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  1. My Decision to Quit Cold Turkey

    Thank you all so much for your support. I'm on day 9 and still feel like sleeping all day. I suspect it's best when I don't, and I get out and work or do things to take my mind and body off the withdrawal side effects. I did ask my Doctor for a short supply of Xanax to help with the side effects. I'm not sure if that's helping or hurting because I feel so crappy; it's hard to tell. I had an option to see my doctor on Thursday, and I know he would have re-prescribed for me if I asked him to, so I no-showed the appointment to take away the possibility. I hope I can keep this up and make it to the two week mark; that's what I seem to hear is a turning point. Thanks again for all of your support. It's helps to hear from you. All my best, Steve.
  2. Hi everyone, Thank you for all the input provided in this forum. I’ve been on a very high dose for 7 years (90 MG/day or regular Adderall AND 90 MG/day on Adderall XR). I went to my physician and told him I wanted to titrate down off Adderall, and I gave him my suggestion of going from 6 30MG tabs/caps per day to 6 20 MG tabs/caps per day, and then to 6 10MG tabs/caps per day. He didn’t agree with my schedule and instead told me he would cut me from 180MG per day to 60MG per day of just the XR. That just didn’t feel right to me, and so I “made a decision†to stop using Adderall on December 30th, 2012. I read articles from both camps (cold turkey and step-down titration). I decided that I would rather suffer with withdrawal symptoms for 3-5 days than to have symptoms to a lesser degree for perhaps a few months. So far so good; some anxiety and restlessness. I believe for me that cold turkey is the best way to break free from this medication. If you all have any feedback for my situation, I’m certainly open to hearing it. Thanks very much & Happy New Year!! Steve.