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Re: Ritalin VS Adderall anyone???

Posted by JohnL on January 10, 2000, at 15:49:16

In reply to Re: feel like updating us, JohnL?, posted by CarolAnn on January 8, 2000, at 7:46:51

After three days of Ritalin I am seriously abusing it and have just thrown it away. I called my pdoc to let him know.

On one hand it's good news. I now know that a dopamine agonist for me works great. Too great with Ritalin. The bad news is that I would (already am) abuse it seriously. To me it felt just like cocaine. The craving was intense and uncontrollable. The euphoria was awesome. Too awesome. Beyond euthymic. And about every two hours that feeling of crashing, despair, and panic would set in. The same feeling as when cocaine would wear off. And then I'ld go back for another dose twice the size of the one before. And the cycle would never end.

So I'm done with Ritalin. At least I know what class of drugs works with me, but I need something without the abuse potential and without the short halflife.

Comments on Adderall? Bromocriptine? Amantadine? I think Adderall is probably the logical choice, but I am hoping for some feedback. I found Ritalin to be addicting, abusive, and euphoric. Is Adderall like that too?

Thanks. Johnl




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