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Re: Side Affects of Adderall

Posted by Treasa on June 20, 1999, at 1:13:14

In reply to Re: Side Affects of Adderall, posted by Janet on June 4, 1999, at 8:37:50

> I am 32 and have been on Adderall for 2 years. It is the only thing that has helped me with a constant fatigue that I had all of my life. I lost weight at first because it surpressed my appetite but after awhile this wears off. It is definately a stimulant and if I take it after 2:00 pm I have trouble falling asleep.
> Good Luck

I am a 33 year old mother of 3,2 daughters and 1 a son my son was diagnosed with ADHD
when he was 5. He was given Ritilin for 2 years and it never seemed to help then Cylert and
Clonidine also no help. 3 years ago he was given Adderall and it has helped a GREAT deal.He is now
14 and doing great his school work has improved and he now not only listens but also talks about
the way he feels.Now to my question. A year ago we started talking about the out of control feeling
that was presant befor he started taking adderall and I relized that what he was saying was the way I
have felt all my life. It was like a light at the end of the tunnle so I thought. I desided to talk to
Talk to my G.P. about this and he told me I was just depressed and gave me Zoloft BIG MISTAKE! I took
it like he said 30 days faitfully. I was tired and cried over everything small problems seems to large
handle and doing daily ruteens was out of the question.I have always had problems staying on task and
have had problems controlling my emotions.I explained this to my G.P. and he told me to stop taking the
Zoloft and to get on with my life. That didn't work either so became my own doctor. I desided that I
would try my sons Adderall and see what happend. WOW it was like my life was new I was happy and every day
problems were easy to handle I found myself looking forward to the next day.I know what your thinking
Yes I took a few of his pills but only if one was skipped by him or forgotten I have never taken any that
he didn't have to spare. I find myself looking forward to the end of the month when we know he has enough
to last him and a few to spare for me. I feel like a jerk for medicating myself but have lost faith with
my G.P. and am afraid to tell another what I know and how know it.I was told I could go to jail for self
medicating this way. Does anyone have a sugestion for me. I know this can also be my new lease on life.

Thank You, Treasa




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