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Off Label Use: A Bust
Amphetamines (Adderall)
by parallelograndma
Citation:   parallelograndma. "Off Label Use: A Bust: An Experience with Amphetamines (Adderall) (exp81628)". Oct 19, 2020.

T+ 0:00
10 mg oral Amphetamines (pill / tablet)
  T+ 1:00 10 mg insufflated Amphetamines (ground / crushed)


I orally ingested 10, then (1 hour later) insufflated another 10 milligrams of the ADD/ADHD medication known as adderall. I did this--as I often do with other substances--for a reason other than pleasure (imagine that!). I had a full day of menial work to do and thought (mistakenly) that adderall would provide a nice stimulant accompaniment.

After ingesting the first 10, I felt little effect, so I decided to snort the other half. There was essentially no burn. After 10 minutes, I began to experience moderate drainage and fairly concerning tachycardia. I had no baseline pulse, but I'm usually in the low 70s, and my heart rate was around 110. This heart rate increase was accompanied by mild diaphoresis and extreme thirst. If I'd had a sphygmomanometer, I'm sure my blood pressure would have been elevated.

Aside from the physiological effects, I began to notice some psychoactive ones, too, at around the same time. These included, as--for me--stimulants often do, a complete reluctance to express myself verbally. I have always--counter intuitively--experienced this with cocaine. Also, I found my concentration to actually be compromised, as opposed to enhanced, resulting in a slower work pace. I found myself often, during this stage, abandoning my work for strange mental tangents. Furthermore, I discovered this substance to be of absolutely no value hedonistically. Nothing about it was pleasurable. It rendered me distracted and asocial. Worse still, I didn't research its duration of action, and had a lot of trouble falling asleep.

Adderall is of no use for mindless work, pleasure-seeking, or social lubrication. I may try it again on something a little more academic, as I'm well aware of its reputation as a nootropic.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 81628
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 28 
Published: Oct 19, 2020Views: 802
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