A good place for ADD/ADHDists to come and talk about treatment.
I was on regular old adderall from the time I was in elementary school to my first year in college. The trouble for me, with generic adderall, was that it gave me a huge kick in the pants which lasted for a couple of hours and slowly faded away. I tried taking my pills throughout the day but I often forgot. They tasted like a cross between earwax and copper pennies.
Before that I was on something else. I can't remember what, but I had to take blood tests all the time and had a terrible fear of needles. Those were not good times!
I never took riddlin except for a few times. My doctor gave me a bunch of pills to take when I did my homework. Of course, I always forgot (my pills and my homework).
Now I’m on adderall XR. The slower release helps me get through the day but there’s no kick like there was with the generic adderall (and it’s more expensive). My attentiveness in class has improved but I’m still pretty flakey when it comes to homework and I’m drinking more coffee now. They also have no taste, which is a relief. Thinking about trying something new, but not really sure.
I try to take a regular multi-vitamin every day. Sometimes I forget. I remember most of the time because I’m taking chewable and they’re really tasty. I’ve thought about taking fish oil supplements, which are supposed to improve memory. Has anyone tried those?
What meds are you taking? Do you take any vitamins or supplements? What works for you? What doesn't? Are you on any other kind of treatment?