Thursday, May 12, 2005

Back To Adderall

Joshua Foer took some of God's favorite drug for the purest reasons---so that he could write about the experience in Slate, and here's what he found:
The results were miraculous. On a recent Tuesday, after whipping my brother in two out of three games of pingpong—a triumph that has occurred exactly once before in the history of our rivalry—I proceeded to best my previous high score by almost 10 percent in the online anagrams game that has been my recent procrastination tool of choice. Then I sat down and read 175 pages of Stephen Jay Gould's impenetrably dense book The Structure of Evolutionary Theory. It was like I'd been bitten by a radioactive spider.
As for the feeling you get while on the divine juice, Foer discovered that you first get euphoric, then focused, then depressed, then exhausted (except you can't sleep)---all these reactions are, I know, huge surprises to the denizens of this patch of blog space.

It occurs to me as I write this post that I can't remember the last major academic assignment I did without taking any adderall. That seminar paper I blog-kvetched about last week: 70 mg in 2 days = 31 gorgeous pages.

2 Comments:

At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Liam said...

Re:that adderall article.

Despite mentioning Auden, Kerouac and other amphetamine heads, Foer forgets (too bad 'rall don't fix memory / lack of knowledge) to inform us readers that Hitler's nazi docs woke him up daily with some pep in the ass (intravenous amphetamine injections) and kept him chipper throughout with cocaine eye drops.

 
At 3:14 PM, Anonymous Adderall Side Effects said...

My name is Benjamin Mardell and i would like to show you my personal experience with Adderall.

I have taken for 1 years. I am 46 years old. This drug completely changed ny life. I no longer feel constantly irritable like I'm about to explode. I can focus and complete tasks, I'm nicer to people. I just had my performance review at work and my boss said my work had been exceptional and wants to promote me to a senior policy advisor positiion. My compulsivity has also been reduced- I don't overeat and rarely drink anymore. I also sleep better and no longer need a sleep aid.

Side Effects :
Brief euphoria when I first started taking it and hypersexuality. Both sx have since moderated.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Benjamin Mardell

 

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