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What A Difference True Understanding Is

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theotterone Jun 10, 2013. 1 Reply

When I was diagnosed 4 years ago at 34, I got a lot of support from family, friends and my employer.  What I realized tonight is that is VERY different than True Understanding.My husband, who I am…Continue

An Honest Talk w/the 13 Year Old Daughter

Started Apr 8, 2013 0 Replies

Both my girls are ADHD. My 13 year old is Inattentive ADHD, the 9 year old is full blown ADHD with the hyperactivity.  I had a meeting last Friday (April 5th) with my eldest's counselor and 2 of her…Continue

Work, ADHD & Preventing Burnout

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theotterone Apr 6, 2013. 7 Replies

We need a "Work" forum! LOLSo kicking butt on this new job. New boss is thrilled with me. I'm learning new stuff so I can switch my focus throughout the day. Trouble is we are an understaffed…Continue

Tags: burnout, balance, Work

Supportive New Coworker Story! Wait, What?!?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theotterone Apr 11, 2013. 13 Replies

I couldn't find the conversation where we talked about this, so I thought I would post it here.  I hope it gives hope to some!So March 11th I started a new job with the company I've been with for…Continue

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Ange liked Theotterone's discussion What A Difference True Understanding Is
Jun 9, 2013
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What A Difference True Understanding Is

When I was diagnosed 4 years ago at 34, I got a lot of support from family, friends and my employer.  What I realized tonight is that is VERY different than True Understanding.My husband, who I am separating from at the end of the month (together 16 years, married 10) was supportive when my eldest daughter (9 when diagnosed, 13 now) and I were diagnosed Inattentive ADHD. (My youngest, now 9, was diagnosed ADHD with Hyperactivity late last year). But while he supported me finding treatment…See More
Jun 9, 2013
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An Honest Talk w/the 13 Year Old Daughter

Both my girls are ADHD. My 13 year old is Inattentive ADHD, the 9 year old is full blown ADHD with the hyperactivity.  I had a meeting last Friday (April 5th) with my eldest's counselor and 2 of her teachers.  It was determined that she does not require an IEP, but her teachers and counselor are very willing to work with her.So I knew I had to talk to her about learning skills and changing behaviors. Many of them were the same as mine at that age.  So in a moment of brilliance talking to 2…See More
Apr 8, 2013
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Work, ADHD & Preventing Burnout

We need a "Work" forum! LOLSo kicking butt on this new job. New boss is thrilled with me. I'm learning new stuff so I can switch my focus throughout the day. Trouble is we are an understaffed department. We've had "standing overtime" since November of 2011. So when traffic cooperates and manage to get to work early, I just punch in and start.Finishing my 3rd week and I'm starting to feel a little fried. Our work is very time sensitive and right now we only have a "cushion" until the 3rd. We…See More
Mar 30, 2013
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Supportive New Coworker Story! Wait, What?!?!

I couldn't find the conversation where we talked about this, so I thought I would post it here.  I hope it gives hope to some!So March 11th I started a new job with the company I've been with for nearly 7 years.  It was a promotion and I am way excited.We have instant messaging as there are 4 of us and one Senior Supervisor here in Minnesota.  The Supervisor and the rest of the team are in Wisconsin (a 4 hour drive away).  I've been training on a specific data-entry type part of my job and I…See More
Mar 27, 2013
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Getting Ready To Move

I am so frustrated.  I need to be all ready to move out of my house by May. My room is a disaster (like most ADD'rs) and I haven't even begun to get my stuff from the basement sorted through.  Finally had enough "internal pressure" (AKA motivation) to get some of this stuff done this weekend, and I threw my back out Friday night (no clue how) before I even got started.  I managed to get all my crocheting thread and yarn packed up (all except one drawer of misc. stuff and the stuff I am…See More
Jan 21, 2013
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Getting Better?

Ok. So, back on the generic Adderall, 10mg 2x a day to start. I know it will go up, but giving my body a chance to get used to it. I hate the start of it, beginning again. The headaches, tension in my body, the hard time sleeping... But I know it will be worth it. Started Ari Tuckman's "More Attention, Less Deficit" and looking for my coaching stuff from when I was originally diagnosed. It's like I have to re-learn about myself all over again. Moving in May, seperating from my husband and…See More
Jan 18, 2013
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Away away away...

So I have been away for years.  I mean years, which is rather sad and really, I have no excuses. Recently I have gone through the worst pancreatitis attack I have ever gone through with 4 months of healing. (No, I don't drink at all).  While recovering I had to go off all ADHD meds since they were messing with my stomach.  Stratera caused horrible cramping during my periods, and Adderall and Ritilan caused my stomach to hurt.  During this time we discovered my 9 year old daughter is ADHD…See More
Jan 14, 2013
Jo Ellen commented on Theotterone's blog post Inspired Answer to a Question Posed in Chat
"Hi, Alyssa: This evening I happened to come across your blog. I found it very inspiring, so you can add 'inspiring' to your list of strengths. I don't know you, but from just reading this particular blog, it gave me food for thought.…"
Dec 8, 2009
Karen L commented on Theotterone's blog post Inspired Answer to a Question Posed in Chat
"Alyssa - I must admit that I didn't have the attention to read your entire post but what I did understand is that yes, I too, have difficulty with change. It's kinda like that old adage, "if it ain't broke, don't fix…"
Oct 30, 2009
Theotterone commented on twistdsunshine's blog post Question for those of you that take stimulant medication
"I am still going through adjustments on my Adderall, but I can say that my brain is quiet, I can slow my emotional reactions and think things through and I am a lot calmer. My focus is better, but I think that is a combination of medication and…"
Oct 29, 2009
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Inspired Answer to a Question Posed in Chat

Recently, in the Women with ADHD support chat, the question was posed (I think by Becca and I am paraphrasing here) “Why do people with ADHD have such a problem with change?”As someone who was only recently, after 24 years of mid-diagnosis and being told she was NOT ADHD, I understand this question. I have been resistant to change all of my life without understanding why I was uncomfortable with it. Why could other people in my life turn on a dime without blinking an eye when I could hardly…See More
Oct 27, 2009
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Getting Better?

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 8:20pm 0 Comments

Ok. So, back on the generic Adderall, 10mg 2x a day to start. I know it will go up, but giving my body a chance to get used to it. I hate the start of it, beginning again. The headaches, tension in my body, the hard time sleeping... But I know it will be worth it. Started Ari Tuckman's "More Attention, Less Deficit" and looking for my coaching stuff from when I was originally diagnosed. It's like I have to re-learn about myself all over again. Moving in May, seperating from my husband and… Continue

Away away away...

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 8:11pm 0 Comments

So I have been away for years.  I mean years, which is rather sad and really, I have no excuses. 

Recently I have gone through the worst pancreatitis attack I have ever gone through with 4 months of healing. (No, I don't drink at all).  While recovering I had to go off all ADHD…

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Inspired Answer to a Question Posed in Chat

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 9:06pm 2 Comments

Recently, in the Women with ADHD support chat, the question was posed (I think by Becca and I am paraphrasing here) “Why do people with ADHD have such a problem with change?”



As someone who was only recently, after 24 years of mid-diagnosis and being told she was NOT ADHD, I understand this question. I have been resistant to change all of my life without understanding why I was uncomfortable with it. Why could other people in my life turn on a dime without blinking an eye when I… Continue

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