Originally Posted by fastplant
Maybe, I really don't know the symptoms so I couldn't tell you if they match. I'm always tired. No matter how much sleep I get. I think that's somehow related. What are some good site I should check out, and thanks for the help.
I know this is a little long but here are some common symptoms for adults with ADD.
Impulsivity: either in words or actions- this may include impatience, job changes, blunt and tactless speech
Disorganization: poor financial management, piles of stuff, poor planning, chronically late or in a hurry
Inattention/Attention inconsistency: may include trouble listening, difficulty reading, easily distracted, lacks attention to details, short attention span- unless very interested in something- then may be hyperfocused
Noncompliance: rebellious, wants to do things your own way, difficulty with bosses/authority
Social/Interpersonal Difficulties: may have difficulty making friends or keeping friends, sustaining intimate relationships, lack of talking or too much talking, more immature interests
Anger Control/Temper Problems: short-fused, anger outbursts, argumentative, easily irritated, critical
Difficulty Delaying Gratification: difficulty waiting, “I want what I want and I want it now”
Stress Intolerance: more easily overwhelmed by the tasks of daily living, takes on too much work- often never completing it, performance may worsen under pressure- test anxiety, tendency to turn off or become stuck when asked questions in social situations
Hyperactivity/Restlessness: more fidgety, restless, foot wiggling, finger tapping, has to be moving in order to think, an internal sense of anxiety or nervousness, trouble sitting still- such as trouble sitting in one place for too long
Variability of Performance: inconsistent behavioral patterns, erratic work performance
Negative Internal Feelings: chronic sense of underachievement- feeling you should be much further along, chronic problems with self-esteem, mood swings, negativity, feelings of demoralization
Problems With Motivation/Productivity: chronic procrastination or trouble getting started (for required tasks especially), starting tasks but poor follow through, excessive time to complete work due to inefficiencies, enthusiastic beginnings but poor endings
Frequent Search for Stimulation: may be seen in seeking something new, novel, interesting, may seek conflict or be argumentative especially when bored, may seek high risk activities
Sleep/Wake Difficulties: difficulty falling asleep- maybe due to too many thoughts at night, getting a burst of energy at night, difficulty coming awake- may need coffee or other stimulant to get going, periods of low energy especially in the early morning or afternoon, frequently feels tired during the day
Short-Term Memory Problems: forgetful, difficulty remembering what was read or studied the night before, loses or misplaces things often (often great memory for detail in items of interest)
Writing/Fine Motor Difficulties: poor writing skills- difficulty getting information from brain to pen, poor handwriting- often prints
Hope this helps, I know that I can relate with what you said about being tired......on the weekends I can barely get myself out of bed!!