Forced to take ADHD medicine

by Austin Everett
(Georgia, Buford)

I don't like taking my pills because I want to express myself. When i am on my pill i am totally lifeless. I want to stop taking my pills and cope with my ADHD by myself but my parents make me take it.


If i don't take it I get beat. Also i am the shortest kid in my school because of my pills. They make me totally lose my appitie and i haven't been able to grow to my full height.

I try explaining it to my parents and all they say is "oh no, you NEED this pill" I am also very underwheight because of this pill. I really need help.
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May 26, 2017
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hey me too!
by: Anonymous

I have ADHD. my parents force me to take pills that just ruin my appetite, give me headaches and i cant even sleep at night anymore. I'm not aloud to make my own choices in life because, well, "'They are the adults. I am the child."' so ive been taking the meaningless "attention" pills for a while. Then my parents decided i had depression all the sudden so made me take pills for that. which just made me become an emotionless ghost with no thought or creativity. Ive started to spit out the pills and my life has taken a turn for the greater good! My grades have gone up, im more productive, etc. Thank you everyone for changing my life.

Feb 05, 2017
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ADHD meds
by: Anonymous

I was forced to take the medication by my mother because I had failed some ADD test on a computer. I was in like 6th grade. I tried the medicine and whenever I was on it my whole day would be different. My friends would tell me I was acting weird, my appetite didn't exist, and my mood was just overall worse.

I started to hide the pill in my mouth when my mother served it to me at breakfast every morning and spit it out whenever I had the chance. I did this for about a year until my mother found out and took me to get medication switched.

Then I was forced to take this different pill that made me feel no different and I eventually just stopped taking medication. I remember I was forced to see a therapist like once a month or so. My mother told him that she was having problems with me not wanting to take my medication. I was sitting across from him and he had my grades in his hands.

He looked at the dates of when I was off the medication and told me my grades were worse then. He said I did better in school when I was on the medication but in reality I spit about 90% of the pills out when I was supposedly "on medication".

I couldn't say anything because my mother was in the room (Ironic right?). So I just sat there silently, happy with my achievements in school not being dependent on a pill, but depressed because I was surrounded by my mother and therapist misunderstanding me greatly.

Aug 31, 2016
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Adderal
by: Jacob V

Ive had ADHD my whole life when i first started taking adderall it helped in first grade. But now i am in 8th and it just makes me feel lifeless like a zombie. I dont eat i dont talk. I dont feel my self at all and hate it. My mom thinks i need it and forces me to take it she thinks i need it when i know because im more mature now.

Jul 16, 2016
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I hate my medicine
by: Anonymous

I started taking Concerta when I was 7 years old. And now that I'm 14 I starting to realize that all the problems I have to deal with every day such as anxiety, fast heart rate, vision issues, hand numbness are all caused by my medication and I think to myself is it really worth it. My parents will not listen to me and actually want to raise my dosage. I just want to be myself and be healthy and happy but I can't and no one will listen to me

Jul 11, 2016
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focus
by: Anonymous

I am the exact same way so my mom took me off and now i am perfectly fine you just need to practice mental focus bc thats all it takes. I suggest drawing a full picture every day( it dosnr have tp look good) off your meds and keep it up untel you can focus, its going to take a while though.

Jun 15, 2014
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LIFELESS LISTENER
by: Anonymous

Hi I take addreall and to be honest I hate it but i can't fave the fact that help me with my grade but at the same time your right it does turn you life less and it sucks because without expressing yourself you never kbwo who you really are and I'm getting tired of my mom saying that I need up dose she made 10 gram now I'm a 15 my teacher are stupid they think it was my medication not helping because I moved and I was out of my medication so o didn't take it I tryed to explain that it was summer also but she wouldn't listen because I didn't want to be like I was during the school year and my step sad is well he's just not right is all I'm gonna say and I feel ur pain kid here's what I do right when you take it rebel get angry and try to strip the medication from ur brain sometimes it helps because it messes ur brain up and the medication feels unltamitly in the end but I feel your pain

May 11, 2010
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Important
by: Anonymous

Ok this is what i do, I just shove the pill in my mouth and hide it,then spit it out later. WHOS GONNA KNOW???? It just pains me to see my parents wasting thier money. In fact im not even ADHD. Appreantally I was Diagnosed when i was 13 or so. I know the truth that my father went to the doctor asking for pills. I was never tested once. I dont do well in school and thats my falt.
Taking the pills can lead to the use of cocaine i do not believe its the way to go.

Jan 24, 2010
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Try straterra
by: Anonymous

I reused toput my son on a narcotic because of it being a "narcotic". Our only option (because he was totally out of control) was Straterra. This medecine has been AWESOME! My son doesn't have the lifelessness problem, him appetite is up and down. Sometimes he eats like a horse or like a bird, but I think that's just him.
Recently I have changes his diet and it has been so good! If you follow the information in this website you will see yourself changing immediatly!

Good luck!

Oct 14, 2009
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WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE
by: Abby Lowe


When i first started reading your story I had to stop and look at the name of the authour, because I thought that i had written it.

I am 16 years old and in the elventh grade. I was first diagnosed with ADHD in the 5th grade. And honestly, it was life changing.

Before i started taking medication i was depressed and an absolute wreck.
My family is amazing for putting up with me,I was terrible.The tiniest little thing like hearing someone chew would set me off in an instant. I would go nutts. I would scream and throw a huge fit. My mom is a very strong person, but yet i made her cry almost everyday of my childhood...

..Anyways, I DEFINETLEY am very ADHD and Adderall changed my life. I love the appetite part about it because i used to be fat. All the stuff with the emotions and tantrums ended. I wasnt hyper to the point of annoying ppl away. Life was good.

But as years passed on and now especially in high school i have become very aware of some of the negative side effects.
-I go to the library for lunch because i dont eat and to me what's worse is even if i go and try and just socialize its impossible. because i am so LIFELESS!

The medicine takes away the Abby in me.
At school when everyone is talking and having fun i feel like i am stuck inside my body. My body goes to school, Abby doesnt.

I try and sneak out of taking it too. TRY PUTTING IT UNDER YOUR TOUNGE WHEN 'SWALLOWING IT' :)

Apr 29, 2009
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Parents
by: Megan

I have the opposite problem. I'm 25 and my parents want me to lower my dose of adderall. I do not want to as I find it helps so much as well as the fact that I am an adult and deal with my doctor privately so we know togehter what is best. I know what it is like to have parents that do not understand your concerns or listen to you. My suggestion to you would be to see your doctor privately. Next time you go to the doctor tell your parents you would like to go in alone. There is a patient doctor clause that states the doctor cannot discuss your private discussions with your parents even if you are under 18. This way you can talk to your doctor about your conserns about your growth being stunted and innability to gain weight, as well as how this effects your social life at school. Doctors really do understand these things. Any other things you want to talk about like if you are feeling depressed and that the medication seems to make you feel lifeless you should express. I have always had depression it sometimes comes along with ADHD. Your doctor will either adjust your dose or perscribe something different. Take your health into your own hands and that alone will make you feel better and in more control of yourself. Good luck to you and God bless.

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