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[–]throwitawaytodayokay 20 points21 points  (9 children)

This is exactly why I refuse to take my Adderall script everyday. Way too worried I'll develop a dependence on it (and I have terrible willpower, so I'd probably end up taking forever before finally deciding to stop using it). Crazy story tho and best of luck in the future!

[–]dr9090 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It looks like excessive ritalin use triggered mild psychosis. It's something that happens with stimulants sometimes. Shame on your doctors for not recognizing it. Good thing is that it usually passes once the triggering elements (stimulants or severe stress) are removed. Good luck

[–]MaybeImNotHuman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A similar situation happened to me with abuse of adderall and vyvanse over a shorter period of time. It blows my mind that children are being prescribed amphetamines at that age. I do not believe add/adhd are as prevalent as they are made out to be. Kids are not interested because school is often boring and kids want to play and be kids. It is sad that many people have to suffer through the addictions of drugs they should not have been taking to begin with, while the pharmaceutical industries profit off their misery. Glad to hear that you are better!

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[–]inlovewithfanta 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I was prescribed ritalin from age seven (what the fuck), now I'm on (but don't actually take) 20mg of dexamphetamine daily, I'll only take about max 20mg a week, I feel like taking them daily is a recipe for disaster. I read everything you wrote and I'm glad you did because we need more anecdotal accounts of prescription stimulants, thanks for this and I'm glad you're going strong

[–]throwitawaytodayokay 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Seven? Even if you were able to accurately diagnose ADD/ADHD at that age, that's way too young to introduce a chemical (and therefore a chemical dependence) to the brain. Have you been on any other ADD meds? How would you compare the dextroamphetamine to them? I've been toying with the idea of trying to switch my script to Dexedrine as I can't stand the side effects/comedowns from Adderall.

[–]inlovewithfanta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I worked my way up, Ritalin then Strattera (didn't work), to Concerta and now to Dexamphetamine (Dexedrine), which seems to be the best of them all, definitely the most addictive of the bunch for me though

I haven't tried Adderall but I can't imagine much would change by swapping to Dex, considering they're mostly the same (100% d-amp as opposed to 75% d-amp and 25% l-amp for adderall), but they don't prescribe it in my country so I can't say from personal experience. Ritalin and Concerta made me feel more wired and made my heart race faster (I think, I was younger and don't remember easily though), Dex is good, wouldn't hurt trying it out just to see