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Posted by Janice on December 8, 1999, at 19:48:07

In reply to Re: Reply to Zeke &one last Adderall query to all., posted by CarolAnn on December 8, 1999, at 18:17:24

Hi CarolAnn,
I'll share with you my experiences on Dexedrine (a stimulant like Adderall). I notice the effects immediately, within an hour. stimulants are not cumulative - the longer lasting ones last me about 12 hours; and the shorter lasting ones about 4 hours. I don't take them past 2pm to ensure I sleep well.

They don't improve my mood; what drastically improves my mood is the effect of the stimulants. On them, I am able to do things I have never done in my life (get out of bed, fold clothes, make grocery lists, do housework). Through the help of the stimulants, I have been able to drastically change my life; and the repercusions of this makes me feel good physically and mentally.

There is a book called 'Women and ADD', which goes into detail about ADD without hyperactivity. Hypo-activity is a symptom of this disorder, so is daydreaming. Daydreaming is an internal way of being distracted (you know how they say ADD people are easily distracted). Anyway, I'd recommend the book. If you're interested I'll get the authors name from the library for you.

One way I've heard to tell the difference between depression and ADD (hyper or not) is that ADD is chronic (beginning in childhood) and depression is episodic. Although most people with ADD also have depression as a consequence of the ADD. I've also heard that people with ADD generally don't have self-pity (which depressed people often have).

So the stimulants may not make you feel that different on the inside, but watch what you are able to 'do' and accomplish. janice.

I'm having one hell of a time trying to get more Dexedrine out of my new doctor. I'm very angry about it. I don't know what exactly is up with this drug, but I feel like suing the shit out of someone. Yesterday, I got too angry to even talk about it. Like I plan to start spending 18 hours in bed a day so this idiot can find a drug that he likes. gggrrrrrrr! You're lucky this doctor would give you some. Hope you feel better shortly.




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