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Posted 8/20/16
So who here had ADHD as a child and was given those drugs for it? *raises hand*

I had a discussion about ADHD with someone and I was curious about a few things. I'm wondering what kind of effects they have had on people and what became of those people. So I have a few questions for you guys

1) When did they start giving you those ADHD drugs?
2) Did they give you the full dose or a minimum dose to keep you functional in school?
3) When did you stop taking them?
4) What kind of issues did you have from them?
5) What are you doing now (Like are you working in engineering or going to school?)


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1) Longer than I can remember, which isn't too long because the drugs fucked with my memory.
2) Gave me the stuff on school days only and none during the summer
3) 5th grade
4) A horrible memory, couldn't gain weight, muscle spasms, and more that I can't remember due to 1st issue
5) Programming and Linux (FUCK YEAH LINUX WHOOOOO!)

I can't believe they would drug an entire generation to try to make us sit still and be lazy. Now they are complaining my generation is lazy and I wonder why...
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Posted 8/21/16
Me but it turned out i didn't have ADHD

1. Early primary school.
2. Full dose
3. Late Primary school.
4. Issues? They helped me focus more and i was top of the school in Maths until i stopped taking them...but i also had a seizure then so that could be it also.

5. Studying so i can goto Uni but i have terrible concentration and memory issues and i'm constantly tired which may be due to the 13 pills a day im on :/
Posted 8/21/16
Hmmm. You say something? I wasn't paying attention.
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My cousin has it used some pills.. helped after time.
Depends on the drug you was given and how much (per day or week) to what type was it?

Also he is working with cars now.

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Posted 8/21/16
back in my day they called it"emotionally disterbed" because i cried when i got bullied for wearing rags to school and faught back. this was a fast track to the "resource room" and being placed with the autistic, mentally retarded, blind' deaf and any other children who the lazy teachers didn't want to teach. dope em' up and keep em' quiet was the motto. I was fortunate in that i had a special ed teacher in middle school who actually did his job and transitioned me into regullar classes. from there i went on to get a regents deploma, serve as an engineer in the army, and get my degree in computer graphics/ communication technology.
it's amazing the difference one teacher who actually choses to teach rather than sit on tenure can make.
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Posted 8/21/16

ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

Hmmm. You say something? I wasn't paying attention.


Yeah. SQUIRREL!!!




GooseMcDucks wrote:

My cousin has it used some pills.. helped after time.
ADHD can be really bad, just think of someone can't sit in a chair for more then 5-10m or less (at least that being sitting completely still or can't do it)
Depends on the drug you was given and how much (per day or week) to what type was it?

Also he is working with cars now.



5-10minutes? Pfft you call that bad? Try not lasting a minute without bouncing your leg, rocking, or spinning in your chair. Heck I'm doing it right now as I type.

Posted 8/21/16
1) When did they start giving you those ADHD drugs?
Fourteen/fifteen.

2) Did they give you the full dose or a minimum dose to keep you functional in school?
I don't know, to be honest.

3) When did you stop taking them?
Within weeks of turning eighteen, I dropped my psychiatrist and switched to an amino acid, L-Tyrosine.

4) What kind of issues did you have from them?
Occasional dizziness upon standing, insomnia, and disorientation. I was not road-safe, in regard to driving. Ironic.

5) What are you doing now (Like are you working in engineering or going to school?
Industrial electrician.



My experience with ADHD (former subtype ADD) is comparable to that of dementia patients, in the sense that regular mental exercise greatly helps to relieve my symptoms.
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Rujikin wrote:
5-10minutes? Pfft you call that bad? Try not lasting a minute without bouncing your leg, rocking, or spinning in your chair. Heck I'm doing it right now as I type.
I don't know what is the min/max of that.
But don't you get anything or what, against it?

Posted 8/21/16
I got told I had ADHD but my mum didn't make me take the pills. I'm pretty much just a normal person now.
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Posted 8/21/16
Didn't have ADHD when I was a kid.

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Hail_King_Kakao wrote:
I got told I had ADHD but my mum didn't make me take the pills. I'm pretty much just a normal person now.
yeah that, not everything gets solved with drugs.
Also if they only suggest they have a lot of energy that kids SHOULD have to some degree and is quite common.

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I was told I had ADHD. Started taking the medicine as early as fourth or fifth grade. Then in 6th or 7th grade took a full pill twice a day. I did not like taking the medicine. It made me pay attention, but it wasn't really me. Sometime after High school I had a test done for my college disability. AS it turn out I did not had ADHD, all I had was ADD. Now that piss me off so much. That made me part of the kids who were diagnose just for the medicine. I no longer take any medicine after I turn eighteen and left high school. Now if I need to focus I just need caffeine and I am good to go.
Posted 8/21/16
I don't have ADHD
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This is hard to talk about but i will talk my cousin was giving Adhd pills at early age he got hooked on them. He then
moved to more recreational drug use kept using would not listen to family! the last day i saw him he was weight about seriously 100 or so, lost lots of weight his cheeks where sunken his eyes glazed over still he lost all connection from family.
Then one sad day the call comes in from my aunt crying that my dear cousin was found dead in his van yes went from active bright kid to lost in life junkie.
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Posted 8/21/16

VZ68 wrote:

Didn't have ADHD when I was a kid.



As in, there wasn't anything called ADHD when I was young. So nobody had it.
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