Adderall: My Pro's and Con's

by Joe

I was diagnosed with ADHD as a young child and I tried ridilin for about a year and then concerta for about another year. Neither of them did much good for me. 15 years later, after trying to cope with this disability, I tried Adderall for the first time. The effects were like putting on glasses for the first time. I could concentrate and learn material like I had never done before. I don't want to be taken off of it now knowing what it can be like to be on the same playing field as everyone else.


But there are downs to it. It does cost money, prices vary. But money is needed regardless. Dry mouth is very common and can get very annoying and then lastly is lack of appetite and weight loss. I love to eat but since being on it, the desire is no longer there for the most part.

But the opportunity of cost of being on it verses not being on it is definitely worth it in my mind. Every decision in life needs the benefits to outweigh the negatives of it. And this case, the benefits are still are outweighs the negatives.

Talk with your doctor about it and try it out for a month. It can become addictive. So be responsible and think about it thoroughly before doing it. This was the right decision for me but it might not be for you. There are a lot of ways out there to correct this disability, try different one and see what is the best with the least about of negatives. Then apply your findings to your life and live with your glasses on instead of in their case.

Comments for Adderall: My Pro's and Con's

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 22, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Adderall side effects
by: Anonymous

Consider having an amino acid panel done. Amino acid deficiencies are common and can cause focus issues. The problem with adderall as well as other stimulants is that they are prescribed for long term use and cause restriction in the heart muscles. A cardiologist recently told me that they are preparing for an epidemic of premature heart disease since so many children are taking stimulants for ADHD.
Deborah Merlin
Mother/author
http://victoryoveradhd.com

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Adderall.


ADHDAwareness.com's Privacy Policy





Recent Articles

  1. How to help with a child winding down at night?

    My 6 yr old takes a while to wind down @ nite. Especially @ bedtime. I go thru our usual routine & have to leave him alone, eventually to fall asleep.

    Read more

  2. ADHD Adult Stephen Tonti Talks About Life With ADHD

    Hi I'm Stephen Tonti and I do at least 20 different things. While I'm watching this video of Stephen at a Ted talk, I started to laugh at how many things

    Read more

  3. Should I tell my new doctor about a previous negative experience with another physician?

    About a month ago I met with primary care physician for a physical and mentioned that I had some concerns about my inability to focus. He shot me down

    Read more

  4. ADHD Diet and Easy Gardening for Fresh Produce

    How to have fresh, organic produce for your family in the cheapest way possible. This is also a great family activity that can be done together while

    Read more

  5. Suggested ADHD Liquid Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

    These are the suggested liquid supplements and non liquid supplements for ADHD

    Read more