erratic behavior during the "crash"
I recently moved in with my best friend and her husband. She is in her late twenties and is a professional, well-to-do woman. Since college, she has been taking the drug for ADHD. She is a wonderful, caring and compassionate person. However, spending time with her on a daily basis, I have come to realize the adverse effects the drug is having on her life.
She works long hours with a 70 mile commute to work. At the end of the day, she becomes a different person. She is erradic, aggressive, impulsive, moody, severely agitated, careless, overly self-envolved, absurdly sensitive and sometimes down-right cruel.
She doesn't accept any criticism of her behavior, and I feel one day it may irrevocably damage her marriage or other close personal relations. She has also become very vain and narcissistic, enjoying the weight loss side effects of the drug in a very egotistical way. She won't consider coming off the drug because she doesnt want to gain weight.
She never used to be so...b****y. I will always be her friend, but I really feel sorry for her husband who has to deal with her for the rest of his natural life. I couldn't deal with it were I in his predicament. It has come to the point where I am not comfortable sharing a household with her.