(Closed) Anyone here struggle with ADD/ADHD?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was a very hyperactive & naughty child, with a very short attention span.

I’ve never been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, as I believe my mother didn’t want me medicated- and my short attention span never interfered with my grades, etc.

I still struggle with these symtoms- I can never concentrate on one thing for an extended period of time, change my mind and get bored very quickly, and drive my husband mad with my hyperactivity & annoying outbursts!

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a teacher and have had quite a few students with ADD/ADHD.  Some of them are taking medication; it can really help a lot in certain cases.  You could always get yourself tested in case you’re wondering.  I think you could just ask your family doctor and they could recommend someone to go to.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My best friend was just diagnosed, and I think it has really helped her to know why she thinks/ acts a certain way so that she can find ways to cope. As a special education teacher with students who have ADHD, I think it’s most helpful to know for sure so that she can find strategies to succeed in a world that doesn’t think the same way she does. Meds aren’t for everyone, but if you think you have ADD, talking to a doctor about it may be helpful so you can figure out ways to play up your strengths and downplay things that are difficult (for my friend, it’s being on time!). I actually just bought her a dvd “ADD and Loving It”, which is super informative, interesting, and talks a lot about strategies that might be helpful. I would recommend it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@SweetRose2011: That desciption sounds so much like me, it’s ridiculous! I love my husband but I can NEVER listen to him without my mind drifing elsewhere or interrupting him mid-sentence with whatever I was thinking about while I was supposed to be listening.

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