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add drugs and procrastination

I have been formally diagnosed with add inattentive type.   It has been recommended that i start adderall that it will help both distractions, procrastination and help me get more done.  Does any one know about this and does it work?



Adderall is "speed" (amphetamine), pure and simple. I took it for a while (I also have ADD), and it totally screwed up my sleep patterns. I now take Wellbutrin, which works much better for me.

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ADD meds

I can only reply anecdotally and about someone else--my fiance. He has been diagnosed w/ADD and takes Adderall. In addition to the ADD, or perhaps as part of it, he has tremendous difficulty staying awake (he doesn't have narcolepsy, he's just exhausted all the time when unmedicated). Adderall, an amphetamine, works well to keep him awake. I've known him on and off the medication and to me it has not appeared to make a difference other than that. He thinks he is less irritable when he takes it. You might find it helpful to read Driven to Distraction, if you haven't already done so. Also, I believe that there is research being done on ADD and nutrition at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. I have heard that this is worth looking into, though I don't know any details.