Prescription Adderall

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G-Town's Comment
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Danette...your first post...

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Last time i checked adderall does not make u sleepy it just helps folks wit adhd to stay focused and not lose interest in what they are doin ...with adhd ur mind is constantly running .. Sri the adderall just slows ur mind to the same speed as some one who doesn't have adhd if any thing the person on adderall would be more alert paying more attention to the road ...but people who have no clue just assume that everyone on adderall is twacked out .. Just saying

Yes Danette, but did you read between the lines... You are correct it doesn't directly make you sleepy, however it can cause insomnia, "lack of ability to sleep" when you need it the most. During times where you must to be awake and alert, you might be tired and drowsy. You don't think "that's a problem"? Rest is a very important part of this job, for both safety and efficiency. A sleepy truck driver is a dangerous truck driver. And check again,...long term use of Adderall can cause potentially dangerous cardiac issues... Is that a problem?

Anything that alters the mind, and has common adverse side affects like dizziness and insomnia, and known to cause heart problems, is a HUGE issue when operating an 80,000 pound missile. So...I do have a clue...both of my sons were on Adderall when they were young. I watched the "ups" and the "downs" and I also watched both of them fight sleep in the middle of the afternoon. Fortunately over time, a long time, they both learned how to manage the condition without taking meds. No one, clueless or otherwise ever suggested folks that need this medication are "twacked-out".

Not sure what your point is, what your interest in trucking is or if you just posted to cause trouble (we'll know soon enough)? Regardless, trucking companies are incredibly strict on what is and isn't an acceptable medication. Re-read what Brett posted:

But as the others have stated there's pretty much always an alternative medicine that will do the job and be legal for commercial driving.

. That is the best advice anyone can give to someone currently required to take Adderall...and certainly doesn't warrant an insulting remark like the one you made...calling him clueless. Attitude...attitude in this job can make you or break you. Just sayin'

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm updating this thread with an article I just become aware of called 12 Best Adderall Alternatives: Natural Over the Counter ADHD Substitutes. It talks about why Adderall can be dangerous and gives natural alternatives, which include caffeine, which I'm pretty pumped about because I love my coffee! So check out that article if you're dealing with ADHD or taking Adderall.

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