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Old 01-29-09, 08:14 AM
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Hi!

My name is Joanna and I'm an American living in Spain for the past couple of years. I found out recently that there is actually a reason for the way I am. I was diagnosed with ADHD about a month ago and, while things are gradually getting better, I have hope, which I haven't had a lot of in a long time. I have always believed that my anger, forgetfulness, lack of concentration, inability to achieve my potential, and so on, was the result of many character flaws. I had become completely apathetic towards life and had finally given in to my life as it was. I was convinced that this was my path in life.

But not anymore. After the doctor here told me that I may have ADHD I started researching and found this website. Holy Guacamole! I felt like I had been a foreigner in the human race and I had finally met other people just like me. I read for hours and hours and cried and cried just to know that I wasn't alone. What a relief!

I don't know why it took me having to move to a foreign country and speak a foreign language for me to find out that there is hope for me yet. I know that I could not afford to see a psychiatrist and a pyschologist and pay for meds back home. I am truly grateful that I am living in Spain and getting free health care.

I can't wait to share my progress with others and continue to read about others progress as well.
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Old 01-29-09, 08:19 AM
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Re: Hola from Spain

Hi Joanna,

Welcome to the forums. Quite a revelation is it not? We have our own planet right here. It is all ADDiformed for us.
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Hi Joanna! Welcome to the forums!

What's Spain like? I'd love to go there some day.
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Old 01-29-09, 04:21 PM
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Spain is better than I could have imagined. I had wanted to come here most of my life, but decided to wait until my thirties when it was very difficult. haha but it was worth everything to me. The food is great, the wine, the people. The way of life is much better, in my opinion. People work to live and not live to work like I did back in Texas.
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Hi
wecome, i had very similar epiphany myself........
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