Does anyone have Adult ADD?

United States
February 8, 2007 12:47pm CST
I have Adult ADD and sometime it is really hard to remember things. I have list and I do post its. I am on Adarol and it helps alot but sometime it is still hard.
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@tomfade (134)
• Norway
8 Feb 07
one of my friends have this disorder, he strives to concentrate and remember things. He uses some sort of medication, and it help according to him. But he meets difficulties and misunderstanding of his situation at his workplace and amongst friends. He can be very intense and loud, maybe weird for some people socially, but he can,t help it. So I know you have to work with a lot of things. Keep it up. You will manage better and better I hope. I,m from Norway, but lived in Fort Mill, SOuth Carolina for a year, exchange student. I miss SC. the weather, the people. I really loved it there. Do you know where fort Mill is, it,s next to Rock Hill, close to charlotte, NC. Good luck to you, have a nice day. Tom
• United States
22 Feb 07
No I have never been there. Thanks for the SC complaments. Yea ADD is really hard to live with on a daily living. I guess that is why I get along with kids so well.
• United States
8 Feb 07
Im convinced my bf has this, and it's sooo freakin' annoying.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
Has he ever been tested? Does he start things and never finish them. Does black coffee give him energy or calm him down? Does he try to multitask and get everything messed up? Is he forgetful. Does he get distracted while having a confersations. I call it chasing butterflies. I will be talking to someone and something will catch my eye and off I will go on to whatever it is. Good luck
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
24 Feb 07
bicklelady that sounds like your just being a mom to me lol
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• United States
4 Mar 07
That is so true. LOL
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Thats ashame for you. I dont know anyone with that I know alot of kids who have it. Oh jeez I dont have it and Im starting to forget like crazy. I always kid about it and say Im getting alltimers and I really shouldnt do that. But they say that adarol is very good that. I would have never known that.
• United States
22 Feb 07
Alot people say you grow out of it. WRONG!! I did not know I had it until my son was dignosed with it. I started to research it. If my son has something, I wanted to know everything about it. Now my son will not take meds to help it. He has had to train himself to live everyday life the best he can. Now me! I would forget to live everyday life with my meds.LOL
@ecogal (522)
• United States
23 Jun 07
The person I know that has just been diagnosed can't take meds because he's in the military.....are there other treatments?
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• United States
21 Nov 07
Yea, tell the person to drink streight black coffee.
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I was diagnosed with Adult ADD last year. Just think 43 years old and I got ADD! LOL It is annoying as He**. I forget things, start things and never finish, and got all of these ideas to fix myself but it never works. I make lists of things and forget where I put the lists! LOL I take Staterra. All the rest speeds my heart up. I take this one cuz it doesn't.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
I know exactly how you feel. Staterra made me so sleepy
• United States
28 Feb 07
I have ADHD and I, too, forget everything! I am on Strattera but it doesn't seem to be helping. I still forget stuff. I still have trouble paying attention. I still have all the problems I had before. Plus nowo my stomach hurts all the time!
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• United States
4 Mar 07
A friend of mine was put on Strattera and it made her really sleeply. I have never been on Strattera. I would talk to my doctor and tell him what it is doing to you. Also if you are still forgetting, try list. sticky notes are a adult with ADDs best friend. LOL Good luck
@vivekk20 (185)
• India
25 Feb 07
i dont have adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder but i know many more than expected because i deal with these people.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I dont have the hyperactivity. I wish I did have that part. I could get more done. What type of work do you do?
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Hello bicklelady.I saw you on my friends list this morning so i added you to my list...No i don,t know of anyone that has adult ADD but i would be very interested in knowing about it..maybe you could let me know what it is and how it affects you.sometimes we have things we don,t know about..My doctor has me on paxil cause I have mood swings but i don, think any reast were done..I would be very interested in hearing from you about it...Thank you
• United States
22 Feb 07
email me and I will email you back with all the info I can think of. bicklelady@yahoo.com
• United States
9 Feb 07
I really think that my husband has this. He has such a hard time focusing at times. It does get really frustrating because I can say something and then two seconds later he doesn't have a clue what I just said. I know it gets really hard for him at work because alot of times people just don't get how hard it is for him to focus and remember things. It really isn't fun to deal with issues like this. I don't know about you, but with him his brain is just going at warp speed thinking of all these crazy things and he just can't shut it off to concentrate on the task at hand. I know he wishes he could though.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
It sounds like he needs to be tested. With medication, he could lead a better life. Or without meds, He could train himself in different ways. if you would like any info on adult add, email me and I will be more then glad to tell you everything I know. bicklelady@yahoo.com
• United States
9 Feb 07
I don't know about you, but with all of the things that we have going on in our lives today, I often have a hard time remembering things too. I find it very helpful to keep a pen and paper close by, because if I don't write it down, chances are that I will forget it by the end of the day.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I have a list for everything. I also carry a daily orginizer. On top of that I have a calender on my cell and on my computer.
@Rittings (673)
9 Feb 07
Being a teacher I see a lot of ADD, but I have to admit I don't know too many adults that have it diagnosed. I think most diagnoses happen when they are at school, and since it has only just been recognised globally, this is the reason that it's not noticed in adults so much (but I am sure that more people have it than we know about). My future niece's brother has it. And he is so cute and adorable, but I know that it can be a problem for his mum sometimes when he is being "naughty". I really feel for you, I am totally sympathetic, and it sounds like you are battling a bit. I hope you win your battle too. Love and light to you.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
Yea when I was in school, I would go into class saying, " I am going to pay attention and do really good" The next thing I knew, I was on my own planet daydreaming. Then the bell would ring and I did not hear anything my teacher said. I made really bad grades.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
Oh it must be very hard for you when you can't remember things that you need to know or if you lost something where to find it. Yes it must be dreadful to suffer from this and maybe you cannot remember what you actually discussed as you will forget.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
Yea sometimes it does get stressful. I just thank God it could be worse. One time my land line phone was ringing. I run around trying to find my cordless phone everywhere. I knew it was somewhere near but Where? come to find out, It was in my robe pocket. I was like a dog chaseing its tail. My kids got a great laugh out of it. I always call that a squirl moment. Have you ever seen a squirll run out in the road and get confused at which way to go when a car is coming? Well that is me. ( How do you spell Squirl?)