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Old 07-05-03, 01:32 AM
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Hi, my name is Janet- just recently diagnosed ADD. I've felt that there was a problem for some time. Just by the way that I felt - the lack of organization- procrastination- easily frustrated- completely overwhelmed- more energy in my legs than the rest of my body & always picking at my nails.

Anyway- I've been having problems at work recently.. and for a while. I'm not interested in my job really & I feel like I have just lost the will to keep going but there's tremendous stress because I'm the sole provider for my family. My husband stays home with my kids until my 4 year old goes to kindergarten. I've been so frustrated and I just feel like I don't want to go through the normal grind. I feel guilt, fear, feeling like I'm not going to amount to what I need. God did not provide me with patience - so I'm at an extreme disandvantage.

I've been taking meds for the past couple of days. I've been trying to find out as much as I can about ADD. To help myself & to help figure out what I need to do to help myself. Plus my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD also. I was lucky enough to find the Yahoo ADD chat one night... and I've met some very great people there. So I know I'm on the right path. It's just making it the rest of the way. The only thing on my mind is ... will I commit myself to do what I need to do?

I look at the papers I've printed, the web sites, the chats with people in the room- all the information I gather makes me want to just say ... It's all good. But I can't. I know I have to do it. I know I have to stop thinking like that. I have been trying out the meds.. and I'm kind of unsure what I think about it. I've been slowly upping my doses based on my psychiatrist's recommendations but I'm not sure I want to go to the next level based on how it made me feel. I think I'm going to try to hang out where I'm at until I'm ready to move up one more time.

you know, I used to always look up to my brothers & sister. My brother Tim- very bright, now an engineer- my sister who was on the deans list at our local university (unfortunately now deceased.) And my 2nd oldest brother working with computers. My father being an engineer himself. My mom, being a teachers aide going back to school for earning her teaching degree. Around all these amazing, smart people... I felt like pond scum in comparison to them. By the time I was a sophomore in high school my grades sunk so bad because not only did I not care- I couldn't grasp what I was learning & I couldn't retain the information I was getting. I tried until I was a sophomore.. then I figured it was not worth it. It's funny- I know differently now that I want to get into college.

With my college aspirations, I'm afraid that my ADD is going to cause problems for me. Although I've heard there are ways to work with it. I am willing to do whatever is needed, but I guess there's a big part of me that just doesn't feel ... well confident or not sure that I can commit to it. I pretty much figure that it's a necessary thing. But I have people to back me up & a good life in the future.. but right now it's just a little faded. We'll get there. Just need a little help along the way.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me this far.

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Old 07-05-03, 10:14 AM
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Welcome Janet to the Forums...you will get all the support you need here with regard to college aspirations and everything else....I look forward to reading more of your posts (incidentally, I just finished a program of study in what I want to be when I grow up )
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I'm glad you found us. I'll bet you'll find many of us have been or are some what where you are now.....

This board has been a good place for me....

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Welcome to the ADD Forums, Janet Nice to see you here. This is a GREAT place to find all kind of inspirational ideas for all your aspirations, and a terrific group of people to share your frustrations with.

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