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10 Months Adderall Free

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Today is ten months since I took my last Adderall pill.  I was on it for twelve years. 

When I quit I threw a full three month supply in the garbage.  Yesterday I found a broken old pink pill in the crack of my purse. I smelled it. I put my tongue on it. And then I wrapped it in toilet paper, dipped it in some water, put it in a ziplock bag, and put it in the garbage where it belongs  

I've heard other people talk about major improvement at ten months and I want to confirm it is the same for me. 

That heavy sloth like feeling in my limbs is pretty much gone. That ache deep in my bones comes less and less.  My confidence is coming back albeit slowly.  I feel real natural energy again.

There is hope to feel good again my friends.  But you gotta stay quit.  Sending positive vibes to all those out there struggling. Keep at it. It's worth it. 

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This is awesome!!! Congrats! 10 months was def my turning point and it has consistently improved since then! :) 

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Could you go into detail how your moods are day to day, month to month?

I quit adderall to be happy and I take it to be happy. But yeah if you could tell me if you're truly more content now then before it would be great to hear , considering I'm hypedddd on my second pill of the day right now after quitting cold turkey for almost a week lol 

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Also congrats. I can't even do a week so 10 months is unimaginable. 

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Congrats! 10 months is definitely a turning point for the best. At 12 months there will be even better days and it continues to get better into your second year! I’m so glad you didn’t take that piece of Adderall I’m not sure I could resist at 10 months. There’s no turning back now you are kicking ass! Fuck Adderall!

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9 hours ago, Alyssa said:

Also congrats. I can't even do a week so 10 months is unimaginable. 

I used to think there was no way I could go longer than a day or two without adderall. I wasn't truly ready to quit taking it until I was so unhappy with my life that I just couldn't take it anymore. I tried so many times and only got like 3 days into it before taking another and then staying on it. This time just felt different. It was almost like my body was telling me that I need to stop. I've been off it for a little less than three months and although recovering REALLY sucks, for the first time in a long time I feel like my life is heading toward a much more positive direction :)

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5 hours ago, NaterS said:

I wasn't truly ready to quit taking it until I was so unhappy with my life that I just couldn't take it anymore. 

This pretty much sums it up for me as well 

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4 hours ago, Nicole88 said:

This pretty much sums it up for me as well 

what made y'all so unhappy? Like what was the turning point? personally I'm not gonna lose my job (don't have one) or get kicked out of college etc. did y'all have some kind of "rock bottom"?

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I was unhappy in so many ways.  My "rock bottom" was several things; the realization that I was isolating myself from family and friends. The cycle of using my script in a 2 week span and then being consumed with how I was going to find more on the street.  I was OCD about counting the pills in my pocket and in my bottle and looking at the calendar trying to see how long I'd be good for.  I got so sick of manipulating doctors and changing dosages just to get a refill early because I was out.  I also realized it was unsustainable for my body and mind;  I was losing my mind and having anxiety all the time.  Plus several times I stayed awake for a few days at a time and kept taking adderalls and redbull.  The body and heart cannot handle this drug long term.  I knew it was going to kill me if I kept taking it.  One is too many and 1,000 is never enough

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Awesome, Tom23Jones! Couldn't have said it better myself. 

Also, I accidentally lit my car on fire. Passing out after being up a week, chain smoking, put a cigarette out in the heaping ash tray of my car that was filled with papers and trash and went to bed, only the cigarette wasn't out.

Wasn't exactly engaged, living life to the fullest the way my deranged brain was telling me...

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