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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Nov 17, 2018
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Me too, I'm forced to take vavance Because my ADHD and autism,I'm smart about meds,so knowing the side effects like heart attack,and Hallucinations,my school is forceing this,Longoria middle school
by: Anonymous

Me too, I'm forced to take vavance Because my ADHD and autism, I'm smart about meds, so knowing the side effects like heart attack, and Hallucinations, my school is forceing this, Longoria middle school, now my parents hit me and do 20 push ups

Jul 07, 2018
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I want to be MYSELF
by: Anonymous

ive ben taking meds for my HDHD for about 7 years i hate the way im always an outcast in scool i always say weard things and i dont have manny friends. this summer i finily got of my meds and its ben grait. ive ben lazy caus its summer and my parents are blaming me not doing things on me being of my meds. i like being able to show my true self and being well normal not being pointed at when i go to the nurses ofice to take my meds and all. i feal like a toltaly new person. but my parents point out everything i forget and do wrong blaming the me being off my meds. then when they tell me they want to take me of my meds and i get upset pointing out that i have ben using this med as a crutch and i need time to figer out how to not use my meds they say im throwing a fit about not taking meds that help me not throw fits, I WAS NOT THROWING A FIT! ill be back on meds soon i dont want to be the weard girl everyone runs away from i want to be myself but my parents think i "need" this medication and tey havent even had me tested without my meds in the last 7 years for ADHD wacked! i DONT want to take my meds.... i with they understood

Jun 29, 2018
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On the same page
by: Jsjdksoso

I had to start taking adderal it made me feel sick and feel diffrent. I suck less at playing video games or playing sports. I do better without.

Apr 07, 2018
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Adhd
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem but resently I told my parents that I was off my meds for like 2 months but it has been way longer then that I stoped taking my pills. when I told them all hell broke lose they would check all around my mouth and I felt violated like I cant be myself anymore.

To them its like they can't be around me when I am off my meds but they did not know that at that time I was still off my meds and they complement me on how calm I am and how nice and helpful while they thought I was still on them I was working so hard to try and calm myself and I am doing ok but I dont want to be held back by a pill that is controling my life

I belive everyone has the right to say no to prescription drugs if they belive it is in there best intrest even if everyone else says it would be better if you do take the pill I will still not take the pill and when I see my doctor in a month

I will say I am done with takeing pills and if he says I have to take it well its not hard to just say no but have a talk with your parents and let them know how you feel and tell them your not alone many people are with you and show them the evedence that you have that you are not alone all these people on this website are with you

its not bad that you are looking up things like this get educated on adhd and other solutions than medications and be calm about the situations your parents are putting them through

tell them you want at lest 3-5 Months so you can see how your are without the meds

I have been with out meds for almost a full year now and my parents think I take them but to be honest I cry every time about how good and happy and alive I feel I want that for you to so if you have a talk with your parents bring a note book paper with what adhd is what causes it if you can somehow cope with it tell them how it affects you and how you feel on a day to day life style

even if your grades would be better if you were on your meds tell them how you feel and dont get angery if that dont understand how you feel because that will just show that you cant be with out your meds

show them that you can be an adult and talk with them and if that doesn't work you need to talk to your doctor and tell him how you feel and how you can cope with adhd and if they agree show them that you would be better of with out your meds just to tell you if you get off your meds you need to be constantly asking your self is this the best decision for me and why I am I doing this and how is this going to better me please talk to your parents if you dont want to take pills. Get educated on adhd and have a talk with your parents.

-a 16 year old worred what her life is going to be

Jan 08, 2018
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I’m forced as well.
by: Daniel

(Some of the words may not make sense because English is not my language.)

I was forced to take ADHD pills and I really hated it. Firstable I never thought I really needed them. I don’t think I have symptomic problems. In the start of school of my country (September, 2017) I was very annoyed that I needed to wake up and swallow the very-not-good-tasted-and-annoying pill (Ritalin). Oh and 2 years ago I started taking them and I just felt that I get sick more more and before I was taking these pills I wasn’t that sick so often.

And in the start of November, 2017 I told my parents that I should try not taking the pills so that I can proove that it is not necessary to take them. And it was actually quite good. I felt kinda free and really good! But my parents was focused about the negative stuff that I did without the pills.

(I did way better stuff than doing worse stuff) But I realized that my parents like made some of my teachers make me angry on purpose so that I will "act bad" and then in the evening the first thing my parents will talk with me as they go home is the thing that I acted bad and I NEED TO TAKE THE PILLS AGAIN! I do feel like my parents are obsessed with making me take the pill.

And by the way the teacher thing may be not true, but I am 90 % sure that it was true. And yes it does sound crazy. So moving on the half of December, something like 15th of December, 2017 I knew that I couldn’t make my parents let me not take the pills so I spit it out in the bathroom saying that "I need to pee" and in school I felt incredibly good. But 2 days later my parents catched me and now focusing on my mouth is I really swallowed the pill or not.

And then in like 25th of December, 2017, I thought of the idea that when I go to school I would vomit so that I would vomit the pill and then I would have no effects. From the 2nd of January, 2018 I started taking the Vyvanse which as my parents said that IT IS THE BEST ADHD PILL IN THE WORLD but I hated it as well as the other pills that I took, the Vyvanse includes effects that I really hate like "headache" which right now that I am writing all of this stuff I have headache.

And sometimes when I am really angry I’m feeling like I need to go to school very early before my parents wake up. And yes I know, that sounds crazy too. So I want to know if someone has any ways of taking the pills and get them out of my body and make it have no effect on me without my parents knowing I would be happy to try.

Also I wanna know, if I take Vyvanse pill I’m like 07:45 in the morning and then vomit it on 08:10 in the morning will the pill effect me? And is there a good way to vomit? Because I was trying to vomit lots of times by reading some article and it didn’t work.

Sometimes I wanted to vomit just for refreshing myself, not because of the Vyvanse. I don’t want though like the common ways to vomit like "place your finger in your mouth", "look at other people vomiting" or "look at really disgusting food" because these never work. So if you went this far, which I think most of you won’t, thanks for spending some of your time reading this!

Jun 27, 2017
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Hate:
by: Anonymous

Same here you guys, im forced to take it. I was taking it since well I can't remember. But now I'm forced to take three pills now. I hate it. My ma watches me take it. And it totally makes me life less. I wanna hide in my covers and not move.I dont want to eat,drink, and I feel like I dont care for things. I'm shakey. I can't be creative or do much . I am usually full of life and energy without it. Idk Wa to do. I can't flush it out. I'm stuck.

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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