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Old 05-11-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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adderall + guitar =

progress

I was hitting a dead end with my guitar playing, just not feeling like I was improving or getting anywhere
had to take an unfortunate break from guitar due to school
and last week I started picking up the ole axe
I popped an adderall this morning at 8am and havent stopped playing since
and I finally did my first sweep + 2nd, 3rd,etc

I feel fucking accomplished
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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I've only done it once, but a friend offered me some blow at a party once while I was jamming.. let's just say I had a fun time, haha.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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It's easy to fall into that trap, especially in the death metal world... relying on pharmaceuticals to reach that next level of technique or speed... I can't make the decision for you, but, just be careful. Shortcuts tend to leave rough edges.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:26 PM   #4
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fuck adderall.

yeah you'll be all up and into now, but you'll crash pretty hard later.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:39 PM   #5
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I'm prescribed 40mg of Adderal a day. When I first started taking them, it definitely kept me busy on the guitar (not that I needed the extra motivation). These days, I don't even notice the "high" that it gave me at first.

Only difference now is that if I don't take them, my life sucks. Not sure if I should just accept my dependency for the time being, or if I should start working with the doctor on weaning myself off of it completely.

I'll admit though... I'll usually pop one a little while before playing a show to feel a little more "perked up".
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:54 PM   #6
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I took them via perscription, as well as a variety of other ADHD stimulant medications, for over 10 years. My senior year of high school, I finally decided to stop taking them after I had a nasty panic attack one day, and my heart rate felt permenantly elevated for several months afterwards, as well as arrhythmia where my heart would be beating like a Meshuggah song. Taking adderall made it much worse. I decided that taking amphetamines every day probably was probably a bad fucking idea, even though my parents and doctor tried to convince me it was "harmless". It wasn't hard for me to quit, but fear is a strong motivator... and when I struggle in school sometimes I want it back, and I know I could waltz into any doctor's office and get a scrip, but... I think I'm straight without it.

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Old 05-13-2008, 12:09 PM   #7
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Ha. I KNOW you're straight without it. I agree that it's no good at all, which is precisely why I'm prepping myself to get off that shit.
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It's easy to fall into that trap, especially in the death metal world... relying on pharmaceuticals to reach that next level of technique or speed...
Is this a common behavior? Seems kind of weird to me. It's like taking steroids, but for guitar...
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:34 PM   #9
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It's more common than you might think... ESPECIALLY amongst drummers. Metal drummers in particular seem to have a strong love of cocaine...
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That's actually sort of fucked up.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:06 PM   #11
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I knew this dude, most amazing bassist, but he COULD NOT function without adderall. He popped tons of that shit just so he could play. Even had a heart attack once from it.
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:31 AM   #12
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i'm telling you, that drug is bad news...
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:49 AM   #13
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music comes natural for me, so i guess i'm lucky

i only take adderall when i have term papers due or need to drive torturous distances haha
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