Teacher w/ ADD...post 12 yr. college program. I tried several medications in college...Metidate ER was the best for me. I could sit through the most boring lecturers/professors...and go home..and not wait until the last minute to do my school projects/papers.
Though ADD was my undiagnosed issue... I lived my child and adulthood under the "He's so smart, but just doesn't apply himself / lazy" stigma.
I wish I was diagnosed while in school. I would have at least been able to keep my grades up...And for sure...I would have had more opportunities academically, and athletically, in basketball and/or soccer. Being academically ineligible was a very common phrase for me in high school.
My ADD has good things, too. I am a multitask-er addict...I am super unorganized, but my ability to teach to several different learning minds on specific math standards is my strength.
As for the relationship side...I guess I am learning that it's not easy to be married with someone like me....
....and so it begins...