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2012-06-10 06:04:26 PM
The school teacher wanted my son to go on meds. The psychologist said no, she tested him and I paraphrase : he was gifted but distracted at school like any other 14 year old boy that is surrounded by girls that suddenly grew boobs over the summer.
 
2012-06-10 06:07:35 PM
I've been on Adderall for over a decade. I can stop taking it with no negative side effects, other than going back to not being able to finish anything because shiny.

The shortages are bothersome. Not because I'm dying for a fix, but because trying to find a pharmacy that can fill the prescription is a pain in the ass.
 
2012-06-10 06:07:52 PM

BlueJay206: That day can't come soon enough where you will be required to pee in a cup to even enter the testing hall, and then to be able to leave...After all, a stupid kid taking smart drugs to pass a test is still going to be stupid in college and beyond.

Cheating is cheating, no matter which way you slice it


or a smart kid taking stupid drugs (mariHUANA)
 
2012-06-10 06:09:15 PM

Harry_Seldon: titwrench: I was recently prescribed Xanax. I don't want to take it anyone have any experiences with it?

Highly addictive...To be avoided. Doctor will eventually tell you he will quit prescribing to you after making you an addict. It will also be your fault for being weak, and becoming dependent.


First of all, define "addictive". I've taken 0.5 MG, once per day, for about 5-6 years now. I absolutely need it, and I notice its affects (positive). I've never had tolerance issues where I needed to up the dosage, ever.

I don't consider that a bad thing. As compared to, say, alcohol addiction... where you start with a six pack a day and find yourself downing a 5th of whiskey every night, and taking a sip here and there during the day just to get by.

Maybe everyone is different. I'm not a doctor, and only know of my own experience.

And to the person who said "your doctor will take you off and leave you addicted". No, he won't. That can kill you. If you're not tolerating Xanax well, you have to very carefully be weaned off of it... and slowly.
 
2012-06-10 06:11:53 PM
I can hypercaffeinate myself and get the same effect. Makes me sit still so I can focus on mundane shiat.
 
2012-06-10 06:12:45 PM

downstairs: Harry_Seldon: titwrench: I was recently prescribed Xanax. I don't want to take it anyone have any experiences with it?

Highly addictive...To be avoided. Doctor will eventually tell you he will quit prescribing to you after making you an addict. It will also be your fault for being weak, and becoming dependent.

First of all, define "addictive". I've taken 0.5 MG, once per day, for about 5-6 years now. I absolutely need it, and I notice its affects (positive). I've never had tolerance issues where I needed to up the dosage, ever.

I don't consider that a bad thing. As compared to, say, alcohol addiction... where you start with a six pack a day and find yourself downing a 5th of whiskey every night, and taking a sip here and there during the day just to get by.

Maybe everyone is different. I'm not a doctor, and only know of my own experience.

And to the person who said "your doctor will take you off and leave you addicted". No, he won't. That can kill you. If you're not tolerating Xanax well, you have to very carefully be weaned off of it... and slowly.


That is because you have a good doctor.
 
2012-06-10 06:16:22 PM
Why don't the students just buy a five pound bottle of Trucker's Best? Surely there can't be a shortage of Amphetamines? The country runs on the stuff.

I expect Ric Romero must be informed of this news ... eventually.

Students taking uppers to study. Oh, my! Is this a repeat from 1969?
 
2012-06-10 06:20:23 PM

Harry_Seldon: downstairs: Harry_Seldon: titwrench: I was recently prescribed Xanax. I don't want to take it anyone have any experiences with it?

Highly addictive...To be avoided. Doctor will eventually tell you he will quit prescribing to you after making you an addict. It will also be your fault for being weak, and becoming dependent.

First of all, define "addictive". I've taken 0.5 MG, once per day, for about 5-6 years now. I absolutely need it, and I notice its affects (positive). I've never had tolerance issues where I needed to up the dosage, ever.

I don't consider that a bad thing. As compared to, say, alcohol addiction... where you start with a six pack a day and find yourself downing a 5th of whiskey every night, and taking a sip here and there during the day just to get by.

Maybe everyone is different. I'm not a doctor, and only know of my own experience.

And to the person who said "your doctor will take you off and leave you addicted". No, he won't. That can kill you. If you're not tolerating Xanax well, you have to very carefully be weaned off of it... and slowly.

That is because you have a good doctor.


Funny thing is, I *am* prone to actual addiction. As in, needing more and more to get the same high. I have a very compulsive personality, and at my worst moments tend to want a quick fix rather than work long-term on a problem.

Hence, I stay away from all drugs. Even pot. (Ok, alcohol not so much... but whatever. I just don't get behind the wheel when I drink.)

And Xanax... no tolerance issues at all. Guess I got lucky there.
 
2012-06-10 06:24:16 PM

downstairs: Harry_Seldon: titwrench: I was recently prescribed Xanax. I don't want to take it anyone have any experiences with it?

Highly addictive...To be avoided. Doctor will eventually tell you he will quit prescribing to you after making you an addict. It will also be your fault for being weak, and becoming dependent.

First of all, define "addictive". I've taken 0.5 MG, once per day, for about 5-6 years now. I absolutely need it, and I notice its affects (positive). I've never had tolerance issues where I needed to up the dosage, ever.

I don't consider that a bad thing. As compared to, say, alcohol addiction... where you start with a six pack a day and find yourself downing a 5th of whiskey every night, and taking a sip here and there during the day just to get by.

Maybe everyone is different. I'm not a doctor, and only know of my own experience.

And to the person who said "your doctor will take you off and leave you addicted". No, he won't. That can kill you. If you're not tolerating Xanax well, you have to very carefully be weaned off of it... and slowly.


People are... different. Some people, I don't think the term "tolerance" is applicable. It's that they want to grow and expand, which is not unnatural at all. So moving on to bigger things means taking more and the weird behavior seems pretty awesome and better than before. Things get worse, progressively. Basically, "you can't handle your shiat" instead of understanding moderation and the limits of what this stuff will do for you and not expecting more by taking more.
 
2012-06-10 06:25:09 PM

Oznog: downstairs: Harry_Seldon: titwrench: I was recently prescribed Xanax. I don't want to take it anyone have any experiences with it?

Highly addictive...To be avoided. Doctor will eventually tell you he will quit prescribing to you after making you an addict. It will also be your fault for being weak, and becoming dependent.

First of all, define "addictive". I've taken 0.5 MG, once per day, for about 5-6 years now. I absolutely need it, and I notice its affects (positive). I've never had tolerance issues where I needed to up the dosage, ever.

I don't consider that a bad thing. As compared to, say, alcohol addiction... where you start with a six pack a day and find yourself downing a 5th of whiskey every night, and taking a sip here and there during the day just to get by.

Maybe everyone is different. I'm not a doctor, and only know of my own experience.

And to the person who said "your doctor will take you off and leave you addicted". No, he won't. That can kill you. If you're not tolerating Xanax well, you have to very carefully be weaned off of it... and slowly.

People are... different. Some people, I don't think the term "tolerance" is applicable. It's that they want to grow and expand, which is not unnatural at all. So moving on to bigger things means taking more and the weird behavior seems pretty awesome and better than before. Things get worse, progressively. Basically, "you can't handle your shiat" instead of understanding moderation and the limits of what this stuff will do for you and not expecting more by taking more.


why not just take psyliocybin??
 
2012-06-10 06:26:44 PM

morgantx: I honestly have to wonder what kind of a society we're creating when children are feeling such an intense need to be perfect that they're taking drugs to STUDY.


Link

"I don't care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul"
 
2012-06-10 06:28:38 PM
WELL DUH.

/my narcolepsy med is also for adhd
//and I have come close to slapping a friend bemoaning the shortage in jan because she wanted to 'get stuff done'
///I need it to do things like 'safely drive'
 
2012-06-10 06:29:25 PM
I don't know if I would consider taking pills like this to be cheating. If all they do is enhance your ability to focus then you still have to actually do the studying to pass the test. Do you forget everything that you crammed while under the influence after the effects wear off?

I've never taken anything prescription like this, but I did pop caffeine pills freshman year in college so that I could stay awake during my 8am comp sci data structures class taught by a Chinese adjunct professor who could barely speak English. I had to stop when they made my heels bleed.
 
2012-06-10 06:32:37 PM
images.gizmag.com

Modafinil, much better idea. It's a sort of stimulant but more for attention than general stimulation. No jitters, no high, nonaddictive. You can actually sleep just fine with it, too.

It's not widely overprescribed because of warnings of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a medical crisis where the body attacks its own skin. It CAN be pretty godawful horrific but could also just be a rash. There's only a handful of cases documented with modafinil in trials or in use since then, and most cases weren't all that serious. And they watch for it pretty carefully in studies and in the field so it seems unlikely that it's more common than indicated.
 
2012-06-10 06:33:26 PM

PonceAlyosha: Yeah, no shiat. We should regulate these harder than we regulate marijuana and alcohol due to the long term effects they have on young people's brains and behavior.


I have to usually try three pharmacies, get my script in person each month, and justify needing it to my insurer every 12 months.

How about going after the doctors who make it incredibly easy for kids to get scripts with a half hour appointment and leave us who have documented and legit needs out of it?
 
2012-06-10 06:36:22 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: PonceAlyosha: Yeah, no shiat. We should regulate these harder than we regulate marijuana and alcohol due to the long term effects they have on young people's brains and behavior.

I have to usually try three pharmacies, get my script in person each month, and justify needing it to my insurer every 12 months.

How about going after the doctors who make it incredibly easy for kids to get scripts with a half hour appointment and leave us who have documented and legit needs out of it?


bigtopfive.com.s120608.gridserver.com

You want a documented and legit need for it? I can get you a documented and legit need for it.
Hell, I can get you a documented and legit need by 3 o'clock this afternoon- WITH a valid, filled prescription!
 
2012-06-10 06:37:20 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: WELL DUH.

/my narcolepsy med is also for adhd
//and I have come close to slapping a friend bemoaning the shortage in jan because she wanted to 'get stuff done'
///I need it to do things like 'safely drive'


which you could do without pills. u just like the feeling of the extra dopamine. classic addict behaviour.
 
2012-06-10 06:37:32 PM

GhostFish: I've been on Adderall for over a decade. I can stop taking it with no negative side effects, other than going back to not being able to finish anything because shiny.

The shortages are bothersome. Not because I'm dying for a fix, but because trying to find a pharmacy that can fill the prescription is a pain in the ass.


I've been using Concerta for about six months now and have a similar experience with it. The only 'side effect' other than losing concentration is that I sleep more on non-med days, once or twice a week. I was actually pretty well adjusted to it, medium dose, when I had my car accident a couple weeks ago and between that and the vacation we'd already paid for, have been off it long enough to apparently lose a lot of my tolerance. We'll see if I get to sleep at all tonight.

Haven't had any shortage problems at least but that might be because of the rural location and Wegmans having an awesome pharmacy in general. They sure keep it better stocked than some of the other sections I frequent.
 
2012-06-10 06:37:37 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: How about going after the doctors who make it incredibly easy for kids to get scripts with a half hour appointment and leave us who have documented and legit needs out of it?


^^^^This.

Even as an adult, my doctor perscribed me Xanax basically to get me out of the office. By a stroke of luck it worked, and luckily I have a psychiatrist (and a good one to boot) handling those meds now. I just KNEW my general doctor didn't know crap.

I had cluster migraine headaches and he perscribed me vicodin. It doesn't work like that, idiot. Went to a real brain doctor and got some serious psych meds that luckily solved the cluster headache problem within a month.

I hate GPs
 
2012-06-10 06:38:14 PM
Adderall is awesome for those who suffer from severe depression.

Self medicating is probably the only reason why I am still living today
 
2012-06-10 06:38:20 PM

Gyrfalcon: The most popular "study drug" among high school students, it lasts 8 to 12 hours, and its generic equivalent is less expensive than Vyvanse. Small beads in capsules can be crushed and snorted. It increases dopamine levels in the brain but also can affect sleep patterns.

Who the f*ck are they trying to educate here?!?


The suckers who just swallow the pills.
 
2012-06-10 06:41:12 PM

Oznog: Modafinil, much better idea. It's a sort of stimulant but more for attention than general stimulation. No jitters, no high, nonaddictive. You can actually sleep just fine with it, too.

It's not widely overprescribed because of warnings of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a medical crisis where the body attacks its own skin. It CAN be pretty godawful horrific but could also just be a rash. There's only a handful of cases documented with modafinil in trials or in use since then, and most cases weren't all that serious. And they watch for it pretty carefully in studies and in the field so it seems unlikely that it's more common than indicated.


Having had SJ due to a different drug... it SUCKED. Agony for a week, lucky it was that long.

Provigil doesn't do a damn thing to stop the narcolepsy attacks either. I don't get the appeal because it didn't help me with focus either. Vyvance worked okay until my heart rate skyrocketed.

And the appeal of regular adderall - not XR - is that I can take an extra bit right before I feel an attack coming on. Or, if you will, right before the upper middle class overachiever needs to take a final. Very quick acting.
 
2012-06-10 06:45:56 PM

titwrench: I was recently prescribed Xanax. I don't want to take it anyone have any experiences with it?


Stay the fark away from it.

Being on it is fine.
Being not on it damn near farking killed me.
Took my brain 8 months to recover from whatever horror it did - and despite what the doctor says, that shiat DOES rewire your farking brain.
Use Pot. Meditate. Stare at naked ladies. Whatever it takes to avoid Xanax, or any other "diazopams" or whatever the hell they are.

Unless you are under the tight, controlled scrutiny and observation of an accredited PSYCHIATRIST on speed-dial, do not farking take it.
 
2012-06-10 06:46:14 PM

Oznog: Modafinil, much better idea. It's a sort of stimulant but more for attention than general stimulation. No jitters, no high, nonaddictive. You can actually sleep just fine with it, too.


I wouldn't call it "just fine". I mean, you sleep, but pretty much wake up as soon as a mosquito lands on you.

And your pee smells like a tire fire while it's in your system.
 
2012-06-10 06:47:11 PM

Oznog: [images.gizmag.com image 498x298]

Modafinil, much better idea. It's a sort of stimulant but more for attention than general stimulation. No jitters, no high, nonaddictive. You can actually sleep just fine with it, too.

It's not widely overprescribed because of warnings of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a medical crisis where the body attacks its own skin. It CAN be pretty godawful horrific but could also just be a rash. There's only a handful of cases documented with modafinil in trials or in use since then, and most cases weren't all that serious. And they watch for it pretty carefully in studies and in the field so it seems unlikely that it's more common than indicated.



"Sir, calm down, you're going to give yourself skin failure. The symptoms you describe lead me to believe that you are suffering from bonus eruptus, a rare disorder in which the skeleton tries to jump out of the skin. The only way to stop it is through transdental electromicide. I'll need a golf cart motor and a thousand volt capacimator, stat."
 
2012-06-10 06:49:11 PM

downstairs: StreetlightInTheGhetto: How about going after the doctors who make it incredibly easy for kids to get scripts with a half hour appointment and leave us who have documented and legit needs out of it?

^^^^This.

Even as an adult, my doctor perscribed me Xanax basically to get me out of the office. By a stroke of luck it worked, and luckily I have a psychiatrist (and a good one to boot) handling those meds now. I just KNEW my general doctor didn't know crap.

I had cluster migraine headaches and he perscribed me vicodin. It doesn't work like that, idiot. Went to a real brain doctor and got some serious psych meds that luckily solved the cluster headache problem within a month.

I hate GPs


I am very lucky that my last and my current GPs both kick ass.

My current gave me my script on the first visit - I had a note from old doctor and years of script receipts - but only on the condition that I forward my sleep study results. He also doesn't reach for meds as the first answer to anything.

But I've been through enough GPs to know mine is an exception. Most just don't have time. Mine fought to make sure he gets a full half hour w each patient. One full hour a year for a physical.

Sticking with him for awhile.
 
2012-06-10 06:50:00 PM
Question

I never tried any of the drugs being talked about here, so do they make you want to study or just stay awake so you can study? My problem is the minute I open an academic book I feel dead tired no matter how awake I was prior. I hate studying anything I'm not personally interested in. If there's a pill that makes studying feel natural that would be awesome.
 
2012-06-10 06:51:45 PM

BSABSVR: Oznog: Modafinil, much better idea. It's a sort of stimulant but more for attention than general stimulation. No jitters, no high, nonaddictive. You can actually sleep just fine with it, too.

I wouldn't call it "just fine". I mean, you sleep, but pretty much wake up as soon as a mosquito lands on you.

And your pee smells like a tire fire while it's in your system.


images.wikia.com
 
2012-06-10 06:54:05 PM

PlatypusPuke: titwrench: I was recently prescribed Xanax. I don't want to take it anyone have any experiences with it?

Stay the fark away from it.

Being on it is fine.
Being not on it damn near farking killed me.
Took my brain 8 months to recover from whatever horror it did - and despite what the doctor says, that shiat DOES rewire your farking brain.
Use Pot. Meditate. Stare at naked ladies. Whatever it takes to avoid Xanax, or any other "diazopams" or whatever the hell they are.

Unless you are under the tight, controlled scrutiny and observation of an accredited PSYCHIATRIST on speed-dial, do not farking take it.


I had a small Xanax script.

I've had memory loss from drinking once. After the second time that happened with Xanax I tossed the rest.

I heard the withdrawl sucks far but i never even got that far.
 
2012-06-10 06:56:50 PM

TuteTibiImperes: I don't know if I would consider taking pills like this to be cheating. If all they do is enhance your ability to focus then you still have to actually do the studying to pass the test. Do you forget everything that you crammed while under the influence after the effects wear off?


It works differently for (most) people actually diagnosed with ADHD. I have a terrible time staying on one task without it, which didn't matter so much before I started my little business thing. But when I found myself falling into a one or two hour side track that had nothing to do with 'work', more than once a day, I knew I had to get some kind of medication. Hadn't been on it since high school. I don't even have it that severely; was never 'hyper', but without an external force to keep me in fear for my job, it is a lot harder to concentrate. With it I, I can do work like a normal person, if maybe a little more focused/OCD than you'd expect.

My sister however was put on Ritalin (much like cman for his narcolepsy), because after her head trauma they needed to keep her awake during the day (or something like that) for a couple of weeks. She said it gave her terrible nightmares, which are really all she remembers of that time. She's never had concentration problems so basically as far as I know it farked up her brain chemistry enough to cause more problems than it solved.

Also as far as I can tell, I've retained most of what I learned while on it (at least whatever I thought was worth remembering). Dunno how it works for people getting it illicitly.
 
2012-06-10 06:56:55 PM

rga184: titwrench: I was recently prescribed Xanax. I don't want to take it anyone have any experiences with it?

What was it prescribed for? Other than occasional panic attacks or as a short term aid to sleep or anxiety, nothing good comes of it, long term. I weaned my mother off it (took it for nerves and to help her sleep) and now she says she's thinking more clearly and actually sleeping better. She's also exercising more and taking nightly melatonin to help fall asleep, but it at least proves she didn't need it in the first place.

The problem is you eventually develop a tolerance for it and don't get the same effect with your initial dose that you first got from it. Eventually, you're just taking something that doesn't have that much of a pharmacologic effect, but still some of the side effects. Like I said, as a short term med to help you through a time limited difficulty, our as an occasional aid for panic attacks (situations where we wouldn't expect tolerance to build up) it's a fine drug.


Anxiety, I have a history with addiction and I don't want to risk it even occasionally. The funny thing is there was another guy they brought in who had OD'd on Xanax and Adderal while the doc was writing the prescription.
 
2012-06-10 06:58:41 PM
BTW thank you all for the input. For some stupid reason I can trust you guys for honest input... and snark.
 
2012-06-10 07:00:43 PM
Good god. Stop regulating what I do with myself.
 
2012-06-10 07:03:19 PM

drew is pedal: That article is wrong, there is a generic available for Concerta, its Methylphenidate ER. The funny thing is that it is the exact same pill as Brand name, because of some lawsuit the manufacturer is forced to sell the stuff as a generic. I used to pay $45 for brand name and under the generic it only costs me $10 :)


Came to say this. However, the generic is still expensive out of pocket. I have to pay out of pocket and it's something like $165 for 30, 36mg pills whereas the brand name is like $205.

I switched to straight methylin as 120, 10mg pills are $18. I have 5/6ths active ingredient and just take one 3 times a day but I for a difference of $147 bucks, you'd have to be an idiot not to do that.
 
2012-06-10 07:05:10 PM

Wolf892: Question

I never tried any of the drugs being talked about here, so do they make you want to study or just stay awake so you can study? My problem is the minute I open an academic book I feel dead tired no matter how awake I was prior. I hate studying anything I'm not personally interested in. If there's a pill that makes studying feel natural that would be awesome.


No offense, but stfu.

/awesome.
//study something that keeps you interested if it's only an "academic book" problem
 
2012-06-10 07:08:49 PM

cman: Adderall is awesome for those who suffer from severe depression.

Self medicating is probably the only reason why I am still living today


That sounds terrible. I hope you get well without the help of medication. Depression is a hell of a condition, hell in the biblical sense.
 
2012-06-10 07:10:11 PM

GreatBunzinni: cman: Adderall is awesome for those who suffer from severe depression.

Self medicating is probably the only reason why I am still living today

That sounds terrible. I hope you get well without the help of medication. Depression is a hell of a condition, hell in the biblical sense.


why not drink coca tea
that's good for depression too.
go to amazon.com now
 
2012-06-10 07:10:14 PM

Outlaw Thirds: titwrench: I was recently prescribed Xanax. I don't want to take it anyone have any experiences with it?

Once. Only effect I could really put my finger on was the fact that I'd forget the point of a sentence half-way through it, so I started saying stuff like "You know, I was thinking... um... never mind."


I am like that now. No Xanax or anything else. Growing old sucks.
 
2012-06-10 07:10:19 PM

Darkraven: Anyway, she became completely suicidal toward the middle of the year. Her aunt prescribed her antidepressants and told her to go off the Adderall. In the end, she went off the antidepressants because she couldn't function with the Adderall. She's still a mess.


Sure adding drugs to the problem always works..maybe getting off the Adderall would stop her depression..
 
2012-06-10 07:15:49 PM

downstairs: dmars: PonceAlyosha: Yeah, no shiat. We should regulate these harder than we regulate marijuana and alcohol due to the long term effects they have on young people's brains and behavior.

Source Please. I am 29 and know plenty of people, including myself, who engaged in this behavior while we were teenagers and through college. The majority of us are well adjusted, responsible adults.

Should be easier to get in my opinion that doesn't count for anything.

Everyone handles brain drugs differently. They're some of the most dangerous stuff out there for *some* people.


Everyone handles peanuts differently. They're some of the most dangerous stuff out there for *some* people.

Doesn't mean my access to peanuts should be restricted


I kidd, I am not serious with that direction of argument at all
 
2012-06-10 07:19:43 PM
David Letterman?
 
2012-06-10 07:21:27 PM
That article is bull. The reason why is the FDA regulates how much can be manufactured. The drug company only packages so much as generic. The rest they package as their name brand. Probably made on the same line. No one wants to pay 200 bucks for a 8 buck walmart refill. Changing the pill shape texture and color does not make it worth that much more.
 
2012-06-10 07:22:14 PM
That article is bull. The reason why is the FDA regulates how much can be manufactured. The drug companys only packages so much as generic. The rest they package as their name brand. Probably made on the same line. No one wants to pay 200 bucks for a 8 buck walmart refill. Changing the pill shape texture and color does not make it worth that much more.
 
2012-06-10 07:22:59 PM
okay i didn't mean to do that
 
2012-06-10 07:29:11 PM

JohnTuttle: The hell, man? Whatever happened to a couple of No-Doz and a can of Jolt?


Everyone's brain is wired differently. I take a lot of Ritalin and I sleep just fine. If I have a Diet Coke with caffeine I won't sleep that night. If I take Sudafed, I'm up for days.
 
2012-06-10 07:34:21 PM
So according to that picture over 10 million teenagers are prescribed this stuff. What the fark is wrong with their parents? I'll bet most of them will go on and on about how they 'need' to take these drugs just like all the over medicated morons in this thread.
 
2012-06-10 07:35:02 PM
Adderall is a two-edged sword.

Front edge: Improved mental focus and control for a mind that is out of control.
Back edge: Profound remorse for every stupid mistake that out-of-control mind ever made.

Use carefully.
 
2012-06-10 07:35:09 PM

Wolf892: Question

I never tried any of the drugs being talked about here, so do they make you want to study or just stay awake so you can study? My problem is the minute I open an academic book I feel dead tired no matter how awake I was prior. I hate studying anything I'm not personally interested in. If there's a pill that makes studying feel natural that would be awesome.


These drugs do actually help with that. For me though I had to start studying when it starts to kick in otherwise you might get interested in putting a puzzle together or playing a video game instead and bam you just wasted 4-8 hours not studying.

Pulled together some good A and B papers in one sitting thanks to some of these.
 
2012-06-10 07:35:51 PM
I'll admit, I've been tempted to try it. I've got one year left of a Ph.D. and about five manuscripts to write in the meantime, not to mention writing grant proposals to find a postdoc. On the other hand, I'm kind of stubbornly proud that I have never used it before and my wife would strongly disapprove.
 
2012-06-10 07:38:17 PM
Vyvanse, it is the most expensive and has the most prescriptions. I'm sure that's just a coincidence and doctors aren't prescribing this drug because of kick-backs or anything like that when a cheaper drug will suffice.
 
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