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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

She's a Superfreak!

I've been hearing a lot about Adult ADD lately. I have long suspected that I have problems with this. So I looked up the disorder and took a quiz....Good Lord Almighty!! I am a classic case.

How often do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, once the challenging parts have been done?

How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization?

How often do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?

How often do you fidget or squirm with your hands or your feet when you have to sit down for a long time?

How often do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor?


I had to answer OFTEN and VERY OFTEN to every single one of these questions.....Holy Shit! It's official, I am a basket case!

The site went on to be sure and inform your doctor about other symptoms you may need treatment for such as anxiety and insomnia....well I already take drugs for all that!

I am often beating myself up for forgetting things, and I often get lost in conversations if there are long pauses. My husband is notorious for taking an hour to tell a story. He pauses in between sentences, like most good ole country boys....well 2 seconds of silence and I have already forgotten what we are talking about. I always attributed that to all the weed I smoked in college....:0)

On the other side of that coin, I often talk so fast sometimes I can literally see peoples wheels spinning inside their head trying to keep up with me. I often find myself apologizing for "blabbing on and on..." The fact that I don't talk to very many grown ups in a 24 hour period doesn't help that much either!

Oh and I am so disorganized it's not even funny. It drives my MIL nuts! When she came over to help with the babies after they were born, she would help with laundry...she would go through all of our dressers and organize the clothes. I never fold underwear...what's the point...I mean are a few wrinkles in your knickers really a cause for concern? I just toss them in the drawer. Well she would go through and fold all of our drawers of underwear...cracked me up! Anyway, all my paid bills are just tossed in a box, my tupperwear stuff is just thrown in a big drawer, my pots and pans are just tossed in the cabinet and there are piles of things here and there of things that need to be sorted out, like magazines and newspapers. I am just a scatterbrain. Maybe ADD is the reason after all. Either that or they have finally created an excuse for all of us dipshits to use to explain our erratic behavior. I think all I have accomplished is confirming that perhaps there this is a specific reason I am such a dingbat! :0)

I found this too:
Those with ADD also may have trouble with impulsiveness, self-monitoring (knowing when behavior is inappropriate), distractibility, sleeping too much or too little, and a short attention span. However, when interested in something they can stay highly, almost obsessively, focused, according to the ADDA.

Oh that is Me to a T! If I am interested in something, for instance all the FDLS hub-bub, which then led me to a fascination with polygamy, which has then led me to a fascination with survivalists etc....I just get stuck on something until something else interesting and exciting takes over. And I am a chronic underachiever. I made average grades in high school, but scored with the Valedictorian on ACT tests....my teachers always wrote this on my report cards "If Jada would stop talking and pay attention in class she would be much more successful in her studies..." LMAO!

I have always blamed my disorganization and oddness to being artistic...

But I think once again I have found a quiz that confirms it...I'm a freak

She's freaky and I like It!
Justin Timberlake

7 comments:

*C* said...

I must be ADD, too.
I'm disorganized, I talk a mile a minute, I get obsessive with my interests, and I have problems following slow talkers, as well.

I'm always rushing my poor daughter. I'm just running on a faster motor than everyone else.

I have recently been interested in Buddhism, and so I thought I'[d try to meditate.... haha. It is impossible for my thoughts to slow down or even for me to sit still (without falling asleep). I honestly don't know how it's supposed to work!

The Pastoral Princess said...

Oh Lord I can't meditate either. My mind constantly has about 40 different things rolling around in it...it won't shut up!

Shannon said...

I have an adult friend who has been clinically diagnosed with adult ADD. I am EXACTLY opposite, but have not been diagnosed with what I suspect is a bit of anxiety and OCD. O well! Differences are what makes this world work and I celebrate differences on a daily basis in my occupation. So what if you really do or do not have ADD! You are a wonderful person one way or another! And I could really care less if I really have OCD or not. My job is to deal with my quirkiness in my own way! have a great day!!

Liz said...

Who cares WHY you are you... I agree with Shannon - celebrate yourself. If it worries you then see your doctor. You could always try medication and stop if you don't like it. Someone very close to me (age 40) has ADD and he had meds on hand all the time. When he has a big project to do or a dedline to meet, he finds it quite helpful.

The Flying Circus Mom said...

Ok I am laughing my ass off and rolling on the floor, you just described me...well except for the unorganized part, I try to stay organized, my family just refuses to go along with my progress! I do however have bi-polar and have
"trouble with impulsiveness, self-monitoring (knowing when behavior is inappropriate), distractibility, sleeping too much or too little" that is attributed to the manic and depressive periods and boy have I gotten into all sorts of trouble because of it...lol so know you are not alone.

mama's got moxie said...

oh goodness, i have add!!! who knew?! i thought i was about to absolutely DIE in this 2.5 hour meeting today at work. i started fidgeting after the first two minutes there.

Dee and Elijah Sue said...

Hell I'm glad to have ADD Otherwise nothing would get done.

In my heart of hearts, I'm a lazy couch sitting, TV watching, bon bon eating, 50's housewife with a maid.