Lee’s Story

I am a 55-year-old single mom who was just diagnosed a year ago. I never would have pegged myself as an ADD’er, mainly because I am the non-hyper kind. That just shows how little I understood about it. Now, to my dismay, I am finding that people who have known me all my life are…

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Dana’s Story

I am 21 years old and had been diagnosed with ADD when I was around 5 years old. At that time the doctors wanted me to take medication, but being the stubborn person that I am I refused to take anything. I was good in school and played in school sports and participated in dancing,…

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Monica’s Story

I am so glad there is a forum to address these issues. I really related to Angie’s story. I am a 39 year old, wife and mother of 2. A 10 year old and 8 year old. I became aware of my “condition” about 3 years ago, when ironically I was looking into , why…

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Isaac’s Story

I don’t know who to address this to, or who might read it, but I hope that those of you who are considering treatment, or are at the beginning of treatment are the ones that get this. Here is the problem, there are a lot of people who have ADD. When is a disorder not…

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Billie’s Story

I am a 29 (soon to be 30) year old mom of two kids, ages 5 and 2. I’ve known I had ADD since I was little but was never formally tested until a few months ago. Unlike many of the stories I’ve read, I performed extremely well in school, especially in math. I was…

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Laura’s Story

I just wanted to say that the newest batch of ADD Stories been so helpful. There are so many websites on ADD/ADHD that confuse the issue for adults. They talk about loosing your keys, or all of this energy that I have certainly never seen. Reading these stories have for the first time made me…

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Amy’s Story

I am 42 and was recently diagnosed with full blown ADD when my 15 year old son was diagnosed with it. ADD almost ruined my life. My parents emotionally abused me; I had peer problems and I was very attractive and so I was always so confused about why no one seemed to “like” me.…

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Anne’s Story

One day at work, I read an article titled “Do you have ADD” and to my amazement I have most of the symptoms. Although I’ve always known that I’m not the most attentive person in the world, I didn’t think of it as anything until I read the article and read stories of people with…

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Kelly’s Story

I AM THE LOVING YET FRUSTRATED MOTHER OF A BEAUTIFUL 7 YEAR OLD BOY NAMED TYLER, WHOM AT THE EARLY AGE OF 5 WAS SINGLED OUT FOR HIS OUTBURST ANSWERS AND INABILITY TO STAY ON TASK. HIS TEACHER AT THAT POINT WAS TOO OVERWHELMED WITH TY AND CONSTANTLY PUT HIM IN THE TIME OUT CHAIR,…

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Cindi’s Story

Hi, my name is Cindi, I’m 45 years old with three children, 16, 13 and 18 mos. It’s quite a lot all on its own. Add ADHD, depression, chronic migraines, meningitis that caused the chronic migraines and I am also a recovering alcoholic with 7 years in a 12 step program. Whew!!!! I worked up…

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