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I am new to this topic 'cause ADD is something I have NOT been diagnosed with. Yet it seems to be the missing piece of my life puzzle.

I was the top student in class through grade school and high school. I was not physically hyperactive but spent 90% of time in highly developed fantasy world. I don't know if that means ADD.

College, requiring more actual concentrated work and team work than did prior education, was more difficult for me but I still graduated with a 3.0 GPA. My main problem was deciding on a major, and it is telling that I picked journalism because it seemed to allow for a lot of jumping around in different subjects.

I always had a messy room. But not too bad at losing things or keeping schedule . . .

My problem now is concentration. My complete LACK of it. I need to be able to spend hours every day on a single project and I can't for the life of me do it. I jump up every ten minutes for air!

Also telling -- I know I have the brains and ability to be a freelance writer, but I can't get started. This is 20 years after college graduation.

Now for my daughter -- honor student, extremely imaginative and friendly. But she will forget what you told her to do in one minute. She takes forever getting dressed, is distracted every second by her stuffed animal or something. She talks from the time she wakes up until sleep time about all sorts of subjects. She fidgets a lot.

I know you will say we will have to be tested. I just wonder if any of you had an "AHA!" moment where you knew it was ADD. I am also a recovering addict and have gone in and out of depression/anxiety for about 15 years now. Other diagnosis don't fit as well, such as bi-polar. (Although I can't stick to a budget for too long, I never have gone off on a true manic spree)

If getting on an ADD medication would help me stick to my job with very little side effects, then I am willing to be tested for this. As for my daughter, I'd like to know just so her father, who is definitely not ADD, stops losing his patience with her.
[QUOTE=mouse62]I am new to this topic 'cause ADD is something I have NOT been diagnosed with. Yet it seems to be the missing piece of my life puzzle.

I was the top student in class through grade school and high school. I was not physically hyperactive but spent 90% of time in highly developed fantasy world. I don't know if that means ADD.

College, requiring more actual concentrated work and team work than did prior education, was more difficult for me but I still graduated with a 3.0 GPA. My main problem was deciding on a major, and it is telling that I picked journalism because it seemed to allow for a lot of jumping around in different subjects.

I always had a messy room. But not too bad at losing things or keeping schedule . . .

My problem now is concentration. My complete LACK of it. I need to be able to spend hours every day on a single project and I can't for the life of me do it. I jump up every ten minutes for air!

Also telling -- I know I have the brains and ability to be a freelance writer, but I can't get started. This is 20 years after college graduation.

Now for my daughter -- honor student, extremely imaginative and friendly. But she will forget what you told her to do in one minute. She takes forever getting dressed, is distracted every second by her stuffed animal or something. She talks from the time she wakes up until sleep time about all sorts of subjects. She fidgets a lot.

I know you will say we will have to be tested. I just wonder if any of you had an "AHA!" moment where you knew it was ADD. I am also a recovering addict and have gone in and out of depression/anxiety for about 15 years now. Other diagnosis don't fit as well, such as bi-polar. (Although I can't stick to a budget for too long, I never have gone off on a true manic spree)

If getting on an ADD medication would help me stick to my job with very little side effects, then I am willing to be tested for this. As for my daughter, I'd like to know just so her father, who is definitely not ADD, stops losing his patience with her.[/QUOTE]

Yes all of those symptoms are definitely textbook inattentive ADD.

If you want that "ah-ha!" feeling, read "Healing ADD" By Dr. Daniel Amen, and "Driven to Distraction". If you truly have AD/HD, you'll have the "yep that's me" about 1/4 of the way through Healing ADD or Driven to Distraction.





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