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7/23/10 10:39 P

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I'm glad I was diagnosed in 5th grade. My mom worked really hard with me, so I could work my way around some of the issues that crop up. The rest I just warn people about, or pass it off as "gold fish" brain.

The older I get the wider the horizon seems...


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6/18/10 11:39 P

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i definitely feel like i'm from another planet most of the time, me and the earthlings just aint quite on the same page (but i do well with you guys, i think--whoa...)

anyhoo, hey there and all the best to ya! be good to yourself!

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6/15/10 12:12 P

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Yes, I've always felt different from everyone else. I used to think I had some invisible sign on me, like the signs hobos used to chalk on the gate, that let everyone else know I was different and couldn't be included in society. Sometimes I still feel that way, even though I now know it's just the ADD.

Kate, in Citrus Heights California

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6/14/10 2:29 P

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I agree with all of you. I was always the odd man out...at least in my own mind. I sometimes was confused at social cues and couldn't concentrate. The older I got, the worse it became. Now I have my diagnosis, finally in my 50's. I am rather happy we aren't all painted with the same brush. However, it is difficult to cope in society when we suffer from ADD.

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6/14/10 11:23 A

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In my case, aging made the symptoms worse. Which was a good thing I guess, I would never have been diagnosed properly if the symptoms hadn't gotten to be screamingly obvious, which they never were before. Or maybe there wasn't as much known about ADD & how it shows up differently for different people. Any road, I'm glad I now know what's wrong! That's the first step to being able to fix it!

Kate, in Citrus Heights California

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6/13/10 8:35 P

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I know what you mean. For more than 50 years, I couldn't figure out why I was a round peg in a square hole. Having the diagnosis was at first frightening. Now, 5 years later, it has helped me to understand myself and to get over the expectations I had of myself. I think aging helps ameliorate the symptoms... Karen, who used to live in TN

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6/13/10 6:57 P

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I was diagnosed with ADD my 3rd year of college. I was 45. All my life I thought I was a________ I don't know what I was. I stayed in so much trouble and still do, they just have a reason to laugh now. I'm still not laughing. It is tiresome. I've lost interest in this so I will be back later.
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