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Old 09-18-04, 03:32 PM
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Just wanted to introduce myself....Jada from Birmingham

Hello to everyone....This is my 1st time to visit this forum,I have been searching everywhere trying to find a forum that I can have to come to and talk with people that deal with the same things as me and also to have someone to listen and actually understand what I mean.By the way my name is Jada,I am 23,I have 1 daughter(Alyssa) she's7 and I have been married for 6 yrs....yes I had her at 16.
Okay...for the past year I have been reg. at another add forum and it recently shut down.I did'nt realize how much I depended on it and the people there,I have been lost.This is about the 4th one I have tried and I'm really hoping to fit in here and get to know everyone...the last 3 I've tried really dissappointed me..the people there were just mean and thats not what I want.Anyway I was diagnosed with severe ADD when I was 11 and I had the hardest time finding the right meds...at 13 I stopped altogether and just gave up (big mistake) I suffered through school,I still don't know what I did to deserve what all I went through but fast forward a little bit and at age 21 I decided to go to college and I found out real quick that without treatment I was in for another bumpy ride so I decided to try again and now I am on ritalin and about to graduate and I'll be a registered nurse...I plan on working for my ADD dr. so.....thats a little of my story.I really look forward to meeting everyone and I would love to hear your stories.~Jada
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Old 09-18-04, 04:07 PM
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Welcome Jada!
I think you will feel right at home here. What wasn't working with the meds when you were a kid? Which did you try?
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Old 09-18-04, 06:57 PM
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Hi and Hugs, Jada Everyone is accepted here and I know what you mean about being lost without ADD Forums...I was lost UNTIL I found this ADD Forum . This really is a wonderful place because of the nice people like you here. I'm Glad to meet ya and look forward to hearing more from ya.
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Hi! I don't think you'll find the people are mean here. They generally don't bite.

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Old 09-19-04, 02:25 AM
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Howdy!

Welcome Jada. I am new also, but really racking up the posts fast!

Next to your name, all the way to the right is a green dot. If you put your mouse over it without clicking, it says: You are "on a distinguished road". I don't know what the heck that means, but I really get a kick out of it...it sounds like an ADD Chinese fortune cookie!

If you keep posting more messages, eventually they change the message to something else. I can't wait to see what it is ..maybe "many high honor will fall on you" or something like that.
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Old 09-19-04, 03:40 AM
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Hi! I don't think you'll find the people are mean here. They generally don't bite.

Welcome to the forums.
Not unless asked to...GRRRRR

Hope ya hadjo shots, Jada JKING!
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Hi Jada- My name is Misti, I am 32 and was recently diagnosed with ADD. I was diagnosed once before at about age 23 but like you did not have effective treatment. I was given Cylert which was not the right medication for me, and sent on my way. At that time I believe women with ADD were barely being noticed. I was never given or recommended for any type of behavioral therapy and after a few months I stopped taking my medication and no longer took the diagnoses seriously. It sounds like you were diagnosed around the same time I was and that you probably also suffered at the hands of unawareness on the part of your doctors etc.... The reason I decided to try again was because of the show Starting Over - I don't know if you have ever seen it but it is really fabulous. (quickly if you don't know about the show- it's a house where six different women who don't know each other go in order to work with a life coach and support each other in obtaining some type of goal- career, personal, whatever) On of the girls on the show had been diagnosed with ADD and they sent her to an ADD specialist. To make a long story short- I had a little bit of hope that maybe if I really did have ADD that I could be treated and function in a somewhat "normal" or orderly manner. I have several debilitating life problems that are due to improperly or untreated ADD. Finding the right medication has been very helpful but I still need to learn skills. I am very interested to hear more about your experiences. I am striving toward a career as an ADD coach as I have a newfound passion for helping and empowering people who have suffered the same things as me. I would love to hear from you. email address removed by admin
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welcome Jada

Welcome Jada!
Wow reading your post almost inspires me to go see the rude 'other' forums...almost!
Looking forward to reading your posts!

[QUOTE =moxee33]
Next to your name, all the way to the right is a green dot. If you put your mouse over it without clicking, it says: You are "on a distinguished road". I don't know what the heck that means, but I really get a kick out of it...it sounds like an ADD Chinese fortune cookie!

If you keep posting more messages, eventually they change the message to something else. I can't wait to see what it is ..maybe "many high honor will fall on you" or something like that. [/quote]

Hey moxee,

Here's Big's post regarding Voting System Forum http://www.addforums.com/forums/show...stem#post74009

"You start off with 10. You will see your "reputation" increase or decrease, based on who votes, how they vote, and how much voting power they have.

The more positive reputation you have, and the more vote for OTHERS, the more voting power you have. Voting power increases the number of points you can give to a person when you vote."


You can also disable this function under your User CP

I like the fortune cookie idea though maybe we can start a thread on possible ADD sayings.
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Hello Jada,

Welcome to ADDforums. If you ever need anything, please feel free to pm or email me. Both features available on my profile page. Glad to have you here.

A little about me. I have 1 daughther diagnosed AD/HD at age 10. On and off meds until she was 15..because of being allergic to Ritalin. At 15, she and we couldn't take it anymore. We got her into counseling and back on meds. This time on Adderall. However, this school year, they won't prescribe unless I get her back into counseling. So somehow I'll have to figure out what our co-pay will be and get her into counseling again. However, so far she's doing pretty good. She is in her senior year of high school. She is our Beth, but to her friends at school, she's Liz.

I am also married to my husband of almost 19 years. Three other girls, (twins age 16) and youngest, age 13. None of them have ever been tested.

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