- I have always been extremely sensitive on my skin. I itch it all the time! I also startle very easily, when someone appears I get a huge rush of adrenalin which soon turns to anger. Different clothing has always bothered me, I get agitated and itchy with different materials, and tags bother the heck out of me. I am also very sensitive to sound, like someone else said, the TV must be turned down, it is way over bearing and I can’t think.
- —Guest Simone-NZ
more sensitivity to negative attention
- i have more to share in regards to negative attention due to my ADD/ADHD. there are some more things that tend to bother me, like whenever i join in, i easily get outnumbered, and as part of outnumbering me, either they get rid of me or ditch me, and worst of all, the people who messed me up real badly, don't want to own up, but will do things, and not claim responsibilities for their own actions towards me. and another thing, i also assume that has happened, but sometimes i tend to get violent, because my feelings are hurt. also, i get speechless, and i even want to cry. and even get in stubborn position, so, that when they see that what they did, they'll feel terrible, but they don't feel terrible, instead, they'll keep it up, until, i stop it. also, another thing that gets on my nerves, is when people tend to bother me all of a sudden, and even see what i am up to, and automatically start with me, by getting picky about what i am doing, after i consider it private. i feel bad.
- —Guest debarshi das
don't like people
- I have been researching on this condition, ADD/ADHD, and I let lots of things bother me, where I take things personally, where it involves being yelled at, ignored, ran out on, even be chased away by people. I have realized that I am very sensitive to people who will turn negative. they'll display a lot of impatience, where it also sassing me out. people always get too busy or in no mood, and worst of all, they take it out on me, which makes me feel ugly and weird. and when i am feeling ugly and weird, after the negative attention thrown on me, i tend to breakdown. worst of all, people also keep it up on me, until i stop. and the truth is, as part of my condition, i also tend to do things that maybe upset people, and then receive negative attention for that reason. but when that happens, i feel terrible about it. also, another thing that bothers me, is when i get told no for certain things i want, and people tend to be a jerk about it and won't care.
- —Guest debarshi das
- My husband has ADD and takes medicine however he stills gets very angry at the least little thing I say, the doctor has said not to take it personally but easier said then done.
- —Guest email@example.com
- Sometimes I'm afraid to be next to high objects, I don't know if its ADHD but typing in being afraid of high objects is how I got here
- —Guest Vanessa
- My son will be 8 next month and was diagnosed at 5. He has always hated getting his hair cut. He used to always eat hair and fuzz which is really gross but the doctors referred to it as a "tick". Luckily he's nearly grown out of that. Before he was diagnosed during his first yr of school we would fight over getting him dressed at first it was his shoes they didn't fit right, then it was socks they had bumps in them, then it was underwear. By the end of kindergarten he didn't wear underwear. Once he was diagnosed I think his meds have helped a good bit plus he's learned to deal and I've learned to deal with stuff I don't understand. I just refer to them as his quirks.
- —Guest Sonya
- I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 5. I'm 17 now. And it seems like my tolerance for people (people in general - strangers, family) is decreasing by the second. When on my meds I'm very isolated. I hate being with people cause they just make me so mad.. and no one understands (my parents) I try to tell them I'm not naturally "bipolar." And the reason my mood changes so quickly is because of the medication. But all they say is "it's only attention I want." There are points when everyone makes me mad for no reason.. it could just be the way they dress or look. And the things that run through my mind are so scary and violent. What's wrong with me? I feel like a freak cause I over-think everything my temper is insane... I feel like I am going crazy.
- —Guest brenda
- I just always feel completely misunderstood. I suck at reading body language and I'm always thinking about what people are thinking about me. I have a history of being bullied, so I guess I have a lot of emotional defenses that hinder communication when it comes to interpersonal relationships. I become attached easily but keep things bottled up. I have a hard time trusting people but I crave attention. I say and do things without thinking and bug the shit outta people without realizing it. I'm often uncomfortable being touched but myself am touchy feely with my friends (guys and girls) and it is often misinterpreted to have sexual pretenses and falling outs destroy me emotionally because I never have ill intentions, I just feel happiest when I can be free spirited. I have had ADHD since age 4 and am now 24. My parents never really knew how to deal with it. I feel like I cannot be loved.
- —Guest Sensitive As Hell
- This site is amazing. I went to a doctor who told me "you have adhd" & handed me a script for adderall. Thank you so much for your stories. This explains my whole life.
- —Guest Julie
This may be me
- Since I was a teen, I have not been able to wear some clothing. It has gotten worse. I can only stand microfiber pants, hate all long sleeved shirts. Falling asleep at night is horrible because I can't stand how the sheets feel against my skin. Different areas bother me and it changes. Currently, I can't have the sheets touching my arms at all and my feet have to be out of the covers. I need a soft sheet draped over my recliner in order to enjoy watching TV...chair material bugs me. I have many more abnormalities that I don't have time to mention.
- —Guest Jim
25 yo Man
- being a guy with this is anything but easy, especially when the macho mentality comes up, i dont know how many people "hate" me for being a soft guy, but its not an easy task to live with when no one wants to let you be because your supposed to be able to "take it". being so emotional is not easy in a macho world.
- —Guest The Stone
Everyone's an expert
- I hate when people touch my stuff, clean it, or move it (without asking). its like I'm being invaded apon or touched myself. Imagine your brain so complex that you have no attention to spare on... Whatever... Touching, cleaning, moving my sh!t is like scrambeling my brain. How am I who can rember where the most insignificant things are for years. Leave my brain and feelings and memories alone.
- —Guest Gerr
I think I have It
- I've never been diagnosed, but I have the symptoms. Loud noises and people touching me unexpectedly make me furious, if a teacher gives me a paper and the font is too big I literally have to re type it or it makes me feel sick and I can't get anything done, if lines aren't even or if little things are out of place I can't stop thinking about it until it is fixed, I have rituals when I'm getting ready for bed and if I break them I feel like something is wrong, I tap my foot all of the time and wear my socks inside out. Textures like egg and yogurt make me feel physically sick, I have depression and my emotions change randomly and quickly. If I'm not tapping or curling my toes I feel horrible and dirty and I want out of my own skin and my fingers clench. I do super well in school but I get agitated very easily and stress over tiny things. I plan like crazy and am super organized or I feel dirty. I don't know if I should get treatment because my focus issues are only when the font is small.
- —Guest Clare
- Sorry for spelling mistakes, I'm emotional as write this. My daughter is 13 and was diaagnosed adhd at 7. She used to get into trouble all the time. Mostly on the school bus, it stopped when we got her an mp3 player she could listen to. As she got older and could explain better we realized disorganised sound drove her crazy (for lack of a better word). She's always been hyper sensitive to sound and light and now reaching womanhood, her emotions seem to get the better of her. Music still helps her. We got her a guitar and will be starting her in lessons soon. Its strange seeing we aren't alone in this, as it always felt like we were.
- —Guest Leah
7yr old son diagnosed today
- My 7yr old son was diagnosed today with this. It just breaks my heart to realize everything he's been going through because he tries soo hard at everything and just knowing that this is something that he most likely won't ever out grow is terrible. My son has had tutoring programs since kindergarten he is now in 2nd grade. He forgets everything - some examples- directions given to him 3 mins prior, sweaters & jackets get left and lost at school, misplacing homework, toys, SHOES!!,) he is so extremely emotional- it really hurts his feelings to hear his younger brother or neighborhood kids tease him, he says he can't make himself stop crying, he smells his food before he eats it and will gag/throw up if certain texture foods are in his mouth. I have always had him in extra curricular sports: soccer, flag football & pee wee football he was drafted from tball to the minor minor leagues- he really excels in sports. I love my son sooo much and will do anything I can to help him prevail.
- —Guest Perla