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... Of course you are not a loser. Years of amphetamines for ADD could easily tempt a teen, who might have become tolerant and thus never quite feels right even on the med, to experiment for a bit of better feeling or simply to make the med more effective so they can be "normal" again. You know, most in the medical field feel taking ADD meds in childhood will stop a teen from... (8 replies)
... from someone who knows, i estimate 70 percent of teens with stimulant meds will be either selling them or abusing within time. if your son is snorting ritalin hes been doing this awhile. no he can't go back to useing them correctly. ... (8 replies)
... r we noted the results until we both were satisfied that the results were what we wanted. I am currently taking about 38 mg of Concerta a day and a 20 mg generic Ritalin during times when I really have to concentrate. ... (8 replies)

... undermedicated is as frustrating as can be. It is amazing how many ADHDers will not ask for ligitimate med increase for fear of being perceived as drug seekers. Self experimentation is dangerous because the meds are extremely addictive. ... (14 replies)
... 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... (41 replies)
... 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. ... (41 replies)
... my doc had ever prescribed Ritalin too, and he wasn't too sure what to set it at. ... (9 replies)
What is ADHD?
May 30, 2005
... r. We lost over 80K in savings and home equity and eventually would have lost everything if I did not see my family doctor who recommended a shrink who put me on Ritalin that the gastroenterologist wanted to put me on a year ago. ... (0 replies)
... ctiveness was lost, I suffered terrible head aches until I called my doctor. He praised me for calling and then prescribed a small amount of 5mg tabs of generic ritalin to take when my head aches would start. Soon I was completely off the ritalin. ... (0 replies)
... As far as ADHDers abusing speedy drugs, I am not really sure because drugs like Adderall and Ritalin slow us down so we can concentrate. ... (4 replies)
... from 2000 until, around 2006. Prior to that, I was given the diagnosis of ADD 314.00, in June of 1994, and, took, either brand Norvartis Ritalin 20mg, on arising AM hrs, and, 20 mg after lunch, for the first two years, DX was made by a Psychiatrist my age 44 in 1994. ... (6 replies)
... Kurt Cobain of the rock group Nirvana was on Ritalin as a child. He had alot of stomach problems and ended up on heroin, which relieved his stomach pain. ... (170 replies)
May 11, 2007
... Hi, I was diagnosed in 1995 after I went to an audiologist for a hearing test because my partner was complaining that I didn't seem to hear him and I was having trouble in a new career ] when there were any kind of distractions (noise outside, etc.). My doc at the time had the same reaction as yours - "you have a history of addiction (to amphetimine, among other things), so... (5 replies)
Caffine and ADD
Feb 25, 2005
... The other claim you make that is inaccurate is that Ritalin is "pharmaceutical speed". You state it as fact, rather than opinion, and it is incorrect. But, we can save that discussion for another day! ... (50 replies)
... I started self medicating myself with a variety of different substances to help control my hyperactivity and attention disorder at 15 or 16. ... (49 replies)
... My daughter responded beautifully to ritalin when she was 10. ... (16 replies)
Back to Reality
Oct 30, 2003
... Our doctor advised us against it. He said that if the Adderall caused tics in our son, then Ritalin would probably bring out tics as well. This is such a frustrating thing to go through. ... (5 replies)
... DoubleVision, unfortunately the reason so many ADDers smoke is because it works similarly to Ritalin or Dexedrine. Objectively speaking nicotine is a very effective treatment for ADD symptoms associated with focus, concentration, etc. BUT... ... (41 replies)

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