good work on admitting to dealing a controlled substance on a public forum-
Im out of college now and have had add since i could remember, was never medicated until later in college (about half way through). My family is anti-pharmaceuticals-medicine in general and so am I. I just did the best i could without it. Yes it is over diagnosed, I feel like most parents who dont want to deal with hyper kids load them with add meds, but it does exist in my opinion. When i was younger I was outside 95 percent of my free time so its not that I had to much stored energy. And I still couldnt sit still.
The best way i can describe it is...I would be sitting in class and instead of hearing the teacher I would hear the leaves blowing/birds...etc. I would completely zone out everything else and for instance would make the sounds into a song in my head. What I thought was 30 seconds would end up being 5-10 minutes. It wasn't intentional, I wouldn't even know it was happening until I would miss a page of notes. Imagine that over and over, almost 24/7. Thats the simplist way to describe it I think.