In small doses used with caution you could successfully use an amphetamine or amphetamine like drug as a study aid. In my case I ended up addicted to adderall. If anything it hurt my eduction. I did much better in school after I stopped doing stimulants. In high school I used ritalin as a study aid and I must admit it did help me. I went to a tech school for computers and would come to school all high on ritalin and spend the full 8 hour day sitting in front of a computer programming and enjoying it.
i went to my doctor complaining about lack of concentration and asked about Modafinil since its not a controlled substance and he said its new and too expensive still (like $7 a pill!) so he wrote me an Rx for 10mg Ritalin, and now i'm on 5mg Focalin which i LOVE. they are calming, relaxing, yet give me focus, a little energy and concentration. not like opioids, but good enough. I prefer dexmethylphenidate to Adderall or Dexedrine
Hi, Im new to this. I have heard that ritalin or modafinil will increace information retention and concentration. If i take this will it help me dtudy.? Has anyone here had any bad experiences or does it work well
i think the thread that says amphetamine vs ritalin has alot of info that might help you, and if you are in the US modafinil is really expensive unless you have some amazing insurance so im pretty sure it would be cheaper and easier to get something else, personally i got nothing out of ritalin and it didnt help me study, just made me nervous and jittery really bad, adderall IR has been helping me the most. but thats just me, id say check that other thread out too, for more help!
personally i use amphetamines with varying degrees of frequeny throughout the school year, and its definetly a big help, but VERY easy to become pschologically dependent as a study aid. sometimes i acutally overthink problems or get so focused on irrelevent details it ends up working against me, but it definetly makes math a helluva lot more fun...
I'm sure amphetamines or methylphenidate work even better, but I use an ECA stack (25mg ephedrine/150mg caffeine/100mg aspirin) for study aid. Does a good work on improving concentration and there's not really a comedown or side effects. It has helped some times when I had no people to study with (best option ever, if you find someone you are good at studying with, it's the best option out there, In my opinion). If I'm alone I'll just read for a few minutes, stand up, fiddle with something, sit back down, read, repeat...
I've been on Concerta, focalin, dexymeth, and amphetamine for years and ive never been addicted to it. I dont even like taking it but it does help with the ADD. Any explanation for why i can take them for years and stop during the summer and be OK?