Caito44

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  • in reply to: BORED OF BEING ALIVE? #193899
    Caito44
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    I wouldn’t say I’m bored more overwhelmed I feel like I never get to breath I am always frazzled trying to keep up everyday demands plus keep up with my hobbies. It’s exhausting

    in reply to: WHAT LED TO DIAGNOSIS? #192989
    Caito44
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    I actually picked it up before the psych did as I was pbsessed with researching what was wrong with me. I couldn’t work out why I was constantly losing things, couldn’t keep appointments , couldn’t be an adult so I went to the psych who tested me for it and I was correct. I wasn’t at all surprised.

    in reply to: Help! My daughter is messing up in school #189129
    Caito44
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    I agree with the idea of learning apps. I am a teacher in Australia we use Reading Eggs on the computers at school it is great we have Reading Express for the older kids. There is also Mathletics as well which is great as you can set tasks for your class or kid to complete and it is like a game. Hands on learning like board games etc can be great as well there are educational board games you can buy to teach math concepts or english. I think the main thing with kids with ADHD is boredom I had this problem as a kid. If the learning was not fun I tuned out.

    in reply to: Does anyone else have issues setting goals? What’s worked? #189128
    Caito44
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    You need to choose something anything and not worry about all the other things you could be doing . Like guitar for example I learnt on youtube ( justin guitar is amazing!) I make sure I practice everyday just a bit bit or I don’t keep it up. Sometimes I have break days. I think the biggest thing for me is choosing something I really want to do and acknowledging that it is not always going to be easy to keep it up sometimes I have to push myself when I’m tired etc but I focus on how happy I will be in the future when I play this song I’m working on. Learning to accept frustration and believe in myself to perservere has been the biggest thing for me.

    in reply to: Why is it so hard to accept my ADD. #187597
    Caito44
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    I feel like I can definitely relate. I had the same problem with customer service jobs . Don’t think that customer service jobs are easy there are plenty of people who are very smart but are not suited to that sort of work for various reasons.It sounds like you would be better maybe doing work where you can work on one task really intently or set your own pace maybe freelance work? It also sounds like you have anxiety that is possibly related to your add but could be separate.Just remember you are not stupid and I am sure you have things you are great at. I am very good at music and not my normal day to day job so I channel my energy into that, that helps me even though I am not great at my day to day work. It is not an easy road having add ,adhd but you will be ok. Taking medication helps for me but is not the be all and end all.

    in reply to: Should I become a mother #187596
    Caito44
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    Thanks for the responses it is quite a lonely thing I fI feel like there is literally no where to discuss this except these forums!

    in reply to: What's been your experience with ADHD meds? #187304
    Caito44
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    Not amazing it certainly helps me get stuff done but I also still have issues with tasks that involve sequencing information, keeping everything tidy etc. I also get major moodswings from ritalin for some reason wwhen coming off it but maybe that’s because I take it irregularly.

    in reply to: Should I become a mother #187256
    Caito44
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    Thanks for getting back to me. It does feel very lonely.I feel like I can’t really talk to anyone about it except my partner who is also worried like yours not only that I won’t be able to cope but also that we will have a kid with it as well making it doubly harder.

    in reply to: Female educators with ADHD/ADD #187121
    Caito44
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    I am the same I have been doing this job for 10 years but the amount of organisation required has meant I have had to work casually or not on a class. I just can’t keep up!

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