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Old 08-03-03, 11:18 PM
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Hello everyone!

I am a 39 year old female diagnosed with ADD on Friday and became an official member of the Straterra club on Saturday morning! Not bad side effects so far, I can liken it to a strong cold & allergy buzz - tingly head for a few hours, a zombie effect (i liked that!) and some serious laying on the couch to watch I dream of Jeannie and Bewitched.

My road to discovery was assisted by my six year old daughter, who has ADHD - she is quite a character and increasingly aware that she is much more clever than I am - for the most part she tries not let on, just to spare my feelings, but sometimes the burden is just too much for her and she has to declare her superior intelligence! I believe my ADD has caused her to be spoiled - since the age of 1 she has been overwhelming for a quiet, introvert like myself and I let her get a way with A LOT just to get the tantrums to stop.


I am a classic case of ADD. I stumbled on Adult ADD while surfing for info to understand my daughter. It has been very overwhelming emotionally to discover people "like me." In fact, I now have a whole lifetime to look back over in a whole new light!

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Old 08-03-03, 11:28 PM
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Old 08-04-03, 10:07 AM
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Re: Lost and Found in Kansas

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It has been very overwhelming emotionally to discover people "like me." In fact, I now have a whole lifetime to look back over in a whole new light!

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Welcome!!!

I'm right there with ya on that whole looking back over an entire lifetime in a new light stuff. A LOT of us on this Forum are there too! I encourage you to learn as much as you can about the uniqueness of uss ADDults. I recommend Driven to Distraction by Hallowell and Ratey, Understanding Girls with ADHD and Understanding Women withADHD--both of those are by Kathleen Nadeau. I think they're also discussed in the Book Club section of the Forums. You can probably find them in your local library, and you can definitely find them at BN or Amazon.

I'm not an expert, but I have done a lot of research on the web, and I've bookmarked a bunch of helpful sites. If you're looking for something in particular, I'm happy to help, as will be everyone here. Tara and Garry have also posted several helpful links on the Forums, and I'm sure there are others, but my memory's kind of wacked right now.

Again, WELCOME!! You've found a wonderful new family!
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I also wish to welcome you to Forums Lost and Found....and wish you luck with the Strattera...glad that's working out for you......sounds like your daughter is a real light in your life. Please keep posting here and you will get a lot of support
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