This comment by Archy on the post America, Please Stop Drugging Your Children
Social Anxiety Disorder = Stops me getting a job, a girlfriend, severely limits my ability to socialize….sure that’d make me a great humanitarian.
Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD = Start a million projects and finish none.
The first month that I had my dexamphetamine for ADD I did more than I had done in years, actually finished projects and my quality of life rose significantly. You can tell what I take it as my handwriting improves immediately and I can actually concentrate n stay on task. Never had I had any fog on this medicine, the side effects are easy to manage – A bit of adrenaline, less hunger (which helps since I am overweight), and a higher sex drive.
My social anxiety however still cripples me but I can tell you that in my experience, dexamphetamine is far far far safer, less side effects than ANY of the anti-depressants I’ve had. I get bad withdrawal from many anti-depressants but never ever had I had any withdrawal from my dexamphetamine. I have stopped the dex plenty of times in the past for weeks with zero issues except my untreated ADD comes back. The same dose has been stable and effective since I started. The dosage for ADD is quite low, mine is 15mg twice a day and to be honest I get more problems from caffeine (such as jitters, frequent urination, heart palpitations).
Question of the Day:
Can proper drugs following a proper diagnosis improve the lives of ADHD/ADD sufferers? and if so, should we use drugs as last resort after all other “natural” options are exhausted?
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