Ariane’s Story

Oh My God … Tiggers bounce and so did my kids! Bounce, bounce, bounce, 24-7; at the dinner table, on the furniture, when it’s time for sleep. High energy? Puhleeze .. super charged octane at 110%. Whispered comments and disapproving glances from strangers were the reception we would receive at family outings. Something was awry…

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Jenny’s Story

Well I’m so glad to have found a site that shares personal stories. I am 24 years old. I never had really believed there was such a thing as ADD or adhd. I always thought it was just and excuse for parents to medicate their kids to make them mind. I NOW understand how wrong…

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Sara’s Story

Finally, people that I can relate to. I can remember being very unorganized, junky and sluggish as a little girl. I experience ADD without the hyperactivity. I am and was always sensitive and also anxious. The thought of having to undertake large tasks overwhelm me and I run in the opposite direction. My house is…

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Allen’s Story

I am 45 years old, live in Jacksonville, FL, separated and have three incredible children ages 8, 5, and 3. So what am i doing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming? Running. i hadn’t even heard of ADD until i was like 35. My sister had heard about it on Oprah of all places, and called me…

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Sabina’s Story

Hello everybody, just want to share my story with understanding people. I have ADD who was recently diagnosed and that suddenly made everything clear for me. When I was growing up I was a very intelligent child who learn to read at age three and was first place in school. This suddenly changed when I…

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Adam’s Story

I’m 27 and have been told by a psychologist that I am a classic case of ADD that went undetected as a school. Reading these stories is both enlightening and relieving for me. I spend half of my life losing things and the other half finding them. It’s a constant frustration not being able to…

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Mava’s Story

I’m a 19 years old girl and I have been diagnosed with ADD without hyperactivity a few weeks ago. It’s like someone put all the pieces of the puzzles into place. If I was religious I would say it’s a godsend. I always knew I was different. As far as I can remember ( 3…

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Randy’s Story

I’m a 37 year old man with the attitude of 20 something. Ive never felt understood and often find myself misunderstood. I was diagnosed unofficially about 5 years ago and officially diagnosed about 1 year ago. Although I feel that knowing is good, Im still struggling in my relationships and job. School was always tough,…

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Vanessa’s Story

I just turned 36 years old. I was diagnosed with ADD 6 months ago, after having impulsively quit yet another job. I was initially prescribed Ritalin, but was having side effects and didn’t like the stimulant aspect to it, so my doctor switched me to Wellbutrin, which has been working okay (not as well as…

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Lauren’s Story

I was born in Seoul, South Korea, so I have no knowledge of who I am, or even my family’s medical history. I was raised in a loving, caring Christian family with an American brother seven years older than me. All of my life, I have been told that I am so smart, so talented.…

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