You’ve realized that it is time for you to take action, seek a doctor and get prescribed some form of ADHD medication.
Step 1 - Become an expert
Before you go meet with your doctor, make sure you know the signs of ADHD so you can talk about it specifically and refer to real examples.
-Anytime I’m working on a project I find myself on Facebook or checking my email instead of working on it.
-I’ll be reading a book and I’ll finish the page and won’t remember what I read. I typically need to read the first paragraph a few times before my mind consumes the information.
-It’s hard sitting still in class. I want to get up and walk around or talk to my friends.
-Class is boring.
-Work is boring.
-My attention to detail is non-existent.
-I have chronic procrastination.
-I find myself moving from one incomplete task to the next, which results in nothing ever being accomplished.
-I keep missing work deadlines.
-If I don’t write something down right away I’ll forget it.
-My grades were better in middle school, and now I can’t focus in high school.
Now its time to meet with a professional.
“I’ve been prescribed adderall for years and don't know what I would do without it. However, dealing with the associated anxiety and comedowns is exhausting. When I heard about vyvanse from my doctor, she prescribed it for me and I hoped that it would solve my problems. I take one 20mg IR and then another several hours later, so she gave me 30mg of vyvanse. I was loving it for about 2 weeks.
I felt the similar effects of adderall but could tell that the vyvanse was a lot smoother. I was having a hard time with insomnia though; much different that adderall. I didn't have racing thoughts, but just couldn't sleep. I figured that my body just needed to adjust to the new drug.
Travis Lewis claims he thought he was taking caffeine pills, not Adderall.
“I thought I was taking caffeine pills,” Lewis said. “Big mistake. Don’t ever trust a friend that gives you something like that.”
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He thought he was taking Adderall? Are you serious? Anyone who has ever taken Adderall knows that it is nothing like a caffeine pill. It is MUCH better. Also, Lewis should not be pointing the blame to his so-called friend for fooling him into taking Adderall. Bitch please --- have you ever seen a caffeine pill that looks like an orange football with a 20mg or 10mg on it?
Adderall In SystemThings you should know -- Adderall is a lipophilic drug, meaning it distributes itself into fat stores and slowly seeps out over time. The half-life is roughly 10-14 hours for l-amphetamine and d-amphetamine. READ MORE
If you are a “normal” person who is prescribed adderall to treat your ADHD, and you DO NOT ABUSE adderall, than I think that having a couple drinks at the end of the day to wind down can actually be helpful for most people.
However, if you abuse adderall and party your balls off on it -- and then get extremely drunk (cough...cough...college) than you should reconsider mixing your study drug with some jungle juice the next time you party on Thirsty Thursday. You’re just asking for trouble.
Here are some “medical reasons” mixed with my reasoning as to why Adderall and Alcohol do not mix.
Uppers & DownersAlcohol is a depressant and Adderall is a stimulant. As much as I want to argue that alcohol is a stimulant for most people, it really isn’t. Just because you get excited and think you are superman, or have the balls to jump up on the bar and dance to your favorite song playing that the DJ is playing, it still doesn’t mean alcohol is an upper...I KNOW!! Totally mixed triggers. However, we all can agree that adderall (amphetamine salts) are uppers.
Mixing the two will not cancel each other out entirely.
Impaired JudgementAdderall can hinder your ability to tell if you are too tired or too intoxicated. Like, thinking its okay to drive, or not thinking you are drunk at all and continuing to drink. I’m a total victim to drinking more when on adderall. And normally, I’m not eating as much as I normally would on another day, so I get drunk even faster.
So you took too much adderall and you’re crashing, and you’re experience the adderall crash or the adderall comedown. It happens to each and every one of us who takes adderall. So don’t freak out.
You most likely took too much adderall throughout the day, and pushed yourself to exhaustion and you’re now unable to do anything else, thus resulting in your adderall crash. Your head hurts, speaking gets slurred, and now you either need to get back to the way you felt 2 hours ago (you won’t feel that good so please call it quits with my adderall rule that you need to instill) or you need to pass out from this crash.
Please work on passing out. Here’s what to do in order to help ease the adderall crash next time.
Vyvanse and Adderall have many similarities but there is some important difference to be noted. I’ve put together a list that I have personally experienced and also obtained from others who have noticed differences between adderall and vyvanse.
Oh the joys of being so productive sometimes come with side effects that guys and girls both experience. However, there are different side effects of that effect men and women differently. Since I do not have a vagina, I’m going to start off by highlighting Adderall side effects in men, which mostly highlights Adderall sexual side effects. We’ll talk about women side effects on another post.
If you’ve ever pushed yourself to the limits on adderall you know what I’m talking about when I say, “adderall crash.”
If you’re one of the many people who have difficulty dealing with the crash, I suggest you read my blog post with helpful hints on surviving the crash.
Read it here ---> Adderall Crash - How to Deal with the Crash
I wanted to answer this question as a blog post and share with my readers my experience with the crash -- I feel it’s important for other people who take adderall or other ADHD prescription drugs to learn that they are not alone when certain feelings that he or she may not normally feel arise when coming off adderall.
**NOTE** I am not a doctor, or trying to pretend to be. My words and entire website is only my personal opinion and should not be taken as medical advice. If you are concerned with your health or having medical issues, please see a doctor and seek help.
Now that the legal mumbo-jumbo is out of the way here we go --
Subject: adderall crash
Message: Hi, I was wondering if depression is a common side effect of adderallcrash. I have found I have this issue only after stopping it or decreasing my dose, and I will either experience the common side of effect of increased anger or depression. Do anti-depressants help fend this off? Thanks!
Daily Consumption: 20mg XR
Favorite POF Activity: Thinking/writing/discussing/working out.
I’m going to answer the question in two parts;
#1 - Is depression a common side effect of the adderall crash?
#2 - Do anti-depressants help fend off depression from the adderall crash?
Stendra is a PDE5 inhibitor and is categorized in the same drug class as Cialis, Viagra, Levitra and Staxyn. Although Stendra suggests taking Stendra 30 minutes before sexual activity, some men reported it working as fast as 15 minutes. Viagra typically takes about an hour to kick in. And yes, I do know from experience.
There was a clinical trial of over 1,200 men with ED who participated in the Stendra studies. 50mg, 100mg and 200mg doses of Stendra were given to some men and all the doses showed signs of improvement in erectile function compared to those men given a placebo.
77% of men with general erectile dysfunction were able to get an erection taking Stendra while 54% of the men who took a placebo did.
63% of men who had diabetes related ED got an erection after taking Stendra, while 42% of the men who took placebo.READ MORE
This is a classic case of what you should not do with your prescription medicine. Kimber Leigh West, a 19 year old resident of Lake Saint Louis sold two doses of her prescription Vyvanse to an undercover officer on August 31st and November 18th at 1600 Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
Apparently, Kimber’s mother is as bright as she is, because she only sold two tablets of Vyvanse to the undercover cop because her mom knew she was selling her medication and only gave her a limited amount of pills at a time. Good parenting there mom.
According to the police report, Kimber West was arrested on February 6th by the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department and confessed to selling her Vyvanse prescription.
I would be so pissed off if I had to sit next to an extremely fat or huge person on an airplane. I always try to get myself an aisle or a seat next to a pretty lady, but I have had to suffer the pain of sitting in the middle between a couple of dudes before.
But never have I ever had to sit next to an extremely fat person or an Andre The Giant size person on an airplane before. And I will die fighting to make sure that I never have to.
I have nothing against fat people, (except for their fat) however, I don’t think its fair that anyone should have to suffer and/or be put in an uncomfortable situation where an extremely large person sits next to you and takes up half of your seat as well.
If airlines charge for luggage and second baggage fee and in some cases charging to use the restroom, they why haven’t we started charging people who take up more than one seat? We charge more to get a XXL shirt. We should charge more for being exceeding the amount of girth these chairs can cover. We have grown out of the “One Size Fits All” airline seating and need to accommodate this change.
And we don’t charge extra because it’s “not fair” to charge a fat person? It’s not their fault they are fat?
I want to win this thing. I really want to fucking win this thing -- I really do.
This is the largest lottery jackpot that has ever happened. The largest in world history! Not only would you win the god-damn Mega Millions Lottery, you will be winning the largest jackpot in world history!!
Holy Shit...I get a little nauseous thinking about winning.
Everyone and the grandmother are buying tickets for this. It has been reported that some liquor stores have been selling more than $1,000 worth of tickets within only 5 hours.
The cash option is $389 million.
If you don’t know how to play Mega Millions, you’re probably under 18 years old or partially handicap but here’s the deal:
YES! If it’s not the best time wasting game ever, I really don’t know what the hell is -- Angry Birds is back!
Just in time for the end of finals, ROVIO has come out with its official trailer for Angry Birds Space! (#angrybirdsspace)
This game is sure to make DMV lines go faster, study sessions seem like they are never ending, and waiting rooms no longer of a wait. But how much time has Angry Birds actually taken away from productivity?
Kim Kardashian isn’t the only one in the Kardashian-Jenner family with an endorsement deal.
Kris Jenner, the 56 year old mother of Kourtney (32), Kim (31) and Khloe Kardashian (27), has become the celebreity spokesperson for ZESTRA, a brand of sexual arousal oils that claims to “help women get in the mood and ready for romance in minutes.”
After 21 years of marriage, Kris Jenner and her husband, Bruce Jenner, make sure they have the assistance they need to keep their sexual lifestyle in order.
Kris Jenner has endorsed Zestra for one of the reasons as she believes Zestra can “add a little excitement” to any woman’s love life. Some “instant gratification” into the bedroom.
“You can’t always plan a romantic dinner or wait for a vacation to have amazing sex, so you have to take advantage of those moments of mutual intimacy. For me, [Zestra provides] instant gratification. In a busy, complicated, hectic life, you can still fit in the time for sex, and you know it’s going to be enjoyable.”
Who couldn’t use more instant gratification in the bedroom?
“I know sex is going to be good with Zestra, so why have sex without it?” Kris Jenner is quoted as saying on Zestra.com.
The adderall shortage will continue in 2012 and I doubt it will lessen up anytime soon.
The New York Times reported that the FDA has recently added adderall to its official drug shortages list.
You’d think that it being February of 2012 that pharmacies would have their shelves stocked with inventory. But that’s not the case.
There are a few different stories as to why there is an adderall shortage.
Some believe that the shortage should be blamed on the amount of people being diagnosed with ADHD and being prescribed medication for treatment.
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2007 about 9.5 percent, or 5.4 million, of school aged children were diagnosed with ADHD.
There has also been an increase of 13.4 percent in adderall prescriptions from 2009 to 2010. Reuters reported that during 2009 to 2010 more than 18 million prescriptions of adderall were written.
Adderall can turn the most boring class you’ve ever had into the most amazing, learning, plug me into the matrix, I love this class feeling within 45 minutes. Taking adderall and learning just feels good. But what I just LOVE to do, is tweet my random adderall thoughts. It’s freakin’ awesome.
I’m not the biggest twitter person out there, or a person who has been tweeting since tweeting was incepted all the way back in July of 2006. (It’s actually weird to see twitter accounts that have been around since then.) And I’m not someone to be tweeting 30-40 times throughout the day. Those people are annoying, and they become unfollowed faster than a new #SingleGirlProblems account gets created. However, I am a BIG FAN of tweeting while on adderall.
There’s something about interacting with people immediately, which tickles my “instant gratification” need, and the ability to interact with people all over the world instantly.
Who’s tweeting about #adderallproblems or #adderallsolutions? What are other people experiencing through the #adderallshortage? How can I help my fellow pof friends and get them to a pharmacy that has adderall on the shelves. I even created a page on this site, entirely for #adderallproblems tweets.
Twitter is helpful, informative, and awesome.
But with all the good things it brings it is also creates addicting habits. I check twitter first thing in the morning, and right before I go to bed. I have noticed that my overall productivity and list-mode syndrome declined with my increase in twitter. I stay up later than I should, because I’m too busy refreshing my timeline, and instead of taking time for myself and my own reality I look to twitter to fill those moments. I’ve also noticed my writing has decrease because most of my thoughts are tweeted rather than written down. However, my knowledge of world news, local events, social media, health, adderall, world trends and other random stuff has drastically improved because of my twitter use.
I have a few friends who don’t have twitter, don’t want to get twitter and really don’t understand the need, desire or reason to get onboard with twitter. That’s totally fine. But what I’m seeing and predicting is within the near future, we are going to be seeing a decrease in text messaging and an increase in tweeting.
The man in the video is Evan van der Spuy, a mountain biker, riding in a race at Albert Falls Dam in KwaZulu Natala, South Africa.
Travis Walker, is Evan’s teamate we hear warning him to "watch the buck."