Citation: Boogie. "Energy, Lack of Sleep, No Appetite: An Experience with Amphetamines (Adderall) (exp88870)". Erowid.org. Sep 24, 2019. erowid.org/exp/88870
If the negatives outweigh the positives, it's a no go for me. I am not really experienced with many substances. Alcohol, tobacco, weed, and hydros (precribed) are as much as I ever tried or got into and really I'm not looking for much else to experiment with.
This was a recent experience, finals were last week and I was looking for something that would help me with my grades.
I was looking for something that would help me with my grades.
I knew my friend had some adderall and so he gave me 50 MG capsules. He told me to half them because the full 50 MG would be too strong for my first couple experiences.
So the next day, I halfed one and took it and headed to a 6 hour shift at work. I didn't feel it til I got to work. I didn't even notice it coming on. I just knew it hit me when I was cleaning my desk and rearranging things which I am not motivated to do on a daily basis. And I thought this was supposed to help focus you...and I think I reacted either a little differently or was expecting something else. This makes me have more energy and motivation to do things I wouldn't normally want to do or have the energy to muster up. This made me clean and move around but it did not make me want to solve equations just because I could.
I got home around 5 and my neck was very strained. It felt like I was working my neck out really hard and no matter what I did it was kinda sore and strained. I got into bed around 11 and I knew...this was gonna be an all nighter. I sat in bed on my phone searching all I could find on adderall...doses, effects, experiences, etc. It was like I was never satisfied in an answer. I was wake til about 5 am and knew I had work in the afternoon and told myself I needed to sleep. So I was awake another hour til I finally fell asleep. But I awoke with only 4 hours of sleep and starting getting ready for work. I tool another 25 MG because I knew it would help me throughout the day for energy.
When I took my finals the next day, I took a 25 MG before my first final. I felt the neck strain coming on and knew it kicked in. Let me tell you though, it did not make me more focused
it did not make me more focused
. I was the same as I would if I were sober except my mind is racing a million different things at one time. The only time I found when taking it was to my advantage was for energy. And the past 3 days that I have taken it, I barely ate anything at all. I was never hungry and food just looked unappealing (which is not a normal thing for me :P).
So in conclusion, everyone is different in their experiences. How it effected me was that I took it, had more energy and could not fall asleep because my mind was constantly racing and thinking. As far as school goes, it didn't make me more motivated to study, it just distracted me from studying and I still wouldn't want to study like I normally feel. While taking it tests, it also didn't help me focus, I feel like it affected me more on a physical level than a mental one.
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