Patsy’s Story

I am 57 and am experiencing a lot of the things that I have read about on this website. This week I was prescribed Ritalin. It has given me come concern mainly from the little bits of information you get on the street, and from friends whose children have been on this drug. My Dr.…

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Michelle’s Story

I am a 35 year old woman who has been recently diagnosed with ADD/Anxiety disorder(as of 3 weeks ago. I guess you could say that i hae always suffered with ADD and not realized it until recently. Academically i was and still am getting by. Math was and still is a subject i’ve always had…

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Monique’s Story

Hey everyone, I am a 26 yr old female and I was diagnosed with ADD this past August “07” (just last month). It feels like a dream, its very wierd. I feel some relief because all my life I knew something was different with me than others but didn’t know what. Now that I know…

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Jennifer’s Story

Well hello!! I am 30 years old and recently was diagnosed as having ADHD. It is kinda weird though having these symptoms all of these years and I just thought that it was part of my personality. I am a nurse so I did fairly well in school. I did do my homework but rarely…

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Amanda’s Story

Ever since I was little I had trouble with reading. I remember in 3rd grade I could read the words but I read slower than everyone and hated to read out loud. I also took forever completing my homework.I hated reading and still do. I had a lot of comprehension issues and continue to read…

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Vicki’s ADD / ADHD Story

I was born in the mid-50’s. During the 60’s in grade school we were given pluses and minuses for various attributes. Mine were almost always minuses with comments such as, She doesn’t use her time wisely, she doesn’t complete assignments, she daydreams during class, she doesn’t pay attention, she loses interest easily, she doesn’t apply…

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Phil’s Story

I am a 31 year old male from Birmingham, England. Although I have not been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD Over 20 years ago my parents were fed up to the back teeth with my behavioral problems that I had brain tests which came back negative for any disorder (my uncle had severe autism) but I had…

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Joy’s Story

I am 45 and have been diagnosed with ADD for about 15 years. As a child, I was an average student, but daydreamed all the time and had a hard time finishing things and turning them in. My desk was always a mess with half-done papers, etc. I would even fake being sick so that…

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Cassy’s Story

I’m 36, the mother of five, and was diagnosed with ADD about two years ago. My doctor wanted to put me on an ADD medication, but it raises your blood pressure and I’m already taking an antidepressant that does that, so I refused. I’ve been in and out of therapy since I was ten and…

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Ryan’s Story

Im a 30 year old male, who has lived with ADD through all my life, and really am sick of it. Throughout my grade school years, I had trouble with focusing in on my teachers and couldnt help day dreaming. In the first grade I was a little ahead in math, but had trouble with…

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