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(The New York Times)   You know that national shortage of ADHD drugs? Well, we found the cause   (nytimes.com) divider line 16
    More: Obvious, ADHD, high schools, nootropic, prescription drugs  
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2012-06-10 05:20:43 PM  
3 votes:
I tried reading that article, but red car.
2012-06-11 06:51:17 PM  
1 votes:

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, they don't make you study but they do kind of act like blinders, allowing you to focus in whatever it is you turn your attention to.

There's a joke that describes it: Took Adderall to study; ended up alphabetizing my CD collection instead.
2012-06-11 08:40:36 AM  
1 votes:

SDRR: Wolf892: dmars: 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.

Thanks. Sadly I'm not ADD or ADHD. I wish there was something on the market that could work the same way. I am bogged down in a few courses that are part of my program but are of no interest to me. Sadly...the exams still need to get passed, and the textbooks are real slumber fests...

Coke


Speed. Worked for Hitler.


...for a while, anyway. Till the paranoia and delusions kicked in.
2012-06-10 08:09:49 PM  
1 votes:

the_chief: Good god. Stop regulating what I do with myself.


Calm down. No one's made that illegal yet. Just stop doing it in public and you'll be fine.
2012-06-10 07:08:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:38:20 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:32:37 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:28:38 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:03:36 PM  
1 votes:
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
2012-06-10 05:56:44 PM  
1 votes:
This stuff is what I am sticking with. Works well, but expensive. We get an unlimited supply of the best stuff at work plus all the fruit we want to eat.

blogs-images.forbes.com

//Unfortunately, I need to go potty more often.
2012-06-10 05:41:22 PM  
1 votes:
Focalin? Really? A lot Simpsons fans in big pharma?
2012-06-10 05:36:38 PM  
1 votes:
I never went this route, but I knew many people at GT that studied dozens of hours in dead week just to guarantee a good grade on the final.

A freshman year roommate took a couple pills and read a Linear Algebra book the night before the Calc 2/LA final. Had not been to a class in 2.5 months and aced the final.

About the long term effects...I dunno. He went nuts in college and became a pothead and borderline alcoholic, but he graduated in a reasonable amount of time and got a good job. Then he quit the job to follow the Ron Paul campaign around. Make of that what you will.
2012-06-10 05:36:34 PM  
1 votes:
I keep reading online that there is a shortage of Adderall & Ritalin. Nonsense, I can get them whenever I want.


Since we're on the topic of medication, you guys think they sell anything at the pharmacy that will get rid of breasts on a guy's leg? Damn things started growing not long after I started hearing about these shortages.
2012-06-10 05:31:55 PM  
1 votes:

Unimpressed Man: //didn't have desired effect on me


with a username like that? shocking.
2012-06-10 05:25:49 PM  
1 votes:
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 :)
2012-06-10 05:25:19 PM  
1 votes:
squirrel!
 
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