Does anybody have ADD or ADHD?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Mowtown Mike, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    A kid in my class and hes a pain in th a$$
     
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    i also have ADD.

    this is why i like the construction side of the business much more. I really like the fact that every job is different and will require some problem solving. I became bored in the maintenance side of our industry and it became very hard for me to stay motivated about doing the same thing week in and week out.
     
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks so much for all the advice. It just helps confirm that I do in fact have ADD. The fact that I get rattled so easily and forget what I'm doing and what I need to do next, I can't read anything unless its perfectly quiet with no distractions, I have a terrible time following anything that dosn't grab my 100% attention. When I'm talking with someone every little noise in the room or someone else talking makes me look away from who I'm supposed to be talking too. I do tend to offend others by saying what's on my mind too often, on here I can edit myself because I always re-read what I type. I'm terrible on focusing on one job and also just have a terrible time getting started on anything. Some do say that's just lazy, but it's hard to explain how it goes through my mind. I'm terribly impatient with everything and I tend to flip out at the drop of a hat if something I'm trying to do isn't going right or fast enough.

    I hope to figure something out...
     
  4. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
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    i have ADD...oooh look a cat! why is the moon so far away? wanna ride bikes?
     
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
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    sounds exactly like me. my girlfriend gets upset all the time because she thinks im not listening to her, because i saw a red car go by and had to look. im extremely impatient with everything too.. i was trying to do a IQ test tonight didnt go to well to say the least.
     
  6. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have struggled with this thinking for years. It is okay to think all the time, but with ADD, the thoughts are as far from goals as they can be. Unestablished thoughts that become actions can lead you into alot of trouble.
     
  7. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i'm not sure if that's me, i guess i would know if it were.
    my grandson has been diagnosed with adhd since he was 2 years old. he's 7 now. i'm told it's like changing the channels on the tv set every 3 seconds. this happens in the mind. he was put on methlyn and everything is ok. we had people chastise us for "drugging" the kid. in fact i've seen kids who were misdiagnosed, put on the medication and were virtual zombies. but with my grandson, he goes from being very unfocussed and hyper to a normal kid, on methlyn. he runs. he plays. he does his schoolwork. he is able to take time to reason. he still gets in trouble and sometimes he acts up, but in a normal, 7 year old way and he responds to discipline. without it he jumps from one task to another without finishing, or even getting a good start on the last task.
     
  8. kkls2006

    kkls2006 LawnSite Member
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    People wounder why I charge so much, But they don't realize that I do the job 50-60 Times in my head b-4 I even get there.....
     
  9. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    :jester: :jester: :jester: :jester: :jester:
     
  10. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is great!!!!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     

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