Day 242/365

I hate when I have to rely on Ritalin to get homework done.

 

I absolutely hate it.

 

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3/10/07 : PM

  • . jenna 7y

    yuck i hear ya with the A.D.D thing
  • Robert Anthony Provost 7y

    You should never feel bad about taking prescribed meds that you need. Ever.

    And 1/30? :-)
  • Ry Pepper 7y

    I wish you didn't have to take it! I'm so glad I just missed that craze when I was a kid. They surely would have put me on it. And from I hear, they nearly did. Hang in there Todd.
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  • Melanie D 7y

    I take 4 meds a night - BC, BP, antidepressant and sleeping pill. I can not function without any of them. So, I feel your pain...

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  • Jason 7y

    Great close up man... and if it gets you through what you need it too... can't be all bad!

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  • Chris Weiss 7y

    I have undiagnosed ADD too... I'm almost sure I have it.

    Never tried the Ritalin or Aderol thing. I hate synethic meds... I was on lexapro forever. Hows it work for you?
  • Stuart Mackenzie 7y

    doood I hate popping pills but like Haeretik said if gets you through the day and helps you function then it's all good! =D
  • Todd Page 7y

    blows, right?

    I guess not. But I don't want to need them.

    and not unless you want 29 days of "I can whistle!" ;)

    Thanks Ry, much 'ppreciated.

    Almost done with school, and I'm hoping I wont need it for work.

    I'm sorry to hear that... big hugs.

    Thanks. I guess thats a point... it just makes me feel so... dependant.

    Ha. I have diagnosed ADHD.

    It speeds my mind up to its cracking point so I can only focus on one thing. And it does it well.

    Thanks mate... thats a fair point.
  • Christopher L. Hodges 7y

    I took Ritalin one Thanksgiving as a scientific experiment. My mother and I were curious. This was our finding:

    It makes me depressed and cry. For hours.

    All over my mash potatoes and turkey bits. All over the couch. And on the toilet.

    Best Thanksgiving ever.

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  • Robert Anthony Provost 7y

    Sounds like an episode of friends or something!

    I tried it once in college (I wasn't too smart then). It did nada for me either way. Not that I noticed.
  • Doug 7y

    I quit my antidepressants and didn't miss them; I feel better now just knowing that I am not my depression and "reality" is not my depression, either.

    I love "We Come In From The North's" descritpion of taking Ritalin. I can just imagine what a festive Thanksgiving that must have been for the others. It should be in a movie somewhere.
  • Todd Page 7y

    Hahahaha, well thats just the exact opposite reaction you want. thats really strange though, theres no reason for it to elicit that...

    I believe if you don't have ADHD your supposed to snort it for it to have an effect. I dunno, thats what the kids who offer to buy it from me say. (I don't sell)

    That would make for an intriguing scene.

    and congrats on conquering the meds.. I only need it very rarely, but its not quite something I can simply overcome unfortunately.
  • jacobjulius 7y

    Nice pic. I used it to illustrate a blog post on scientists and engineers taking Ritalin and Provigil for non-medical uses. I included a credit to you and a link to this page. You can see the post here:

    blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/04/09/geeks-take-drugs-to-think...
  • yorkd 7y

    I love Ritalin.
  • jan bosscher 7y

    why do you think my hair is growing like this?
  • Todd Page 7y

    Thanks very much for the credit and for using the photo... I gotta admit, I'm pretty psyched to be in a Wall Street Journal pubication of any kind.

    I'm guessing then, you don't need it? Or do you just not mind being dependent on something?

    haha, fair point.
  • Terrance Heath 7y

    Hey, if it weren't for Ritalin, I'd get no work done at all....
  • Todd Page 7y

    To each their own....
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