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Fuck ADD!

Descent

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Before I say this, I would like to state that I have an extremely bad case of ADD, and I am on a very high dosage of Adderall. This piece of shit disorder is driving me nuts, and I feel like we aren't devoting enough medical attention to it, in terms of advancement. Couldn't we try to create some kind of surgical method to speed up slower ADD-inhibited frontal lobes? Of course not. Pills pills pills! FUCK PILLS. I want complete, lifetime relief, no more of this pill bullshit. I shouldn't have to take a pill to allow myself to learn, or even work for that matter.

I have been on Adderall since the third grade. I recently have become tolerant to it, so about 90% of the relief from ADD is gone...So now I am on a combination of ADD and Strattera...and it sucks. Strattera is a breakthrough pill, that sadly has very little effect for me, and takes ages to kick in. I am going to get off this pill, as it is doing nothing for me. I cannot focus in summer school (I'm taking math over), and I'm starting to have trouble with the lessons because I will space out for 5-20 minutes at a time. I feel fucked. I feel like I did before I went into kindergarten, and was diagnosed then. I would go on Dexadrine, but Adderall is derived from Dexadrine, and it would not have much effect. My only other option is Ritalin, which made me very depressed at the time I took it.

So what is it like to have ADD? Yeah, it's great! You usually have music stuck in your head, you will space out, and it's exactly what it's like on the Strattera commercial, with the channels always flipping in your head. It's fucking annoying, especially since the job you want to do when you get older could really make it hard (video game design).

Don't make fun of people with ADD. It's a fucking annoying ass disorder, to which there is no cure. Your kids have a 50% chance of getting it, if you have it. My mom was just diagnosed, so I have her crappy genetics to thank for it.
 

morelos

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ADD makes commercials one of the more enjoyable parts of watching tv; they're just as long as your attention span.

seriously, though, i will say this: ADD, along with "depression" and all these other clinical terms they've created, are strictly american.

why? because american pharmaceutical companies have determined a 'norm' of optimal productivity they would love to sell you drugs to keep you within.

so you've got "ADD?" the first step is dismissing the stupid psychoanalyst. the second step is realizing it's ok to be different, and to learn to work that difference to your advantage. stop medicating.

~ dan ~
 
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i have an extreme case of adhd and i am on 80 mgs of adderal a day. its changed my life. but on the bad side im never hungry. i dont sleep and im addicted to adderal FUCK ADHD
 

magnolia

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I have add/adhd. I was on aderall, but holy shit that stuff fucked up my nervous system. Now I'm on concerta with some success. I hate it though. I can't sit still, I can't concentrate, and my mind goes a million miles an hour at all times. It sucks.
 

undiehiker04

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I'm not sure what i am but i am supposed to take 100mg of Prozac a day and it suck. I HATE PILLS!!!!
 

dustinzgirl

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morelos said:
ADD makes commercials one of the more enjoyable parts of watching tv; they're just as long as your attention span.

seriously, though, i will say this: ADD, along with "depression" and all these other clinical terms they've created, are strictly american.

why? because american pharmaceutical companies have determined a 'norm' of optimal productivity they would love to sell you drugs to keep you within.

so you've got "ADD?" the first step is dismissing the stupid psychoanalyst. the second step is realizing it's ok to be different, and to learn to work that difference to your advantage. stop medicating.

~ dan ~
Exactly.
There are alternatives to pharmacuetical therapy. Try basic relaxation techniques and train yourself to focus.. ADD is not bad, my son is diagnosed with ADHD and they wanted to put him on riddlin. I refused. My son is very intelligent, he reads and does math 2 yrs ahead of his current level.

Do not buy into the pharmacy doctors and therapys. seek your own alternatives to lead a better life
 

TwisT

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undiehiker04 said:
I'm not sure what i am but i am supposed to take 100mg of Prozac a day and it suck. I HATE PILLS!!!!
Prozac is good,qhile on it. It's when tour not that u notice the diff
 

Descent

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(Sigh)...My case is so bad I NEED medication...Mine cannot be controlled by meditation/relaxation. I think that lately I have ADHD.

About the American pharmaceutical companies making up ADD? Bullshit. The way schools and offices work these days, among other factors, is why people are getting diagnosed. People never realize it is a real distorder unless THEY HAVE IT. It's not made up. People who have ADD have smaller frontal lobes, and a couple other areas of the brain are smaller. That's why we cannot pay attention and we are always impulsive. Our bodies "steering wheels" are broken.

I would never trade anything for working ADD medication. Not being medicated just sucks.
 
#9
Attention.....Deficit......Disorder.... thats what i have.....exzcept its ADHD and i also take adderal. it just sucks ass doesnt it?? oh well.....i can live with it without bitchin bout it...
 

magnolia

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I hated adderal. my god. I couldn't sit still. It was like, the opposite of what was supposed to happen. Plus, I had no circulation in my hands and feet, so I was FREEZING all the time. I got off that shit asap.
 

Infected_enigma

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morelos said:
ADD makes commercials one of the more enjoyable parts of watching tv; they're just as long as your attention span.

seriously, though, i will say this: ADD, along with "depression" and all these other clinical terms they've created, are strictly american.

why? because american pharmaceutical companies have determined a 'norm' of optimal productivity they would love to sell you drugs to keep you within.

so you've got "ADD?" the first step is dismissing the stupid psychoanalyst. the second step is realizing it's ok to be different, and to learn to work that difference to your advantage. stop medicating.

~ dan ~
=D well put.