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Hope everyone out there is doing okay today. 

Anybody quit adderall and go on to accomplish something that took a lot of effort/work/focus?  Maybe you started your own business or went on to get a degree or certification you needed after quitting?  Looking to hear some major success stories of things you accomplished after quitting.  Thanks all. 

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I quit Adderall in the middle of physical therapy school and am now a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Worked a full day today (first day with a full case-load at my new job) and it went great despite having some very challenging patients. I'm pretty tired now but am still going to hit the gym in about a half hour or so. My new goal is to morph my body into something I'm proud of. I've always been semi-strong, but I've never been jacked (ripped, swole, whatever you want to call it) and I'm still carrying around some residual fat from quitting Adderall. To accomplish this, I've made a commitment with myself to hit the gym for 6 days a week with one of those days purely dedicated to cardio. 

If I may ask, what are you wanting to accomplish? 

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I've been off for four months now and I'm undertaking my last year of chemical engineering. I plan to be able to have this as a post adderall accomplishment even though I'm a little intimidated at the moment. Just going to take it day by day and do my best. 

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Yes, which I'm happy to share more privately. 

Honestly, one of the things I'm most grateful for is having honest relationships with other people who have gotten to know the "real" me, and the self-acceptance that's required to be vulnerable enough to form meaningful relationships. 

In many ways, I had been running from myself my entire life. I was never good enough, and Adderall was the perfect tool to mask that. I'm no longer afraid of being "found out."

This has given me freedom beyond what I knew was possible, allowing me to pursue personal and professional aspirations that used to be mere pipe dreams, despite my academic and early professional success while on Adderall (which quickly fell apart as my use crossed that magic line). 

I'm doing some pretty big things now, showing up for life and other people like I was never capable of before. And, though it doesn't feel like it all the time, and I'm certainly still my biggest critic, I'm clearly operating at a level FAR above where I was on Adderall. 

It's taken time and persistence...getting comfortable feeling uncomfortable. Oh and falling on my face a couple times. 

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Thanks everyone for your replies.  Duffman, I work in IT because….adderall.  I am not a technical person and never have been.  I feel like I have conned my way through a 15 year career in IT – relying on adderall 98% of the time (I'm off adderall for 8 months now and will never go back to it).  After years of mind numbing adderall and not keeping current with new technology, my technical skill set is antiquated and it is very difficult to find work, although I do have a degree in business, and a full time job in IT right now.  I should be more thankful for my job, but I’m not.  I’m working on being more thankful.

Without Adderall, I have to force myself to sit in front of a computer for 8 hours per day.  I feel like a rat in a cage five days a week.

A few years ago I tried going back to school to get into the nursing field, but had to drop out for financial reasons, and I was about to fail Anatomy anyways - reminds me why I majored in business in the first place.

I want to change my career, but I know my brain does not work as well as it did before Adderall.  Maybe it is partially my age (I’m 42) and not all due to Adderall, but I feel stupid a lot of the time.  I wonder how is a person with my brain going to change their life in such a major way.  

I want to start a small business or go back to school or get certified to do something else but I don’t know what yet, so I am brainstorming ideas.  Hoping to get some ideas or inspiration from all of you my fellow ex-addies..  Thank you again for your replies.  I really love this forum.    

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