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Old 03-31-05, 12:43 PM
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Hi, everyone!

I've been posting on another forum for a few months & just found my way here. What a great site! From my readings, it seems people are sincere, wacky, brilliant, helpful - MY people! I'm so home.

I'm 42, married mother of two - girl, 3, and boy, 9. Just had him assessed this week & counselor thinks he's a normal, adjusted kid with some ADD...! go figure
As I'm also a mental health counselor, it was an ordeal being on the receiving end as a parent. Not that it's my first time...!

I self-diagnosed at 30 while I was in grad school, but as a crunchy-granola vegetarian neo-hippie, I didn't want to take any "unnecessary" medications. ha

boy, how the term "necessary" can change over the years!

Started on Ritalin a few years back - found some improvement, but didn't do anything else but take meds & "try to get myself organized" okay, laugh - i know you want to!

Started on Adderall a year or two ago, then switched to Adderall XR ealier this month. While part of me still wishes the pills would just "do their thing" and fix my life, I realize I need to roll my sleeves up & do some (ugh!) work on myself. Joining this forum is a step. Talking to ADD coaches is another. celebrating small victories is another. registering for the ADDA conference in May is another.

Thanks, Andrew, for all your hard work & support here. And all other administrators (have I mentioned I have ADD?) Moderators - y'all just rock! Remind me of a reunion of ALL the best friends i've ever had.... okay - and a few um, "acquaintances."

Looking forward to getting to know this place & all y'all.
(But it can be overwhelming as this site is so extensive & packed with stuff I want to check out! ....aaaaaagh!.....must......pri-or-i-tize....!)

ciao for now
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Old 03-31-05, 12:47 PM
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Welcome home, ADDiva...and thank you for the kind words Looking forward to reading your posts in the forums!
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Welcome to the forums Addiva,

WE are a great big family here, and i am glad you decided to be a part of it with us
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Welcome ADDiVA! So loving the name and the enthusiam! You will fit in just great! I look forward to reading more posts from you! What a spit-fire!
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hi ADDiVA and welcome to the forums. I too felt overwhelmed ...just explore and try welcoming the new people. That is how I got the hang of the forum. Good to have you home.
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