(Closed) Friends S.O takes Adderall, and she's not sure how to feel?

posted 4 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: What should she do about S.O taking Adderall?
    If it helps him, and helps him to produce good work and he's happy, than I'd accept it. : (55 votes)
    86 %
    No. He needs to stop, or else she'll break up with him. : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Depends on the strength of the relationship, and if there are any other problems. : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    yourhandinmine:  first of all- anyone can become addicted at any dosage. If you have the gene you have the gene, end of story. 

    Second, does he have an RX for it? If not, he’s breaking the law and I wouldn’t be cool with it. 

     edited to add- my Fiance takes it, he has a RX. When he first got on it I wasn’t thrilled, but when he told me how it was helping, I was all for it. 

    Bottom line- get under a Drs care. 

    Post # 3
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    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Does he have a prescription for it?  If so, and it helps him stay focused at work and isn’t effecting his day to day life and relationships, I really don’t see the problem.

    Post # 4
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    1040 posts
    Bumble bee

    yourhandinmine:  If he has prescription for it and it helps him, who cares? If he was taking Prozac for mild case of depression would she be having issues? 

    If he thinks it helps and he isn’t going overboard, I don’t see the problem. 

    Post # 6
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    5153 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    yourhandinmine:  Why did he see 3 different doctors to diagnose? That makes no sense. If the first one prescribed it and diagnosed – why did he go to two more?

    Post # 9
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    558 posts
    Busy bee

    Has he been prescribed adderall from a doctor or is he taking it without a prescription?

    I am prescribed, and I must strongly insist that you communicate how dangerous this drug can be without a doctors recommendation. My friend’s husband JUST got out of rehab for taking addy. Like your friend’s S.O., he started with small doses. Over a year, he increased that dose to 100mg’s PER DAY and stealing thousands of dollars from his (now)wife and his parents paypal account.

    I understand that it really helps those struggling, but it is NOT to be taken without a doctor!

     

    ETA saw that you said that he has a prescription from a doctor. My suggestion is for him only to take it when he has tasks that require him to be really attentive. Example, I don’t have to take my medicine on Friday’s because I know it is an easy day at work and I usually finish my school work by then as well. Same on Sunday’s – I don’t take it because that’s my day to just relax. I sometimes will take it so I have motivation to really clean and do what I need to do, but if he doesn’t have these responsibilities and he uses it  mainly for specific things at work, he should be fine.

    Also, I wouldn’t do a “time” release prescription. Just take the small dose for single use, instead of the capsule that has a higher MG and time release – meaning it will last throughout the day. Just my .2 cents

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    yourhandinmine:  but he still takes the medicine for it??  That makes no sense to me. Go back to the first doc an make this legitimate. Don’t decide I may not have it but I’m still willing to take the *highy controlled* substance gotten through illegal channels. 

    Post # 11
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    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Okay – edited as I see your response.

    But I still think it’s strrange that he would go see other doctors if he is going to continue to take the meds prescribed by the first doctor.  If he’s going to take the meds, then he needs to keep seeing  that doc.

    But he should know that he will build up a tolerance, and so at some point he will start taking more.  It’s just how the drug works.  But at some point he should, ideally, reach the correct titration point and then not need to up it anymore.   It’s hard to figure out that point without a doctor’s help.

     Also, Adderall is not the only effective ADHD drug.  There are others that are less prone to abuse that he can talk to his doctor about.  Or that his Girlfriend can ask him to talk to his doctors about, if he understands why she is concerned.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    yourhandinmine:  wait so he is still using the rx from the first doc? In that case, see the edit to my first post 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    If he has a RX for it, and he is not abusing it, then there should be no problem.  This is between him and his DR.  Even his Girlfriend should not be telling him what RX he can and cannot take.  

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    heputaringonit:  lol – we both had the same first and second responses before and after seeing her response.  We’re all typing at the same time!

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