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Long-Term Deep Thinking
Amphetamines (Adderall)
by Dumbo800
Citation:   Dumbo800. "Long-Term Deep Thinking: An Experience with Amphetamines (Adderall) (exp79705)". Erowid.org. Jul 8, 2019. erowid.org/exp/79705

 
DOSE:
20 mg oral Amphetamines (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 150 lb


I was diagnosed with AD(H)D in 2nd grade. From then til 5th grade I was on Ritalin twice a day (unknown dosage at this point). I do not remember much of the drug's effects on me, and I don't really think any effects from an 8 year old kid are relevant.

Once I was on Adderall, I eventually began to notice (around 8th grade) that I would have periods of very deep thinking and strong philosophical views.
I would have periods of very deep thinking and strong philosophical views.
The initial experiment of proving it was the drug was to work on a school project during the night while taking an extra dose. I had never had such mindblowing ideas before. And while some were far-fetched, others made perfect sense.

I experimented a few times with pulling all nighters in that fashion and oftentimes writing down my ideas. My next experiment occurred at my second prom in 11th grade. I took my normal 20mg dose before getting on the bus (because we would get searched before boarding). Once we got there and I heard the music, I felt amazing. The bass seemed to enhance any and every thought I ever had. And it was just the bass frequencies. Thankfully every song they played had the usually ridiculous pop music basslines and synth beats. By the end of that night, I was a well of philosophy, having new theories about everything.

I eventually stopped taking my Adderall because I was tired of being dependant on a drug to even sit still during a test. Unfortunately, I wish I would have kept my prescriptions intact and kept getting my visits for new ones, because I have a feeling that it would have made an awesome recreational drug for me. Sadly, all of my recreational experiences have been with robotussin, vicodin, caffeine, and gabapentin. 1/2 of those choices scare me in larger quantities due to the acetaminophin/paracetemol in them. Caffeine gives me panic attacks and gabapentin (while in large supply at my house due to my father getting nerve damage via dog bite) takes such a large dose and lasts so long that I can't take it if I work the next morning.

While I enjoy my other experiences, I think Adderall was the most rewarding of any. It made me feel good by making me feel smarter, or at least letting me access more of my brain's capabilities.

Exp Year: 1999-2009ExpID: 79705
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 17 
Published: Jul 8, 2019Views: 439
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