I am Blackbird and I have ADHD. I have had ADHD all my life, going through a constant cycle of uncompleted work, missed deadlines, divided attention, lack of motivation, disorganization and unfulfilled inherent potential. As I aged, I learned to cope with it - sometimes in healthy constructive ways and other times, not so healthy ways. I did learn to mitigate alot of the symptoms to get my GED, graduate from college, hold down relatively steady work, manage a martial relationship, fatherhood and household affairs to become moderately successful owning a multi-million dollar business. However, because of unfulfilled obligations in Vodou, long overdue, the spirits began to make my life stressful - throwing everything at me but the kitchen's sink. As a result, my mental status began to decline and I fell victim to my ADHD again with its comorbid partners of anxiety and depression. Life became unmanageable and a struggle. I seeked professional help because my ADHD was becoming a big challenge for me. I went to my psychiatrist friend and he prescribed me Adderall. Initially adderall worked wonders. I was more productive, organized, motivated and able to problem solve easier. After 2 months on Adderall, the effects began to moderate. I still was better than a good day with my ADHD symptoms but I lost significant weight. I lost 30 to 35 pounds. Adderall has been in my life for little over a year. Generally, a person is prescribed a 30 day supply so when I run out I try to go 1 to 2 weeks without to eat properly and pick up a few pounds. However, when I am off adderall my ADHD is unbearable, worse than ever before. I wrote this for those with ADHD who are not on meds. Do your best to manage without the medications. You will thank yourself but if your ADHD is severe or life situations seem too overwhelming, you may want to consider medication. I just advise for you to be wary. Adderall is a gift and a curse. It really helps me when I am on it but when I am off it my life is hell. I try not to be dependent on any medication but at the moment adderall keeps my sanity. I will get off of it once I complete my initiation into Vodou because my spirits promised things would change for the better. I will keep you all posted.