Man oh man, do amphetamines ever build up tolerance fast! And it lingers -- after doing 10mg adderall 3 times a week for 3 weeks, even a month without it showed much diminished effects.
I read on the Lycaeum that taking magnesium supplements keeps one from building up tolerance to amphetamines. I have a bottle of pills that have 1000mg calcium and 400mg magnesium each. Taking one every day that I plan to use adderall has SLOWED the rate that I build up tolerance, but has by no means stopped it. This could be a placebo effect, though. Could the calcium be working against me?
I just picked up another supplement: 500mg L-tyrosine, a chemical precursor to dopamine. What effect would this chemical have on my subjective experience of 10mg adderall? I ask because I know adderall is a dopamine agonist, but I know that dopamine levels are dangerous to fuck around with.
I get the adderall by prescription -- the doctor wants me taking two doses of 10mg a day. But I don't want to do that, because I find much of the effectiveness of this drug for me is its ability to make me "fall in love with my schoolwork". It's the awesomest feeling in the world to be reading Organic Chemistry in complete rapture, and knowing that this excitement is totally practical -- I WILL remember that material for a test because at the time, I love it so much.
PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, but I get a strong sense this "wonderdrug" effect would be lost if I took 20mg adderall a day. I might score higher on psychological assessments of overall focus, but I subjectively wouldn't feel anything special, and thus I wouldn't be quite as "pumped" to learn. I don't want to get to the point where I can't rely on adderall to save my ass in an academic or work-related pinch anymore. Nor do I want to have to take large doses to achieve this effect.