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How many years were you on Adderall?

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I'm sure this has been asked, but I know there are some newbies and such. 

I was on it for six years. 

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about 10 years.  The last 2 or 3 was when I started really to abuse and binge.

I have friends who are in the honeymoon phase of adderall so there is no talking sense into them, they are convinced its a lifesaver and I get it because it does work well for a couple years or even longer but eventually that tolerance becomes insatiable 

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39 minutes ago, Tom23Jones said:

I have friends who are in the honeymoon phase of adderall so there is no talking sense into them, they are convinced its a lifesaver and I get it because it does work well for a couple years or even longer but eventually that tolerance becomes insatiable 

yea that must be really frustrating- especially because if they know about your addiction, they're probably thinking "that'll never happen to me, he's just weak". 

unfortunately my girlfriend takes adderall too, but i don't think she's taking it on a daily basis, just on as needed basis. it still bothers me, but eventually i'm going to voice that opinion a lot stronger.

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A little over 4 with some time off after the first 2. Stopped the first time just to try med free & had few side effects that time however after feeling in the dumps a long while started again and stopped this time due to bad side effects and lots of reading about how bad it is.  

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I took Adderall for 10 years. Then I got pregnant and quit for three years. That quit was relatively easy for some reason I think pregnancy made it easier to quit. After I was done nursing my son I started Adderall again and took it for another 2-3 years and then was forced to quit because of bad side effects/health reasons.  This quit has been extremely difficult to say the least.

I never took more than 40 mg per day for all those years but that’s a long time to be a slave to Adderall. 

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Mr. Oswhid took it for 11 years.  I don't think he really abused it other than not taking it on weekends so he could take more during the work week.    I think he was prescribed up to 60mg, 40 mg when he quit.

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5 years, last three heavy abuse prescribed 60mg a day but finished script in 2-3 weeks, didn’t sleep, didn’t eat, hallucinated, and ultimately in mental hospital for psychosis, legal troubles, financial problems, lost friends. Quit Adderall, suffered the worst depression and anxiety filled first year, Now, 21 months with zero Adderall, still employed, saving money, having fun with friends, talking to family, enjoying the little things in life at every opportunity. 

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8 years. Phased it out over the last year (on 3rd attempt to quit completely). Never took more than 35mg, but did that consistently for a long time.

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Hmmm ...Not a good category to "win"...17 years.  

Never abused, up to 40mg/day last year or 2.  

Quit cold turkey 6 months ago.

WHEW

 

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Really none of us are in a category to “win” it’s so hard to quit this I don’t even want to know the actual percentage of people who successfully quit long term 5 yrs plus. We all experienced a drug that gave us a edge, made everyday boring life exciting. People who never took won’t understand and even people who abused other drugs and not this really don’t get it. We are all on a island by ourselves the few who have the courage to risk everything to stop being a slave to a superhuman pill. The pill that makes us achieve some remarkable accomplishments but also destroys us at the same time. 

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I’ve been on it for 11 years and currently trying to quit for the 3rd time. I’m ready to get my life back. 

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