Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ADHD dreams

Is there such a thing as ADHD flare ups? I seem to have been annoying people (at the very least) lately, since I don't seem to know when to keep my mouth shut anymore...yeah, that would be the impulsiveness. Which I thought I had under control. :(

Also, I think I've also had two unfortunate dreams about ADHD. I don't remember the first one, but I had another one this morning.

I dreamed I was in school, and the professor gave us this unbelievably long test. I mean really, no professor would give a test that long unless it was take home and you had a week to do it in. And some of the questions on it were really stupid. (Such as "Who is running against the president this election season?") And no good place was provided for me to put my answers, so that was also confusing.

And of course, after an hour had passed virtually everyone else was done with their tests and had left, while I wasn't even half way through the first page.

And of course, I was well aware in the dream that it was my ADHD that made me unable to focus well enough to proceed at a reasonable pace. I was actually jumping around the back of the classroom since I couldn't stay on task.

(It should be noted that I do not have a history of test anxiety, which makes this dream even more bizarre. Although ADHD has made it extremely difficult to focus on tests once or twice.)

But I guess my subconscious could only take so much of that torture, and finally decided it ought to be nice to me, because the dream eventually changed so that I was kissing a really hot fictional guy that I used to have a crush on...

And THAT'S when my alarm clock went off.

5 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your alarm clock has no sense of timing!

Sarita Rucker said...

I know. They usually don't.

kenz Gomez said...

One thing I noticed a lack of attention to here is also the fact that many ADHD children tend to be offspring of

ADHD adults. I know because I am ADD and so is my daughter. However, I was diagnosed only after my daughter was

diagnosed, thus answering a lot of questions for her and myself.

kenz Gomez said...

One thing I noticed a lack of attention to here is also the fact that many ADHD children tend to be offspring of

ADHD adults. I know because I am ADD and so is my daughter. However, I was diagnosed only after my daughter was

diagnosed, thus answering a lot of questions for her and myself.

Sarita Rucker said...

There are plenty aspects of ADHD that I've neglected on my blog. Its hereditary nature is one of those things.

My dad definitely has ADHD. My younger brother was diagnosed with ADD, and I think my older brother may also have ADHD or ADD.

(My having an older brother will be a shock to my regular readers. it's a long story.)

ADHD seems to run in the family. My poor mom.