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From: Don Bruder <f...@spamdump.invalid>
Subject: Re: Classical SF query
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 06:11:27 -0700
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In article <5070fc9e$0$71233$742ec...@news.sonic.net>,
Dimensional Traveler <dtra...@sonic.net> wrote:
> On 10/6/2012 8:28 PM, Don Bruder wrote:
> > In article <5070a5cb$0$71224$742ec...@news.sonic.net>,
> > Dimensional Traveler <dtra...@sonic.net> wrote:
> >> On 10/5/2012 7:05 PM, Wayne Throop wrote:
> >>> ANYnow, google also sez there is a relatively large number of ADHD
> >>> sufferers who self-medicate with caffiene for themselves and/or their
> >>> children. I didn't browse enough to get quantitative with the
> >>> "relatively large number" bit, but apparently it *is* done... and
> >>> since you don't need a prescription, people do it off-book.
> >> Well, in any event I have edited my sig.
> > Still no good - Meth and Ritalin (and Adderall, and Dexidrine, and...
> > The list could go on all night) are so close to each other, both
> > chemically and in physical effects, that for practical purposes, you
> > might as well call them all the same thing. All are variations on your
> > basic "amphetamine" molecule - a critter with literally thousands of
> > variants. Considered as a group, the various amphetamines are, and have
> > been for years, right up near, if not AT, the top of the list of "most
> > powerful (and addictive...) stimulants known to mankind".
> > Feed an ADD/ADHD kid stimulants of ANY kind, from caffiene to crank, and
> > it's almost certain you'll knock at least SOME of the "hyper" out of him.
> Interesting. I would have thought the opposite (obviously).
As another poster said, nobody seems to know why, but until somewhere
about the time an ADD/ADHD kid starts sprouting zits on its face and
hair on its pubes, speed usually slows it down. Once puberty sets in for
real, it starts behaving as the "upper" it is. And like the other
poster, I got the "BTDT" T-shirt. For me, it switched over about the
time I hit 14. Knew another kid who was kept from bouncing off the walls
by his mother feeding him dexidrine until he was about 16. Dexidrine was
sold as a diet pill for a while - amphetamines are *Truly GREAT* for
weight loss. 'Bout the only thing that'll take weight off you faster is
lipo. Well, unless you count the 800 pound gorilla that'll grow on your
back... Can you say "Addictive"? Sure... I knew ya could! :)
> I wonder
> why giving stimulants to kids who are already bouncing off the walls
> calms them down.
If anybody knows for sure, I haven't heard about it.
> So what does make a hyper kid even more hyper?
Chocolate-Frosted Sugar Bombs!
Just ask Calvin & Hobbes :)
But seriously - Wanna get a kid wired? Any kid? Feed him cotton candy,
fudge, and true old-style maple pralines, and let 'im wash it down with
a not-sugar-free Root Beer. (A&W by my preference)
Lookit 'im go! :)
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