View Full Version : Roll Call - Georgia Attention Deficit Disorder

12-20-03, 06:26 PM
This is Roll call for members living in Georgia . Please give a brief intro.

Relationship to AD/HD

05-24-04, 11:39 AM
MM living in Atlanta, Georgia. See my posts and introduction for more info.


06-15-04, 11:53 PM
I live on Lake Sinclair in Middle Ga...

07-01-04, 04:47 PM
I live in Valdosta Georgia the most southern part of Georgia, almost to the Florida line

08-14-04, 02:57 PM
I grew up in Macon and my family had a place on Lake Sinclair growing up. I miss it but Minnesota has some beautiful lakes too.

08-16-04, 10:53 AM
Grew up in Macon, and am down there everyother weekend to see family (kids, parents) but been living/working in Atlanta for last 4 years.

10-24-04, 01:10 PM
Hi, I am from Kennesaw, Georgia. See my intro for more information :).

12-04-04, 12:56 AM
Hi folks,
I'm a college student from Savannah, GA
My realtionship to add came from self exploration via the lucky commercial on television and the u.s news article of add.
Take care folks!!!

12-04-04, 03:11 AM

I currently live in the metro Atlanta area and work as a web designer--a helluva job to do with ADD, as, after all, it's just a glorified desk job. However, since being diagnosed, I find my job interesting, occasionally exciting, and well, fun! (NONE of those adjectives would have described my job pre-diagnosis/treatment!)

Now I'm working on building on the strengths ADD gives me, and minimizing the distractions/limitations. Wow, I never knew life could be this good.

Take care, all....

01-08-05, 07:01 PM
Hi y'all! McDonough, just around 20-30 minutes south of Atlanta.

01-30-05, 02:09 AM
Hello to All!

I am in Columbus, Georgia - about 90 miles southwest of Atlanta on the border with Alabama. I will post an intro to myself in the new members area. I look forward to connecting with you folks - especially my fellow Inattentive ADD Types.

03-07-05, 12:32 AM
Hello, I am from Warner Robins, Georgia. A military wife just 3 days into diagnosis and treatment.

03-30-05, 04:40 PM
Hi, y'all!

I'm on sunny St Simons Island, myself. Hyperfocusing on work keeps me far from the beach, sadly. But at least I'm here...! Just north of the Florida border - the halfway point between Savannah & Jacksonville, FL.

Will post to new members soon...just joined minutes ago! But I've been ADD for a loooooooooong time. Just now dealing with it.

03-31-05, 11:20 AM
St. Simons is a very pretty place. I have been there many times.

05-14-05, 09:22 AM
Hi all. This is my first post...hope I do it correctly! I live in Decatur and am trying to declutter and otherwise organize my life/"stuff" while job hunting as well.

Looking forward to checking out this forum frequently now that I'm started! :)

05-24-05, 08:57 AM
I am from the cartersville area..... What type of job are you looking for?

06-07-05, 11:54 PM
I'm from just north of metro in Marietta (cobb county). Just moved here from Cleveland, OH. Much different down here

06-08-05, 11:01 AM
It sure is different, but for the most part in a good way. I live in the Cartersville area a little further north than you.:cool:

06-08-05, 12:49 PM
I live in Alpharetta, Alpher-tater (like potato, tater) we call it!

06-08-05, 05:21 PM
Thanks for the welcome, and it's nice to see some ADDers down here :). I do wish there were more support groups for adults, but I guess it's like the everywhere.

06-09-05, 07:37 PM
Well I am thinking about starting something in the cartersville area....

06-24-05, 03:51 AM
Just recently joined forum. Son and I both in treatment and on meds. Really trying to refine the meds right now. So great to see others here from the metro area.

06-30-05, 01:43 AM
HiYa all. I'm in the Cartersville area also. I have been ADD for as long as I can remember just restarted treatment after about 16-17 years of none. I'm 31 yrs. old and the father of 4. My 3 youngest are boys ages 12-6 all of which have been diagnoised ADHD.

I am currently looking for employment seeing as I lost my last job due to my ADD and treatment I need an ADD friendly career.

10-24-05, 07:54 AM
Hi, I am from Kennesaw, Georgia. See my intro for more information :).

I live in Kennesaw too :D I dont know if I have ADD or not but I do suffer from severe depression/anxiety. I have 4 kids and Im married. Someone mentioned to me the other day on another site that I might have ADD. Actually they asked me if I did and I dont know if I do or not? TTYL


11-29-05, 01:56 PM
I've been lurking around this site ever since I've been diagnosed as having adult ADHD. I'm a 23 year old male college student. I'm Pre-Law (I know what you're thinking: a lawyer with ADHD!?) at Georgia State University. Iím a senior and graduate in May í06. I'm originally from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com /><st1:country-region w:st=Colombia</st1:country-region>, <ST1:pSouth America. </ST1:pThis, apparently, plays a role in my ADHD since my doctor told me that I should have been diagnosed as a little kid. It's hard to get diagnosed with something as complicated and misunderstood as ADHD especially when you're living in a 3rd world country. I finally dragged my butt in the doctor's office this past September and told him what symptoms I've been experiencing and that's when I found out about adult ADHD. Thus far, I've been on Strattera (worked wonders for my concentration for 3 weeks then it went back to normal) and Ritalin (works ok I guess but when it runs out I want to sleep!). I hope to learn a great deal from the members of this site. I don't know anyone with adult ADHD, so it's difficult to share my concerns with anyone else. I hope I can do that here.


01-02-06, 06:40 PM
Hi. From Atlanta.
Newly diagnosed, but likely I've had it all my life, but I think most of my family may have it, so I wasn't any trouble :)

I'll be 41 this year. Married, no kids. My wife just was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, fortunately Stage IA (only 10% get that diagnosis, so the doctor said), well, I went on medication the day before going to the doctor for her issue. It was extremely helpful while going through this stressful time.

I definitely have the inattention type of ADD. Hopefully we can help each other cope with the residual effects of having it. I wonder how many others waited so late to figure out what was happening?

01-04-06, 07:16 AM
Welcome to the forums Hardto focus

I think you will find many who were not diagnosised until later in life ie NOT children. I wasn't diagnosised until I was 29. It has been a while because I am now 42.

I am sorry to hear about your wife. Do keep us posted.

02-09-06, 02:12 PM
Hi yall !

From the land of Dianna What's-her-name (Idol)
Recently diagnosed Inattentive (suspected for years)
Major drug-resistant depression
Oh yeah... Degarmo

taking Welbutrin XL 300mg and playing with Ritalin dosage

04-14-06, 09:02 PM
Hi yall !

From the land of Dianna What's-her-name (Idol)
Recently diagnosed Inattentive (suspected for years)
Major drug-resistant depression
Oh yeah... Degarmo

taking Welbutrin XL 300mg and playing with Ritalin dosage
I was diagnosed about five months ago with ADD-Inattentive. I live in the Smyrna/Vinings area currently, grew up in Canton and moving to Tucker in the next few months to be near work.

I just joined the site a few weeks back and am enjoying it very much. Lots of good info and some very supportive folks to talk with.

FYI, I'm a single 31-yr old guy. My 'crazy meds' are 150mg Wellbutrin XL, 225mg Effexor XR, 30mg BuSpar and 60mg of Adderall daily.

09-05-06, 10:45 PM
I grew up with nicknames like Spacer, Spacey, etc. and figured that was just me. I was in my early 30s and saw an Oprah show on ADD. What a defining moment! I was tested and chose not to take meds. I have tried baby doses of Ephedra in the past and it seemed to help some.

I am a 44-yr-old married w/children female living in Canton. :)

09-18-06, 01:14 PM
I grew up without knowing of my ADD. I have found that studying the entire field of ADD and using this knowledge to help me re-interpret my earlier life has been very important. Have you read any of the books by Sari Solden? One I would recommend would be her 'Women with Attention Deficit Disorder'.

ADDer who became an ADD Coach

10-03-06, 11:18 AM
Technicly I Aint From Georgia No More Lol But I Have Lived In Ga For 30 Years Is Any One Here From Dalton I Came From Dalton I Live In South Florida Now I Miss Home Just Wonted To Say Hello!!!!and Howdy Yall

10-10-06, 03:21 AM
Hi, I'm David; I live in Athens. I moved here from Albany, New York a little over a month ago. I'm probably just living here temporarily--my original plan was to move back up north at the end of December and resume school (I'm a graduate student who's taking time off)--but who knows; so much of my life is up in the air right now, and I might end up living here longer than I expected to.

10-10-06, 12:52 PM
Hey everybody! I just moved to Atlanta (Midtown) a month and 1/2 ago. I grew up in Gwinnett (like 20-30 miles down the street)... but I went to school at Georgia Southern (pretttty much the middle of nowhere in southeast, ga) for 3 years, as well as Savannah College of Art and Design (in downtown Sav.). I somehow managed to transfer back and forth, between the two, four different times! I always said my location was just as A.D.D. as me! I eventually landed closer to my home, and have (once again) transfered to the SCAD in ATL. I know of a couple good psych. / pscychiatrists... around here (I am in the progress of becoming an ADD Coach... so I've got a few clients around this area, as well as a school filled with ADDers... so if anyone needs recomendations just send me a note! It can be super hard to find a good doc. i know! Does anyone have any good "night life" recomendations? bars, resturaunts, fun spots.. etc.? I've yet to explore this town enough!

02-26-08, 08:23 PM
Hey my names David, I live in Lagrange/Columbus GA

08-15-08, 09:45 PM
Hi, I'm Jon and I'm in the Savannah area. Nice to see some half-way local faces here :)

12-11-08, 05:30 PM
Heyl!! :) Rose here... and I am in Gwinnett County but I go to school downtown at GA State.... going on year 7 of college... LOL

01-02-09, 02:47 AM
i'm 37
i live on cypress lake outside of statesboro ga
i was diagnosed with add around 6 years old was only treated for a few years
and was rediagnosed 12/31/08
is anyone aware of any support groups in this area?

08-21-09, 10:05 AM
Hello. Scott here. I live in Dunwoody (north Atlanta).

I was just diagnosed with ADD (no hyperactivity), and am on Vyvanse.

01-08-11, 12:52 PM
Wow last post in here was a while ago... LOL Well I am from the Augusta, GA area. Currently in Kandahar, Afghanistan working as a civilian contractor making some serious money finally. Looking forward to moving back there to be with my 2 beautiful KIDS!! Only 9 1/2 months to GO!!! LOL:):)

01-08-11, 01:35 PM
BTW, may sound weird but if anyone wants a penpal LOL I am looking.. Just get SOOO Bored over here, there is a lot of downtime and I try to keep myself busy but that only works for SO LONG. Yeah I got an attention problem LOL so looking to just converse and stuff.. Maybe make a new friend or two so I could have a possible support group when I get back.. Location does not matter neither does you gender or age... Just looking to pass the time by faster over here... Hope to hear from someone...