An Absolutely Amazing Mood
by Will
Citation:   Will. "An Absolutely Amazing Mood: An Experience with Lisdexamfetamine (exp91098)". Oct 12, 2018.

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A little bit of background info. I'm a regular pill popper, mostly things along the lines of Ritalin, and Dramamine every now and again. And then, my brother got a prescription for Vyvanse. Now, with finals coming up, I took one 40mg capsule at 8:34pm, to give it plenty of time to kick in before I began studying. Around 8:58, I realized that I had been intently focused on thinking about my Geometry exam for over 15 minutes without moving a muscle. Realizing it had kicked it, I dragged out my books and began to study. Now, this went well, until around 9:40ish, when I began to ponder life. I have clinical depression, but Zoloft nor Prozac seemed to help, so I often bottled up my thoughts and emotions, and pondered them while high. Subconsciously, I began to sort through all of my problems, and had a sudden epiphany. I realized that all of my problems were based around a low self esteem due to constant taunting and jeering through the years. Then, I began to sob with joy, realizing that the simple answer to my problem was to ignore what others thought! All of the sudden, my mind blazed through any situation that could be effected by this sudden realization. I began to realize that, after all this time, My life could become exactly what I wanted it to be by simply ignoring non-constructive criticism! Upon glancing at the clock, I realized I had been deep in thought for nearly an hour, the entire time racked with sobs of joy and contemplations of simple ecstasy.

Around 11:30ish, I finished studying. I had filled out all the reviews, and I was confident in my abilities, so I shut my books, closed my laptop, and lay down in bed. As I looked up at the ceiling, I could not shake the absolute serenity that came with my epiphany. I pictured the next day, and ran through my schedule in my mind with a new attitude. Sometime near 3 o’clock, I gave up the thought of sleeping and began packing my bags, making breakfast, showering, etc. I had the entire morning to relax with a bowl of cereal and browse Reddit, something I hadn’t been able to do the entire year. When I arrived at school at 7:25 or so, I was in an absolutely amazing mood. I felt like talking to everyone, I picked up trash I saw on the floor, I helped people with their last minute homework, the whole 9 yards. However, around 8:30ish, I noticed the effects were wearing off. I began to feel very drowsy, and I had cotton mouth. I toughed it out until lunch, when I was able to check out. I used the old “stomach ache” excuse, and managed to get home and down another Vyvanse. I convinced my mother that I could return to school, and checked in just after lunch. After completing a test in Biology, I realized I had around 30 minutes left in the period, and began to organize my things. Through the rest of the day, I was able to maintain the efficiency boost of amphetamines, without the rushed feeling of Ritalin. The Second pill wore off some time around 11:30pm that night, and I fell asleep to the best night of sleep I had experienced in a while.

Vyvanse is a great alternative to Ritalin, fantastic even. It brought a clarity of mind, a feeling of accomplishment after completing the most meaningless tasks, an elevated mood, and an improved test average, all without a bad trip down. The only side effects were a repression of appetite during the effects, and a rather bad cotton mouth and some drowsiness after the dose wore off. Overall, a great experience that changed my life. Since then, I have continued to use Vyvanse, and will continue to use it for a while. I feel no addiction, and no withdrawal if I go for months without taking it. Long time Adderall users will find that Vyvanse’s effects come as a slow wave, not really a rush. The elevated mood was a bonus that I did not expect, but enjoyed thoroughly. For medicinal use, this is a great medication for ADD and ADHD sufferers, as it clears the mind without the quick wear off like Concerta, and has none of the hallucinogenic side effects of Strattera.

Exp Year: 2011ExpID: 91098
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 14
Published: Oct 12, 2018Views: 7,710
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Lisdexamfetamine (589) : General (1), Glowing Experiences (4), Performance Enhancement (50), Depression (15), Multi-Day Experience (13), Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), Various (28)

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