i think i can safely say that adderall is the bomb for me. no side effects, no mania. nothing but good times. it’s so good it’s a bit scary: what if it doesn’t last? what if i go into mania? but it all seems to be good. i took it 6 days last week (monday through saturday) and felt great. no physical side effects: no heart racing, no trouble sleeping, no stomach upset or headache. and no emotional/mental side effects: no mania, no irritability or anxiety. then, because my doctor said to stop when my depression lifted, i stopped taking it. sunday i was fine, but yesterday i crashed hard around 9 am or so. it was awful.
so, i talked to my therapist about it at my appointment yesterday afternoon. she made me call my psychiatrist right away. she also validated what i’d thought: since this adderall worked so quickly and so well with no side effects, maybe i’ve got some kind of ADHD going on. she told me i should see my psychiatrist earlier and tell him all that i told her about my experience on this med. so, i called, got an appointment a week earlier (on april 3) and told them i wanted to start taking the adderall again. still haven’t heard back from him, but i took the adderall this morning again. it took a few hours to kick in this morning but once it did it totally turned everything around.
i can hardly believe it! this might be it! something might actually work!