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Kcchiefs0321

1 month in, still struggling

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Hey all just want to say thanks for all the tips and posts. I read alot of the threads before deciding to try and quit adderall. 

I am a month in and kind of got boxed into taking adderall today for the first time. I have taken 30 mg XRs for 8 years every day. For a month i did not take it and felt great about myself but still feel a serious lack of production. 

Today my boss lit me a new one about lack of productivity. I hadnt gotten alot done in a couple weeks and took an adderall and got it all done. My question for all is how did you cope with lost production and what is realistic for not feeling like task starting is like climbing a mountain? I get some things done but not enough to be acceptable.

My sleep has been much better, relationship is better and so is my outlook. The problem i have is still not getting that i am finally awake moment and feeling like i have to sleep all the time.

Has exercise, diet change, or OTC vitamins helped anyone? Any ideas to help me plan are appreciated. I am trying to take baby steps and make to do lists every day. I feel like some of this is legitimate withdrawal and some is mental. I just hope somebody can help me find solutions, i cant feel like my job is on the line over not taking the adderall. Thank you for any comments

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Go Chiefs! 

Its hard brother do the best you can try not to give in again. Exersize vitamins and eating right help but time alone off it seems to be the only way to get back to normal motivation levels for work. 

 

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On 1/13/2017 at 9:33 PM, Kcchiefs0321 said:

Hey all just want to say thanks for all the tips and posts. I read alot of the threads before deciding to try and quit adderall. 

I am a month in and kind of got boxed into taking adderall today for the first time. I have taken 30 mg XRs for 8 years every day. For a month i did not take it and felt great about myself but still feel a serious lack of production. 

Today my boss lit me a new one about lack of productivity. I hadnt gotten alot done in a couple weeks and took an adderall and got it all done. My question for all is how did you cope with lost production and what is realistic for not feeling like task starting is like climbing a mountain? I get some things done but not enough to be acceptable.

My sleep has been much better, relationship is better and so is my outlook. The problem i have is still not getting that i am finally awake moment and feeling like i have to sleep all the time.

Has exercise, diet change, or OTC vitamins helped anyone? Any ideas to help me plan are appreciated. I am trying to take baby steps and make to do lists every day. I feel like some of this is legitimate withdrawal and some is mental. I just hope somebody can help me find solutions, i cant feel like my job is on the line over not taking the adderall. Thank you for any comments

Hi Kcchiefs0321,

Your job is on the line BECAUSE you are taking Adderall.  And until you realize that, you won't be getting off it anytime soon.  

You've been on the stuff for one year longer than I was on it.  I've been clean from from that devil drug for more than three years now, and I'm still not sure I'm fully rested after all those years of abuse.   

Here's what's working for me (yes, that's right, workING, not workED, workING, because it's an everyday and ongoing practice in my life):
1. admit that I am an addict.
2. find a 12 step fellowship and make a meeting (hint: Google "narcotics program for living")
3. meditation (I practice Transcendental Meditation, it works for me; if you can't afford TM, figure out one that works for you)
4. stay abstinent from all mood or mind altering substances
5. repeat steps 1-4

You're not the first person to attempt this.  You won't be the last.  You can get through this, and remember this, YOU MATTER.  YOU FUCKING MATTER.  If it means you have to take a leave of absence from your job in order to get the rest your body probably desperately needs, you'll figure out how to do it.  If you want this bad enough, you'll get it.  I'm proof that life without Adderall is so much better than with it.

Now, get busy.  There's so much more to life than what you've been living.  I've been there.  I know.

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Exercise, vitamins, and especially eating right make all the difference in my mood, motivation and energy levels. 100% cut all sugar from your diet for 30 days and I assure you that you'll feel like a new person. I've noticed a trend in almost all truly successful quitters and it's that they've all put taking care of their body a #1 priority. I can't stress enough how important it is im order to truly overcome this and start feeling great again. Just get the ball rolling, make yourself do it, and in a short period of time it will turn on to a habit you look forward to.

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