On this forum I have read numerous threads about the differences between Adderall
), and have found it difficult to find a decisive, unbiased comparison between the two drugs
. Let's first look at the different effects on the brain that these drugs have.
Both Ritalin and Adderall are used in the treatment of ADD and ADHD; behavioural disorders linked to deficiencies or problems in the creation of dopamine
and/or norepinepherine within the brain. Adderall acts as a inhibitor of these two hormones, as well as ups there productions within the synapses of your brain. This gives, depending on tolerance, metabolic rate, and dosage, the effects of; euphoria
, jitters, up lift in mood, increased focus and productivity, lack of hunger, and in some cases an increase in sexual desire. Ritalin does the same thing as Adderall, but does not increase the production of the hormones, only lets them flow more freely.
Recently I decided to test myself the true difference between these substances. At around 7:45 AM before my first class of the day I took a dose of 25mg of Adderall orally with water and little food in my stomach. I did not feel the effects until about 8:25, halfway through the class period. When I began feeling the effects I almost instantly became extremely more studious, to the point the teacher had to ask me to stop answering all the questions and give other students a turn. I also had a huge surge in energy and mood lift, all grogginess of the morning gone at this point, as well as an increase in sweating and a feeling that my hair was growing, and extra sensitivity to touch. Large increase in social productivity as well. Next I went to go sing in a chorale choir at about 9:03, the "high" from the drug
still very present. The class was socially and scholastically interesting, though halfway through the hour the effects decreased dramatically. 2 hours later I took another 50 milligram dose, but no new effects were achieved, and no noticeable "high" was ever regained, though I was still extremely studious and social. Sleeping was a disaster, and I could only find salvation in 2 nyquill to doze me off at arround 3 AM the following day.
When I woke up I ate a light breakfast as before, and took 40mg of Ritalin at 7:45 AM orally. NO EFFECTS WERE FELT for at least 2 hours, the only noticeable effect all day was a possible increase in sweating, and a very slight hair growth feeling like with Adderall. I noticed no increase socially (in fact I was more irritable than usual) and I found myself more distracted than anything, with no gain in focus at all.
In conclusion, Adderall is by far a better drug for use in school or a mood lift. I do not have ADD or ADHD so I do not know which is better for that treatment, but if you are looking for the recreational effects of one of these amphetamines, I highly recommend Adderall over Ritalin. Thank you for your time!
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Oh also there was no trouble sleeping from the Ritalin either. Didnt feel anymore energized than usual.