Struggling just to read what's on the board at school and copying it down.
Reading the same sentence on a book's page because you loose track of the next line.
Talking like you had no time.
Forgetting what you were supposed to do five minutes after you where told.
Forgetting a project that's due in a moth until the day before.
Not being able to stay still for two seconds.
It means noticing all the little details in life that makes life life that nobody notices and appreciate them.
It means thinking of all does ideas that didn't even enter into the most smartest person out there.
It means having the strength to control what you can't control. And becoming stronger because of it.
I've lived with ADHD all my life, and it's been somewhat of a struggle, you don't know what's it's like unless you have it. I've almost failed classes because of it when I was younger. But I've made such an amazing improvement this last school year, that I'm truly amazed XDFor the first time in my entire life I've actually gotten almost all A's in my classes.(When they're normally a c+ a bunch of B- and maybe an A-)
I truly believe that anyone can improve a lot with this annoying(if not frustrating at most times) if you put your mind into it and ask your parents and teacher for help. BELIEVE ME THEY"RE WILLING TO HELP.
Purple and orange are the colors that represent ADD and ADHD :3
Oh, want proof I have ADHD? Here's what I mostly tell people: I once went to get a glass of water and I had a remote control in my hand. So I put it down(inside the fridge) to open the water bottle and ect. TWO HOURS LATER AFTER SEARCHING FOR HTE REMOTE CONTROL AND NAGGING TO EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE ASKING WHERE IT WAS.
DAMN IT. I LEFT IT IN THE FRIDGE. WTH.
I mostly tell it for laughs but it actually happened to me XD
A couple years ago (I believe I was in the 5th or 6th)I made this analogy to explain what its like to be ADD (and now my mom uses it all the time…)…:
"Your brain is like a corporate office building; everyone is in their cubicles doing their own thing, and everything is running smoothly. A new task comes in that needs to be done now, but whatever the other thing(s) was also needs to be done. Everyone on that floor of the building get confused and turned around about what needs to be done. Remember this is only one floor of the building, this is happening on a grand scale, multiple times, all at once, .
Then the fire alarm goes off, and everyone just gets more confused and jumbled up. They knowwhat they need to do, just not in what order and how. Some just bolt out of the building, while other need to finish that. one. last. thing. before they can go, which snowballs into everything. And then in the middle of it all it turns out that it was a false alarm, but some people are out of the build, others are probably halfway around the world by now, while the others are still frantically working, being even more confused by the people trying to get them to move it.
This is what its like to just be given a few simple tasks”
Now throw giftedness (which complicates everything) and a severe anxiety disorder most likely stemmed from lifethreatening food allergies on top of that. Fun.
What should I do if all the teachers and adults who are supposed to help and want to help see and treat me as like an 5 year old?
I'm pretty sure I've had ADHD all my life, but I've only recently been diagnosed with it, only because it's gotten worse, especially this year, to where even with Adderall it kinda only work half the time and I still have to partially force myself to do things..... like not getting distracted as I did in the middle of my first paragraph... and even this one.. I just didn't mention it.... and now I don't remember where and what points I got distracted on... oh well xD
I love hearing other peoples stories about ADHD and other peoples scenarios, helps feel a little bit 'normal'... for someone with ADHD I mean
it's seriously the struggle
i wrote something like this too... its funny how i almost started the description exactly like you
ADHD ALL DAY
So, these things you said are all true for me.
Sometimes, I just can't do things. I get punished because I don't like reading books because I can't remember anything it said and have to re read the page over and over again just to memorize the basics. I am forgetful like hell, I forget doing my homework, I forget doing tasks my dad tells me. I get C's mostly because I just can't squeeze that god damn information inside my head. I tried so many times, I either feel like studying is going to kill me or if I try really hard I just can't remember all of it. Without my dad who is forcing me and studying with me, I would probably have to repeat this whole class. Teachers threaten me because they can't read my handwriting, they say I'm not trying enough. For fu*** sake I'm concentrating like an idiot trying to make my lines look perfect but they end up squiggly always.
And oh how many times I wanted to throw metal spoons or forks into the trashcan and the trash into the dishwasher. Honestly, I laugh every time things like that happen
I notice the little things in life, I think of the things that my class mates wouldn't even dream of. I can get inspired and motivated and feel like nothing can stop me. I literally feel it inside me, I have so much potential, I just have to release it but I don't know. Maybe it just comes with time and a bit more hard work.
The problem is that it's keeping me from doing things I love. Like drawing, graphic design and game design and actually learning about the stuff that interests me, I can't force myself to do it.
I cannot take professional help or help from teachers because my country is corrupted and it would hurt me and my family. So, can you give any advice on how you handled yours?
(Sorry for the autobiography)
And the dislexia can also be part of ADD, because similar things happen to me, it's not actually dislexia, it's that you're brain is to distracted XD(in the past paraghraph I have written like 6 words in the wrong letter order XDand if I read things fast I am most likely to read a word or to wrong, since my brain just jumps to the closest word XD this is because I have no patience ) The only cure for fixing the reading problem, is, well, reading XD suggestion: get books about things you like! no boring school books! start with easy, fun books. This helped a lot with me, now I'm a complete bookworm(and this seriously help you're analytic skills, so it helps in for class, two birds with one stoneXD) If you like reading in english I know a bunch of easy books that helped get me started! And you probably can't get your self to do more things you like is because you hang with that overall feeling that you're supposed to be doing somethings else-most likely school related- at least that's what happens to me a lot XD Oh, and one omore thing, start studying at least 3 days in advance XD don't leave it for last minute(lazyness is a by product XD)
All this takes times, but it is possible, you just have to take things little by little. You don't have to do all this things to the point, it's very important that you make it your own You can try googleling "good ways to study" and I'm sure you'll find a bunch of other methods I seriously hope you can get better at all these things JUST DON"T GIVE UP. I've almost failed a bunch of classes before but now I'm on the honor role, so I believe that if you give it time and you really try you can really work things out!
And giving up is never on my list, because honestly I never really tried it hard enough. I've been thinking before about starting to work on that this summer, and it seems you just gave me motivation to start.
Also the word thing, I do that too xD Sometimes when I write words I accidentally skip the letter I was wanting to write and write down the next one.
Then "Mouse" becomes "Muse", "Laptop" becomes "Latop" etc xD It's funny sometimes.
Thanks for the help again
I never believed in ADHD, even after being diagnosed with it by a few different doctors. I ended up dropping out of school and everything, until last year a friend convinced me to try medication (I take Adderall), and I am now back in school. Whilst on the medication I realized just how badly I suffered from this disorder. For the first time I felt in control of my own mind, and had the confidence that I could remember and retain information.
ADHD will always be a fight. The intense desire to succeed and meet your standards countered by the inability to remember what just happened. But my medication helps, and has been a part in changing my life.
I recently wrote a stream of consciousness (rant) about ADHD, as my first deviation. Check it out!
But even so my teachers are like, "no lol"
And they're like, "Oh ok" and then like forget two seconds later and yell because my homework's half finished.
Did not know about the purple and orange thing. Orange, green, and purple are my favorite colors.
And yeah, you can google and find which color represents most diseases and disabilities and ect.
If I don't take my medication before 9:30, I can't fall asleep at night, but that's about it. What had you been taking? I take Concerta.