View Full Version : Roll Call - Iowa Attention Deficit Disorder

12-20-03, 06:30 PM
This is Roll call for members living in Iowa . Please give a brief intro.

Relationship to AD/HD

12-26-03, 03:31 PM
Sandy M., b. 2/20/60

We live in northern Iowa (Brrrrrrrrrrr), but I am from Illinois.
Born in Chicago. :cool:

I have ADHD, Epilepsy, (and probably also Bipolar II)

My 9yo daughter, Amy, has ADD (b. 3/21/94)

My 8yo daughter, Elizabeth, has Autism (b. 10/1/95)

My oldest daughter, Jennifer, also had ADHD. She was also suspected of having Asperger Syndrome and/or Childhood-onset Bipolar Disorder. She died last year in an accident. (7/1/92 - 9/10/02)

04-05-04, 02:33 PM
I am a 37 year old single mom with a sevenyear old who was diagnosed with ADD last year. He is an amazing child! We live in West Des Moines, Iowa.

01-07-05, 04:48 AM
I migrated up here (to Iowa) a few years ago with my parents, before I got married and had a kid (ok, reverse those last two events.)

No offense, but...I liked Arkansas better. I think I miss being consistently surrounded by trees, rather than vast amounts of flat fields. And there's so much wind, and at the moment, my car is buried in at least a foot of snow.

Oh, well. The good thing about living in a cold climate is that if I put on a few pounds, I can wear baggy sweaters with good reason, as opposed to Arkansas, where their definition (previously my definition) of "freezing cold" was somewhere around 50 degrees...


03-08-05, 01:11 PM
Hayden--I live in Des Moines. I haven't officially been tested yet (by a doctor, that is), but sometimes I feel I've been tested my whole life. :rolleyes:

03-24-05, 12:35 AM
My name is Sarah, I live near Cedar Rapids and I have ADHD and I am raising a teenager who has ADHD.

03-29-05, 11:33 AM
Hi ......My name is Rhonda....I am ADHD..and live near Marshalltown, IA. I have 2 sons.

Oldest..21-- ADHD

Youngest- 17- ADD Inattentive

Any suggestions for good local doctors? or support groups?

08-19-05, 09:24 PM
I live pretty close to Des Moines Iowa and have ADD. I'm 22 years old.

12-27-05, 12:41 AM
I don't live in Iowa anymore, but did live in Glenwood IA. Went to junior high and high school there.

03-16-06, 12:53 PM
Hi there .. my name is Dannille and I have a daughter that has had what seems like every mental disorder known to man.. well atleast it seems that way. Right now she is 11yrs old and current diagnosis is Ansperger... and new med Namenda along with 4 others to help her function. I am 31ys have 2 other children and We live in Newton Iowa... Hope to get to know some folks. Thank you...

04-25-06, 09:11 PM
Hello, I was diagnosed with Adult ADD about 3 years ago. I graduated college last May with a degree in Welding Engineering and recently relocated to West Des Moines.

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Iím looking for a good Adult ADD Doctor. Any suggestions?

07-01-06, 03:48 PM

My name is Errin and I live in Castalia, Iowa. I was diagnose with Adult ADD about a year and a half ago. I have 2 little boys, both of whom most likely have ADD as well, but aren't taking any medication at this point. Nice to meet some fellow Iowans! :)


11-07-06, 09:37 PM
Hi, I'm Chris and I live in Hiawatha. Diagnosed 3 years ago and I'm struggling with impulsiveness, and the "Oh look, A butterfly!!" affect. (as my husband jokingly says)

11-09-06, 01:48 AM
Cedar Falls, here 29 years, known about my ADD for half of em. On meds last 2 yesrs working out well.

05-24-09, 04:18 AM
I am 23 and have been recently diagnosed with adhd(combined type)

02-23-11, 10:37 AM
Amy, 37, diagnosed officially in 12/2010. I live near Sioux City, Iowa. Not too many of us around here :)

09-21-11, 02:06 PM
hello - i am 28 and live in des moines, iowa

08-31-12, 04:52 PM
I'm 33 from des Moines, diagnosed a little over a month ago but have struggled since middle school. Have a 3 yr old daughter.