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Re: Do I have ADD?
Sep 23, 2005
Yeah I use to medicate myself with Caffine too before I got diagnosed. Caffine is a stimulant..that in those with out ADD it makes them hyper but in us who have it it does the opposite..It calms us down. When I got put on my Rittilan..It made me feel so calm and relaxed..I actually sleep better with it..weird huh?

You sound like you definately have some symptoms of ADD. How old are you? I am 22 and was diagnosed almost a year ago with it. I had delt with the same problems as you growing up in highschool and then into college....I knew I was differ..just didn't know what my problem was...My friends always joked with me that I ADD..just never took them seriously.

I knew I was extremly intelligent but I just couldn't understand why it was sometimes I felt like a complete idiot. I got diagnosed and then got some therapy to deal with the feelings I had in the past of seeming to fail at everything I attempted. Are you really bad at Math? If so that is very typical in ADD. Are you extremly intuitive?..I live by my intuition. Are you ever called a goof ball? I am the most random person...I always make random comments.. Do you ever find you can't express your self sometimes you know what you want to say... but the thoughts are in there whirring around too fast..making it hard for you to verbalize them into sense so others understand you.Also I go off on tangents....

You should go to a doctor that is very familar with ADD, if you think you have it. He will mostly diagnose you by your history...There are tests you might take but the history part is most accurate. Medicine helped me a lot. I don't get as distracted, my thoughts are more organized and the best thing that I like is I am not as implulsive, don't overreact, not as moody and don't get mad so easily..The meds gives me reaction time.....Good luck

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