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    ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) is a condition whereby the sufferer exhibits a short attention span, restlessness, is easily distracted and is constantly fidgeting. Read more →

    i also hae pinworms and i am 14. I am a shy person when it comes to telling my mum anything and sometimes it gets so bad that i just keep on fidgeting around her so she gets annoyed. I just really want to get rid of them How old do you have to be to buy the treatment for it? (im desperate)





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    Hi I'm Craig, Its fine I have ADHD And at school I like to fidget with a piece of blue tack and that usually helps keep concentration try fidgeting with something mall or gum

    Hi I'm 16 and I think I may have ADHD. Over the past 6 months I've been fidgeting constantly, daydreaming and spacing out a lot, pacing up and down. My mood changes and I get impatient quicker and I talk non stop and I can't seem to stay focused on schoolwork which has caused problems with my grades. What should I do?





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    I have ADHD I found out my going to new street clinic in Barnsley they have really help me, u am 24 years old an I going out I had it when I was 13 I have been on 4 different type off tablets and since then u have carmed down and my grade have gone up I still get mad and lash out at people but I am getting better.

    Sorry this is what i meant my phone my crazy on me I have ADHD I found out my going to new street clinic in Barnsley they have really help me, i am 14 years old an I going out I had it when I was 13 I have been on 4 different type off tablets and since then u have carmed down and my grade have gone up I still get mad and lash out at people but I am getting better.

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    hi im 26 and was diagnosed with adhd wen i was 10 im always fidgeting but it has got better the more ive grown up. i get annoyed with things alot more than others do. i got chucked out of school so many times. i went to 2 primary schools and 2 secondry schools. i was such a difficult child.

    I'm wondering whether I might have this, it all started for me with a burning urge in an English lesson last year and since then I haven't been able to get rid of the problem. I haven't had an accident to date but I always feel fine when I know there's a usable toilet nearby - the panicking starts whenever it would be awkward or embarrassing to leave the room (like in a lecture) or when there isn't one, even if one of my housemates (now that I'm at university) uses the loo, I start fidgeting and worrying. Its taking over my life and I hate it - I'm at university in London so I'm always terrified to get on the Underground and to go into central London because the councils just don't make public toilets available anywhere near as often as they should be. I've seen my gp who diagnosed me with low-level situational anxiety and he has prescribed me Tolterodine tartrate. I've definitely noticed a slight decrease in the feeling of needing to go all the time, but the worst part of all this is that I'm always fine if I'm in a house with more than two toilets or in my own company.





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    I have the same problem. I have to wear a pad when going out. I even wet myself before I can get to the toilet. When i lie down I am fine but the moment I get on my feet, it is difficult to control. I have been to my gp. He was to refer me to an incontinent nurse but non in my surgrey at present. the last one resigned. I am 66 yrs old and my mobility is no too good which makes it worse. What can I do. The pad irritates me down below.

    It's 2:57am in the morning. I can't sleep, I've been up searching for more information on my condition as to how and why i have a cleft lip and pallet. I was bullied throughout my childhood 25years old now you'd t think it would've stopped.? NOPE.! I still get people staring at me as if I were from another planet :'( or this one time I had a bunch of girls laugh in my face. Why is it so hard for people to accept others.? Or this other time I had a lady stare at me the whole time I was looking for shoes, until my sister asked her what her problem was, the lady looked at my sister than looked at me as if she was disgusted. There are times I think of suicide but then I look at my beautiful kids and they remind me of how lucky I am to have them in my life..blessed with the best. I'm married to my handsome hubby. Been together for 6years and married for 3years. Up to this day he has not once asked about my condition. I don't know why but sometimes I want him to ask but he never does. There are times where I would catch him just staring at me. I wish I knew what he is thinking about when he's looking at me. The only surgery I've got done was the bone graft. I'vealways wanted to get my teeth fixed. I don't smile much because of it. I get embarrassed sometimes. I even stare at myself thinking what if I had looked "normal" would everyone accept me then.? Its kind of hard looking for a job without employers looking at my mouth and nose and then fidgeting with their own nose pushing one side of their nostrils down as if they're imitating me. It makes me feel low. How much would surgery cost.? I'm done with all this negativity in my life. I want to feel good about myself. I just want to feel "normal".... HELP.!





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    Guys get it too :( I first got an abcess in my armpit at around 14, like many of you and thought it would go away. It burst and it didn't go away. I went to see my doctor who prescribed some antibiotics which did initially seem to heal the infection. However the abcess reappeared. More worryingly, in the other armpit too. At this point, I was frantic as I thought maybe I wasn't washing enough or keeping clean and "hygenic". I got prescribed every antibiotic imaginable. I was a straight A student throughout high school, however once this appeared, it became really painful and as a result, my grades suffered horrendously as I just couldn't pay attention in class and often getting in trouble for fidgeting. I ended up with 5 C's, a few D's and a few B's. For two years, I had multiple incisions and drainage with no success. Luckily the physics teacher saw a bright spark inside me and I got into a good college. However this is where the condition got worse and really quickly too! At times, I couldn't even place my arms by my side, as either it would be too painful or my armpits would be covered in in a wedge of plasters and dressings. As a direct result of this, my social life was simply impossible. I found it really difficult to make friends as I couldn't tell anyone about my condition, not even the teachers knew. I had to wait for a nurse to change the dressings everyday (Stage 3 HS) so I got to college around 11:30am, which was a problem as the bulk of my lessons were in the morning. I ended up being asked to leave due to poor attendance but not before I got a D in A level Biology, and various other grades in AS and A level for science and technology subjects. My advice is, DON'T SUFFER IN SILENCE. I nearly ruined my life by doing that. Talk to someone, it feels much better deep inside when you can tell someone exactly what you are going through!





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    Hi im 23 years old and have recently been diagnosed with ADHD over the past 5 months, i struggled all the way through school as i couldent sit still, was very easily distracted by others or noise around me, but my teachers put it down to just being naughty, i got suspended countless times, school gave me a mentor and a support teacher in classes, i had 1 on 1 teaching and was allowed to listen to music which helped a little and enabled me to just barely finish school and get a few GCSE'S, i saw a child physcologist and physciatrist and still they didnt pick up i had anything wrong just said i had a personailty disorder and sent me for angermanagement! After i left school i went to college and studyied public services and did pretty well as alot of the course was practical learning which suited me better as i was constantly on the move and bein active learning hands on instead of been sat for hours trying to learn from a book.. I managed to nearly finish the course but still struggled when it came to the written work and unfortunatly left about 7 months before the course finished as the pressure got to much and my moods were becoming very irratic (up and down all the wile) The symptons i sufferd for 23years before being diagnosed was i was very impulsive, so i would act out on thoughts without thinking examples being, impulsive buying even things i didnt want or need, which led me into alot of debt, one minute i wanted to be a police officer, then a fitness trainer, then i was moving away abroad, id quit jobs on impulse, then after my mood would alter and id regret what i had done, id kind of be in a state of mind where i was on top of the world, had lots of money, i was invisible and could do anything and if i got a thought in my head id have to act on it there and then, this sometimes can be a postive but it can also have its major downfalls, as i mentioned before im now left in a lot of debt, and the impulsives were sometimes self harm and suicide thoughts which a few times ive acted out on and im now left with permanent scars, ive been admitted to hospital as i overdosed and caused myself liver damage, i once had an urge to drive my car into something and my friend luckily pulld the handbrake on. Everyone seems to have this perseption that ADHD is only diagnosed in kids, and the symptoms are there naughty and hyper but its not that way at all its far from it, ive found threw my years of suffereing, when i was younger my ADHD was more behaviourul wich were fidgeting, acting out like a naughty child would, being aggresive, being really hyper like i was over excited and kind of acting like id been given 20 cups of coffee, me and my family call me flubber because when my moods hyper i bounce off the walls ha As ive grown older ive found my ADHD was more emotional but still behavioural, so i still couldent sit still, i become really adgitated and have like tingles in my legs to the point i could not be in the house and do normal things like sit with my family and watch tv, at times i could be aggressive verbally and physically, one minute id be really happy loving life had loads of plans for my future, then in a instant i couldent see the point in living, felt worthless, i couldent eat, my sleeping pattern was all over the place id either not sleep or sleep to much, couldent get out of bed, couldent personally take care of myself, id self harm and attempt suicide, then the next minute i was ok again, my moods were so irractic, up and down like a yoyo, it was very frustrating not knowing why i felt like i did, we all have our up and down days but 99% of the time there would be a reason to as why we felt in that particular mood, where as for me i didnt have a reason, nothing would have to trigger me off my mood would just change instantly, theres been times ive burst out crying for no reason... Because ive sufferd for 23years undiagnosed i learnt copeing mechanisims, like i rock my legs, or have to mess with something, i turned to drink and drugs, self harmed and then my last kind of copeing mechanisim was to try and take my own life! Finally after all these years i had another physcologist assess me, had a home care team and they finally diagnosed me with ADHD, its a shame it took so lT took so long and had to result in me nearly ending my own life but my life has had a massive change around! Ive got a fantastic career, im gradually getting myself out of debt, im less impulsive, less fidgety, my moods are far more stable, im not so up and down, i dont do drugs, i drink on occasions but very rarely, im not so paranoid, i havent self harmed or had a suicide thought, i can do normal things like chill with my family instead of feeling restless, my sleep pattern has improved, my life is on the right track and its all thanks to the support of my family, doctors, care team, and medication! Ive now learned what is my ADHD and what part is me and my personailty, i feel like i finally have an identity!.. My advice would be to keep pestering your doctors, i would never want anyone to suffer as much as i did nor for the length of time i had to!.. I know this is alot to read so heres a breakdown of my ADHD signs and symptons! .Fidgeting e.g cant sit still for long periods of time . Low consentration levels e.g cant stick to one task at a time, get bord easily and get easily distracted . Agressiveness e.g verbally and physically . Impulsive thoughts e.g spending, leading to debt, quiting jobs, changing career path saying im going to be a doctor, police woman, pt trainer etc . Racing thoughts e.g having a million thoughts run through your mind all at once, leading me to speak like im on fast forward, and jump from one subject to another then back to the same subject . Copeing mechanisims e.g self harm, suicide, drink, drugs etc . Paranoya . Obsessiveness e.g weight, excersising to the extreme, eating habbits like over eating or not eating at all . Hyper e.g behaving like ive been given 10 cups of coffee, . Not being able to complete tasks . Being impatient e.g camt wait my turn, have to do it there and then and now . Doing things to purposely annoy people e.g i walk past my mum and shove her or poke her, pull her hair, make noises, be extremely loud . Over sleeping or not sleeping at all . Tingling sensation in my hands, legs and feet . Yoyo moods e.g happy then sad then happy again and having no reason for feeling that way . Struggle in reladtionships There are many more signs and symptons but ive just given you examples of what i suffered before medication, my lifes not perfect and i still do live with many of the things ive listed but i dont suffer anymore, there not as intense and extreme, and i have an understanding and support ... Hope this helps





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    Oh and just to add forgetting appointments amd meeting deadlines is a big 1... Im very forgetfull,

    i am 22 years old and have these exact problems, I'm married to a soldier who is currently in afghanistan and live 200 miles away form my family and friends but i am too scared to go to the doctors as i have two young girls ages 2 and 6 months and don't ant them taken off me or social services getting involved as i want to be one my self ( one of my many career changes )

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