Hi, I was diagnosed with ADD about a year and a half ago. I am an entrepreneur who struck out on his own in January. I am up against a number of HUGE obstacles, but here are two of the biggest ones:
1. I can sell myself and my services to anyone. That doesn't sound like a problem, right? Well, it is when you can't get yourself to start any projects, stay on task, follow-through, or basically deliver on anything without your clients losing their minds. I'm operating at "whoever screams loudest" right now, and it's NOT GOOD.
2. I live in the sleepy Souther town of Greenville, South Carolina. I call it that because I recently moved here from Fort Worth, Texas and I'm still adjusting to the culture shock. If you want to go to dinner in this town, you'd better plan that into your evening because everything closes at 9PM. This is a problem because I can't find any support outside of my psychiatrist. He's outstanding, but meeting him once a month to re-up my prescriptions and do a little internal work isn't enough.
So, I'm looking 2-5 men who are interested in starting a Google Hangout ADD support group. We would meet once a week in the evening to discuss our problems, encourage and support one another, and hold each other accountable.
I'm a practicing Catholic (someday I'll get it right!), so Christian men would be awesome. But honestly, anyone who is looking for support and fellowship is more than welcome!
This is the first time I have reached out to a community to state my problem and hope to receive some helpful advice from fellow Adult ADHD patients.
Strangely my surgeon uncle diagnosed me in 1976 when I was but seven but as is the wont my parents chose to think of it as not a real condition. Flash forward to 2002 when during a vacation in India (my birthplace & current place of residence) I had major anxiety attacks after the death of 3 people closest to me within 12 weeks. I was then put on the dreaded Paxil and Depakote.
12 years have passed, meds changed and now solely on Depakote 2g. Two failed marriages (the second on life support), addiction to alcohol, cough syrup, inability to manage finances, in deep debt a couple of times... And no friend to speak of.
I don't know if I can even make it now... Can't control anything, I'm actually crying while writing this. I just quit an addiction and that has made things worse. I feel on a roller coaster... One moment hopeful and depresses the very next. My wife, after years of coping cannot do it anymore so I gotta do this alone.View Thread
What would be considered an appropriate immediate response to discovering your son doing this? How has anyone...
Posted by An_258433
What would be considered an appropriate immediate response to discovering your son doing this? How has anyone else dealt with things? (Returning of items, consequences, etc.) Has anyone found a solution that works or has anyone's son stopped/grown out of?View Thread
I have been married to my wife for 20 years. She has textbook ADD, but refuses to acknowledge it. I didn't recognize the symptoms early on as I didn't have any medical training back then, and just thought her mood swings, inability to listen, apparent lack of empathy toward myself and others, inability to finish tasks, etc. was just something I had to deal with. As we get older, I have noticed that her ADD seems worse, and I am finding myself becoming less able to deal with it to the point it is destroying our marriage. She refuses to acknowledge there is a problem and even my clandestine attempts to get her to seek help (like leaving educational literature around for her to find) have failed and only make her defensive. I have been combing the web trying to find some sort of support group for spouses with ADD partners, but have not been able to locate any. Pretty much all I find is support groups for actual people with ADD. It would really help to talk with others that are dealing with the same thing. Do you have any advise for finding help?View Thread
I have been diagnosed with ADD. I take concerta 54mg once per day. I also have a mood disorder, which is...
Posted by An_258268
I have been diagnosed with ADD. I take concerta 54mg once per day. I also have a mood disorder, which is currently not being treated as I do not like anti-depressants. I do not have OCD. I do have anxiety.
I use meditation and breathing exercises to control my finger picking and depression/anxiety when I am not working
The problem I am having is that I finger pick to the point of bleeding when I am concentrating on work without noticing. It helps me to focus on what I am reading and thinking and I feel a bit lost when I don't do it.
Is there something healthier and I can do while working that could stop me from finger picking and help me maintain my concentration?
I don't want to chew gum, it causes stomach gas problems. This is not an option.
Any other suggestions would be lovely. Thank you!View Thread
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