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Poll: Do you have trouble reading?

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I have no trouble with it but I can’t enjoy it anymore.

I can’t really read anything longer than a few paragraphs. But I have an app on my phone that speaks text. So I can now only ‘read’ electronic documents.

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What’s that app? I’m interested. Does it read pdf?

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Yes, does pdf and other formats too. it’s for android. It’s called ‘@voice aloud’ reader. I’d give it 10/10!

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Yes I do, but I think I am improving.

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I think with the addition of strattera my trouble reading has gone down to nothing. But before Yes I had trouble reading a few paragraphs.

I have a hard time with books or novels - I just cannot seem to focus.

I manage with shorter paragraphs etc…

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its hard reading long passages here on this forum, i sometimes read a bit longer but not much, it depends on a lot of factors which i cannot describe rite now

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I enjoy reading… I have a hard time focusing.

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I read really well. I’m fortunate to have that ability, I didn’t realize that reading can often be very difficult for some of us.

I actually am quite good at reading. Literature and French were my forte in high school, and today I can read psychology articles and books incessantly.

It’s mainly because I am a lazy reader and I save my focus and time (reading takes time) for things I am very interested in. I don’t read the newspaper or fiction. I just read for either my own curiousity about psychological things or for class and school I read psychological articles and books.

In my down time I have been outlining a history of psychology book, typing a thorough outline on Microsoft word if that says anything about my reading habits.

But “too long didn’t read” or TLDR happens to me a lot, especially on social media, like when a friend posts an article, seldom do I actually read the articles.

I mean after reading hundreds of articles for my research I kind of don’t want to do intensive reading on lunch break or when I wake up, ect.

Before meds I had to read a few pages at a time and then set the book down and pick it back up, and sometimes I had to reread a page because my mind was just somewhere else.

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Is there anything similar to iPhone?

There’s a few:

Some free, some paid, but the paid ones don’t seem too expensive.

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Thank you very much!

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I found voice reader web. I’ll try it out. :slight_smile:

I have trouble reading. I can only concentrate long enough to read short paragraphs. I also read things that aren’t there. I go back and reread what I read and it’s not the same. The things that are not there tend to not make any sense.

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When I was first ill I couldn’t concentrate to read - immediately after psychosis I remember I couldn’t put two words together and just kept reading the same one word until I felt like screaming. That’s worn off and now I love a good book - but one thing I have learned - life is short and if a book doesn’t pull you in after 50 pages then ditch it and get another.

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What dose of Stratera are you using? Do you have any ADHD or did your Pdoc give it to you for negative symptoms?

Cool - thanks for sharing!

Here are links to it:

and something similar on the iphone / pad

After my concussion I had a really hard time reading. I adjusted by using blue light therapy. I changed my computer screen to a blue tint and I bought blue sunglasses for reading books. It worked amazingly!

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