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I have been on meds since high school. I'm now 28 and working. I always had found with Ritalin or generic that it's very up and down. I hated having to go through my day knowing I was going to "crash". I also had developed a bit of a tic but nothing major. Each case is individual and I am mixed on my experience. I think you have to WANT it to work, EAT PROPERLY, and get some exsercise. Its not just the Meds going to work, but you have to incorporate it into a way of life.

I have always known I was smart enough when I had to be but never applied it until absolute last minute. I probably would have never gone to University without it, or be able to be sitting in an office as I am now. I think the important thing to remember is don't do anything you absolutely dont want to do but most of all don't think there's anything wrong with you taking something or that you need too. I have always been very outgiong and could make light of the situation I have, but eventually I went through periods being down on myself for it and "Why do I need Pills just to THINK right?". It's not the case at all.

I now take adderall xr, it is very smooth and lasts all day at work. I'm also going back to school to get my Masters in Finance and working full time now. It's not all a cakewalk internally for me at times too. Whatever you decide, do it only after you're comfortable and you can live with yourself and the decisions you made. (more/less/off of it) If you would like any links to any sites I have gone to in past let me know. GOOD LUCK!!
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