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Calvin on Ritalin

October 12, 2006

Don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer, but this mod’ed Calvin and Hobbes strip as a social commentary was worth sharing.

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5 Comments
  1. Thanks. Definitely worth the share.

  2. alyss permalink

    That’s sooo sad! I nearly cried the first time I saw this. Drugs like ritalin kill a child’s creativity to make them fit in “the box”. When people can’t handle their kids being different they just put them on drugs to make them zombies.

  3. My name is Nikki Hughes and i would like to show you my personal experience with Ritalin.
    I am 51 years old. Have been on Ritalin for 9 years now. I began taking it for depression after my marriage ended, and also in a misguided attempt to lose weight! I lost about 15 pounds at the beginning, had tons of energy, felt great…but the weight loss stopped within a few months.. I currently feel focused and motivated after I take it and am able to get a lot done. As well as the generic ritalin, I take 6 – 12 Tylenol 1 tablets a day. I know how bad this is, but can’t seem to stop for more than a few days. The last nine years seem to be a blur…it’s like I have lost those years….I hardly remember anything about them. I find this sad and frightening. I take what my doctor prescribed: three 10mg. tablets a day. I have tried many times to completely get off this drug but I now realize that I am truly addicted to it. If I stop taking it for more than one day I become extremely depressed and have very negative, hopeless thoughts and ideas.
    I have experienced some of these side effects-
    very irritable when it wears off; sometimes difficult to fall asleep, memory loss, hear music in my head that won’t stop.
    I hope this information will be useful to others,
    Nikki Hughes

  4. Some random kid with ADD permalink

    I was diagnosed with ADD a few years ago. They tried numerous therapies that DIDN’T WORK. But finally they gave me Ridalin, the thing that actually worked!So the first day I tried it I got better at my work and on the playground during recess I chased my guy friends like no tomorrow with the most speed I’d ever ran at. But little did I know about it back then as a careless little child, so at first they gave me 10mg then the next month 15mg then a little under a year later 20mg then after that 40mg!!!! 40mg made me depressed so they lowered it back down to 20mg. The depression stuck with me from 40mg when I did not take it. Recently I hid it to stop taking it. But now I started again. I think because of that I’m addicted. Without it I feel depressed. I haven’t been abusing it but I don’t want them to make it illegal. Its kinda sad really.

  5. Cameron permalink

    Ritalin ruined my life. plain and simple. I can’t remember my childhood at all. I can’t even remember last week. I don’t know when i started it… maybe around 12 or 13. 30mg 2x day. Insane. I stopped years ago, but the damage is already done. If i don’t smoke pot, I don’t sleep. Coworkers become immediatley aware of my insanely bad short term memory. I carry 3 schedules on me so I don’t forget when I work or have plans. I can’t focus on long sentences when people talk to me. Never take this drug, never let your kid take it.

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