In the past, I have been very guilty of blindly following doctor’s orders without questioning or researching a prescription or course of treatment (if you know me well, that may surprise you.). I really regret doing this with things like Adderall. It was just easier to fill the prescription and go on my way, but now I’m paying the price for that decision. An educated patient is an empowered patient and no one is more affected by your health, or lack thereof, more than you are. Here are just a few ways you can be your own advocate: Continue reading
Thanks for reading my second post! Its not comfortable for me to publicly reveal my inner crazy, but I am doing it with the hope that it might help someone else who is struggling. Plus, a little accountability never hurt anyone either.
For those of you who don’t know what Adderall is (can’t be too many of you left out there), it is a prescription drug used to treat ADD and ADHD. It is also known by the generic names amphetamine salts or dextroamphetamine mixed salts. Adderall is a Schedule II Drug, defined by the DEA as, “drugs with a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence. These drugs are also considered dangerous.” They specifically list Adderall as an example…cocaine made the same list. As I mentioned in my last post I began taking Adderall about 6 years ago when I was having trouble studying for a test for a work certification. Continue reading