Hey fellow brains!
It’s been 16 years since the last time I tried stimulant medication to assist with my ADHD. When I first took the medication, I remember the feeling of clarity but also nausea, extreme tiredness, and feeling not like myself. It may help to know that I was 13 in an unstable environment while suffering from sever depression. After a couple of months, dosage adjustments, and switching from Ritalin to Adderall, I refused to take the medication because I kept falling asleep in class (so it wasn’t really helping).
I’m finally finishing up a multi-step testing process to allow my doctor to prescribe stimulant medication to me again. I’m a little nervous, so I wanted to ask you guys:
IN ONE SENTENCE
What does stimulant medication do for you?