patentlybored wrote:HeavenWood wrote:gaud wrote:5 hour energy was my go-to. Worked like a charm. One before the test and one after the break.
Just make sure you test this (or any other "performance-enhancing strategy") out before test day. What worked wonders for gaud made me score 10 points below my PT average. Thankfully, I didn't have to learn this the hard way.
Also, please stay the fuck away from Adderall, ESPECIALLY if you don't have an attention deficit disorder. It has terrible, terrible side effects and the marginal increase in focus is not nearly worth the huge subsequent uptick in volatile-neurotic thoughts/behavior (which, ironically enough, often get in the way of said marginal increase). Take this from someone who has legit ADHD.
Drugs affect everyone differently. Addy has been a miracle drug for ug/grad school. It increases focus and interest in the material. Minor side effect is that i become less social, and dont want to be around others. Ritalin on the other hand tended to make me depressed and was also addictive at the same time. Addyftw
Adderall has a disproportionate amount of negative side effects in its intended users, much less people without chemical imbalances. It's a powerful, incredibly addictive amphetamine that honestly should not even be on the market. Glad it worked out well for you; unfortunately, you're an exception to the rule. In addition to my own experiences, I've seen too many horror stories to recommend it to other people in good conscience.