So... I'm prescribed Adderall
Yeah, I know it's bad for me, but I have a legit prescription and a need to focus sometimes. Anyways, my problem with Adderall is that it increases blood pressure, which results in me getting light headed when I work out. As a result of my dedication to getting bigger (Adderall makes you stop eating and sleeping), I stopped taking it altogether.
However, sometimes, I need to focus. Like, right now, I should be doing some work, but I want to have a discussion about this before I forget about it.
I've had to start taking my Adderall again, but this time I decided to add a regiment of other herbs to neutralize the side-effects. Ginko Biloba decreases blood pressure and increases blood volume. Ginger helps decrease blood pressure and gets the digestive juices flowing, increasing appetite. Ginseng can help to decrease blood pressure in high enough of a dose, and I already take it (it's a combo of American, Chinese, panax and Siberian ginseng).
The problem with Adderall is that it puts your heart on over-drive and sort of drains you. When I work out on Adderall, it causes me to potentially black out if I overexert myself (I have a lowered dosage, but the effects of dehydration are still intensified if I **** up). My solution, increasing blood volume with these supplements, puts my blood flow back at equilibrium (stabilizing my blood pressure). I also don't have the draining feeling that I usually get, I believe it's because since these are herbs, they potentially replenish the "nutrients" that Adderall makes you consume more rapidly (I'm taking vitamins/minerals and theanine). These herbs also help to curb the anxiety associated with taking amphetamines (Adderall consists of mixed amphetamine salts).
While this is good for my heart, there are some concerns I have. Having increased blood flow is simply bad-ass, there are video game power-ups that consist of increasing blood flow in such a manner (Bear Shamans from Age of Conan come to mind as well as Makoto, the girl from Street Fighter who looks like she does Goju-Ryu). Unfortunately, life does not always play out like video games, and there could probably be consequences that are unforeseen. This is why I'm talking to you guys.
Honestly, I feel great. I stretched out, neck bridged for a few minutes and did a ****-ton of pushups right now (I decided to work until failure and surprised myself); I just feel energized and in a good state to fight (pumped up). However, there is the concern of increased blood flow; I could potentially bleed out faster like this if I were to be cut. On top of that, there is an increased risk of hemorrhages.
Also, I'm pretty sure increasing blood flow is pretty taxing. What will I need to do to compensate for an increased consumption of my body's resource? I figure I'm going to have to hydrate and increase my sodium intake. Any specific vitamins, minerals or amino acids that I should be worried about?