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Le_FemmeMetale

690d

Folks with ADHD- save me the headache: why am I seeing that lots of people don’t want to be prescribed stimulants?

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    • Telescopial

      686d

      Please don’t listen to adhd-ers who lie and say you can’t become addicted to adderall if you have adhd. It’s not true and I nearly died because of it.

    • Telescopial

      686d

      Please don’t listen to adhd-ers who lie and say you can’t become addicted to adderall if you have adhd. It’s not true and I nearly died because of it.

    • soul_seraching

      689d

      I prefer to treat my symptoms with food instead of experience interactions of medications,and due to family trauma with medications that has contributed to my C-PTSD to worsen.

    • Le_FemmeMetale

      689d

      Wow thanks for the input folks! 💕 🙌 🙏

    • KatCe

      689d

      I'm scared it will make my anxiety worse.

    • Doggy

      689d

      They can have terrible side-effects like what can happen with improper caffiene use. They can make people jittery, irritable, restless, sleepless, and even angry. All stimulants are similar. But the right meds at the right dose should be worth it. That's why I self-med with very gentle amounts of green tea instead of chugging black coffee like i used to. A little goes a long way. I also feel like stimulants are not a solution, just a hotfix. It doesn't make you have less adhd, it just lets you slam your face into your work. I think there are more "natural", healthy ways to go about it, but I'm not sure what they are... I've tried weed, vitamins, exercise, diet change, meditation, etc. The only thing that "feels right" is just... letting myself have adhd. And planning ahead and around it, instead of trying to force it to not be adhd. I still self-med with tea, but only when my work has been slected by my brain already as The Thing To Do Right Now. And when the Thing changes, I let it change. That said, I'm not working a traditional job and I don't have a reliable sleep schedual, so I would say you have to have some seperation from mainstream lifestyle for adhd to work to your benefit. I just don't get a good vibe from routine forceful energy manipulation. It's muddling and feels like I'm never allowed to be "sober", spending all my time either drugged or recovering. This isn't a judgement of others at all, just so we're clear. I just wish people didn't HAVE to take stimulants to have their behaiour be considered acceptable by society.

    • EducationiPod

      690d

      It actually works the opposite way of those without ADHD. Those with ADHD that are properly medicated are statistically less likely to be addicted to stimulants or any other drug.

      • Doggy

        689d

        @EducationiPod To be clear, proper medication doesn't impact our inherent ability to be addiction to something, it's just that we seek medication and self-medication, whatever happens to be available, and sometimes that can result in an addiction. If our meds are working, we don't feel compelled as much to seek out self-medication. Sort of like how a person who is naked is more likely to seek and wear clothes that don't fit, compared to someone who is already wearing clothes.

    • Haleyc210

      690d

      People assume they can be addictive but it doesn’t work like that for folks w adhd. It’s not a high. Just helps us function

      • Doggy

        689d

        @Haleyc210 We should still be aware of withdrawal symptoms though... Easy on, easy off, and don't skip doses.

    • taloorah

      690d

      There is also an unnecessary stigma about taking stimulants or any controlled substance

    • Shaba

      690d

      It's like trial and error sometimes they work then you have to try different ones that can become allot

      • Doggy

        689d

        @Shaba That's true, and it's also true for most meds. Experimentation is usually nessisary, and that can take a lot of time and be very stressful.

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