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Old 07-11-15, 04:48 PM
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I completely forgot to introduce myself. Sorry about that.

I'm a 29 year old law student from NY. I was diagnosed with ADD in November, 2014. It is something I had suspected for years, but just managed to painstakingly work through it. Nevertheless, I was starting law school in January and knew I needed to address my focus and attention issues.

I started taking Ritalin but just switched to Adderall. There's a story behind that switch but that's for another time.

I'm glad I finally did go to the doctor about my ADD, as it was an amazing realization when I started to take the meds and realized that I shouldn't have 50 different ideas running through my head at any given moment. It was amazing to actually be able to concentrate on something.

I came to this forum to see if anyone else had some issues with the meds I've had. Reading through some and posting has helped. Also, it's been helpful to see how others deal with it. I'm very open about my mental health (I'm all for breaking down stigmas), but I do feel like my classmates initially made judgments when I told some of them I have ADD and take meds. Not that it matters, but it it did make me angry. There was also an issue when I was able to get extended time to take tests due to my ADD. So I came here to speak with others who may have had these issues.

I also explore ways to concentrate without use of drugs. My physician calls it "controlled distractions." For me, instrumental, ambient music helps me concentrate. The distraction is anticipated and it quiets out the other thoughts.

Anyway, that's me, a soon to be 29 year old law student in NY who is coming to terms with his ADD.
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