I have been suspecting that I may have ADHD for a few years so far. I am 32, a mother of a teen daughter, and married. I am easily overwhelmed, and I forget a lot of things, and sometimes I remember things again in a while later or sometimes a week later. Strange things happens to me. My husband gets tired of my excuses even I don't make excuses on purposes, they are the reasons why things happen like distractions, schedule gets tight, not enough sleep (i have insomnia), and some things that is hard to explain.
Eventually, I had seen the counselor over a year ago, and the sessions were over, he couldn't ID me as an ADD/ADHD because it was not his specialist, only the family/marriage specialist ( I had problems with my parents, and my past.) So.. now I am thinking about seeing the counselor that is specialist in ADD/ADHD but I do not want to take any medicines. Just want to know if I have ADD/ADHD, and if not, then what is my problem?
So... Being forgetful part of ADD/ADHD? Feedback, or share your experiences will be much appreciated!!View Thread
Interesting... Addwarrior5, when did you find out that you are ADD? What brought you to decide if there were any problems with you? As for me, it brought my attention from my daughter's behavior also her behavior repeats as when I was around her age. Maybe I had been ADD my whole life? I have no idea. No body, I mean not even teachers notice anything about me. I always had been the best and honor student while my mother mentioned that I was terrible at home. So, I don't understand why all of a sudden that I have it now? Not officially, but I notice many signs everywhere.
Medicines.... My husband and I are working on trying to have a baby, so.. will the medicines interfere my health from trying to have a baby? I am 32, still young to have a baby. So if that is better to wait, then I guess I ll have to deal with this craps. lol
Yes, I researched about dieting and workouts, it helps sometimes. The only biggest problem is sleep, when I sleep real good for the two weeks or so then suddenly I cannot sleep for 3 days to a week meanwhile I try to fix my sleep schedule. I have no jobs, just being an artist. So its easy to sleep whenever you feel like but... to screw up the sleep schedule is not funny because it definitely makes a big affect for my energy, and my mind.
Well, Addwarrior, thanks for the feedback. I appreciated that!View Thread
Your example is exactly how I am feeling from forgetting. I have many things on my mind, but they are speeding like bees all over one flower. Sometime, my husband asks what I am thinking, and all I can say "nothing really" actually I don't want to explain every thoughts I have in one minute.
So... I get that a lot everyday as I get older. I am afraid for the worst to come when I am by 40, 50, so on. I am trying to handle it all by myself by putting on notes everywhere in my laptop, my cellphone, little notepads up on the wall.. I feel a mess also it gives me stress to see papers anywhere while it is supposedly to be neat.
Medicines.. I never have experiences taking any for ADD/ADHD because I am not offically diagonalized yet also I see similar patterns in my daughter. She says sometimes she cannot catch up with her mind as she speaks. She needs a few minutes silence to herself and when she gets the whole thing ready, then she can speak. I don't have that problem, but just with million thoughts hover all around me and I get disconnect from what I am supposed to be doing next.
I wonder if my insurance covers? I will have to call and find out.
Thank you Matt, your answer helps and it makes sense. Medicine is only the thing I am afraid of because what if it works, then later it does not work any more. Know what I am saying?
I understand how this feels. I suspect that I may have ADHD due to my impatience to almost everything, I am pretty much disorganized, most of times I feel stressed within myself that I want to do a few things and then I don't feel like doing it, and I am not that great with being on time, and I have quick tempers (but not that often because I control it but when I was young, I was so out of control). Now that my daughter reminds me so much of myself. She might has adhd as well, and I am seeing my counselor but what's strange is.. he has not notice me any different. I ll tell him about it. And my mom doesn't believe that she has any problems. I suspect that she might has it as well. If not, then it must be my dad! Ugh, no one is helping me except myself! >8(View Thread
I am 30, going to be 31 in a few months. I am also deaf, I am sure it doesn't have to do with deafness, but if you read the book of my life, you'd say it's a crazy book!
What brings my daughter to get my attention, she is going to be 10 in a few months, and I'm starting to notice her behavior somewhat oddly even though it makes her unique. She has quick tempers even I never have seen it yet because I find broken things hidden under the bed, or behind the table, or stuffed in the drawers. She does multiplicity tasks such as listening to radio, talking to friends online, playing games even watching TV. Every time I tell her to clean the mess, do homework, or take a shower. It takes FOREVER for her to do it. Sometimes, she doesn't care if I punish her, and she goes on reading books for hours, or moves around her room to in completely different places. When she gets upsets from her friends or school, it seems really hard for her to express it. She is great at writing, and reading, but she doesn't like or maybe hates to do math works, and she keeps making mistakes over and over. There are a lot of things about her that I see myself when I was her age except that she is not deaf.
She is a wonderful girl, at big and sweet heart, and loves to make everyone laugh but what I don't understand is... she does not have many friends. I am encouraging her to keep in touch with friends from school rather than talking to "online" friends that she never meets from PICO, facebook. Does ADHD have to do with socializing less? So, with her behavior at home is really a wake up call for me because these signs are related to ADHD, and it runs in the family which means... Do I have it too???
My boyfriend of almost two years, has been telling me if I was okay because I look sad sometimes even I don't feel it. Sometimes he sees that I am too focused in my own world than to see what happens out there in reality. For example, he tells me "See the commercial? It's really funny!" I am not responding to him, and he goes "Honey..??" I say "Yeah, it's funny." He feels offended and says "What happened on the commercial?" I feel so guilty and try to make up as best as I can but he is right. I am not even paying attention even I am watching it. It often happens like that.
Looking back to my life with my parents, and today I have no connection with them anymore. We argue all those years, and we still do. I always feel that mom is not even listening to me, and I am always the wall. My dad gives up on me regarding to my stubbornness, and my unpredictable moods. I am not the daddy's girl anymore which saddens me even more. They hate my quick tempers, and they just can't stand me anymore. But what's strange that I don't get quick tempers with friends or even my boyfriend. I don't have any problems with friends except a few of them who presses my buttons repeatedly. I even ask mom to see if she can seek the counselor and get examined that she might has ADHD, or any other disorders? I mean, which parent do I get it from? Mom refuses to take my advice and it has nothing to do with her mental ill. She is not helping, so is dad.
What calms me down the most is reading books, drawing ( I am an artist ), writing poems or journal (obviously, I am still writing here am I ?? lol), and love to go out to get some fresh air and be in fast pace places. I hate quiet places, it just feels alien to me, and it is so annoying!
I'd like some feedback, and if you have some similar experiences with mine.