I Think I Have Adult Add

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    I Think I Have Adult Add

    I am 32 yrs old and have been involved with children family members that have been diagnosed with ADD/ ADHD and never thought about myself. I have struggled all my life with focus, concentration, as a child was very hyper and sometimes still am as adult. I have been a stay at...
    Robbim811 Robbim811
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2010

    I was diagnosed Bipolar 2 just over a year ago.

    I'm on 200 mg of Lamictal that has been decent despite the cognitive issues that I have while on it (spaciness, lack of energy, sleeping way too much, hard to find words). For as long as I remember I have other issues which make me wonder if any ADD comes into play. I find...
    dccoh dccoh
    41-45, M
    May 19, 2014


    I went to the doctors today to express my concern of my having ADD. She prescribed a small dose of aderol. I already feel better. So much more calm. My thoughts aren't racing and for once I feel normal; able to think clearly. I was worried that this wouldn't help and that I...
    britt005 britt005
    26-30, F
    Oct 23, 2013

    Ok, Not "think"... I Got Diagnosed When I Was 19.

    After about a year of being treated for severe depression (and feeling better), it occurred to me that I had a horrible time focusing in spite of my treatment. Now, I had a history of getting comments on report cards saying "a tendency to day-dream", being "extremely bright...
    strzelec1977 strzelec1977
    5 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    I Was Diagnosed A Couple Of Years Ago...

    Hello, I was writing my whole story in a post and then my Internet browser decided to stop working and I lost everything that I wrote. Anyway, let me tell you that this is my first post in this website. Also, this group is the reason that I came here in first place, since i was...
    Cuculi Cuculi
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2010

    I Want To Be Normal - Living With A.d.d

    I feel like I'm living inside my own head, with a million thoughts per second. One reader made reference to feeling like grown-up "Space Cadet" , yip that me:) School was a battle, I thought it was to easy and that I needed to be in a higher grade yet I often got bad marks. It...
    Pinocchio101 Pinocchio101
    26-30, M
    Oct 18, 2012

    Went to the psychiatrist

    for the very first time today. Talked about a lot of things. Mainly my unstable past that brought me to this point. I just want people to understand me, mainly my adopted family. But they're all light hearted jokesters that are not considerate of sensitive family members like...
    calishewolf calishewolf
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    Totally Add

    I just got dumped by my girlfriend. We had been together for 1,5 years.  I really sucks. I have AD(H)D and show certain behavior which she did not like and drove her into a depression. I changed a lot of things the last three weeks, but it did not matter anymore. She wanted to...
    SunbeamInTheDark SunbeamInTheDark
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2012

    I Have Adult Add And Social Anxiety

    Hi everyone. It's nice being able to write about myself so here it goes... I'm a 34 year old male with adult add and while i can find ways to have fun by myself, I seriously lack in social situations. It's not so bad when there's a group of people (even though the stimulation is...
    socalexcel socalexcel
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2011

    It Would Be Nice To Know Why I'm Always Struggling.

    I just read beazt's story and I've had some of the same experiences. The part that really rang true is that I work my a@@ off and never seem to get anywhere. It's very frustrating. I too have too many things to do. I do eventually get them done, but then there's more. If I catch...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique
    4 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    I'm Pretty Sure I Have It

    I think I've had this for quite a while but have just never had someone diagnose me with it. I tend to drift off, forget things, or procrastinate a lot more than I think is normal. If I have to be somewhere at a certain time I'm always late. For example if a friend and I...
    explainit2me explainit2me
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2010

    I just want to find out WHY I am the way I am.

    I went to a nurse practitioner today after extensively researching for weeks the possibility that I may have adult ADHD (minor hyperactivity w/fidgeting in seat, changing seating position, etc). After only telling her a few of my symptoms, she believes that I have anxiety due...
    Cremebrulee91 Cremebrulee91
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2014

    Undiagnosed Inattentive Add? (terribly Long. I Say It All) Thoughts?

    I've known something was different about me all my life, but being different felt…normal? I've joked to myself about possibly having ADD a few times, but never really considered that it might be true…well, perhaps just never really wanted to. I know that there's a stigma I...
    Inquisitive89 Inquisitive89
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 10, 2011

    ADD Symptoms Or The Story Of My Life?

    A few weeks ago, I was explaining to my boyfriend about how I think. I told him that my window of motivation was about 10 seconds, and after that, I couldn't focus anymore and all the excitement was gone. I described my brain as a constantly moving carousal of weird thoughts and...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

    I Think I Have ADD

    My husband and I are concerned for our oldest son having adhd. So ive been doing research and am finding that I have many symptoms as well and did as a kid. But I didn't have very attentive parents so it went undetected and I continued to think that I was stupid and I found...
    britt005 britt005
    26-30, F
    Oct 17, 2013

    There are many things about how I've been most

    of my life that cause me significant distress. My memory is atrocious and doesn't extend very far into the past. I can barely remember my childhood, what I ate yesterday or what I am supposed to do two days from now. I rarely keep appointments or hangout dates. I perpetually...
    AnattheDestroyer AnattheDestroyer
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    Me? Add?

    Hello. I am a 40 yr old working professional. I have 2 kids. My youngest was diagnosed with ADD about 7 years ago. I always understood where he was coming from, what his struggles were and what he needed when he was stressed. I always figured I was very empathetic and intuitive...
    Kattly Kattly
    36-40, F
    Sep 23, 2012

    Pretty Sure It's Add

    well i have been reading up on it and it seems like i couldnt be anymore of a classic case. i dont have insurance so i cant see a doctor. i dont want to take medication anyways. i just want to know any alternative ways of dealing with it. im glad i have an explanation for things...
    QuantumPolkaDots QuantumPolkaDots
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2013

    I Suffer From Add

    Hi, Am an adult and scored 86 on the ADD test. I am 26, and it's very hard for me to focus on my studies or my career, I always focus on things that distract me and delay the major tasks for laters, sometimes for over a year or two. I've always suffered from focusing...
    HerMajesty HerMajesty
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2009


    OK, I'm ray, 24 years old... i have been just told from i friend of mine that I'm pretty much have add and i need to go and see a doctor. i have been reading about it, and pretty much i have all its symptoms.i kind of knew that i was always standing into a different ground than...
    raedmanaseer raedmanaseer
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2010

    I Have Adult Add

    I am male, 24 years old. I have struggled with Attention deficit disorder for my whole life. The worse part was that I did not even knew what was it that was troubling me, making me my own worst enemy, taking away my life from me. Everyday, I died all over again. Opportunities...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2009
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