He did stop drinking, along with not sleeping or eating. Letâs get this out of the way: Prescription Adderall works very well for some people with ADHD. I am no longer able to work. I was consumed with how much I was accomplishing. 'The Meds Made Me Feel Like The Most Confident, Smartest Person In Every Room' I was prescribed Adderall for ADHD when I was a sophomore in high school, and my addiction began during my junior year. Zara Risoldi Cochrane, Pharm.D., M.S., FASCP, Behavioral Therapy Touted as Solution to ADHD, Assess Your Child's ADHD Symptoms and Choose a Specialist, FDA Approves First Medical Device for ADHD. Being an asshole. I don't even care to share my addiction story, I just hope you can stop the drug. When I take my XR, I am a cold calculating machine for about 6 hours. ADHDawareness.com assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self-diagnosis and/or treatment using mentioned products. No skeletons in my closet & nothing eating me alive, I am clean inside so I can recieve the flow of God's spirit into me. Then I went on risperdal, then Prozac, then Welbutrin and Celexa, that caused rapid weight gain and i was binge eating from depression. Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you take. In 11th grade I thought that taking adderall made me smarter so I began taking 30-50 mg. Then, I had this huge tolerance. In the correct dosage it did help his concentration , but you can resist the high??? I have very bad ADD, and the difference in my competence, confidence, intelligence and ability persuade is night and day. That happens to me too not all the time but usually within 15 mins and up to an hour after my med.in the morning . I first took adderall in middle school. We do not make any health claims about products being discussed. I truly have just let it go. I dont necessarily hate adderall, i just know for me personally, if i could go back to the day before i ever went to see a doctor (upon my moms advice) i would be just fine without ever having been on it. I admit that I am a tobacco chewer which has helped me go cold turkey. A lower dosage is less likely to give you withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking the drug. I knew him to be a very sweet person. As for adderall, I would have days on end where I felt sad, anxious, foggy, etc. Approximately 3 years ago my son started using Adderall to help focus and complete tasks. Please do not beleive this bias article! (Triple post, keep this one, discard other 2 similar posts, thanks.). I'm emotionally, physically, & spiritually healthly b/c I'm in AA & work the 12 steps, ask God to help me. Taking the drug at regular intervals, usually in the morning, can also help reduce withdrawal symptoms. If you convince yourself (by your addiction) the only way you can be happy or "normal" again is by taking adderall, that will be your reality. Instead of having a million thoughts bouncing around inside my head, I am able to organize those million thoughts into something more coherent and usable. People may laugh and say it's only adderal but from my experience, I've tried near every recreational drug that you can think of and never did a single one twice because I had self control and logic. I take it and im not "disconnected". The most noticeable side effect was inability to fall asleep, which was compensated with 10 to 20 mg of Zolpidem. PLEASE - Don't mistake my double entry of the post below as anything other than clicking enter 2 X!! I was diagnosed 5 times I had ADD by Psychatrists because I never believed I had ADD and everyone had me convinced except me. Because Adderall is a stimulant, people can feel sluggish as the drug begins to wear off. The chance of having an Adderall crash is greater for these people who do not use the drug under doctorâs supervision. Babies born to mothers taking Adderall may go through the Adderall crash, as well. The fact that it affects the way your brain feels happiness should tell it all, i hate how much doctors throw that diagnosis out there. Adderall will destroy your natural ability to focus and be aroused by general life activities. Good luck to all who are trying to get off Adderall because it makes you feel worse than your pre-stimulant life! I'm very sad because I miss having a normal life, and I feel like it was stolen from me. As someone who was going down the same path as the original poster, I agree 100%. But he started taking Adderall few months ago and everything changed after that. Adderall only goes after the symptoms and completely ignores the causes of the out of control symptoms. Some people cannot deal with the effects and therefore have a negative view of a drug that helps many people - you're one of those people. The only way to see results for anything is CONSISTENCY!! Kate ended up giving me more Adderall, and I found myself an entirely different girl in the world of academia. Trust me....8 years on it and it is everything he described. If you are taking it prescribed it will most likely not feel like anything, however, if you are taking it to get high there are many different ways you could feel. None of the information on our website is intended to be an enticement to purchase and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. I was diagnosed with ADHD. I used to struggle to pay attention in school. @seraphic313 - wow! Cleaning his apartment all thru the night and in the morning he would start all over again. im worried i will regret the lost unhappy time with my children that i used to feel before adderall. 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