I'm asking this anonymously, rather than posting it in a group because I don't want myself or my df bashed. I'll try to make this quick. My df has really bad adult ADHD. He struggled his whole life with it, struggled through school, couldn't focus or concentrate and doesn't deal with stress well. At just 4 years old, his parents had to get him a set of real keys to play with and swing around because he couldn't keep still. He still to this day has to stand up and walk around for a minute when he's on the computer or watching TV. He was put on Adderall XR (30 mg) about a year or so ago and WOW did it help him a lot. He could concentrate, sit still, and think about one thing at a time, rather than his mind racing a million miles a minute. Unfortunately, Adderall has side effects. He had a very poor appetite, couldn't hardly eat anything, couldn't sleep at night, it made him sweat, made his heart pound, and it also caused him to be more irritable and angry than usual. He finally decided to stop taking it and turned to weed instead. He did a lot of research on it, and found out that smoking just a few hits of weed was helpful for people with ADD/ADHD (and in states where medical MJ is legal, its prescribed for ADHD because its proven to help). He says it helps him almost as much as Adderall did, but without any of the nasty side effects. He doesn't smoke to the point of being fried..just enough to calm his mind down and relax. The only thing is, its not covered by insurance here, so it costs him more money than a prescription would, and I don't know..I never minded it ONCE in awhile, but I don't know how I feel about him using it as a regular medicinal remedy. I know its completley natural and WAY more safe than any prescription they have like Adderall or Ritilan, but I don't want our boys having any clue about it, and I just feel kinda weird about it. IF my df only uses it to truly help himself and is very careful about keeping it away from our boys, so you think I should be supportive of it? Please have an open mind, and be respectful and honest. Thank you!
*Just a note..medical mj is not legal where we are yet*
Asked by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Relationships
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If its legal in your atate than I see nothing wrong with it. My DH has chronic back pain from falling off of a roof while working and he has his mmj license and medicates for it. We live in Colorado though and its legal here.
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