Medicine vs. Addiction
Citation: Skeptic. "Medicine vs. Addiction: An Experience with Amphetamines (Adderall) (exp65578)". Erowid.org. Jan 18, 2018. erowid.org/exp/65578
I really don't understand many of these postings. I was diagnosed ADD as an adult and prescribed Adderall several years ago. I was very skeptical that in fact I was ADD, but I tried the medicine. I was somewhat alarmed after about 20 minutes when everything around me seemed to become quiet, when in fact there was no noise. I realized it was the buzz inside my head quieting down, for a lack of a better explanation. I have never felt 'speeded up' when taking Adderall, and never felt the need to take it - I would take it because it helped some of more annoying 'ADD habits', such as constantly interrupting people and not being able to sit still in meetings. In fact, after a few years, I would start to get sleepy about 20 minutes after taking a dose. I would usually forget to take the second dose, so my scrip would last more than a month. I have never taken Adderall without a prescription, and stopped taking it completely (primarily due to persistent 'dry mouth') without any 'withdrawl' symptoms.
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