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Adderall is a psychostimulant drug that is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In addition, this drug is also used as a cognitive enhancer, as an aphrodisiac, and as a euphoriant.
The active ingredients in Adderall with dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine, are both central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity.
In the United States, this drug is widely misused by college students to improve their concentration during exam times. However, this drug has many side effects, as Jeff Tinkoff tells in the first person in the article
Jeff recounts how the drug helped him keep stress levels low and complete his work efficiently, but what happened next? A series of side effects that, according to Jeff, have nothing to do with those reflected in the media:
Adderall helps you stay focused, yes, but not necessarily on what you want. You can spend hours watching YouTube videos, buying unnecessary things on the Internet, or being on Facebook in an unproductive way, while your brain thinks that it is doing something productive.
Adderall left Jeff without an appetite for many days. Even being hungry, he had the feeling of not wanting to put anything in his mouth because he felt full. Of course, he drank many liters of water, with the consequent effect of going to the bathroom, he says, “about 1,000 times a day.” When the high peak of the effect of Adderall wore off, I would eat like I hadn’t eaten in days.
Although sweating is a normal part of anyone’s life, taking Adderall makes you sweat with a minimal amount of effort. Jeff says that his armpits were sweating as if he had been swimming all day and he would sweat without doing anything at all.
When taking Adderall, it is impossible to relax. Just trying can lead to an episode of anxiety and an obsession to do something, anything, to keep busy.
After taking Adderall, Jeff felt like he was drowning in his depressive thoughts. After exhausting all of his energy and brainpower, the drug’s effects on being productive wore off sank into a state of depression that he usually got over with a good night’s sleep.
Another of the effects that he describes is the difficulty in falling asleep at night, even if he had taken the drug in the morning
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