Adderall "happy pills" at first....
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.