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I Have Attention Deficit Disorder

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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

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

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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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 might have it, my doctor said bipolar

    and ADD share some symptoms.. I have trouble focusing on a task in doing.. It's been a while since I was absorbed in something.. I can hardly listen carefully when my boss is requesting something.. I have to repeat what he said or I ask a stupid question that makes him explain...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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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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    I cant do school for more then 10 minutes without getting distracted. I zone out a lot and just lose focus. I cant focus on anything. according to my mum I apparently have mild add...
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    Really wondering what I'm gonna do with my life.. My ADD gets in the way of practically everything. Everything requires 5x the effort than normal people. I wasn't diagnosed until...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F Jul 11

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    so I'm not sure if people would think that I have an eating disorder but I restrict what I eat often and I skip meals like lunch and breakfast and I track how many calories I eat...
    aflurryofemotions aflurryofemotions 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I have Sensory processing disorder,ADHD, OCD, and Tourretes yet I honestly don't think that they stops from doing the same things other people do. I just wish everyone around me...
    bfab1998 bfab1998 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I'm too fat to have an eating disorder they said. People. But I don't eat. And an eating disorder is not something on the outside. Well it may show but it's still all just in your...
    paradiseisbroken paradiseisbroken 13-15, F Jul 10

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    A few months ago, this would have said I HAD an eating disorder.... I guess I would call it a relapse. I cook a lot, for other people. I love to cook. I just... hate to eat. I...
    xoxomaya93 xoxomaya93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    i have an eating disorder.....but ive only got like this because i want to lose weight thats all i ever think about if i do eat something..... the doctors say i could become very...
    blackrose256 blackrose256 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    My name is Amanda and I am confused. My therapist said that I have PTSD,Conversion Disorder, and DID all coming from suppressed sexual abuse as a child. My life was normal two...
    gaga1982 gaga1982 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I've always had an issue when it comes to food, as long as I've lived I've been a really fussy eater. About two years ago I was deliberately starving myself, and over exercising...
    Ballet16 Ballet16 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I have looked this disorder up it's disgusting it's embarrassing. I chew and spit food😳 I know I knkw..,it's taken over meeee I lost weight after my 3rd child by balanced..well...
    daisydoes daisydoes 26-30, F Jul 6

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    Is it possible to have a eating disorder and have a normal weight? some days I eat hardly anything and their are some days I eat everything in sight but I'm normal weight I lost 15...
    booboo157 booboo157 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I have Generalized anxiety disorder for over 15 years. It took many years out of my life and paralyzed my ability to have a job or normal life. I tried all the medications they...
    support4life support4life 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think i have ednos. (Eating disorder not otherwise specified) as you know i have body image priblems. But what you dont know is that im restricting fiod quite alot. But idk i...
    majahi majahi 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I was never diagnosed with BPD but I feel I do have it. I have been reading about it and after reading many of your own testimonies I am convinced this is what I have. It's been a...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    And I'm poor. I go to a state funded clinic (thank GOD for its existence), and only pay $5 for each prescription. However, there are considerable draw-backs to the state funded...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    And I have no one in my life to understand. Not even my parents, no one really understands what it is like to have BPD. I feel abandoned but I am the real one who pushes people...
    pinkchalk pinkchalk 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I've taken a number of psychological tests on the web, and every single one of them said I had narcissistic personality disorder. Additionally, I can clearly see very single one...
    DarksBane DarksBane 13-15, M Jun 24

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    It took me a long time to realize something was wrong with the way I processed stress and handled relationships. Sure I always knew I was more emotional than others, more quick to...
    Sammy7802 Sammy7802 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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