LuLamb

WOULD LIKE ADVICE ON GOING TO MEETINGS

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i see that a number of you on this site talk about going to meetings. I would like to hear any advice or thoughts on the matter. I'm at 98 days and have been struggling the most this past week as i've been feeling so BLAH. I haven't turned to Adderall, but I have been taking stimulant teas and OTC meds that contain pseudephedrine to try and find a boost of some sort to get through the day. :(

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Hey, @LuLamb! I feel your pain. In no way am I giving you medical advice, but I'd avoid taking too much pseudoephedrine! That can't be great for you, I bet. Adderall is a super powerful drug, and it's no wonder the detox is so awful.

Do you have a psychiatrist? Wellbutrin has been tremendously helpful for me. It doesn't feel like adderall, but it does have similar norepinephrine reuptake properties. It really helped to curb the cravings and keep my energy level above subthreshold. I know others on this site have echoed this, as well. I also got sober without wellbutrin two years ago, it was really hard but it is possible. Your energy level WILL come back, I promise!

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oh, and as far as meetings go! I go to AA daily. that's the fellowship I like the most. I also go to NA to get more specific identification (viz. drug use). I've also been to CA, CMA, MA...etc. Whatever works for you!

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On 1/20/2020 at 9:12 PM, Sleepyandsober said:

oh, and as far as meetings go! I go to AA daily. that's the fellowship I like the most. I also go to NA to get more specific identification (viz. drug use). I've also been to CA, CMA, MA...etc. Whatever works for you!

Thank you so much!

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I definitely recommend going to NA meetings.  They have them everywhere so you should be able to find one close to home.  If you've never been, just go into it open minded and keep going back.  The first few times I went I thought it was the weirdest shit ever but I could tell the people there deeply benefited from the meetings.  I still go to occasional meetings after being off adderall for almost 4 years and no boos for almost 3 years.  Its about more than not using.  The meetings help keep life in perspective and its a place to go share whats on your heart with no judgement.

I tried the  pseudephedrine  shit when I first gave up adderall but your just prolonging recovery by taking that stuff.  I'd ditch it as soon as possible.

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@LuLamb meetings were huge for my recovery. It’s easy to feel surrounded by people who have it all together in our day to day lives. That’s what everyone wants to show each other, the most polished versions of themselves. Meetings provide an atmosphere and community where a lot of people drop the facade and talk about what’s really going on with them. You can be vulnerable and relate. If the first meeting you go to isn’t great try a few others. They can be a lot different depending on the group of people. AA or NA will work. The core struggles are similar enough to relate. 
 

I’m struggling with pseudoephedrine right now too. Took it a week and a half ago for a bad head cold and I haven’t been able to stop. I’m so weak when it comes to stims. Need to bite the bullet and stop taking it. 

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