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Old 04-12-19, 05:10 PM
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Hello from Brazil!

Hi! Oi! My name is Kathy

I'm an American who has recently moved to Brazil, and finally decided to check out this site.

I've had ADD Inattentive my entire life. Was diagnosed in 8th grade and by 9th I was on medication and all that...in college I stopped taking medication because I kept forgetting to take it. Oh my, do I ever haver crazy stories. Once I got into an art degree, things evened out a bit and I graduated and found an internship.

While working in graphic design, I almost forgot I even had ADD. The environment was naturally more structured and the designers were given free range to do whatever as long as a project was done on deadline. I actually thought I had ADD under control.

2 years ago, I started working at a Mission down in Brazil. At first, it was fine...but as my task list grew, my inability to handle time management and lackluster working memory resurfaced in full force. A co-manager and I have a full-time working Mission to keep track of now. Finances, bills, a feeding program, learning Portuguese, 4 church services a week, staff paychecks, a children's program, American Missionary groups that come through, repairs....some days require 13 to 14 hour work days so I HAVE to begin managing time better. While I LOVE the work, I know I need support and advice on how to do my part in learning strategies to dealing with ADD. I want this Missao to run smoothly, not barely be kept together!

So I'm looking forward to seeing how everybody manages (or tries to, at least!) And also just talking with yall!
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Re: Hello from Brazil!

Hi Kathy! What part of Brazil are you in? I lived in Floripa for half a year. Unfortunately the rapid amphetamines like Adderall and Dexedrine are prohibited in Brazil. You’re stuck with Vyvanse (under the name Venvanse in BR)and Ritalin there. I helped a friend on Ipatinga get diagnosed and his doctor prescribed him Vyvanse. It worked great but was extremely expensive so he has been trying to make do with Ritalin.
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