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Does ADHD have any connection with autoimmune disorders?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jo elleman Dec 9, 2010. 10 Replies

Hi everyone...I have been absent for a while,  been busy searching for things I keep losing...but I have come back to seek advice from you wonderful & wise ladies.  I have had what was mistakenly…Continue

Do you hyper-focus on things that make you anxious to the point that they become phobias?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Manda Joy May 1, 2010. 8 Replies

For example, I was at the ER last night because I was scrubbing the basement floor when a heavy shelf fell on my head - actually I think my guardian angel somehow pushed me out of the way and…Continue

What are your pet peeves?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dazy Jul 28, 2010. 26 Replies

I don't feel that I am judgmental because I have heard these blunders from the most professional speakers. I just believe I am a bit of a preserver of the English language due to that perfectionism…Continue

Dealing with ADHD/ Aspergers issues with kids

Started this discussion. Last reply by snowchild Feb 25, 2010. 4 Replies

I was hoping this would fit in somewhere, and in a way it does because it also involves what I feel is still some of the misconceptions which surround these spectrum disorders.  I have not been able…Continue

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Does ADHD have any connection with autoimmune disorders?

Hi everyone...I have been absent for a while,  been busy searching for things I keep losing...but I have come back to seek advice from you wonderful & wise ladies.  I have had what was mistakenly diagnosed by:  Urgent Care HMO, ER, and family Dr. as an eye infection which each one thought I was reinfecting since it was alternating back & forth between each eye as well as both simulteously.  I wasted some money on 3 medicines, only to finally visit an eye doctor due to 4 weeks of…See More
Nov 12, 2010
jo elleman replied to Dianna's discussion Does anyone have unsupportive relatives?
"Hello, Beatwriter. I had to jump in to offer that perhaps this family member who hoards suffers also from ADHD. I have those tendencies myself. Hoarding is the result of a desperate attempt to alleviate anxiety of which you know that we ADDers are…"
Aug 14, 2010
Dazy replied to jo elleman's discussion What are your pet peeves?
"MY PET peeve is: A. when I go to work and there is alway some jerk/s at every job that has to run to the boss and tattle to make themselves look good and me or another look bad without at least giving me a chance to rectify the issue. Sometimes it…"
Jul 28, 2010
jo elleman replied to Jen's discussion Strattera + Adderall vs. Adderall Only
"Jen, I remember that when my son switched from Adderall to Strattera, his Dr. kept him on the two meds together for at least two weeks (but I am thinking it was perhaps more like 30 days), mainly because Strattera must build itself up in the body to…"
May 15, 2010
jo elleman replied to Jen's discussion Strattera + Adderall vs. Adderall Only
"Jen, I am so sorry that you are having this battle with meds, especially since you have found something that works for you and yet can't convince the doctor to administer it. I have experienced exactly the opposite problem with the doctor I…"
May 14, 2010
jo elleman replied to mary's discussion Why me?
"Mary, I read you post with a heavy heart not only because I am so sorry you obviously feel out of control, but also because your story could be mine. I do think that my medication has lessened the complete chaos just a bit, but I even understand the…"
May 14, 2010
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"Jo Elleman, when did you add this watermelon slice? I missed it and I love it? Is it for sale? Jo Ellen"
May 10, 2010
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"You roar!! Love the detail. What do you use as a sealer? My daughter has painted on terra cotta, but the water soaked through it and the paint crumbled off. Maybe it was the paint she used. Did you use acrylic or oil? Jo Ellen"
May 10, 2010
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May 10, 2010
Manda Joy replied to jo elleman's discussion Do you hyper-focus on things that make you anxious to the point that they become phobias?
"I do this too. I am scared to death of having moles removed & of having to get stitches (the removing of the stitches is what totally freaks me out). I know they are irrational fears & not a big deal.. but I obsessed about them…"
May 1, 2010
jo elleman replied to Manda Joy's discussion My husband doesn't get ADD & thinks Im lazy
"Patti, and the rest of you, thank you for the advice you gave to Manda Joy. I realize now why my life is slightly less chaotic yet my husband is more verbally abusive since I have been on meds for ADHD. I remember how amazing it felt as the fog…"
Apr 30, 2010
jo elleman replied to jen's discussion What is wrong with me?
"Margaret, good for you to force yourself to get up and walk when you would rather not. This reminds me of an article I read awhile back about a psychologist with ADHD who earned his degree by scheduling his classes with intervals in between during…"
Apr 23, 2010
jo elleman replied to Mia's discussion Oh, she's just eccentric!
"I have come back to this thread a few times but it just hit me that I have the same fears about anxiety meds. (just realized how ironic that sounds - too anxious to take anxiety meds?) The reason I say this is because one of the responses concerned…"
Apr 21, 2010
jo elleman replied to Diane Fritz's discussion Why Do Always Short-Circuit When I Write Things?
"I remember when we sold beautiful personalized Christmas cards as a fundraiser in Jr. high school, and I somehow managed to order them with some kind of typo so that I was personally responsible for the mispelling of names. And these cards were…"
Apr 17, 2010
jo elleman replied to Pauline's discussion What's in your purse?
"I hate to change purses because change means breaking a habit which increases the possibility of leaving it behind somewhere. Once I left it behind at a department store and didn't realize it until I was on the other side of town. I managed to…"
Apr 10, 2010
jo elleman replied to Karen L's discussion Repeated Mistakes
"Jo Ellen, thanks for the compliment about the post. My normal speech is not at all like the way I write. I tend to just blurt out what is in my head. But it seems that when I write, I have this annoying compulsion to search for just the right word.…"
Apr 8, 2010

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At 8:41am on March 1, 2010, snowchild said…
nice pics! love your mosaics. must be fun to work with. keep up the good work!
At 12:11am on December 3, 2009, Jo Ellen said…
Hey, Jo: I can't send you any personal messages until you either confirm my invite to be a friend from Aug 27th or you invite me to be added to your friend list. I figured we could do this over a virtual cup of tea.


You can also send me private email to:
je52st-womenwithadd@yahoo [dot] com

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At 2:38pm on December 2, 2009, Jo Ellen said…
Love the pictures. I really like the heads you did & there is something about that bunny. I see I sent you an invitation for you to be added to my friend list back in August, but you never confirmed. I don't know if I can send you another one. I'll try.
Talk to you later. Naptime!

At 6:24pm on October 8, 2009, Sandra Honeywell said…
Hi Jo!
Yes, I am now back in Kettering, OH living near T&C Shopping Center! My grandson is now 14! I just got back from Wash. DC area today. Went to visit the Amen Clinic there and had the brain scans! I definitely found out I have ADHD, gone untreated for years! Now, I suffer from right brain atrophy, from years of ADHD anxiety!!! Throw in a little brain trauma and the fact that the one part of the brain is way too active! I had had enough of this craziness and was willing to go and put myself through the grueling tasks necessary for the brain scans! Also, to find a way to pay for the whole thing, plus plane and hotel fees, tips, etc. etc. etc etc!!! I was in Xenia last November at the local tea room celebrating my birthday by myself! Have you ever been over there and what end of Xenia do you live in? My life has been one gigantic tidal wave after another, so I am hoping to calm it down. I am tired of feeling too deeply, knowing too much, and seeing too much!!!!
Maybe you would like to meet at the Tea Room in Nov and celebrate?
Sandy H.
 
 
 

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