ADHD in AdultsI remember how difficult school could be. I remember getting mad at the teachers for not letting me sit right in front by the board and I would lie to them and tell them I couldn't see. Windows distracted me. Kids distracted me. But when I sat right up front by the board, I was able to pay attention for the most part!!! At night, it took me HOURS to fall asleep. I remember my Mom telling me that I used to kick the blankets off of the bed when I was little and never could sit still. I remember kicking my legs against the board... just for something to do! I remember losing EVERYTHING..never knowing where I put things and spending hours trying to find what I lost! I'm forgetful... always have been!!! However, my brain tests always came back perfect... I'm not REALLY forgetful when you speak about memory.. I just get distracted quite easily...again...always have been!!! I always found it hard listening to people.... I'm generally rather impatient. I always told myself I was a type A personality.. someone that just never can sit still. I never could sit down and watch a movie without doing something while I was doing it. I hated phones before there were cordless ones.. cause You have to stay in one place to use it! And oh my... I ALWAYS forget about my appointments!!! Once I forgot my Mom's birthday!!! I can be in the kitchen and think "I have to by some ketchup.. I better write that down". Then I go into the office to write it down and either completely forgot what I was going to do and do something else, or I remember that I was going to write something down, but don't remember what!! It takes a lot to get me mad, but when I get mad, I don't get mad slowly. When I get mad, I get MAD!!! Explosive would be a good way to describe it. Not that I get physical, but I rip people's heads off with my words!!! A few years ago, I was put on Tenex for my blood pressure. I didn't notice it right away, but I DID notice it after a few weeks. I was calm. So much calmer than I was before!!! It wasn't much later I found out that this med is also used for aggression. And it was not for another few years until I found out that this med is used for ADHD!!!
Here are some links to websites I found useful: