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walkwithfarmgirl 2012-11-13T13:00:41+00:00

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  • in reply to: Have you been taking your medication? #120165
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    My boyfriend hasn’t been diagnosed as ADHD but, as my son has been diagnosed, I am familiar with the various symptoms and types and I strongly suspect that my BF is: he has a dreadful time trying to organize his pills (for various other ailments)–does anyone else put pills in a weekly organizer box and then mysteriously end up with pills two days in advance gone but the beginning of the week still there?

    Thanks.

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    in reply to: Women w/ ADHD Inattentive Type – anyone out there? #101336
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    Adrienne508: Neither did I realize it was an ADD thing. I always thought that I just had problems dealing with conflict, often reduced to shaking, blank thinking and wiggling chin.

    It’s such a relief to hear/share with others that this is in their lives too.

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    in reply to: What's the worst thing you have ever forgotten? #96047
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    Just the other day I had to deliver several letters to the post office. I had left one envelope open and penciled a note on it to buy a a money order and insert it before mailing. I read the note and put the letter back in my purse so as not to inadvertently mail it with the others. At the counter I bought the money order and a next day envelope for a second letter and then panicked. I had mailed all the letters at the other end of the counter!After explaining my faux-pas, the clerk and I ransacked the mail bin for the letter to no avail.In a last ditch effort to recover from my panic, I checked my purse and noticed it there (of course I’d forgotten). As I apologized profusely to the clerk and she grumbled at me, I grabbed my purse, by the bottom, and everything dropped all over the floor. At this point I was bright red with blushing. And then she had to enter the debit machine info again because it timed out. I kid you not.

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    in reply to: Open Chat Room #100768
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    I’m with Rick! Where are we meeting for ice cream??!!!

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    in reply to: Examples of inattentativeness #93799
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    BlackADDer– 28 is way to young not to go back to school; My mom started her B.A. when she was 65! And at 54, I hope to go back and do another degree in something I LIKE THIS TIME! Not that I didn’t like the last subject but it certainly made making a living more difficult.

    So YOU GO!! if you want to go.

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    in reply to: 51 and just diagnosed———now on meds #100092
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    Haven’t been diagnosed yet but, by watching the movie and reading a LOT of books on it, it seems crystal clear to me that I am ADDed too. And I’m 54! Never understood how my life was so off track all the time and why the worst options I could choose were always the ones I ended up with. How I was always told how intelligent, personable, charming, etc and how I ended up not getting to the goals I wanted to attain. On Ritalin now to come out of a major depression and I can’t believe how much clearer my mind is already and how much I’ve gotten done in the last month and a half.

    Welcome to Punapaul!! You are home!!!

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    in reply to: Which Myers Briggs Personality Profile are you? #100492
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    in reply to: Open Chat Room #100755
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    That would be a great idea…I’m there when it happens!

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    in reply to: Songs that inspire you #99715
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    I’m with you Filmbuff1984–after years of my daughter loving WHAM music–I’ve learned to really appreciate Wake me up before you go go– It makes me so happy!

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    in reply to: My first day on meds! #100550
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    I totally get what you all are saying: I’ve been on Ritalin for a month and a half now, with just having started a higher dose of 15mg going on 20 in 4 days and I marvel at the difference it has made to my thinking. I always do 25 things at the same time but now find myself noticing this behaviour and being able to stop, re-focus and finish one thing first. Still have many projects around the house waiting but I’m amazed at how calm I feel going about the day.

    The only thing is the fatigue that I suffer from is camouflaged and I tend to overdo things and then hit a wall for 2 to 4 days of feeling absolutely lifeless. I hope this will improve but it sure is frustrating at times.

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    in reply to: Budgeting advice #98399
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    You have inspired me to go back to a spreadsheet this year…the slips of paper all over the house don’t seem to be working for me.

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    in reply to: ADHD and FATIGUE #95226
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    Fernando and Sylvie–I totally get what you are talking about: I too suffer from debilitating fatigue that comes out of nowhere and interferes with planning my days. With the Ritalin that I just started to boost the effects of the Cymbalta that I’m on for depression I notice a slight difference in my energy patterns (I’m not yet diagnosed but everything in the movie, this site and what I’ve read fits me to a “T”). I get so discouraged sometimes because a lot of people seem to think I’m just making excuses but it is a very physical reality when it happens. I’ve noticed to that, for the first time in my life, it feels like the fog is lifting a bit and that life seems to be clearer. And that’s such a relief I just break down in tears.

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    in reply to: Finding direction sucks when you don't have a compass #92426
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    Mark s–“Hey does anybody else find it easy to do the hardest things for other people, totally rearrange your schedule but can’t be bothered to do anything for yourself? ” Totally get this–any crisis and I become the rock of Gilbraltar, but trying to get the courage to switch to an unorthodox career that I would love, well, I’ve been struggling with working well below my capacity and talents all my life.

    It’s reassuring to know that I am not the only one in this world who’s like this.

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    Clamdigger-I’ve been trying to figure out how to sell my art…how do you do it? My sister and I grew hundreds of herb seedlings for a couple of years and sold them from a driveway (quite successfully). But I realize now that I absolutely have to get out of an office environment. I just keep getting sick every few years from the stress.Any help?

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    in reply to: Do we tend ot be loners? #98210
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    Ed2020 I like your idea of a convention–or maybe just a gathering of sorts–it would be interesting to say the least!!

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