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Matt's Situation, Big Projects, and 3 days coping without Adderall

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So, my name is Matt. I'm almost 30, and I've been on ADD meds, on and off, since first grade. Recently, I was given Concerta.

Under Concerta, years passed by with me not really doing anything to change my life. I let relationships flounder, I became self-obsessed, and I was genuinely becoming a not-very-nice person. I took more, got even more awful, and finally decided I needed to get off this thing. I was switched to Adderall.

I've been on Adderall for about six months now. I am going to admit that switching from Concerta to Adderall improved me immensely - I've never been able to concentrate on the level that I've been able to with this drug. Moreover, it gave me confidence, a work ethic, and a purpose. People noticed - which gave me a permanent promotion to night manager at my grocery store job (I've held the position on and off).

But I've had to slowly take more and more of it. Part of this is a hard schedule I'm on, which has me working nights at least five times a week (until 11pm - and it's a night manager job so I can't just sleepwalk through it), and taking care of my COPD-impared mom and elderly father the rest of the day. It's trying, but Adderall was helping - at least for awhile.

Lately, I've been taking 60mg doses each day (I'm prescribed for 40mg), and while I have tremendous periods of creativity, I'm getting more irritable, a little more anti-social, and a little more surly. Plus, I'm up until 2am invariably - which means I crash for most of the morning.

Today, I found out that I'm going to be without adderall for the next three days. I'm scared to death about this, given I took on a website project right beforehand that has an urgent turnaround - and a massive boost to my employment chances in website work, which I've grown to love. I had no idea what to do.

Then I googled "going three days without adderall". I found this site. I found the "Your Challenge" page. I was blown away. I saw the risks of staying on this drug... and I made a private promise to get off it as soon as possible.

I don't know if now is the time. I am still daunted by having three days off ADD meds cold turkey when I have a ton to do for this big, potentially career-changing project and I have to keep going at 110% at my job. I seriously don't know what I'm going to do from this point on. But you've given me hope that an even better life is possible.

I know it's a step I hve to take, but I don't know if now is the time...

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HulkieD

Hay brother you came to the right web site I am in my 10th day off the shit after 10yers of abuse we all start out at a low does and increase are mlg on our own that seems like the typical pattern from all the stores I have read on this website. Matt the first week will be your hardest think to do it’s a hard crash after your first week it is a little easier to cop with trust me I am a old school addict this website our brother mike created will get you thru if you are ready to come off the junk your mind needs to say no more no more its bin 25 years for me on stimulants and that is it no more .See if you can take 1 week off of work stay home do nothing jest crash that’s if you what to do the cold turkey meted don’t wary you will not die you may fell like you are dieing butt its all part of the withdrall presses . You can do step down method if you are more comfortable with the step down it whose not a option for me I needed cold turkey meted because I hit my final bottom and had no way out for me I am not a strong writher butt my point is I feel if you refill your rx you will return to your old routine with the stimulants now it’s the time for you to stop I have 400 Dallors of adderall in front of me I will not take them thay will go into the toilet soon brother you can do it its your time now give me a e mail if you need good luck FALCAN…..

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