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I Have Attention Deficit Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    All the time... Sometimes I like it some times

    I just dislike it.... So like wtf is wrong with me
    feelsointhedark feelsointhedark 18-21, F Feb 8

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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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    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

    have something else to do right now... brb.
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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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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    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 May 19, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes I Think The Medical ...

    Sometimes i think the medical feild goes overboard w/"disorders".
    annabelle annabelle 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2006

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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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    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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    Add/depression/anxiety

    I have ADD, depression, and anxiety. Right now I'm only on Welburtrin and am trying to get my paperwork together to apply for health insurance. My biggest problem though is overthinking EVERYTHING, getting myself wound up, and then my anxiety making me nuts. Does anyone have...
    Daddysproperty Daddysproperty 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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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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    Add

    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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    So today, after I don't know how many years in my life that I have been struggling with inattentiveness, I finally got the answers to all my questions.. I do have the disorder I...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F Dec 4

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    It's actually pretty fun so I guess I never understood why it's considered a problem. Well, that's not true, it does get very annoying for instances where you desperately need to...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Dec 4

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    Ever since I've been little, I could never pay attention. It sucks. Now I take two medications every day that help me focus, but it's still very hard.
    369peter 369peter 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    Rainy weather. Cozy couch. Three exams and a presentation tomorrow. ISO motivational thoughts to get me up and going...
    bocokinard bocokinard 22-25, F Nov 23

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    How does one survive in post secondary education with ADD?? I want to go back to school so badly, but I fear that ADD will cause some problems, just like it did in junior high, and...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I think I might have borderline personality disorder. I am bulimic and am also diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. I am taking medication to help...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I think I may have borderline personality disorder. It's a little hard to deal with. I know something is wrong with me and I don't want to live my life thinking that and not doing...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    i have a mental disorder and i found out when it was too late. i dont know if i am just an idiot ir have a mental disorder.
    msworstlife msworstlife 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    When I was younger I never ate. Not because I was scared to gain, but because when I was hungry I never felt like actually eating. The thought of it even made me nauseous at times...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Dec 6

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    It took me years of searching, but I finally found it. The answer to pretty much everything wrong with me. Why I do what I do. It's beautiful. In an awful, you have a personality...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 23

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    I'm really struggling lately. I managed to go nearly a year with very few slip ups. I gained two stone and felt very happy. But over the past month or two I have relapsed. I feel...
    Tilly95 Tilly95 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I'm not a person seeking attention. Nor do I delude myself, or others, about who I am. I've been faking emotions since I was a young teen, just like the majority of us. I work...
    poetrygonebad poetrygonebad 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Idk what types of sleep disorders are there in the world, but sometimes, I really feel/do weird things in my sleep that I think I might have some kind of sleep disorder. Apart...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    And it was terrible. It developed over a period of years, years that I remember only perfectionism, anxiety, and self consciousness. I wanted to change myself. At age 10, I went...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3

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    I was hospitalized for 9 days because I was having suicidal thoughts and I battle OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, possible PTSD, and major depressive disorder. I am still...
    ashkrause ashkrause 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's undiagnosed but I'm pretty sure I have a disorder. Sometimes I eat just to make me feel better about myself. For instance, I was having a ruff morning the other day. I woke up...
    Soccerman5 Soccerman5 31-35, M Nov 21

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    I was recently given a provisional diagnosis of Schizotypal Personality Disorder. It seems strange because I always felt there was something wrong. I have always had these stray...
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    I am deeply loving ... a bit too loving, perhaps. Diagnosed with HPD 2 years ago, and struggle with it on many days. Married to my best friend ... but this disorder is ever...
    yogasummer yogasummer 36-40, F Nov 24