What Does It Feel Like To Have ADHD?

People Share What ADHD Really Feels Like | World of Psychology

People Share What ADHD Really Feels Like | World of Psychology:
Many people misunderstand what it means to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “ADHD is not like pregnancy,” said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “It is not an either you have it or you don’t phenomenon.” Each of us has some ADHD traits some of the time, he said. “When diagnoses exist on a spectrum like that, it can lead people who have a trait, but not ADHD, to think that they know what the latter part of the spectrum feels like, when they don’t.”
We asked people who have ADHD to share what ADHD feels like. You might notice both similarities and differences in their descriptions, because as writer Kelly Babcock said, “ADHD is never exactly the same for any two people.” Dan Perdue According to Dan Perdue, an ADHD coach, blogger and parent with ADHD: “For me, ADHD often feels like living in a room with a dozen TVs all at about half volume and each playing a different station.
Take a walk in my shoes.
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Addiction

From the age of 5 I’ve known what dope was. I knew the smell, how it makes people act, how it makes people feel, how it made you feel, I wished for a different you, everyday. A do over, a do over on being conceived, and do over on being born here, you could’ve created someone else but you created me, tortured me with your selfishness, arrogance, ignorance, verbal abuse and self hate. I hate you, and what you did to 3 perfect souls. As hard as this is to say, I love you, you created 3 beautiful souls who will become everything you weren’t. Thank you for teaching me at age 5 not to become an addict. –Unknown

I don’t know who wrote this but, when I ran across it, it really hit home. You see,  I grew up with a pill addicted mom, and thank God, I forgave her for her “raw humanness” before she passed. Though, I still pray for the little girl inside me that was so often devastated by her mommy’s behavior.

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Anxiety Issues

You cannot always believe what you read on social media. Thank goodness.   My anxiety has been through the roof lately and I’m scared.  I asked my friends on Facebook to please post some good news.  I can’t be the only one who feels this way. Leave it to CNN to be informative, use FB for fun. Am I wrong…?

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Her Favorite Color

via Daily Prompt: Yellow 

My mother was my best friend and I lost her to COPD in February 2008.  Her favorite color was yellow.  She loved yellow roses and her kitchen decor was all done in yellow. I miss her terribly, but when I see a yellow rose, I know she’s watching over me.

Nearly Normal

It is so nice to be able to focus on what I choose to, not what my mind wants to. My mind would like to be all over the place, but not today. Today I took the medicine that makes the ADD go away. Literally, for the next few hours, I get to be as ‘normal’ as any non-ADDer. That is the only reason I can write right now.
It is also so nice to actually engage in conversation with my husband. He can yap and yap and yap, and I will catch every word. Usually, I cannot focus long enough to chat, let alone, listen to my husbands looooong stories. Today is a good day for me. Enjoy yours!