Hi! I have ADD and have been taking Adderall
XR as prescribed by my doctor since I was 13 at varying dosages. Currently I am taking 20 mg.
I know some people who take this drug
recreationally. I know that it gives motivation, it does that to ADD people, too (but we were lower-functioning to begin with), but I've heard / seen some other effects that I found ... odd.
Example: the seeming inability to stop talking. This one I find particularly interesting, because one the most common side effects
(other than loss of appetite, obviously) is said to be social withdrawal
. The higher a dosage I'm on, the less I am able to interact. When I was on 30 mg, it got to the point where I was almost completely silent: I was stuck in my head. I wanted to talk ... but there was nothing to say.
Does adderall simply react differently in people without ADD? And what is this "euphoria
" business?? When I'm on adderall, I experience an emotional flatline - an extension of the social withdrawal. Everything is really boring.
I'm sorry that this post is getting so long, but I have one more question-
I've heard people say that they were prescribed 100 mg of adderall. Is this true, and if so, do dosages that high only apply to non XR adderall? As far as I know, the highest does of XR you can get is maybe 40 mg, possibly only 30.
The reason I think that's nuts is the one time I accidentally overlapped doses, (this is when I was on 30 mg), I got totally cracked out, nearly chewed my lip off, and decided that I WOULD TAKE NOTES FASTER THAN ANYONE IN THE ENTIRE CLASS. Eventually one of my friends pointed out that my hands were shaking, and I though "hmmm. something ... is not right here ..."