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Virginia Women with ADD/ADHD

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Virginia Women with ADD/ADHD

This group is for women who live in Virginia and have ADD/ADHD. So please don't be shy if your a VA babe, stop by and say Hi. Cheers!

Location: Virginia
Members: 17
Latest Activity: May 14, 2013

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Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Elizabeth Jan 17, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi, I saw that that there were a bunch of groups for women who live in specific areas, but there was no group for us in Virginia. So I thought we needed a local place too. Now we can meet each other…Continue

hi all you va ladies

Started by Nayssa Nov 21, 2011. 0 Replies

I just wanted to introduce myself! im a mom on one add 10yr old boy who was diagnosed at 2 w/ it and his dr told me to go to my own dr lol! well so here i am 33 and just told i also have adhd wow im…Continue

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Comment by Deborah Simmons on August 18, 2012 at 4:39pm

Hello Ladies. I am here to learn more about ADHD because my daughter has been diagnosed with it. 

Comment by Jennifer on October 20, 2011 at 1:06pm
Hey ladies I was wondering what meds are working for you and if anyone has tried alternative add stuff from the health food store. I was on Strattera and it worked great but the side effects outweighted the great benefits so the dr has been trying different stuff I hate, concerta, adderall and was wondering if anyone has liked Strattera and had success with over the counter stuff.
Comment by Brenda on August 31, 2011 at 1:46am
Hello Everyone - I am new to the group and live in Vienna.  Thanks for sharing your stories and recommendations. Has anyone in the Northern VA area attended a support group like the Ballston support group that Patricia mentioned?
Comment by Jennifer on August 25, 2011 at 1:13pm
Sharon, Welcome and I am sorry you feel that way.Unfortunatelly my Dr. has been changing my meds up a lot lately trying to find the best one, actually any one that will work really, and so I have been in ADD whirlwind and brain fog and I can't seem seem to stay ontop of anything for the past few months. I am a complete mess so I do appologize. Anxiety and depression has keep me from living, and other medical issues with cronic pain in lower left pelvic has left me debilitated for many months. I have been running from Dr. to Dr. referral to referral, tests and more tests at the hospital and still no answers as to what is causing my horrible pain that leaves me doubled over and crawling on all fours just to make it to the bathroom. This has increasingly been getting worse over the past year and a half, it happens sporadicly and lasts anywhere from 8 to 19 days every month. So when I am not in pain I spend my time trying to catch up on all the stuff I couldn't do when I was laid up. I hope you will forgive me and understand my delema. You really are not too far from me and if you want to be friends I would love that, if you can bear with my inconsistancies for a while untill all these Dr.s can try to fix me. I also suffer from social anxity which is why I did not respond to your post earlier. Please do resopnd, and don't give up on this group, it takes everyone being as honest as you to make stronger connections and motivate us to improve. We are all equal here and I hope you all feel free to jump in and let your ideas, needs, motivations flow freely so we can have a better group. I started this group because Virginia didn't have one and because I feel alone. However I am not much of a leader and encourage you all to step up, say what you want, expect, and dream for this group to become. We all live in VA and we are all in the same boat struggling with ADD. Some of us may have been too shy in the past to fully express ourselves on hear, so from hear on out I lets make a pact to make this the best group we can. Individually we all have our streangths and weaknesses, my dream is that if we can share those with each other, use our individual strengths together, encourage and support each others weaknesses, may each of us can reach our best potential individually and as a group whole. I wish there was a way to map us all and find one central place where we could meet in person, I am not so good with computers so if anyone knows how to do this and embed in on here with the ability for new members to flag their home as well. Also some kind of list with each of our names and what days and times we are best available to interact online somehow as well as in person would help our group progress. Another possibility in addition might be a list of each of our names and an at a glance inventory of our individual strenghts and weaknesses, that way when we do interact as a whole we can better help each other, teach each other, support each other. We all have dreams and challenges,most of our brains and bodies are functioning at decreased levels alone, but if we could work as a team ..... imagine the possibilities. As you can see I am an ideas person, creative, loving and caring, but shy and lack dicipline and logical thinking to make decisions and choices. I struggle to evaluate and find the best corse of action and the courage to do so along with an difficult time with followthough and always second guess myself maybe it is fear, perfectionism, or social anxiety that holds me back coupled with my phyisical symptoms that cause things to fall through the cracks. I propose we work together to make this a better place for all of us. I believe everything happens for a reason, and I believe that the universe or God or whatever you believe in puts people together for a reason: to better fulfill  their souls purpose. See Sharons negative comment took me a while to respond to, but I think we may all share in her disappointment and that sparked in me a new vision for our group. As long as we can all treat each other with respect and love gentle or firm when needed. I say let's do it. What are your thoughts??????
Comment by Sharon Hildebrandt on August 17, 2011 at 10:23pm
THERE DOSNT SEEM TO MUCH INTEREST HERE. KIND OF DISAPPOINTING.
Comment by Sharon Hildebrandt on July 16, 2011 at 7:33am
Hello, Im SHARON and I live in Fredericksburg,Va Id like to be a part of this group, I dont have any friends, I'm pretty isolated. i'm a57 yr old army vet and grandmother with ADD and bi-polar depression
Comment by Natalie on June 28, 2011 at 4:34pm
Patricia--I learned a lot about ADD/ADHD from the book Delivered from Distraction by Ed Hallowell and John Ratey and I'm working through ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kohlberg and Kathleen Nadeau.
Comment by Patricia on June 28, 2011 at 10:01am
I don't know Dr. Leaf -- I'll look into her, thanks, Elizabeth. I'm always looking for good resources. I have gotten a lot of help from the TotallyADD.com website. They have good webinars with experts from time to time and some good reading materials and video. I also enjoyed reading ADD Stole My Car Keys, by Rick Green.  Anyone have anything else to recommend?
Comment by Elizabeth on June 28, 2011 at 1:00am

Hello All, or should I say Family. Is there anyone in the Vb area, chesapeake,N.c. Porthsmouth. I am in Chesapeake. I would love to meet,talk to others. I trying to still figure my brain out. I order Dr. Carolina Leaf cds and books its helping a lot. I believe it will help others. I love talking to overcomers inspite of the ADD or ADHD.  Heavenly love to ALL. God Blessed us!

Comment by Natalie on June 15, 2011 at 7:27pm

Jennifer--I live in Fairfax.

Kaitlin--My general practitioner is treating me for ADD but was reluctant since I don't have an "official" diagnosis from a psychiatrist or psychologist. He agreed to give me a 1-month script for Adderall XR and I responded fantastically to it. I don't consider him as necessarily knowing what he's doing more than any other general practitioner though when it comes to ADHD. I think I just got lucky that the drug we tried worked for me. I'll be looking into someone that has more specific knowlege though, so I'll let you know if I come across anyone in your area--I'm in Faifax.

 

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