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What Should I do? Noah

Thu, Apr 30th 2009

Ok so where to begin? I'm a 20 year old college student, and I'm wondering what to do. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was in elementary school, prescribed medicine and took it for years. I finally got sick of being on meds and stopped. I havent been on the medicine for some years now, but I've just recently started looking back on my performances in the past year or so. I have many friends and people say that I'm very smart and creative, with an exceptional ability to think outside the box. Unfortunately I have an extremely hard time keeping a job or a girlfriend, its almost always my choice to end either of the two, but I normally regret the desicion. I recently moved back into my moms house and I'm having a very hard time living with them. I'm a very reasonable person and really only get upset if someone starts yelling at me, but when my mom or sisters do yell at me I feel like a lot of my frustrations come out in response. I'm very unorganized, as my room is normally pretty messy (car also) and school supplies and binders. I withdrew from all my classes last semester because I fell too far behind in my work. I'm enrolled in school again this semester and find it very hard to stay on top of things. I often show up to class on the day something is due with out it because i didnt even know about it, and if I do know about an assignment then I wait until the night before or wake up really really early the morning of to get it done. I also really enjoy smoking weed, it calms me down, helps me focus and relax. I've been reading up on some facts about ADHD recently and I'm concerned I might need some help. ps- I'm sure there are more things that I do in my life that i think might be because of my potential adult ADHD, I just cant really remember all..thanks for reading

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