Hey all I'm new on this forum...the reason I'm posting this thread is because I'm curious about Adderall
and other amphetamines like Concerta
and Strattera. Basically, I used to be a exemplary student throughout elementary and middle school, but that was in large part due to my mom pushing me to do all my homework and such. In high school my productivity took a huge dip because my mom couldn't force me to do homework anymore, and now in college, my grades are actually in a very severe situation. I've already lost my scholarship...I just have the most awful work ethic issues ever.
I'm planning to see a psychiatrist soon and asking about Adderall and other amphetamine
meds. I don't think that I'll be one of those types that actually need to use them all the time to crack
down on the books, just once every now and then when I simply can't focus on the homework/task at hand. But at the same time I don't really want to let my parents know about it...they don't believe in that sort of meds (neither do i for that matter), but I simply can't risk wasting another academic year due to my completely crap work ethic. Assuming I get a prescription, what happens then? I tend to get distracted a lot during homework and studying...like my mom says: I play two hours of video
games for every half hour I spend on homework or studying. It's getting pretty bad...
As a side thought, what kind of meds do you guys think might be best for me? I've heard that Adderall is the most powerful and effective, while Concerta and Strattera are less powerful, but are not actually amphetamine based and therefore have much fewer side-effects, something along the lines of that. Any ideas??
Thanks a lot guys