Adderall is NOT for everyone. It is only for very few.
by James Bowles
(Riverside, CA, US)
I took two years of tests before taking Adderall. I researched it on the internet. I saw numerous psyhologists and 3 psychiatrists about it. I read lots of books about it.
I eventually took it on a trial basis, getting tested weekly. I had to change dosage quite a bit to get the right dosage for my size, age and weight. I monitored my pulse and blood pressure daily.
For me, I found that I had different results than anyone that I know, except for one of my sons.
It actually calms me down. Helps me sleep. I take mine about one hour before I get up in the morning.
There is no noticable difference in my blood pressure, but there is an increase of 15 to 20 beats a minute in my pulse.
I never take it after 10 a.m. in the morning, because results are not good. I can't sleep all night.
I've never abused it and I've gone for two straight months without it. I returned to it because it helps me concentrate and helps me mellow out. Otherwise, I can't sit still.
I have never abused drugs. I have never smoked. I rarely drink alcohol and when I do, it's usually half a glass of whatever drink.
I would not recommend it to anyone without extensive testing and a doctor who specializes in ADD or ADHD who has extensive knowledge of what ADD is and is willing to check your family history and give you extensive testing.