Adderall "happy pills" at first....

by anonymous
(Puerto Rico)

I am 21 and I started taking adderall 2 years ago. I wish I haven't started in a first place.


I was diagnosed with ADHD at 18 when I got into college and paying attention in classes more than an hour long was almost imposible for me. The first couple of months on it was heaven. I could study for EIGHT hours nonstop and I used to tell everyone how good these, "happy pills" or "orange helpers" (as I used to call them) were.

The problem with this medication is that once you take it a couple of times the effect starts decreasing and thats when you start taking higher dosages. It all got worst when I realized I was eating once a day (to prevent fainting because I wasn't even hungry),I was sleeping 2-3 hours a day and I was planning my week not only by how many exams I had but also by how many pills I had left.

I live with the fact that I depend on them but now I am given a specific quantity of pills for the week so that I can't take more than 20mg a day. Now studying without it is even more difficult than before it was prescribed to me. If could go back time, I wouldn't have started.

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Jan 11, 2012
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR....PLEASE. NEW
by: Anonymous

JANUARY 11TH 2112 ,

IN MY OPINION THE ADDERALL IR(INSTANT RELEASE)

TABLETS ARE MUCH MORE ADDICTIVE AND HABIT

FORMING THAN THE ADDERALL XR(EXTENDED RELEASE)

CAPSULES , AND SWITCHING FROM THE ADDERALL XR

TO THE ADDERALL IR , WOULD BE LIKE JUMPING

FROM THE KETTLE INTO THE FIRE. IT'S LIKE

TELLING SOMEONE WHO IS ON VALIUM TO SWITCH

TO XANAX. CAFFEINE IS A STIMULANT , AND IN

MY COLLEDGE DAYS I WOULD DRINK HOT COFFEE

IN THE WINTER TIME , AND ICED COFFEE IN THE

SUMMERTIME TO GIVE ME THAT EXTRA EDGE , BUT

BY ALL MEANS GET OFF THE ADDERALL. AS I SAID

TRY SOME COFFEE , OR TALK TO A DOCTOR WHO

CAN TEST YOU TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ADHD OR

ADD. AMPHETAMINES SHOULD NOT BE TOY'ED

AROUND WITH , AND ADDERALL IS A STRONG ONE.

PS....GOOD LUCK.

May 16, 2011
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19 years old on Adderall. Weird Side Effects.
by: LinniLee

I started taking Adderall once I got to college and realized that I couldn't focus in a two hour class if my life depended on it. At first the results were amazing. I've been on it for about 8 months now, and I'm just now noticing a few things that I don't see on the common side effects list. Lately I've had random muscle twitches out of nowhere from time to time, probably about twice a day. I don't have Tourettes and I don't have a family history of it either. The muscles in my hands seem to get really stiff too. Its like they just stop working and I have trouble doing simple things like writing and opening pop bottles, and that usually occurs in the middle of the day and lasts for a few hours. Once that ends, I get very shaky and agitated. My whole body shakes uncontrollably for about an hour and sometimes my jaw shakes like it does when I'm cold. I haven't really heard of anyone on Adderall experience any of this so its kind of scary. My dilemma is that it helps me focus and its still working great for the purpose it was prescribed for, but I don't know if these are signs that a major problem could occur later, so I'm not sure what to do. Anyone have any suggestions?

May 06, 2011
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This should help.
by: Anonymous

Hey man, are your pills extended release, beacuse even if you feel like your gettin a good sleep, really the pills are causing you to stay up ant night, which in turn are cauusing your depression. I just discovered i have adhd and i read that this was what happened to someone else.

Try changing to non extended release ones.

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