kjrunner stated that there is a difference between brand meds and their supposed generic equivalents - essence of kj's thought.
I started with Shire Adderall and it worked well. To reduce cost I switched to generic. Eon was manufacturer. It too worked well. Then all the pharmacies in my area switched to another pharmeceutical and that generic made me very jittery. I told my doctor and she told me I was crazy. I said, of course I'm crazy, this generic makes me more crazy. The other less crazy. She was unswayed.
That's when I swore off family doctors and found me a good shrink.
Us ADHDers always need to do being something new. My latest incarnation is chef. Wife and I have a friendly competition but more often are collaborators. I love Fahitas. The active spice ingredients are garlic and ginder. I used "generic" for my beta Fahitas, neither garlic or ginger are powders that grow in jars, yet I used them. Then a friend of ours said, "I'm crazy" using "generic." She said you must use brand name garlic and ginger.
Tonight I found out. Ginger is not a powder. It is a retarded looking root. I never saw brand name until a few days ago.
The difference is unbelievable. I had to trash all my Fahita code and do a complete rewrite. The Fahitas we just ate tasted better than all the thousands I've eaten at Southwestern and Mexican restaurants in PA.
I'll bet a chemical analysis can not tell the difference between generic and brand ginger.
1. Have you had similar experience with ADHD meds? (Or Fahitas
2. If you are responding adversely to a generic med, that might just be the problem.
If our tongues can tell the difference between brand and generic, best believe our brains can.
Anyway, if you've had similar experience post. In fact, not a similar experience, post anyway.