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Old 07-27-08, 07:23 PM
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What's wrong with me????

I am in my early 30's and just diagnosed with ADHD.
Can anyone relate to these, I always thought there that was something wrong with me, why can everyone else in the world get their act together, but no matter how hard I try...I just can't!:
  • Pumped gas....got in my car...took off...oops, whats that? OMG, I left the dispenser inside the car, its ripped out of the pump! ....and this is the second time! What is wrong with me?
  • Errr....I just rear ended someone by talking to my passengers in the car and not noticing that I had slightly let off of the brake pedal! Again! Third accident in 6 months. What is wrong with me?
  • OMG, I just ran through that stop sign while I was explaining to my passengers why it is important to be decent people! What is wrong with me?
  • At 7pm I get on the computer to look up information on improving my business, and now I am researching the meaning of the numbers in the Bible! I have 8 web pages up at the same time, each about something different! And...its 2am!!!! What's wrong with me?
  • My daughter asked me to take her to her friend's house, I said okay in a few minutes, when I'm done looking for a recipe for dinner....3 hours later she says, never mind! What's wrong with me?
  • I just set my phone down! Where is it?....I know I set it right here! I find it in the car...I never brought it in...but I could have swore. What's wrong with me?
  • 7pm. OMG, I haven't eaten all day! What's wrong with me?
  • Okay...I have a half an hour until I have to be at my client's house, I can do some work around the house. How did that happen? I have only 1 minute until I have to be there? Now I'm going to be late..AGAIN! What's wrong with me?
  • Put bacon on the stove. Start stretching my back out, see that there is something neat on TV, smell burning food! What's wrong with me?
  • I JUST got this credit card! How can it now be maxed out? Now, that is my 10th card that is maxed....but I said I wasn't going to do that...AGAIN! Since when did I owe 15,000 in credit card debt? What's wrong with me?
  • I haven't cooked one time this week, but our trash can is full of McDonald's, Taco Bell, Pizza boxes, etc... What's wrong with me?
  • I can't stop thinking about my business. It's consuming my thoughts. But, I made 1400 in 2 weeks, why am I still thinking about how I can make it better? I just wrote my 5th different Price Sheet. What's wrong with me?
  • I have half filled out schedule books all over the house. I think I'm on my 4th different organizer. I need an organizer for my organizer. What's wrong with me?
  • Oops! I already shampooed my hair, why am I doing it again? What's wrong with me?.
  • I can't get this overwhelming all consuming feeling to go shopping out of my system..I can't think of anything else...I guess the only way to get rid of it....is to shop! I can't get this overwhelming all consuming feeling to go to the Indian Casino out of my system...I guess the only way to make it go away...is to go to the Casino! Whats wrong with me?
  • "Mommy, I told you when you were reading that book that I was leaving to my friends house, so why are you yelling at me that I didn't tell you? You even said Okay.".....I did? Whats wrong with me?
  • I have done almost every job under the sun....for about 6 months! then I quit! I have made all different amounts of money from 8 an hour to 20 an hour, doesn't matter...I still quit. What's wrong with me?
  • It's 3am and I'm still awake because I can't stop thinking so I turn on Crime 360 on TV and I fall asleep. Hmmm..What's wrong with me?
  • Husband asks me to put his clothes in the dryer so he has clothes in the morning for work. I say "sure". Then I go right to the living room and start talking to my kids. Husband wakes me up in the morning and sarcastically says..."thanks for putting my clothes in the dryer" What's wrong with me?
  • Forgot my hair appt...AGAIN! I wasn't even doing anything. What's wrong with me?
  • Why is my house such a mess? Dishes Piled up and laundry filling the whole garage? What's wrong with me?
  • Once I start something I can't stop until it is finished. If I start a puzzle even a 1000 piece I can't stop until it's finished, same with a book, same with a video game. and why am I so addicted to video games?
  • UGH! I told myself I was never going to make that mistake again, I even asked for forgiveness...So why did I do it again???? What's wrong with me?
Anyone have any stories like these so I don't feel like I'm stupid and crazy? Or maybe I am!
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Old 07-27-08, 07:33 PM
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Re: What's wrong with me????

I ... well,.. I forget my keys and lock myself out the house sometimes...

and... the coffee kettle incidents.
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Yep.
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Re: What's wrong with me????

omg i'm never driving until medicated

that sounds like chronic forgetfullness, definitely AD/HD to me. i only read half the list though, because that was all i needed.


now that you know why!!! yay!!! you can work to make it better, and to not beat yourself up over stuff like this! you don't mean to, so stop >O rawr!
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Re: What's wrong with me????

my life is an entire list and a bunch of reminder pop ups on my computer
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Old 07-27-08, 08:46 PM
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Re: What's wrong with me????

Ya, but what if you lose your list?
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Re: What's wrong with me????

UM!! Yes!! I see a lot of myself in there. I think I've heard those stories on this site from lots of diff people.

Isn't it great to know you're not alone??
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Re: What's wrong with me????

I think you should just laugh at some stuff. Don't take things so seriously. But I have a feeling this isn't advice you needed or were looking for. I feel much the same way and I think the only solutiong for me is to not hold myself to standards of other people. We tend to compare our worst selves with what the best of others. Maybe we need a lower standard? Or just a different one.
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Re: What's wrong with me????

i cant even count the number of times i have locked my keys in my car....
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Re: What's wrong with me????

Mindspin, I like the Aphex Twin avitar! I used to be really into him, autechre and orbital back in the 90s!
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Re: What's wrong with me????

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Ya, but what if you lose your list?
Man, I have a whole notepad book (you know, the cool faux leather kind ). I get cold sweats just thinking about losing it!
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Re: What's wrong with me????

Kimfar, I'd swear that you have been spying on me! I still never told anyone that the dent in the side of my car was self-inflicted because I grazed the blockade at the gas pump!
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