Adderall its worth the risk

by michael
(Texarkana TX)

Hello I am 33 years old and I have had ADHD for over ten years and the Adderall that I take really helps me I can focus understand things that I could not in the past and it keeps me calm sleeping is not the best but to me it is great so I have to have it.


Strattera doesnt help me only amphetamens will work like other medications there is a health risk so its worth it because with out it I cant hold a job that has a future worth a flip Im in the real world I have to take meds I have ADHD realy bad.

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May 25, 2016
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Experienced teacher on adderal
by: Kelly

I have been teaching for 25 years and began taking BIPHENTIN (canada) 5 years ago. Prior to that I made my classroom and home environments conducive to order and organization and lived by sticky notes. Upon adding a husband, child, death of parents and a harassing principal, depression ensued along with perimenopause and painful ostioarthritis. Everything in my life began to slip, especially when I had to share a classroom with another teacher and having to adapt and modify everything I was accustomed to doing for years. I saw a psychiatrist and was heavily tested for ADHD. Upon reviewing past report cards and thinking back to my own challenges in school, it made sense that I have always had it to some degree (symptoms can be very subtle in girls). It has been a godsend. 20mg morning and again at noon. Extended release. The only drawback is taking extra at night here and there to complete loads of paperwork and progress reports until 1:00 am, or working all day, coaching 2 hours, having parent conferences until 9 pm. Then plan for the next day. Add to that holiday concerts, drama productions,etc.(with no pay I might ad) Running out of meds a few days early is hell. On those days I can hardly get out of bed and drag my ass through the day. No energy and misery...likely withdtaw symptoms. My doc is very strict on dosage so I have to make a tough choice. Teachers have to be on the ball for 18 hours straight on these days.NEED advise, ideas, suggestions PLEASE! K

Jul 14, 2015
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I feel you lady above me
by: Anonymous

To the person above, I feel your pain. I had the same happen to me. I killed it in college and after graduation wanted to somehow influence inner-city students as much as possible via education. I lost my insurance and lost my adderall with that. Everything became a nightmare. Now I'm back on it and hoping for the best. Best of luck to you :D

Jun 15, 2012
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Adderall risk
by: Anonymous

yes its true that if you anyone take the adderall unnecessarily then it will harm that person health. It should be taken by the person having ADHD disorder.

May 23, 2011
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Not really sure what this stuff is doing to me.....
by: Anonymous

I have been taking the generic Adderall for about a year now. When I first started taking this drug it really gave superman energy! I lost about 40 pounds and seemed to be able to get so much more accomplished. Now, unfortunatly I feel as if it's working against me. I get really anxious. I have had some problems in the past with outbursts of anger and after taking the adderall it seemed to be really helping. I wasn't hardly ever angry or depressed because I always seemed to feel "good". Now I can't seem to really get much done. I sit around the house sometimes and just don't even want to take the drug. I'm worried that I am adicted to this drug and can't seem to feel better anymore. I'm tired of the highs and lows.

Mar 17, 2009
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No Medication
by: TJ Chambers

The problem was not that you didn't have your medication. The problem was that you didn't know what was causing your symptoms.

So you didn't deal with them.

Once you understand what inflames your symptoms, you can reduce them to about nothing and function just fine without medication.

That's up to you. If you wont bother with the effort, then you are better off taking medication.

Mar 16, 2009
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I should have known...
by: Anonymous

I realized too late that I needed Adderall to function in my job as a teacher. I graduated Cum Laude from college...thanks to being able to focus with the Adderall. I started off as an amazingly dynamic and inspiring teacher. I decided one day that I didn't need my medication anymore. Boy was that a horrible mistake. I became unorganized and lost all focus. It became a total nightmare. I quickly resigned to allow the district to hire a full time teacher instead of leaving my students with one substitute after another. Getting off of my Adderall ruined my life. Finances have hit rock bottom and now my ex husband wants to take my children from me. I have since gotten back on my medication, but it wasn't worth the losses I took to attempt to be without it...I should've known.

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