Been seeing a psychiatrist for years to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder, depression, insomnia. Been on every antidepressant, currently on a cocktail of Prozac, Valium, Gabapentin, Mirtazapine, and Seroquel.
I could never commit to anything, school, careers. Looked into it and thought I had undiagnosed ADD, which very well may be the case, but I had gone through rigorous school before without any treatment and managed to pull through. Now I'm in a very compact, fast paced class and I'm feeling inept, like imposter syndrome.
I was started on Ritalin, felt good but had stomach problems so I was moved to Adderall IR 10mg 2x day. I will sit and write notes for 9+ hours a day. I took some days off so I could have "spares" and would pop another 2.5mg because hey, I had a lot of work to do. Another 2.5mg, this is temporary so don't worry about it just need to survive this class.
Told my doc the 10mg wasn't quite enough and I was put on 20mg 2x day, this was after one month of the 10mg 2x day dose.
I break up the pills and pop the pieces like candy throughout the day because I always have the excuse of needing to do more homework.
Since upping my dose to 20mg BID, something weird happened in my brain. I've always had a phobia of the giant cockroaches you get down here in Florida, but it was within reason to some degree. Since upping this Adderall I have turned that fear into full-blown paranoia, if not delusion. I spend hours Googling how to protect yourself from them and keep them out. I found myself in a tight closet pouring silicone caulk over a crack. I bought a mosquito net for my bed because my ultimate fear is having one of them crawl on you in your sleep, which to be fair does sometimes happen.
I spent hours sealing the holes of the openings for the mosquito net and tucking it under the mattress tightly so no roach could get in. Every evening I get in with a flashlight, check in every pillow case and under each sheet and blanket to make sure nothing is in there. I use a ton of plastic wrap every night to cover my trashcan to seal any appealing odors.
In summary, it has only been a couple months and I recognize that I have totally lost my mind. Conversely, the Adderall helps tremendously with the school semester I'm currently drowning in.
All I feel I can do at this point is pray for divine intervention. Upping the Adderall dose also makes me drink more alcohol every night than usual (separate problem) and my sleep is totally broken.
Bottom line is I have several months worth of Adderall IR 20mg 2x day, I spend literally all day writing notes for school and spend the rest of my time worrying sick over a roach problem that doesn't even exist at this apartment.
If you actually read all of this, thank you. I have lost control and feel like my mind has gone with it. More homework you could do? Take another 2.5mg. Again and again, wreck your sleep and feed the psychotic paranoia.
God help me, I am broken.