Danquit

One year down!

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So I have been officially off Adderall for one year and I thought I'd update you all. Looking back on the past 12 months, I am amazed that I made it to this huge milestone. It has been the most painful year of my life but I am still alive and I am definitely doing better. I was on Adderall for about 5 years so one year isn't that much but I am hanging in there. The depression and anxiety have gotten better but I am still not motivated and I lay around a lot. 

I am seriously considering Wellbutrin or other antidepressant but I am deathly afraid of getting hooked on another drug. My focus these days is to get outside and exercise because I put on so much weight in the past year. I am starting to think about the future and what I want to do with my life which is good because I'm not thinking about death all the time. I survived by taking it one day at a time and reminding myself that I was withdrawing from one of the most powerful drugs ever. Thank you all for the support through your responses and posts, I couldn't have made it without this forum!

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Congrats!! Big accomplishment I'd be curious to know the percentage of people on here who have stopped but not made a year mark. Although maybe it's best we don't might be depressing to those who are starting out. Keep it going feel free to send me a message anytime. 

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Congratulations! A huge accomplishment. Stay strong. You are a motivation to many of us!

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Congrats on one year!! What an accomplishment. Isn't it nice to know that the worst is behind you?? :)

I also contemplated trying Wellbutrin but after a lot of thought, I decided to fight through it naturally. At 18 months, I still have good days and bad days. Around my 15-16 month mark, I finally found some motivation to tackle the extra weight. It is coming off slowly but surely. I also started seeing a counsellor a couple of months ago and I also find that it helps. I'm still not where I want to be, but it does progressively get better, even though it's been painfully slow.

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