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2012-06-28 07:47:25 AM
Subby, I can't find the Demon brand!
 
2012-06-28 07:49:37 AM
I have ADD. My freakn legs shake when im still. If i try to play something like golf, i last 4 holes before i lose interest..but I refuse to take those evil pills. They give me a headache and make me yawn and yawn for some reason. I'll stick to weed to slow me down
 
2012-06-28 07:50:39 AM
And though she's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill....
 
2012-06-28 07:54:56 AM
My sister in law is an Adderall, fark what am I saying she's a pill addict. Either way it makes for one terrible mom.
 
2012-06-28 07:56:09 AM
I have non-hyperactive ADD (physically I'm calm, mentally I'm a hummingbird on meth). Adderall is the reason I can hold a job--a good one. It doesn't work for everyone. Just like Ritalin was like sugar-pills to me; no effect at all. But Adderall works great for me. I'm not advocating anyone take it recreationally, but if it's that or vodak, I gotta vote for Adderall. Mental focus, surplus energy, and massive, relatively-safe appetite suppressant. When I first started taking it ages ago, I'd go a day-and-a-half before realizing I hadn't eaten anything. Sadly, that effect wears off eventually. Vodak just makes me want to sleep.
 
2012-06-28 08:03:59 AM
When I was home from college my junior year, I'd go over to the next door neighbor's house every morning after she'd put her kids on the bus and sent her husband off to his banal cubical farm. She was in her late thirties but had the body of someone in their late twenties along with some deliciously huge titties. With everyone gone, we'd smoke a Marlboro Light 100 on the back porch and then hide the butts underneath the flowerpot. Then we'd go upstairs to the master bathroom and pound a couple of tall shots of Scope wintergreen. Both her kids had ADHD or some shiat, so she always had a big pile of Adderall stashed in her nightstand. We'd break them up and she'd let me snort rails off her tits. We'd smoke another cigarette and then bang it out in the master bedroom. She got a kick out me using her husband's toothbrush, so I'd do that for a laugh and then we'd snort some more. About noon, we'd drink from a jug of red wine that she hid in the oven, nasty stuff but it got you farked up. We'd fool around until 4:00 or so, then she'd go put on her aerobics gear to explain the sweat, I'd head home, and usually wave at her husband as he pulled in the driveway. That was an awesome summer, but to say that addiction of any kind is on the rise in stay-at-home mothers is absolutely ridiculous. Anyone who works from home knows that as soon as that bus leaves and that 128i with no options pulls out of the driveway, it's Roman orgy time in Pleasant Valley.
 
2012-06-28 08:04:02 AM
Don't forget Lortab/Vicoden, mommy's new little helper.......
 
2012-06-28 08:06:25 AM
Is it speed? What is that shiat?
 
2012-06-28 08:09:06 AM
Just wait til they learn to stack it with some of the racetam group. It's not the drugs it is to information I'm a addicted. Before the internet we were called news junkies.

/get off my lawn
 
2012-06-28 08:09:17 AM
What are these addicts gonna do when the Death Star blows it up? Oops. It did happen a long long time ago.
 
2012-06-28 08:12:00 AM

basemetal: Don't forget Lortab/Vicoden, mommy's new little helper.......


The distaffbopper is on Lortab, but that's because of very bad osteoarthritis in her hip. She's scheduled to have her hip replaced in the Fall. Doctor thinks it was because of injuries from a couple of bad falls she had, but I think it's probably due to over-enthusiastic thrusting on my part.
 
2012-06-28 08:18:44 AM
I call it diet coke. Almost the same thing, just not quite as fun. I used it for two years and it actually fixed me. Either rewired my brain or changed my habits, but either way I don't use it and can still actually get some work done. Fantastic for getting stuff done, horrible comedown.
 
2012-06-28 08:21:22 AM

RobotSpider: I have non-hyperactive ADD (physically I'm calm, mentally I'm a hummingbird on meth). Adderall is the reason I can hold a job--a good one. It doesn't work for everyone. Just like Ritalin was like sugar-pills to me; no effect at all. But Adderall works great for me. I'm not advocating anyone take it recreationally, but if it's that or vodak, I gotta vote for Adderall. Mental focus, surplus energy, and massive, relatively-safe appetite suppressant. When I first started taking it ages ago, I'd go a day-and-a-half before realizing I hadn't eaten anything. Sadly, that effect wears off eventually. Vodak just makes me want to sleep.


Adderall, and Ritalin before that, is what got me through college. I, like you, have ADD without hyperactivity. I could read and entire book cover-to-cover and not be able to recall a damn thing I had just read.

I had a Pharmacist tell me that the street name for Adderall is Speed. At one point I was taking up to 5x30 MG Adderall XR pills a day, and that is what my doctor wrote the prescription for. It's addictive, After I graduated from college and started working for a living it took me 6 years to finally wean myself off of it.

I take Vyvanse now, it's nowhere near as addicting as the Adderall was and you don't crash after the affects wear off.
 
2012-06-28 08:26:20 AM
Didn't The Rolling Stones cover this story in 1966?
 
2012-06-28 08:29:01 AM

RobotSpider: I have non-hyperactive ADD (physically I'm calm, mentally I'm a hummingbird on meth). Adderall is the reason I can hold a job--a good one. It doesn't work for everyone. Just like Ritalin was like sugar-pills to me; no effect at all. But Adderall works great for me. I'm not advocating anyone take it recreationally, but if it's that or vodak, I gotta vote for Adderall. Mental focus, surplus energy, and massive, relatively-safe appetite suppressant. When I first started taking it ages ago, I'd go a day-and-a-half before realizing I hadn't eaten anything. Sadly, that effect wears off eventually. Vodak just makes me want to sleep.


Adderall worked well for me too, but I eventually stopped because I have a family history of high blood pressure, and my BP was running in the 180/150 range when I had the meds in my system. Ritalin/Concerta really didn't help, but they still made my BP go up.
 
2012-06-28 08:29:44 AM
I thought the headline said, "Adderall addiction increasing in your moms". I was like, WTF? How the hell did subby know about that? I mean, Dad just found out last week!
 
2012-06-28 08:29:58 AM

spentmiles: When I was home from college my junior year, I'd go over to the next door neighbor's house every morning after she'd put her kids on the bus and sent her husband off to his banal cubical farm. She was in her late thirties but had the body of someone in their late twenties along with some deliciously huge titties. With everyone gone, we'd smoke a Marlboro Light 100 on the back porch and then hide the butts underneath the flowerpot. Then we'd go upstairs to the master bathroom and pound a couple of tall shots of Scope wintergreen. Both her kids had ADHD or some shiat, so she always had a big pile of Adderall stashed in her nightstand. We'd break them up and she'd let me snort rails off her tits. We'd smoke another cigarette and then bang it out in the master bedroom. She got a kick out me using her husband's toothbrush, so I'd do that for a laugh and then we'd snort some more. About noon, we'd drink from a jug of red wine that she hid in the oven, nasty stuff but it got you farked up. We'd fool around until 4:00 or so, then she'd go put on her aerobics gear to explain the sweat, I'd head home, and usually wave at her husband as he pulled in the driveway. That was an awesome summer, but to say that addiction of any kind is on the rise in stay-at-home mothers is absolutely ridiculous. Anyone who works from home knows that as soon as that bus leaves and that 128i with no options pulls out of the driveway, it's Roman orgy time in Pleasant Valley.


Silly Goose, turning Trix is for the Kids, Think of the Kidren :-p
 
2012-06-28 08:33:10 AM
Young moms are addicted to lots of stuff. Soaps, icecream, chocolate, smokes, anything.
Well, almost anything.
the Beeges are getting fewer and far between.
But anything else, they will stuff in their pie holes and swallow relentlessly
 
2012-06-28 08:33:19 AM
Been on Vyvanse for about 2 years now - agree with the post up thread about it being the thing that has kept me employed. The trick has been balancing the need for focus, with keeping the BP down, and keeping some energy and creativity flowing.
 
2012-06-28 08:37:57 AM

RobotSpider: I have non-hyperactive ADD (physically I'm calm, mentally I'm a hummingbird on meth).


I have these problems.. unfortunately I have no idea how to talk to a doctor without feeling like I'm asking him to just give me some drugs, dammit. Externally, I appear fine. I did 6 years in the Navy with no issues. I have a steady job now that pays decently. The problems only start appearing when you look at my personal life... house is a mess, I continuously delay doing things I'm capable of and know I ought to, can't maintain relationships, etc. I've always just gotten by on being smart. I'm pretty sure even a low-dose regimen would allow me to turn things around enough to start building the habits I need to unlock some potential and actually be successful instead of just getting by.
 
2012-06-28 08:39:39 AM
ALL BOW BEFORE THE DEMON VODAK!

/thinks you meant vodka but really not sure
 
2012-06-28 08:44:06 AM

TommyDeuce: Been on Vyvanse for about 2 years now


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-06-28 08:44:50 AM

spentmiles: When I was home from college my junior year, I'd go over to the next door neighbor's house every morning after she'd put her kids on the bus ...


You forgot to start that with "Dear Penthouse,".
 
2012-06-28 08:46:30 AM

publikenemy: ..but I refuse to take those evil pills. They give me a headache and make me yawn and yawn for some reason. I'll stick to weed to slow me down


Ditto. This. Etc. My ADD comes with that beautiful H for Hyperactivity. Not only did it completely change my personality, but it made me a mega biatch if someone came up with a question while I was so intently focused on something.
 
2012-06-28 08:47:04 AM
But god forbid they smoke a jay
 
2012-06-28 08:48:52 AM

Outlaw2097: ALL BOW BEFORE THE DEMON VODAK!

/thinks you meant vodka but really not sure


New to Fark?
 
2012-06-28 08:50:10 AM
Yeah, it's speed.
Apparently, speed is good shiat, though.

Adderall is a combination drug composed of amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, amphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine saccharide, and dextroamphetamine sulfate, which are all amphetamine salts.

Adderall
Generic Name: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, CSA Schedule 2


Schedule 2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
 
2012-06-28 08:53:57 AM

karlandtanya: Yeah, it's speed.
Apparently, speed is good shiat, though.

Adderall is a combination drug composed of amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, amphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine saccharide, and dextroamphetamine sulfate, which are all amphetamine salts.

Adderall
Generic Name: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, CSA Schedule 2

Schedule 2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.


Thank goodness it isn't something as dastardly as pot!
 
2012-06-28 08:58:40 AM
After seeing what marijuana can make a person do, I'm quitting and switching to bath salts.
 
2012-06-28 08:59:24 AM

lesliessexxy: publikenemy: ..but I refuse to take those evil pills. They give me a headache and make me yawn and yawn for some reason. I'll stick to weed to slow me down

Ditto. This. Etc. My ADD comes with that beautiful H for Hyperactivity. Not only did it completely change my personality, but it made me a mega biatch if someone came up with a question while I was so intently focused on something.


Fun fact about ADD meds: They're stimulants. In an ADD/ADHD brain, they're meant to stimulate a certain area in the higher cognitive center that operates more slowly than in "normal" people. This generally levels out a lot of ADD/ADHD's adverse effects, including irritability.

In a "normal" brain, I'd have to conclude they cause all the same side effects most stimulants do- abnormal irritability being large on that list.

I'm going to go with: mis-diagnosed.
 
2012-06-28 09:04:38 AM

karlandtanya: Yeah, it's speed.
Apparently, speed is good shiat, though.

Adderall is a combination drug composed of amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, amphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine saccharide, and dextroamphetamine sulfate, which are all amphetamine salts.

Adderall
Generic Name: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, CSA Schedule 2

Schedule 2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.


Yeah, it comes with all sorts of issues filling my son's Vyvanse. We can't get it from Medco, we have to hand carry the script from the doc to the CVS, etc. Rather a pain, as is the high copay since it's new.

And for folks on Vyvanse, it's basically the same as Adderall as far as your body is concerned. It's a prodrug- the form you take it in is inactive, but the digestive system converts it to dextroamphetamine, which is the main ingredient (75%) in Adderall. It's got a couple of advantages- the digestion conversion is fairly slow and so you get a more gentle rise/fall of the drug in your system than Adderall, it's less addictive and since it's inactive, you can't snort or inject it.
 
2012-06-28 09:12:10 AM

SkunkWerks:

Fun fact about ADD meds: They're stimulants. In an ADD/ADHD brain, they're meant to stimulate a certain area in the higher cognitive center that operates more slowly than in "normal" people. This generally levels out a lot of ADD/ADHD's adverse effects, including irritability.

In a "normal" brain, I'd have to conclude they cause all the same side effects most stimulants do- abnormal irritability being large on that list.

I'm going to go with: mis-diagnosed.


Fun fact about me: I was not misdiagnosed. I was diagnosed back in the 80s (before it was cool) after three or 4 intense testings (questionaires 100s of questions long, watching me in groups of people and taking notes, etc), and my prescribing pediatrician sitting in class (quietly watching from the back, I didn't know he was even there until I got home from school and my parents told me). The medicine (ALL of them) causes irritability. It's because we're FINALLY focused on something, and any one person asking even the simplest thing, or even just saying our names breaks that focus.

I quit taking the medicine (Cylert, taken off the market in the early 2000s because of the liver damage it caused) after I graduated high school in the 90s. I learned that cannabis works better, made me less annoyed at stupid people, and didn't make me feel like dead ass when it wore off.
 
2012-06-28 09:14:29 AM

spentmiles: After seeing what marijuana can make a person do, I'm quitting and switching to bath salts.


LOL.
 
2012-06-28 09:15:00 AM

dittybopper: And though she's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill....


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-06-28 09:31:42 AM

lesliessexxy: Fun fact about me: I was not misdiagnosed.


Were you given an CT Scan (MRI's weren't "cool" in the 80's either)?

Most diagnoses are rendered without one (expense being a big factor). However, if you want to prove you've got the problem those drugs are meant to treat, well, there's nothing more conclusive.

lesliessexxy: I was diagnosed back in the 80s (before it was cool)


Also diagnosed in the 80's. And in much the same fashion. It was "cool". I remember. Perhaps not quite as cool as today, perhaps...

lesliessexxy: The medicine (ALL of them) causes irritability.


In "normal" brains, yes. All of them are stimulants- Speed, basically- and stimulants do that (read some interesting accounts of that in Adolf Hitler- ubermensch indeed). In ADD folks, this is not among the probable side effects.

lesliessexxy: It's because we're FINALLY focused on something, and any one person asking even the simplest thing, or even just saying our names breaks that focus.


I get irritated with people who interrupt me when I am "focused". Mostly this is due to the trouble involved in getting that focus back.

Problem: I've never been medicated for ADD- all told about twelve years since being diagnosed.

lesliessexxy: I learned that cannabis works better, made me less annoyed at stupid people, and didn't make me feel like dead ass when it wore off.


Seen the effects of "self-medicating" pretty consistently throughout my life. In childhood in particular- due to spending 6 years in a Private School for special education children- kids with very similar problems.

But I've also seen it more recently in my wife's half-brother- in whose heredity mood disorder is definitely a risk, and Schizophrenia a very probable one.

Can't say I've ever seen that it's helped. Usually it exacerbates the underlying issues. Of course, from the perspective of the person with the problem, they're rarely acknowledge this is the case. Confirmation bias, I'd guess.
 
2012-06-28 09:36:27 AM

incendi: RobotSpider: I have non-hyperactive ADD (physically I'm calm, mentally I'm a hummingbird on meth).

I have these problems.. unfortunately I have no idea how to talk to a doctor without feeling like I'm asking him to just give me some drugs, dammit. Externally, I appear fine. I did 6 years in the Navy with no issues. I have a steady job now that pays decently. The problems only start appearing when you look at my personal life... house is a mess, I continuously delay doing things I'm capable of and know I ought to, can't maintain relationships, etc. I've always just gotten by on being smart. I'm pretty sure even a low-dose regimen would allow me to turn things around enough to start building the habits I need to unlock some potential and actually be successful instead of just getting by.


Sounds more like a motivational problem. Drugs won't solve that for you. IF the rest of your life is OK you just need to take charge of the other stuff yourself. Slacker.
 
2012-06-28 09:40:39 AM

The Wack: dittybopper: And though she's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill....

Came for this, leaving satisfied.


Can I call you "Happy Wack"?
 
2012-06-28 09:41:55 AM

SkunkWerks: Words and stuff


I would like to clarify that I'm not blazed all day. Tech support for me is stupid hard after I've smoked, so I save it for at home so I can do the house stuff.

Like be barefoot and naked in the kitchen making lots of sandwiches while doing laundry, cleaning house, and doing wifey things. :) THANKS CANNABINOIDS!
 
2012-06-28 09:42:28 AM

dittybopper: TommyDeuce: Been on Vyvanse for about 2 years now

[25.media.tumblr.com image 400x306]


You know, I never made the connection, but now that I've seen it, it will never be unseen.

Thanks,

I think.

/Do I get a hamster?
 
2012-06-28 09:52:32 AM

lesliessexxy: I would like to clarify that I'm not blazed all day.


*shrug*

lesliessexxy: Tech support for me is stupid hard after I've smoked


If you're using it "to help you focus", as you've stated, I would question why lack of focus seems to be one of the most prominent effects of use.
 
2012-06-28 09:53:27 AM

TommyDeuce: dittybopper: TommyDeuce: Been on Vyvanse for about 2 years now

[25.media.tumblr.com image 400x306]

You know, I never made the connection, but now that I've seen it, it will never be unseen.

Thanks,

I think.

/Do I get a hamster?


I was bored. Bored, bored, bored, bored, bored.

/Even mindless violence seems boring today.
 
2012-06-28 09:55:46 AM

Mrs.Sharpier: But god forbid they smoke a jay


Weed actually makes my ADD worse. Especially when I was a heavy smoker. I think my body got so used to being relaxed, that when not stoned, it was hyped up a notch. That's my completely non-scientific theory however. I just know it felt like my "normal" baseline was moved by the weed. Though a couple months off and back to normal.
 
2012-06-28 09:59:04 AM

lesliessexxy: Like be barefoot and naked in the kitchen making lots of sandwiches while doing laundry, cleaning house, and doing wifey things.


the hot, funny, smart, sexy ones are always already married.
 
2012-06-28 10:02:02 AM

CruJones: Weed actually makes my ADD worse.


Adderall and other ADD treatments are stimulants- meant to speed up an abnormal "slow" functioning in your temporal lobe found to be common to people with ADD (or variations of it).

Marijuana is a depressant (read: opposite of a stimulant).

I think that pretty much explains your experience.
 
2012-06-28 10:03:46 AM

ManOfTeal: I had a Pharmacist tell me that the street name for Adderall is Speed. At one point I was taking up to 5x30 MG Adderall XR pills a day, and that is what my doctor wrote the prescription for. It's addictive, After I graduated from college and started working for a living it took me 6 years to finally wean myself off of it.

I take Vyvanse now, it's nowhere near as addicting as the Adderall was and you don't crash after the affects wear off.


Damn, you have a crappy doctor. You took FIVE Adderall XR pills a day? That's the time release, Jesus Christ.

My most was 30 x 3, regular Adderall. Worked with my doctor to get down to 20 x 2 and that's as low as I can go. Really it's 10 x 3 a day with one half left over if I need to drive and feel an attack coming on.

/narcoleptic
//too damn tired to go through my usual f--k you abusers rant, so
///f--k you abusers
////love, someone who can't work or drive a car without it (and who has tried every other alternative) (Vyvance makes my heart rate go scary high)
 
2012-06-28 10:15:23 AM

incendi:
I have these problems.. unfortunately I have no idea how to talk to a doctor without feeling like I'm asking him to just give me some drugs, dammit. Externally, I appear fine. I did 6 years in the Navy with no issues. I have a steady job now that pays decently. The problems only start appearing when you look at my personal life... house is a mess, I continuously delay doing things I'm capable of and know I ought to, can't maintain relationships, etc. I've always just gotten by on being smart. I'm pretty sure even a low-dose regimen would allow me to turn things around enough to start building the habits I need to unlock some potential and actually be successful instead of just getting by.


If you don't wanna sound like a druggie, you can always ask about Strattera. I take it for ADD specifically because it doesn't contain a stimulant so it is non addictive and non controlled. Less fun, but I can get a script that lasts a year.
 
2012-06-28 10:17:35 AM

publikenemy: I have ADD. My freakn legs shake when im still. If i try to play something like golf, i last 4 holes before i lose interest..but I refuse to take those evil pills. They give me a headache and make me yawn and yawn for some reason. I'll stick to weed to slow me down


The test for ADD is if you take Adderall, you get sleepy. Regular people get wound up. I can take amphetamine salts and go right to sleep. Welcome to the club.
 
2012-06-28 10:30:56 AM

dittybopper: The Wack: dittybopper: And though she's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill....

Came for this, leaving satisfied.

Can I call you "Happy Wack"?


You can, but I gotta say, it sounds a little dirty.
 
2012-06-28 10:41:42 AM
I just took 15mg of Adderall and I'm getting a kick. . .
 
2012-06-28 11:06:52 AM
I love the 'how-to" guide for apprentice junkies. F#CKERS!
 
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