I'm a 23 year Wisconsinite who just graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Creative Writing. Recently, my friend sold me her entire bottle of Adderall XR, 30 pills, 20 mgs per pill, for 25 bucks, since it's summer now and she doesn't need it.
I really didn't know anything about it, and my motto is to try everything once. I heard that it would help you focus and give you energy. I took one on Saturday morning at 8 am at work, and whereas I'm usually very tired, I was wide awake, and the strangest thing happened, I actually WANTED to help the customers.
I wanted to see if it could keep me awake that night, so I took another one, and sure enough, it did the trick. Sunday rolls around and I'm at work again. Pop another one and bingo, same thing. Very energetic, happy, and willing to help.
My curiosity then got the best of me and Sunday night at like 10 I took two of them. I was up until 5 in the morning, went to bed, woke up at 8, and here I am. I feel fine, but I know there's going to be a crash at some point, that's part of the reason I wanted to keep taking it.
But it was all of you, this forum, that completely changed my mind. I had no idea Adderall was so addictive, that the side effects were so negative, and the withdrawal effects were so terrible. In essence, you helped scare me straight. Seeing how it's ruined people's lives breaks my heart, and that's the last thing I want or need right now.
Whatever the high or euphoria it gives you, it's obvious it's not worth it, not by a long shot. So I guess I just wanted to say thank you to everyone on these forums. I really hate to benefit from other people's pain, which is why I want to let everyone know that if they need an unbending ear to talk to, feel free to send me a private message, I'm more than willing to help in any way I can, since I don't think I'll ever know how much you truly helped me.
Some advice I can give you is that Adderal is one of the most addicting drugs out there right now. The more you take, the more you need. So, unless you want to land up in a rehab center instead of having a wonderfu life doing what you worked hard at in school. Get rid of them now! This is the same drug that was banned in Canada for awhile. This is not a good road to take.