourse I was failing miserably. The only way was for me to parent preference out and all that was available was an honors class "British Literature."...
    Xeno Xeno 26-30, M Jul 3, 2007

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    I Am Not Looking For An "Upper"!!!!!!!

    I moved several months ago and I was going back home regularly so I went to my old doctor for my ADD. I decided to bite the bullet and go to one in my new city and I went through three doctors that TRIED to make me feel like I was an drug addict. To a person they all basically...
    txrugby2003 txrugby2003 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2008

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    Afraid of Being "Diagnosed"

    My doctor told me I probably have ADD.  I can never stay focused on anything, and forget and lose everything.  My wind wanders all the time.  However, I am afraid to get an "official" diagnosis because I don't want to let myself use it as an excuse.
    cmjm cmjm 16-18, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    Questions Regarding Medications For ADD And Narcolepsy.

    This is my first time posting on this site and I hope I'm doing this correctly. I would like to know if people have had the experience of taking Adderall and having them feeling normal far as energy is concerned. I was diagnosed with ADD 2004. The doctor at the time prescribed...
    IamTheMetalman IamTheMetalman 66-70, M Aug 13, 2013

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    I Do Too.

    I have it too. Officially diagnosed. According to Dr. Daniel Amen, a US expert in the field, I have type-3 (overfocused) ADD. I have a whole slew of other mental health issues and crap going on as well. Has anyone out there found out how to cope and get homework done? ADD ...
    persevere81 persevere81 26-30, F Jan 29, 2009

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    I

    have something else to do right now... brb.
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 4 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    Burnt Out

    Living in the regular world with ADD is burning me out. This is the first time in my life that I am independent. I have my own apartment, I am in law school, and yet it is so freakin hard. Bills come along with my new apartment. Bills that if I don't pay them as soon as I get...
    angeleyez08 angeleyez08 22-25 2 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    Oooh, Shiny!

    Not living up to potential. Heard that one before, I'm sure. I heard it from teachers and parents. When I was a kid, only boys had ADD, and then, it was minimal brain dysfunction. Even now, boys are far more likely to be diagnosed. But then, they're more likely to be the...
    Jonesman Jonesman 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    Medication=?

    I just can't get my dosage correct, either too high or too low. I was so tired of being all over the place--but hyperfocus is worse. I'd rather a billion nothing thoughts than one thought on repeat! Especially if that thought is negative, not good.
    DomsMom902 DomsMom902 22-25 Aug 18, 2009

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    Um.. Whoops I Forgot

    He asked me to get him something from the fridge.  I go in the room, look around, I come out of the room with something not even partially related to what he asked me. Living with A`D`D is hard.  Drugs only do so much My whole life has been this way , and my psych...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F Jun 16, 2008

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    Man Oh Man..

    I just recently started noticing that I cannot focus. I reread sentences over and over but it still doesn't stick. I read the words but the information doesn't register. I try to focus on my college English and all of a sudden I'm reading the current news. I just turned 18 and I...
    reynaa reynaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    I Was a Hyper Little Kid

    When i was little I had ADHD not just ADD now i am just ADD. One day my mom went to a store to pick something up and when she came out i was jumping up and down on the top of our car.  Most of my time in in 3rd through 5th grade were spent steeling paper clips and making...
    Bignc Bignc 22-25, M Sep 12, 2007

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    Hi my name is Mystique'a Miller-Naatz I live in Texas and I'm 17 years old and I have ADD. I would love to talk to others who also have ADD. If anyone would like to talk I'm here. :-)
    Tiquea Tiquea 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    Add-adhd-and-forgetfulness

    Im hyper and got some frends the same.I was gonna write a story bout it but i forget about what...and Idont have time anyway cause i wana do somthin else!!!HAHAHA............. KRAZYKAYDEEFLYINELFHUNTER..;))
    squirelbud squirelbud 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Where Are My Keys

    ever since i can remember i have stuggled with add,it causes me so much stress some days because i spend so much time having to track things down, I can't barley conontrate, and my work seriosly suffers, I really wish I could focas and get organized but that proves to be very...
    sweetstacey sweetstacey 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2008

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    ADD

    i was diagnosed with it when i was 19.ive always had a hard time in school.followwing simple directions..i always needed extra help..i still DO need all these things...lol but anyways...im not really sure if all these disorders are real or not..sometimes i just think they just...
    ElectroMagneticForce ElectroMagneticForce 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    I Have Attention Deficit Disorder

    I was diagnoised with attention deficit disorder when I was six. I had trouble concentrating in class and gets upset very easily. When I attended school, I was put in esl classes and had to practice my communication skills. I hated every moment of it. In high school, my speech...
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M Jan 17, 2010

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    Sometimes I Think The Medical ...

    Sometimes i think the medical feild goes overboard w/"disorders".
    annabelle annabelle 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2006

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    One year since diagnosis - why I'm gdgtgrl

    For too many years I stuggled with detail issues.  I couldn't concentrate long enough to look at things.  Sometimes I saw things differently.  I had 22 jobs in 20 years (a staggering statistic) and was going nowhere.  Until I was fired from my last job for...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    Have Or Have Had Not Sure.

    When i was in high school they said i had it and im sure i had it many years prior, to this day i have no idea if i still have it, i mean i still have signs like constant need to figit and cant really concentrate on any one thing, but i think ive learned to control it for the...
    DirkyBear DirkyBear 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 8, 2008

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    Wait.....What Was I Writing About....

    I'm not trying to offend anyone by the title of this .....I'm a firm believer in finding humor in one's faults. I mean, let's face it...if you can't laugh at yourself first, then you'll find nothing funny. ADD is a serious and increasingly common problem...and I do take it...
    jackdaniels1967 jackdaniels1967 46-50, M 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    Have Never Been Diagnosed, But...

    Have never been diagnosed, but I have ALL symptoms.  Am very "scattered."
    malloryc malloryc 46-50, F Apr 5, 2007

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    Diagnosed As An Adult

    I don't remember exactly when I was diagnosed, but I think it was my early to mid twenties. I remember coming back to college for the spring semester of my sophomore year, and everything fell apart. I couldn't concentrate, never understood the lectures, hardly ever did homework...
    kiuz645 kiuz645 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    Daydreamer

    I think I have ADD since I was very little. I'm not hyperactive or impulsive like ADHD. On the contrary, I'm very quiet, very introverted, often daydreaming. I'm slow, in the fog, aloof. I have a board at home to write down my appointments, because when I'm on my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    I Have A Problem Explaining My Adhd Since I'm Theage I Am

    A lot of times people scoff at adults having Attention Deficit. Well I did too. I thought this was the hyper kids I knew and foolishly thought it was a form of retardation. Stupid!! When I was young I daydreamed a lot and all my life it seemed I just did'nt get it! Luckily I...
    BCBoomer58 BCBoomer58 56-60, F 5 Responses May 1, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I hate ADD; it's effecting my life at home & at work. I have a hard time with remembering the simplest things that just happen. Anyone ever have a hard time with remembering when...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I don't know how much longer I can deal with it. It takes me forever to get anything accomplished. I waste hour after hour trying to accomplish simple tasks. I want to be able to...
    PinkDolphins PinkDolphins 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I have had this disorder sense middle school (and I am now 22). Many people could never diagnoss my condition because I could never completely describe it nor did I trust others...
    LiliumxoTears LiliumxoTears 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I don't know, honestly. Everyone thinks I have an eating disorder. I'm not sure. Honestly....I don't really know what anorexia is...*sigh*. I just know that medically.....I'm...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have an eating disorder, but know one in my family takes me seriously. I know I have Binge Eating Disorder and I have had it for a long time now. I can't stop putting food in my...
    Marisa67002 Marisa67002 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Recently been told I may have Borderline Personality Disorder. It's not a confirmed diagnosis yet, but I'm pretty sure I have it, definitely makes more sense to me than the...
    atremain atremain 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I have an eating disorder that I struggling with. It started in highschool my junior year and I was cheerleading. Something triggered it again about a year ago and I am traveling...
    Anarai Anarai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    i have borderline personality disorder maybe i have to join another group lee anne
    maddisongrace maddisongrace 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Hmm well hello, my name is Melissa and I have Dissociative Identity Disorder, uhm and I'm not the main Alter of this body, and well because of that I dont have much time of my own...
    fairyMelissa fairyMelissa 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    My problem with getting this diagnosis was that I used to not like the fact that everyone gets labels. I mean, I still feel like certain terms get thrown around way too casually...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I spend my free time filling my head with fantasies of running away. Running away from the life I know, maybe I'd be better if I started over somewhere else. No one knows you, you...
    jhib jhib 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I was diagnosed with Schiztotypal Disorder in 2011 and ever since then things have begun to be understandable yet difficult. It explained why I feel detached and disconnected from...
    m4ch1n3121 m4ch1n3121 22-25, M Mar 21

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    Today was good but then my husband is showing me no attention. We temporarily live in different cities during the week and he acts like he doesn't care. I feel rejected constantly...
    aligain aligain 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Balancing in an unbalanced world. Walking on a tightrope with the wind blowing. Falling apart while simultaneously trying to catch the pieces. That's how I've been feeling the...
    greeneyes91 greeneyes91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Starting at a young age I felt alone, empty, and misunderstood. It was such a normal feeling I almost didn't realize it wasn't "normal". What was wrong with me? ADD? Depression...
    certzjbd23 certzjbd23 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I am at war... with myself. Actually, it's more like tug-of-war. My Life is in a long game of tug-of-war with My Body (either way, I consider myself a soldier, but you can think...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    After years I finally found out why I don't feel comfortable touching people and getting touched by them. For a long time I thought that it might be a mild form of haphephobia but...
    maethi maethi 22-25, M Mar 20

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    Dear eating disorder, please go away. I thought you were my friend, i thought you were helping me, looking out for me. At the start you reassured me that everything would be ok...
    pinkisperfect pinkisperfect 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    So yesterday was eating fast food. From getting Arby's, to froyo and then a very greasy pizza. Well when I woke up this morning I thought I gained a lot. Like it feels like my face...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Well my dad used to tell me off for eating. I always had a revved up metabolism which continued well into my teens. I could rival any teenage boy. But I was active- I never...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I find my biggest confliction with my eating disorder is my weed habit. I smoke pot for my insomnia/depression and I love it. I was on a whole bunch of meds that made me feel...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Okay.. well, Im a 16 year old girl, been in and out of the hospital for depression, selfharm, anxiety. That was all two years ago. I've lived with a dad that has pretended that i...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Hello, I finally found somewhere where I can finally share my story. I just want to put these out on small little intervals so that it's not too much. I am the queen of this host...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F Mar 31

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    So, I think my anorexia is coming back. I've been eating a lot recently, but throwing it all up. I'm sick of doing that. All I want is to be skinny. I hate myself and when I...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have PSTD and personality disorder which I don't know how to handle.
    godswish49 godswish49 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Absence. I've been gone due to my eating disorder and its repurcussions. I apologize to my friends.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21