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Kyle_Chaos

Questions about ADHD being worse in recovery..

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Hi,

I've been off the poison for a good three weeks, and it seems as though my ADHD is worse..

ANYTIME I try to sit and play a game/watch a movie/any activity.. I just fidged around and can't focus worth anything..

I was abusing the stuff pretty heavily..and I just wanted to ask people who have been clean for a good 6 months-a year or more if they had any of these symptoms early in recovery and if they got better later on.

No, I don't plan to go back on the stuff if the problem didn't get better for any of you..

I'll cope and find a way to deal..

Thanks

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My cognition gradually returned after about ten weeks. That post-addiction mental fog really sucks but you just have to get through it. I felt mostly recovered after nine months. At fifteen months, it just keeps getting better and better. Hang in there, Steven, and read as far as you can into this web site. It is full of stories of people who have kicked adderall and recovered from that awful addiction.

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I felt exhausted, lethargic, foggy, ADD, etc. for the first three months. I literally felt exactly the same from day 1 to day 73. I remember day 73 because I thought on that day, 'holy shit - I actually have a smidgeon of physical energy today!' So yeah, it took awhile, and that was just to get to a baseline level of normalcy. I'm at 8 months now and I still get physical withdrawal symptoms sometimes - fatigue, confusion, tension in my head and neck. But it's gotten a lot better. I feel improvements over 3 months and 6 months. Personally, I think you really need to give it at least a year for your brain to recover, especially after long term use. A few weeks, let alone a few months, is nothing.

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Thanks, I loved reading that there is hope..

I mean, I've returned to being "me" in a sense..

I'm just a little more high strung than I used to be and I feel a little foggy..it's just great to hear that I have nothing but positive things to look forward to.

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