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Discussion in 'ADHD - The Ultimate Multi-taskers Who Get Nothing ' started by Shelbeethehmmrgirl, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. Shelbeethehmmrgirl

    Shelbeethehmmrgirl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I did this in a disscussion now I am doing in a thread as we have enough membes now !!!!!!!!! :thumbs:
    Hello my name is Shelly and I have ADHD. I created this group as place where we multitaskers can come to be together and share our experiances. Feel free to share also please let nme know if you want others to be able to read the group or only members.

    Thanks and welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. DanteInferno

    DanteInferno Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    A Hot Place
    I am Patrick and I am ADDH and CDO. So I am Attention deficit disorder hyperactive and Compulsive Disorder Obsessive which means I have to start tasks in a specific order which I lose focus on and have to start over often. Add the hyperactive portion and I do it really really fast.

    I currently have 25 open browser tabs but they are all alphabetically sorted and color code. I don't remember what half of them do but I click them so fast they look like a flipbook. However, I must resolve everyone of them before I can do anything else. So you see, I don't get very much done.

    That okay Shelly?
    :pervy:
     
  3. bornagainst

    bornagainst Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Hi folks!

    Yet another place I will feel right at home it seems.

    :)
     
  4. Poeia

    Poeia Bird Brain Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hi. I'm Poeia and I'd love to chat but I have to do something else now.
     
  5. Shelbeethehmmrgirl

    Shelbeethehmmrgirl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Welcome you Guys!!!! Dante you did fine!!!!! I have a feeling this will be a fast pasted Forum!!!
     
  6. bornagainst

    bornagainst Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Every post will be under 100 characters.

    :)
     
  7. Shelbeethehmmrgirl

    Shelbeethehmmrgirl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Of course it will be but that the great part! Takes less time to read! ;)
     
  8. AmyB66

    AmyB66 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    In A Padded Cell
    Hi1 I am Amy, famous for not even being able to stay on topic in my own threads/posts.
     
  9. Shelbeethehmmrgirl

    Shelbeethehmmrgirl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

  10. AJMoore

    AJMoore Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Dec 15, 2009
    Here and back
    If you really had OCD you'd make it CDO because afterall, that is in alphabetical order.
     
  11. Daifne

    Daifne Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Bringing this up from Discussion:

    I was diagnosed as ADD (no H), about 10 years ago, in my mid 40's.

    I will state right out that I do NOT see ADD or ADHD as an illness or as a disability. It's a difference in the way we think compared to the "norm". I wouldn't want to have my brain work any other way. I've tried the drugs and was lost because of the way they changed my thinking. I won't get all political yet, but this "diagnosis" is just a way to segregate those of us who think and learn differently. ADD and ADHD (the real thing, not what they are diagnosing way too many kids as having) is closely related to intelligence. The higher your IQ, the more likely you are to be ADD/ADHD. Not to brag, but my IQ is 152. What we need in this country is for this to be recognized and for us to be given the opportunity to be educated in a way that will work with our gift, not to try to drug us to be more complacent and "normal".

    Rant mode off. Sorry.
     
  12. Aunt Cranky

    Aunt Cranky Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2010
    Chicagoland
    My name is also Amy and I've never been formally diagnosed with ADD, but every single report card, and most job reviews I've had over the years have reported my seemingly super-human talent of getting my tasks "done" at the last minute, (in record speed), yet giving the appearance of being in a constant state of chaos.
    I am pretty certain that it's ADD, with a mild H component to it.
    I agree with Daifne whole heartedly.
    I would not change my brain for anything, especially working in the tech industry the ability to keep a few chainsaws in the air at the same time is a gift.
    I can remember finite details about places and people from my childhood, but I frequently lose my keys, and forget what I've set out to buy at the grocery store. (ever put your keys in the freezer by mistake?)
    I'm a very visual thinker, I can speak "geek" which is good because I'm in what should be a non-technical job (I write business requirement and functional spec docs for software) - I can talk to both the business people and the programmers. YAY

    I will say that it really sucked when I was a kid, and could not focus on what the truly uninspired teachers were spewing out. I hated math until I started to work in the tech industry (and now it's a tech/software company that serves the banking industry! go figure). I always fell asleep in class, or worse - got caught writing poetry or doodling cartoons on my notebooks.

    It's a liability when we're kids, in a cookie-cutter school system.
    It's an asset as adults when we realize that this gift we've been given, is really a bit of a super power.
     
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  13. Dredbull

    Dredbull Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I believe in adult onset add or adhd but not in the pigeon holed terms.
    I think as the over stimulus of electronics and social networking those that adapt thrive those who do not get slower.

    Brain racing VROOM! off on tangents!!
     
  14. ChuckDragon

    ChuckDragon Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    I don't know what happened to my first post...I'm Steve and I have ADHD. I drive my family crazy. I am the normal one and they just can't keep up.
     
  15. ChuckDragon

    ChuckDragon Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2009
    San Jose, CA
  16. Shelbeethehmmrgirl

    Shelbeethehmmrgirl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I agree, yes I maybe scattered brained and flighty as some put it. But that what makes me, me. I wouldn't change it all except when I want to sleep at night my brain won't turn off and I just keeping finding things to stay awake. :p I just need everything to move quickly, I have no patience to wait on anything!
     
  17. ChuckDragon

    ChuckDragon Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Nice rant. My parents put me on Ritalin in the 3rd grade. I couldn't sit still or stay in my seat. I have found that this ailment has allowed me to be self employed and loving every minute of it. The ability to super focus for hours without stopping has been a real benefit.
     
  18. Shelbeethehmmrgirl

    Shelbeethehmmrgirl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hi Steve! Your first post was lost when I changed to a forum instead of a disscussion thread. Tried to merge the but I could not do it we have 11 members now!!!!! Yippee :thumbs:
     
  19. ChuckDragon

    ChuckDragon Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Nicely done! 11 members and growing. This might be a great place for all of us to vent frustrations and share stories. I think we will find that we are most certainly not alone

    I suck at multi-tasking but my ability to super focus has worked wonders for me
     
  20. ChuckDragon

    ChuckDragon Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Well, I'm off to bed, long day tomorrow.
     
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