dbacs – interesting comments.
My Ritalin is great for my emotional regulation – basically I don’t ‘fly off the handle’ as much when I take it.
But taking it has reduced my caffeine intake enormously – and I hadn’t thought about it before, but I used to have all sorts of joint pains (mainly in my fingers) that I don’t get anymore. Actually I’d even forgotten it used to be a problem.
So maybe the benefits of reducing my caffeine intake (which was mostly strong coffee washed down by Red Bull!!) outweigh the benefits of taking Ritalin?
Certainly both factors together seem to be beneficial (although Rit and Adderall work slightly differently on the system I think?)
It’s possibly a catch 22 for those who don’t take prescribed meds and who rely on caffeine though. But there is evidence out there on line that caffeine and stimulants don’t mix.REPORT ABUSE