While I was took care of with attention deficit disorder as a child, I quit taking our prescription medication a few years ago because of the several disadvantage side effects that I was experiencing.
- The drug was a variant of an amphetamine & those are what are considered as “speed,” a drug that is often abused recreationally for the feelings of euphoria that it sometimes induces depending on the dose taken.
For me, I kept getting feelings of edginess & crankiness when I was on that identifiable drug. By the end of school, I realized that it wasn’t a benefit to our mental health on a day by day basis so I stopped taking it slowly. I titrated down on the doses by minimizing the amount over the course of a week. The last thing I wanted to do was shock our program by going freezing turkey. After that drug was out of our body, I started replacing it with coffee & sativa strains of cannabis. I have found in our experience that sativas are the most mentally & physically energizing of all the available cannabis on the market. If I use indica strains throughout the day, they make me assume so tired that I just want to kneel down & take a nap. The sativas love Dutch Hawaiian, Acapulco Gold, & Durban Poison are essential for helping me stay focused amid the symptoms I get from having ADD. If I didn’t have a steady supply of amazing sativa strains of cannabis, I don’t think how I would manage to function to the degree that I do each day. I would actually need some other drug to help me stay focused as a upgradement for cannabis.