I don’t remember ever having a problem before, so if I have ADD it is just setting in. I’ll be 30 in June.
I have had a lot of trouble lately in school, focusing on the lectures, doing homework on time, and even remembering I HAVE homework. This has been going on for about 6 months, and it is starting to get worse. I get these weird “jittery” feeling in my arms and legs, like they are going to start jiggling by themselves or that they need to be stretched. I have never felt anything like it before. It isn’t painful, but it only happens when I am trying to concentrate on homework or a lecture and it is distracting.
I can’t even play most games I once loved anymore. I get bored and lose attention in things I used to like. I can watch movies still, but only if it isn’t slow. (I love dramas and movies that make me think, but lately it is like I don’t have the patience for it). I get distracted by little things when I am on the phone with my friends or girlfriends, and my mind drifts constantly. Even when people are talking to me and looking me in the eye, I have to concentrate just to focus on what they are saying.
I have been getting good sleep, more than usual in fact, but I am pretty stressed out with bills, work and school. I spend a lot of time on the internet, but sites and games that I used to like no longer have any appeal (initially they do, but I get bored and lose interest quick).
I wonder if it is stress related, but I have had stress before and this hasn’t ever happened. It is possible the internet has fostered this habit, since it seems much of the internet is geared towards little “soundbytes” of information.
At any rate, I am tired of this problem of mine. I don’t know if it is ADD, cause I don’t know of anybody that has had onset of it in adulthood. Is it possible? Do I have ADD or something else perhaps? Can I fix it? I tried just concentrating harder, setting schedules, writing things down on my calender (DO THIS, etc), but sometimes I even forget about that and studying takes three times as long with distractions. Everything is a distraction, even shadows, birds outside, my breathing, etc.
Should I go to a doctor and get a prescription, will exercise alleviate this? What are these weird jittery feelings in my arms and legs?
*I know the long post seems to bely my condition, and I am amazed I can sit and write something this long. Who knew?