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[QUOTE=hurltim]Hi brainf0g, thanks for responding! I have been seeing a therapist for 6 wks and just got put on Strattera this Monday by a psychiatrist. So my days of self-medicating hopefully will end soon.

I myself do not smoke pot. But in some AD/HD people it does help to slow their thought process down to a level of improved functionality. The ability to have a conversation with your boss and actually be able to listen to him is a vital skill that not all ADDers posess.

My other thought for discussion is: Strattera, adderall, ritalin... these drugs do not CURE us of ADD. If they dont cure us then what do they do? Help us function? So if pot helps you function...

Now Im not saying pot is great and a cure all for everything by any means. Its long term ill effects are well known and well documented as well as that of cigarette smoking. But I believe its up to the individual to decide that. Medicating is medicating whether it be administered by a Doc or by your "self.":)[/QUOTE]

First congradulations on starting the proper treatment. Second don't get discouraged if Strattera doesn't work. It may or may not, and many people have to try more than one drug before they find one that works with their biochemistry. Unfortunately finding the right med and dose may take a little while, and the only way to find out currently is trial and error.

No, AD/HD meds don't cure AD/HD (well at least our generation), but marijuana makes AD/HD worse over time when treating with it. AD/HD meds don't make AD/HD worse when taking them.





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