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I Have Attention Deficit Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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-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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Takes a while for me to do school work. Im getting a school certificate instead of a diploma cause my brain is dumb. But I do pretty good, zone out for a few minutes, dont pay...
    ohmyglob18 ohmyglob18 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    It's actually really hard to live with... And no one understands that... -Constantly yelled at for not paying attention -poor school grades -Forget about little things -Easily...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've got ADD! I just recently found out about it. when I was in the 8th grade I started noticing that I might have something wrong but now I'm a senior in high school & I finally...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    I was diagnosed six months ago but my parents refuse to get me treatment because they think I'm making it up...
    NerdyBlondeChick NerdyBlondeChick 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    It's so annoying. I can see the people around me getting frustrated with it...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I so identify with all of these on this list, some more than others, some completely and whole heartedly. I'm wondering though, for those without this lovely infliction - are...
    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    No one ever diagnosed me with ADHD besides myself... I just got written up at my job and feel pretty worthless... I never had much going for me Some people never believe the...
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F Oct 10

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    Please someone tell me whether or not these are signs that I have BPD. - I'm 18 years old and will be 19 in December. -I'm a lefthander. - I'm the eldest child. -I have a very...
    DestinationUnknown1995 DestinationUnknown1995 18-21, F 1 Response 42 mins ago

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    I get so lonely and empty. I want so badly to be close to people and have meaningful conversations all the time. I have so much need for attention that I hate myself for it. I've...
    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    I am 17 years old - 18 in November - and I have struggled with my weight and wanting to lose weight since I was 15 years old. I've been told many times that I do the things I do...
    kaylxlynn kaylxlynn 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    Hello, I was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I am really freaking out about it. Since I was 18, I thought I had Bipolar disorder and now I am 25 and they...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    and it's taken over my entire life. When I read about others having the disorder, I shift from feeling comforted (when I am relating to their symptoms) to utter hopelessness...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Well its that time again, my monthly therapy appointment to try and deal with the monsterous multiflavored monkey on my back called APD. I almost feel its useless to go but i keep...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I have been diagnosed with bulimia. My school found me skiving my lesson in one of the toilets and binge eating and then throwing back up afterwards. They informed my parents and...
    annonymususer15 annonymususer15 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    It hurts having to get up at 5am every morning, to spend 3 hours fully on makeup to only be called 'ugly' that day or not be noticed. It hurts spending loads of money on clothes...
    SilkyDoughnut SilkyDoughnut 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    With this disorder, relationships hurt. People frequently complain about being single, and how lonely they are; but with BPD, I hurt way more and am way more lonely in a...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I was just diagnosed today. I need information.. If you know a lot about this disorder or have it yourself, could you please tell me a bit about it? I know lots about it but I need...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    I start my first day in an eating disorder treatment tmw. I really want to be okay with myself
    tokitten tokitten 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I have a question for others who have this disorder, do you find it hard to listen to music sometimes? I've noticed I have to be in the "right mood" for almost everything...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    I went to a job interview today. That was a highly social job, where you have to interact with people and do similar stuff. I really wanted it and felt motivated to do it; because...
    Gegete Gegete 22-25, F Oct 14

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    What is a dissociative disorder?
    Kimberlynnn Kimberlynnn 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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