Blue Adderall XR Pill

What does it feel like to take Ritalin or Adderall in a therapeutic way for ADHD?  To answer that question, we’ll provide a story.

The following stories both start the same exact way.  An 18 year old freshman in college has just come to the library to get some studying done.

Version A:  Not medicated, normal ADHD

Looks at watch.  Okay, it’s 3pm, time to study some chemistry.  Soo boring!

Pulls out books, starts reading, taking notes. This is so boring.  Darn, it’s just so hard.  Looks at paper, blankly.  Didn’t I just read that paragraph?

Rereads paragraph, tries to take some notes on itNotices two people who just walked by and that they’re talking about the College band. This is driving me crazy!  The text is just so dense – who writes this stuff?

Tries again to read the first few pages.

Version B: Took an ADHD medication

Looks at watch.  Okay, it’s 3pm, time to study some chemistry.  Soo boring!

Pulls out books, start reading, taking notes. This is so boring.  Darn, it’s just so hard.  Look at clock – only 5 minutes?  Is the Ritalin doing anything?

Okay, I just have to focus.  Now what are the main classes of chemical bond?  Starts drawing a neat flowchart that summarizes the material quickly but thoroughly.

Looks at watch30 minutes have passed.

30 minutes?  That went by so fast!  And I don’t feel like ripping the book into pieces, running out the library, and doing something completely different!

What it should not feel like:

Just took a high dose of Ritalin to get some studying done, enter room, see clothes on the floor.  Wow, that’s so messy.  I have to clean it up.

2 hours later, lots of stuff cleaned but no work done.

Remember

When taken at the proper dose, medications like Ritalin and Adderall can make life a lot better for people with ADHD. It is true and can not be denied that they also are popular as drugs of abuse.  But that doesn’t change the fact that for people with ADHD they improve the quality of life consistently, effectively, and – in general – safely.

Many medications used therapeutically can be abused.