Post # 1
One of our regular customers came in today and was telling me a funny story about how he had gotten a black eye with a piece of lumber. He also acts a lot and this weekend attended a party of some sort with a classmate. They asked about his black eye and he said to “never date a woman who hits back.” and he said to me that he was very embarrassed after he said it, realizing it was the wrong thing to say.
I told him that this happens all the time to me. I feel like I put myself in a situation where I should really be putting my foot in my mouth. He asked me if was ADD/ADHD and lately I’ve been wondering. I’m so energetic, always a million thoughts running through my head (too many thoughts this is why I always post on here–probably too much).
So, I’m wondering. Do you struggle with ADD/ADHD? Do you know of someone who is?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@aprilsixteenth:oh man, I drive FI INSANE sometimes with the amount of talking I do. I have a hard time listening to what he says without getting bored (and it’s not that I don’t want to listen, it’s because I feel like I can’t). When I work I have to do a million things at once, I can’t just do ONE thing, like ever. ETC.
Post # 6
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
@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.