Frank B

Everyone doing ok?

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Yeah people drift on and off here a lot I use the phone version so get on it often. Today no headaches at all but was had a very hard job long day but did not have caffeine. Funny how when u take away something all the sudden it's like the greatest thing in the world and just mad you can't have it. I know if I do give in not the worst thing i could do and that first caffine boost will be a great buzz but then will go away sucks you can't enjoy caffeine u just get addicted and crave it to be "normal" it's just like any other drug and parents just hand that out to kids yet tell them say no to drugs lol.

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It is kind I strange how you can want something and not want it at the same time. You said it's expensive and not doing much. How much were you spending? You could save the caffeine money to buy yourself a reward for quitting.

QuittingAdderall app?

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Well while on adderall it was much worse I'd probably by 2 redbull 16 oz cans a day normally be $6-$7 per day habbit plus drink Dr. Pepper a lot. After adderal I stopped drinking sugar so had been drinking either drink plain coffee or tea which is cheap. But I also got hooked on 5 hr energy shots normally two a day on weekdays sometimes 3 on a very long work day so $6-$9 per day habbit. But say if I did avg the two a day for a year that's a $2,190.00 yearly habbit! Been using a lot of supplements (see I'm not anti supplements) to try and combat the fatigue post adderal but really caffeine seems to do little at this point. I could take a 5 hr energy and still want to lay down so why keep wasting the money? Seems like a lot of marketing wants us slaves to caffeine and it's like how things should be. It's different when used to be coffee, tea , soda but now these billion dollar energy boost drinks / shots industry really getting us all hooked on a whole new level. Kinda woke up early out of nowhere not sure why hope I can get back to sleep of course when you want to be tired u never can want to be awake and bed is all you think of.

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That is a caffeine habit! Maybe if you rephrase quitting caffeine as "I can have caffeine or I can have a 2000$ reward" it might help. Maybe denying yourself caffeine is what feels wrong or causes the issues. Don't deny yourself caffeine, The only thing you have to do in life is die, everything else is your choice and you will pay the consequences. Weigh the options. Caffeine wasn't doing much for you. It was costing you money. Being chained to a habit can be miserable. But it isn't such a dangerous chemical, and maybe one day you decide to have a cup of coffee with desert. I don't think it would be shameful. But I might be giving bad advice to an addiction board. I'm not a specialist. I have no clue really.

I use supplements to control epilepsy. The medication has horrendous side effects. Luckily I have found a regiment and haven't had a seizure in years. There are con artist in every field, and the industry isn't regulated heavily in the US. I get what you were saying in the earlier post.

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No I do not view it as dangerous and everyone should stop. I just think if this makes a huge difference in my personal recovery maybe others might give it a try. No caffeine day 4 feel great actually feel like I was not that tired and even woke up way too early.

Featherduster your reply is pretty odd I have been offended by you in the past. I'm going to just assume your brain damage is why you come off sort of smug. But understand anyone who enjoys Starbucks once or twice a day would be spending just as much if not more on a caffeine habit so

my addiction to spending money for it is pretty typical. Saying 'we live once so enjoy a cup of coffee" is not what we say on here . I know we live once that sort of outlook had my taking fist full of pain pills and adderal I didn't really care only live once fuck it right? Quitting caffeine is my small battle right now for the greater good.

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Currently feeling bad. Still angry at myself for wasting 3 years of my life doing nothing but practically getting "high" off of Adderall. I'm still struggling getting my life together, mad I wasted so much time. I think it's going to take time to get over these negative feelings.

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Currently feeling bad. Still angry at myself for wasting 3 years of my life doing nothing but practically getting "high" off of Adderall. I'm still struggling getting my life together, mad I wasted so much time. I think it's going to take time to get over these negative feelings.

Yes it does take a lot of time each day gets better but a slow process. Don't burden yourself with guilt be proud of yourself for what your doing now.

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