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Better person, friendlier, had self control after having focalin. Can I have in moderation?

I am 15 years old and i tried Focalin for the first time yesterday. I had a great time and was much kinder to my parents. I was able to talk to them for hours without it being a hassle. Normally, I am rude to them and find it hard to make conversation with them. It made me friendlier, and honest. I also decided that i would stop smoking marijuana as much. The bad side being I stayed up all night and was not able to sit still. Yet i was able to control myself. I was a better person. My parents were very happy with the way i acted. When i am sober for a long period of time, i get angry. Ive even contemplated suicide and running away from home. My sober me is not who i really am. My parents know that i used to smoke . All of this i did with full intention. If i am able to maintain a healthy diet , and regular excercise schedule, would it be okay to use it in moderation? Thank you so much.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your query.

It is heartening to know that you have decided to give up marijuna and were able to converse better with your parents. You did not mention anything about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and presume that you are not suffering from it. Then why did you take Focalin which is a drug for ADHD? Focalin is known to cause insomnia which you experienced.

With a definite resolution of stopping marijuana you should be better off and if you overcome the urge for a week to 10 days then there won't be any withdrawal sypmtoms. Hence, continue with a healthy diet, regular exercise and no medication unless prescribed.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing you all the success in your resolutioin of staying away from maijuana.


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