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Old 05-24-03, 10:26 AM
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Hi Everyone-

I'm almost 39 and I was diagnosed with ADHD about 8 years ago. I also have alittle anxiety and OCD.. not alot but enough.
I've been on a variety of meds but the biggest help I got was about 8 years ago from a ADD couch. He taught me alot about dealing with frustration and multiple thoughts going off at the same time. I only take a 5 mg ridalin in the Morning and one in the afternoon to help with the work confusion. I get distracted by sound.

I'm a CAD Designer for a Civil Engineering company. I can draft very quickly but if I get distracted... thank goodness for headphones! I would be lost without music.
I'm also a low carber which helps with some symptoms but there are days that my ADHD runs away with me.
I'm a single mother of two children: My daugher who is 15, has ADHD with OCD and my son who is 12, with ADHD with anxiety.

I am also a roleplaying gamer, have been since the 80s. I currently do Dungeons and Dragons, and DC Heros.
It helps me with learning to talk to people. I find that there are a few ADDers there some just recently diagnosed.

I hope to meet some new friends and get to know everyone.
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Old 05-24-03, 01:26 PM
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Welcome Kassie.....pretty name by the way.....and looking forward to reading more of your posts.....
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Hi Kassie, I'm new here too -- but welcome, anyway! I'm a gamer, too -- when I can manage to get everyone together for a game; we've slowed down a lot lately. I play D&D pretty much exclusively.

If you ever want to talk gaming, let me know!
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Welcome Kassie

I envy game players as i dont have the co-ordination or patients to play

I hate games where I always have toi be on my gaurd so I dont get killed

Im dead alot if I play

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Well thank you to all the well wishers! I am happy to talk about anything really, so talking to you, kcrady, about gaming is great!
How are you doing this weekend.. all of you.. long weekends are tough for me. I sit in my home bambarded by all these things I have to do.. again frozen in action.. so I watch movies instead. Silly I know.
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Welcome! Sounds like you may have some great insights for us
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Hi again, Kassie. I just started a thread about gaming in the Chit-Chat forum; come join me!
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How are you doing this weekend.. all of you.. long weekends are tough for me. I sit in my home bambarded by all these things I have to do.. again frozen in action.. so I watch movies instead. Silly I know.
Relate to this totally....list in my head of all the things that need to get done....but I lie in bed daydreaming getting nothing done....UNTIL.....a phone rings and I'm interrupted from my own "self" absorption....or I go totally stir crazy from my inaction...no watching movies is not silly....normal way to defocus...long weekends can be tough....
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Wow its been raining for over a week now! I've come to depend on physical activity to keep most of my ADD symptoms to a mininum, the gym helps but I like walking too.

Well work has been crazy, I was asked literally to use my "super speed" and if it was possible to work faster. I'm a CAD designer and I'm working on a Subdivision. What I have to do needs about 24 hours and they want it done by the end of today with is 4pm. I told them no and this project has no overtime. Sigh.

So how is everyone's weekend shaping up?
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Well, like you I have a TON to do and live in fear that I will waste another weekend getting absolutely none of the things done I have planned....

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Weekend shaping up? I would like to be the one SHAPING UP! not my weekend! Just kidding.....well, I have to finish a research project write-up....will do Saturday....and grocery shop.....and of course go on my walks....some FUN would be nice...but none planned yet....and of course will continue to obsess about jobs for when I'm done with school....Anyone seen any good movies?
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I heard that new one with Renee Zellweger is REALLY good.
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Oh yes...Down With Love....! Hey wanna go Misclee?
Seriously, an air conditioned movie theater sounds great....
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