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@shutterbug55 That is a very good point. If you want to teach me something, you have to get my attention first. One of the managers at my last job drove me crazy because she would just show me something really fast once and then walk out the door and I’d be left scratching my head trying to remember what it was I was supposed to do. And she would tell me things when I was busy doing something else and it would go in one ear and out the other. I always try to explain to people that they have to make sure I’m paying attention and go over things with me to be sure I got it but they don’t listen.


@pladaros I am older than you. I was first diagnosed at about 30 years of age but it wasn’t a really definite diagnosis ans I was never really treated for ADHD. At that time there was still a lot of debate about whether it was real or not and it wasn’t really considered to be an official disability.

I recently met someone else who has ADHD and we became friends. It was through talking to her that I started to learn more about it and started to suspect that I really do have it. Then I found Totally ADD and as soon as I started reading the comments here there was no doubt.

I have had a few episodes of major depression and still have some days when I’m not too good. So the depression diagnosis was also correct. It’s the anxiety disorder I believe I may not have. I think the anxiety is caused by the ADHD becuse I am always so disorganized and rushing around trying to get things done and getting frustrated because I can’t.

It is too soon to tell if the medication is working. Today is only day 3 and I am on the lowest dosage right now.  I am finding it a little easier to remember what I need to do and I feel a little more calm and focused. But today I have been a little hyper and had trouble staying on task. I still feel good though and when I do set out to do something I get it done quickly. I just have to learn how to stick with it. Which is why I am going to stop typing now and go put my Christmas lights up before it gets dark. 🙂