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Old 05-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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Has anyone been diagnosed with ADHD?

After someone suggested that I quite possibly have ADHD, I've been unusually focused on the subject and symptoms. Oddly enough, everything I've read about the disorder seems to match me perfectly. I can't stay focused on one task, I'm completely mentally disorganized, I have racing thoughts (let's say I look at a coffee cup... somehow or another, I end up thinking about dogs within seconds), and I don't have motivation to better myself (despite WANTING to better myself). I get distracted from things I'm doing, things I've done, and things I'm supposed to do.

Because of all that, I feel inadequate. It's like I KNOW I'm a good person who can do things properly, but I keep failing to do so over and over. I get discouraged and I feel worthless (I've posted about my depression before; perhaps this all goes hand-in-hand?).

Anyway... for those who have been diagnosed, how did you deal with it? I'm not opposed to medication by any means (assuming it will actually help me), but I don't know what to expect. If you started on medication, did it help? How did it help?

I'm ready to go see my psychiatrist now. My mind is so full of thoughts, it's not even funny. I need the fog lifted. I need to get cleared up.

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
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I was diagnosed as a kid (among many others). Thankfully my parents never medicated me.

In a span of 5 minutes (if I let myself) my thoughts can go from something I was focusing on to something completely unrelated.

I remember a specific time where I was sitting in silence with a buddy waiting for someone, after a couple minutes had past I turned to him and said "If you had a sick porsche but just had a newborn, would you put a baby on board sticker on the back?". He looked at me like I had issues lol.

I don't think your motivation issues have much to do with ADHD? I actually believe it to be a consequence of intelligence, an overactive mind if you will. You just need to learn how to control it. It is a daily occurrence for me when speaking with someone for my thoughts to wander from the conversation, especially if it "bores" me. But I've learned to stop myself and bring back focus to where I need it... channeling if you will.

I have a new thought every half a second it seems. It isn't a bad thing dude, you should be happy! You just need to learn some "mind discipline" lol.

And please, don't even consider medication! Terrible stuff imo, takes a unique and interesting individual and numbs them.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:55 AM   #3
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After someone suggested that I quite possibly have ADHD, I've been unusually focused on the subject and symptoms. Oddly enough, everything I've read about the disorder seems to match me perfectly. I can't stay focused on one task, I'm completely mentally disorganized, I have racing thoughts (let's say I look at a coffee cup... somehow or another, I end up thinking about dogs within seconds), and I don't have motivation to better myself (despite WANTING to better myself). I get distracted from things I'm doing, things I've done, and things I'm supposed to do.

Because of all that, I feel inadequate. It's like I KNOW I'm a good person who can do things properly, but I keep failing to do so over and over. I get discouraged and I feel worthless (I've posted about my depression before; perhaps this all goes hand-in-hand?).

Anyway... for those who have been diagnosed, how did you deal with it? I'm not opposed to medication by any means (assuming it will actually help me), but I don't know what to expect. If you started on medication, did it help? How did it help?

I'm ready to go see my psychiatrist now. My mind is so full of thoughts, it's not even funny. I need the fog lifted. I need to get cleared up.

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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I know I have attention issues. I can't pay attention at times when I know I really need to. Luckily I have an uncanny ability to "tune in" to a conversation or meeting just when I need to in order to contribute. I can't decide if I've mastered tuning out the stuff I don't need or if I really should consider trying to focus more. It hasn't burned me as of yet and it has been happening for years...coincidentally when I started attending a lot of meetings for work where I was mainly listening rather than talking - snoozefest.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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Meh. On the basis of the broad symptoms, everyone has ADD. I "have" ADD as I was diagnosed with it and took meds for a couple of years. It's way over-diagnosed. Adderall will not solve your life problems if that's what your subconscious hope is.

And beware of ADD medication, the long term effects on dopamine levels in the brain are unknown, among other potential long term side effects.

Medicine helps some people, some of the more mainstream side effects are reduced appetite and irritability. You can deal with ADD without medication by eating well, exercising 5+ times a week and sleeping well.

Since you are just thinking about the diagnosis now (I presume you're in your mid-20s) if you have ADD at all it is not severe otherwise it already would have been noticed. If it isn't severe, the methods listed above can help.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:36 AM   #6
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So you don't know if you have ADHD yet you're here asking people how they deal with it?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #7
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why am I in here?

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #10
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What a joke of a diagnosis... Kids are hyper. They get distracted. That's life. It shouldn't have to be cured with a pill... Fvcking pill mill 'merica
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #13
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Has anyone been diagnosed with ADHD?

I used to think I had it for years, then realized that the majority of people have ADD related symptoms and it is wayyyy over diagnosed. Just an excuse to get people on speed medication. Also, your motivation issues have nothing to do with that.


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Old 05-14-2013, 11:27 AM   #14
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I knew I had it for years and was diagnosed 6 or 7 years ago. I spent a few months on ritalin but it made me angry and I would snap at the most trivial things. I moved on to adderall and liked it WAY too much. I quit taking it a few years ago and have learned to work without any meds because I hated coming down from adderall and I'm convinced that they're the easy way out. If I make a conscious effort to focus, I can but it takes just that, effort. However, I do want to give Modafinil a shot just for sh!ts and giggles to see how it works.

As far as dealing with it, do you exercise? What does your diet look like? Exercise has done a lot of good for me. I also read a couple books on meditation and tried it for awhile. If you keep with it, it will definitely help calm you down, and learning to remove yourself from the situation mentally and taking a few breaths is a good skill to have too.

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It is a daily occurrence for me when speaking with someone for my thoughts to wander from the conversation, especially if it "bores" me. But I've learned to stop myself and bring back focus to where I need it... channeling if you will.
This x1000. If I'm not interested I drift in no time. But like you said, all it takes is a focused effort to stay tuned in and you're good.
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Amph most definitely helped me stay focused, and I loved the energy that came with it, but the crash isn't worth it. Learning to work with my head is a lot better than putting a bandaid on it.
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I was diagnosed as a kid as well. Been living with it for pretty much all my life. I've been prescribed 20mg ritilin and 26mg concerta for it and have been taking that for many many years now. ADHD is something i've come to accept knowing there is no 'cure' perse
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And I need something to rewire my brain. Something isn't firing right. I used to exercise religiously before the major depression set in. I tried exercising to get out of that slump, but it didn't work.

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