Adderall: it’s a love/hate relationship.
I love that it does its job by keeping me focused and attentive, and I love that it helps stimulate cognition so that I can think clearly and be productive and creative, but I hate how it compels me to write long-winded diatribes.
I love writing. Writing is my passion. It’s what I do best. But sometimes I write far more than I really need to, expressing far more unnecessary, unfiltered minutiae to the point that it just becomes cerebral drivel. I guess that’s good for certain things like informative essays and treatises, but not blogs and post comments.
I guess that’s an aspect of the drug I can live with, though. It’s better than having annoying physical side effects which I thankfully don’t experience aside from my appetite being suppressed. I tried Ritalin once, and it made me feel too jittery. I tried the non-stimulant Strattera for a week, and it made me feel awful. It gave me intense chills and an overall uneasiness.
I really hate that I have to take anything. I refuse to take antidepressants. Sure, they do help with depression, but they also stifle my creativity and appreciation for music. I take the herb kratom for mood and pain relief, and that works just fine.
Do you have any stories or experiences from having used a psych medication?