Hi everyone, it seems there are not alot of people here that, for one have adhd or two know exstensivly about it.
I was diagnosed with add, that was quickly re evaluated to adhd at the age of 6. All through my school years I struggled with things such as; attention span, memory, and anxiety. Luckily I crossed paths with quite a few people that were eager to help. Ive had everything from sitting on my hands to stress balls and ipods to ridilan and adderol.
Adhd is not something easily controllable, its compared to; people without it, their brains work as filling cabinets effectivly storing information neatly. Someone with adhd does not file neatly, we throw all incoming information into a pile to be sorted through when you call upon information. Hense bad memory and easy distraction. Along with all this, your mind is constantly racing, explaining bad attention span. People diagnosed with adhd usually form habits for things such as caffine and amphetamines. Things that speed other peoples minds up actually evens mine out. For example; people dont drink soda or eat candy before bed because the caffine and sugar keep them up. For me it is different, without caffine my mind is lost in its thoughts more than half the day, but as soon as I have caffine, I can actually focus on one thing at a time ( maybe not for long periods of time, but narrows my field of attention ).
So with that rough depiction I will say I use marijuana as well. With moderate or medium levels of thc in your system you can notice that thoughts are more clear, prompt, and effective. Too high of levels ( varying obviously with exposure ), and your mind is scrambled so much that you must actually try to sustain a train of thought.
Marijuana has helped me emmensly, I am able to accomplish more as well as retain information not only quicker but with better understanding. And as everyone says, marijuana has not proved to be physically addicting but can still form a habit that, especially people with adhd, will let consume parts of their day and or thought process. But come on, people usually try and do things to make them happy all the time.
I too recently discovered vyvanse, wich im taking 30 mg once a day for now. Ive noticed that, while not solving all my problems, it gives me the 'tools' persay, too activly work on getting better at all syptoms. So basically takes me from 5th gear to 4th. I do plan on raising dosage but after ridilan, i am cautious too move too fast as it could have a reverse reaction if introduced to quickly. Ive mixed both marijuana and vyvanse now everytime, as I smoke everyday too help keep my mind steady. While I kept thc levels medium, I was able to think and act quickly upon things such as problem solving, reactions, thought process, and the retention of information. Im not only calm ( weed ) but well sorted out (vyvanse), making an almost perfect mix. While I have again not up ed my dosage, I do believe it too be beneficial for me all across the board.
Please keep in mind I am NOT a doctor and am NOT educating on the use of, but meerly speaking my mind as too the experience I have had. Thank you for reading.