If you could hear the loathing in my voice when I spit out that word...
My husband has narcolepsy. That means he is often sleepy, tired, or mentally drained. The solution to that would simply be to wake him up, right?
The solution actually does not currently exist as narcolepsy is incurable (for now). But there are several treatment options available, including a variety of medications that can help alleviate or lessen symptoms. Unfortunately, I don't believe Adderall to be one of those for him. Although it does keep my husband awake sometimes, the side effects are so extreme that the moments when he is lucid aren't even worth it.
Here are some of the benefits of Adderall:
- Improved concentration
- Mental alertness
- Appetite suppression (some may consider that a benefit)
- Inability to sleep
- Teeth grinding
- Loss of appetite
- Mood swings
- Depressed moods
- General anxiety
- Increased desire for nicotine (in ex-smokers)
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