I'm just wondering whether anyone out there also has ADHD like me and takes Ritalin or some other medication. If I don't take this medication it's very difficult to concentrate and get stuff done.. in other words I wouldn't be sitting down and reading a book.
What I find when I take it, however, I'm far too focused on getting things done and become rather serious, closed off and lose a lot of my creative side. I'm wondering if anybody else feels the same on this drug?? In a pick up situation I would be much more awkward than usual.. does anyone have this problem?? how have you overcome it?
I was also taking Fluoxetine (SSRI)earlier on in the year, but stopped as I felt like a bloody emotionless zombie. I now take Pristiq (also anti-depressant drug) now to help me with getting sh*t done and stop procrastinating with my studies and what not. I've been on it for about 3 months now. The change felt pretty good.. like I'm really focused on getting things done.. One of the side effects, however, is decreased libido.. and no joke... I have gone from being horny like a motherf**ker 24/7 who would procrastiBATE to no end.. to only feeling like I really needed to get down to business like once a week.. sorry for all the details.. I'm just amazed at what this is doing to me.
I mean the drug is great if all you want to do in life is set goals and get stuff done... but I have been in a dry spell for 3 months now.. I don't go out because I want to get stuff done. I don't really waste my time trying to socialise with idiots because I want to get stuff done haha.
Is anyone also in the same position as me... ADHD and on anti-depressants?? How do you go about picking up girls while you're on/off this drug?? Do you take it while you're out clubbing or in a social setting or would you leave the ritalin at home?
I'm interested in hearing what people's thoughts on the matter are??