Originally Posted by underground1989
Also people who are used to both of these drugs what is the different to you? Which one you like more?
I respond equally well to both and I'm alternating twice a year between Methylphenidate Novartis Ritalin IR brand (summer) and Dexedrine IR script (winter), mainly because for their different side-effects and my lifestyle, and to help combat the tolerance built up in the use of these stimulants.
I'm currently on my last month on a Dexedrine IR script. Next month I'll be starting back on Ritalin IR for 6 months.
Although Dexedrine is twice the potency (per mg) of Ritalin, Ritalin is subjectively more stimulating, energy, motivating (stops procrastination and gets me up on my feet to do things), awakeness-promoting, cognitive-enhancing, edgy (I become easily irritable) and anxiogenic. Fast onset (felt as short euphoria), steady stimulation followed by an abrupt comedown felt as a headache (as long as the comedown finds me on the bed, Ritalin is perfect for my active summer lifestyle).
Dexedrine is mellow, relaxing and "clean" focus. I can sit on the desk and read a book without feeling it. Smooth & slow onset and smooth comedown. (ideal for school in the winter). BUT, it curbs my appetite and I must force myself to eat.
In comparison, Ritalin help me combat procrastination, get up and do things... Ritalin is not "clean" and I can feel the stages... And the terrible comedown.
ADDers respond differently on these psycho-stimulants. What works for one person, may not work for the other. So nobody, not even the psy can tell at first. That's why at the beginning many go though a roller-coaster ride experimenting different medication and dosages. Adults are able to manage side-effects and effects better than kids.
For kids... I would think go easy and low on Ritalin and expect some irritability. I don't like the idea of dosing a kid with potent stimulants such as Adderall or Dexedrine, till a later age. These are "Adult drugs". But again, if a kid responds better to one type, then that's the best.
Ritalin snorted gives an instant OK boom ur high but i find that Dexedrine snorted doesn't give an instant high it takes about 30 minutes and i usually pop 4-5 and snort 2-3 and then wait but the high is smoother and you can actually sleep.
As for recreational value...
Railing a Ritalin line gives quite a rush. But I prefer plugging it. That will fuel me with enough euphoria, excess energy and motivation to get me on in-line skates and go out on the trails for hours, or clubbing the night like there's no tomorrow. (summer time)
On the other hand, Despite Dexedrine being twice the potency of Ritalin per mg, I find that Dexies have little recreational value. They are too "soft" with a calming effect. At best, they are "ok" to hang happy with friends at a club, or sit in front of the computer motionless and hyper-focus/write on forums for hours in a silent room.
I'm also sensitive to noise, so if the phone or door bell rings, I might jump from my chair.