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.

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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
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http://victoryoveradhd.com

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