Brit

365 days ago I made the decision to stop taking adderall

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365 days ago I started tapering my Adderall prescription (and lock down started in my state!)

351 days ago was my last pill (and the day I realized I had covid)

In the last 365 days I’ve:

- gained 40 pounds

- isolated myself from all my friends 

- went from an overall mild depression to deep depression

- started therapy 

- repaired family relationships 

- started taking anti-depressants 

- developed dependence on cannabis 

- gained a little self-confidence 

- took a Harvard course 

- promoted

- lost 5 pounds 

- realized my self-worth and fuck I’m amazing 

 

To say this year was a roller coaster is an understatement. If you told me even 4 months ago my list would have ended this positively I would have thought you were insane. I let myself cry this morning seeing on my “NOMO” clock that I hit 365 days. I let myself truly take in all that I’ve gone through and accomplished. 
 

My new thing is focusing on “post-traumatic growth” - I will no longer let my past affect my present and my future. I got this, and so do all of you. After 10 years of Adderall use and complete dependence on it to make it through a single day, I never thought life could be this good.

It’s worth pushing through the struggles, I promise. 

 

 

 

 

 

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WAY TO GO!!! I love your list! Your post touched me. Thank you

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I’m so happy it did!! I don’t contribute as much here lately, but I know when I was going through the worst parts seeing how much better it gets was so important to staying on track and not giving in. It’s so therapeutic to take the time and reflect and journal about it too. 

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Great post. Thanks for sharing. What a wild ride indeed. One year is HUGE!!!!!  

 

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On 3/17/2021 at 9:00 AM, Brit said:

My new thing is focusing on “post-traumatic growth” - I will no longer let my past affect my present and my future.

this this this!!!! :D life is too short to wallow in regret!

for those still struggling: just keep moving forward, even if forward means a different thing than it used to for you.

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@SleepyStupid- I had a great conversation with one my best friends this weekend on this topic; she filled me in that she struggles with forgiveness and moving on, because she feels like she is giving those who hurt her “a pass” if she does. It made me so sad to hear that because she’s been struggling for well over a couple of decades with this. That’s too long to hold on to the past when you have a whole future in front of you!

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