12-12-2005, 05:26 PM #1
I'm sure there are quite a few college students in here, so I was wondering how many of you suffer from ADHD/ADD? I ask because it's finals season again and I find that I'm having possibly the hardest time I've ever had studying, I just can't get myself to focus. The only things that help me slightly are stimulants like caffeine and ephedrine. Another question I have is how easy is it to go to a doc and have him diagnose you with ADHD? Can I just walk into a doctor's office and tell him my problem without him thinking that I'm trying to fuel some sort of habbit? This is probably the main reason I've never seen a doc about this, becuase I keep thinking they'll just be suspicious and say that I don't suffer from anything.
12-12-2005, 07:18 PM #2
Guess there's nobody here with ADHD?
12-12-2005, 07:55 PM #3AR Hall of Fame
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I have AAA???
Nah, for real, I was bumpin' your thread.
12-12-2005, 07:59 PM #4
although i dont thinki could be medically diagnosed with it im sure i have it to an extent because i have the same problems. my brother has add but has never taken anything for it. i would just go see a doc and since youre being honest about it they have nothing to specualte about.
12-12-2005, 08:07 PM #5
I think I may have ADD. If you go to a doc please tell me what he says. I wonder what happens in classes if it is documented that you have ADD. They have to be fair or something...dont they?
12-12-2005, 08:18 PM #6
You would have to look at your state.. it's covered under the disability act in some in work legislation
12-12-2005, 08:20 PM #7Originally Posted by Mizfit
12-12-2005, 08:20 PM #8
What kind of doc should I go see, just a general practitioner? I don't really want to go to my family doctor since I've been going to him since I was 7 years old so I feel a little weird about going to him.
12-12-2005, 08:21 PM #9Originally Posted by NewKid
12-12-2005, 08:22 PM #10Originally Posted by EdMan2
Who will refer you to the right type of doctor..
12-13-2005, 12:06 AM #11
I have add..I had to go to some psychitrist guy and I felt like I was "abnormal. Made me feel really weird and he was the one that prescribed medine. Ive used quite a few ADD medicines. My brother has ADHD and he just got a bunch of adderall. Adderall=miracle for studying for finals..if you havent tried it, I suggest you do. I heard it was catabolic, but what can one administration do to you anyway?
12-13-2005, 12:26 AM #12
I never tried any thing but riddlen. That didn't do it for me, so I grew up with out. It sucked balls. Now I'm a mechanic, but with my penmanship, I shoulda been a doctor.
12-13-2005, 05:09 AM #13
For someone who has ADHD or ADD.. rid**** or ADDerol can be a godsend.
For someone who doesnt have the disorder.. it can be quite the opposite.
These two drugs r quite addicting and recently have been talked about quite often.
Some GP's will prescribe the medication, but not on a regular basis and for the most part, u will have to be diagnoised by a psyctrist.
There is alot of debate now adays whether or not ADD/ADHd is really a disorder as to be honest everyone does experience tendencys where they may have some issues where they can't focus or get distracted. The thing is that someone who has ADD/ or ADHd this is a constant state and they can't even force themselves to gain focus even when thry try really hard. the best way to describe the mind of a person with ADD/ or ADHD is like a kitten with string or a shiny object - the kitten cant but help to chase the string or follow the shiny object, just like a person with ADD/ADHD can't but help to be distracted by external things.
Heres a few on line tests anyone can take to see if you feel you might fit
Doctors tend to be weary about prescribing rid**** and adderol to adults because of there addicting properties as well. - They r stimulant.s An alternative to them is straterra. (non-stimulant)
12-13-2005, 11:34 AM #14Senior Member
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The drug "Adderal" was on the news, Dateline or something like that and they called this drug the "Academic Steroid ". I know a lot of poeple that go to college and take it and they say its great for studing late and stayin up late. Hope this help some, Good luck bro.
12-13-2005, 11:35 AM #15Originally Posted by Anabolic CEO
12-13-2005, 11:39 AM #16
I don't think i have ADD, atleast i hope not. But i do find it hard to keep focus sometimes, especially on something i am not interested in.
12-13-2005, 11:58 AM #17
I have ADD and love it - it keeps me on my toes!
12-13-2005, 12:03 PM #18
It's not always easy to tell whether someone has it or not.. there is a process and there are tests involved.
ADD and ADHD although similar are slightly different
12-13-2005, 12:29 PM #19
I've come to the conclusion that either i have ADD or i'm one lazy motherfvcker. I mean if i'm interested in the subject matter i can concentrate and get into the studying, but if its something i have no interest in. i find it hard to absorb what i'm reading. But i dont want to be dependant on drugs, fvck that.
12-13-2005, 01:32 PM #20
Sounds like Adderal is basically like coke or meth?
12-13-2005, 01:35 PM #21Originally Posted by Slow~Mo
12-13-2005, 02:17 PM #22
Yup, Ive taken a million tests and blah blah. Gone to a bunch of different psyciatrists I talk to and it makes me think I am crazy or something, but I had to talk to them to get prescribed. Theyd ask me hows schoo, have I beat up anyone lately blah blah. Made me feel really weird, so I quit going and stopped with the meds. Grades sucked ever since then, too.
12-13-2005, 02:30 PM #23Originally Posted by chest6
12-14-2005, 12:33 AM #24
It's all my mom's fault. My dad wanted to keep trying different meds, but she didn't. My pyschatrist and my therapist said I really don't need it unless I was to go back to school. I have no idea what I would study if I could concentrate. I guess just business management so I could move up the ranks.
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