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  1. I have reached a new level of addiction

    "Took care of" as in completed killed. I'm saying that adderall and blood pressure medicine both contributed to performance issues. BUT flash forward to now, he's 62, off adderall for 26 months now, exercising, back to his ideal weight, off all blood pressure medicine and functional again. I would also add that less than a year into his adderall use our relationship deteriorated so much that it ceased to be an issue anyway.
  2. I have reached a new level of addiction

    I'm guessing you all are a lot younger but adderall plus the blood pressure medicines (plural) Mr Oswhidhad to get on due to taking the adderall pretty much took care of the sex thing. He was 49 and fit when he got on it. This is what you guys have to look forward to.
  3. One Word Status Update

    22 months!
  4. Mr. Oswhid took it for 11 years. I don't think he really abused it other than not taking it on weekends so he could take more during the work week. I think he was prescribed up to 60mg, 40 mg when he quit.
  5. 20 months, what now?

    That makes three! My husband reached 20 months yesterday.
  6. If his "substance addiction" is adderall, I hope that at some point he will address it publicly . If several high profile people talk about it maybe adderall addiction will start to be taken more seriously.
  7. Take it or Tough it out?

    re: zoloff / SSRIs A family member, age 24, took zoloff for a few months. Not long after going off she went into a full blown bipolar 1 manic episode. She has now been hospitalized 7 times over the last 5 years with severe mania. She is stable now but has to take a mood stabilizer and an anti-psychotic. While I do think she was already predisposed to be bipolar 1, I think the zoloff set off her first eposisde. We will never know whether she could have avoided it altogether if she hadn't taken that first trigger. .
  8. My first post here, I need to be free.

    RE: Allergies My husband discovered he had a mild cat allergy after he quit. Amphetamines have an antihistamine effect (note the "mine" in both words). He now takes a claritin if it is bothering him.
  9. 16 months!

    My husband has been off adderall for 16 months today. I haven't checked in since the one year mark but wanted to let you all know that he is still going strong. We had our 30 anniversary last month - the first happy one in at least a decade. We live in Florida and survived the hurricane the other day. Two of our adult kids came over to eat, shower and just hang out because we got power back before they did. It occurred to me that they probably would not have done so had this happened before he quit, since our house was such a tense, unhappy place. I'm just sitting here and thinking about if it wasn't for this site and all the hours I have spent reading post after post going back years, that I would have never had the knowledge to pull my husband out of the abyss. I just want to thank each and everyone one of you who shared their struggles and bared their souls to strangers. You never know sometimes who you touch and what effect you have on other people's lives but I want to let you know that your contribution has made a difference.
  10. Where is everyone from?

    Central Florida
  11. Is Adderall Ruining My Marriage?

    JSS4321 - My husband took the prescribed dose - more or less. By that I mean he usually went without over the weekend in order to take a little more during the work week. He manged to make it last until the next prescription date but he always had it refilled on the first day possible. I suspect he did have to ration it a bit toward the end though. He was prescribed 30xr and 10 ir when he quit. I don't know the exact amount he was one the whole time but he did say one time that the most he was ever on was 60. I do not know if he meant that was the most he was prescribed or the most he took.
  12. Is Adderall Ruining My Marriage?

    I've reread the original post several times now and it is eerie how similar our experiences are. It's not just the anger and lack of feeling or empathy, it's like there is a pattern to it. The way that they perceive the past is so distorted. We also had a marriage that in which divorce or unfaithfulness would have never ever been on the table. The constant lying, always saying I'm trying to control them, pretty much everything they said, I've experienced. It's like it specifically affects the brain in a predictable way.
  13. Is Adderall Ruining My Marriage?

    Short answer: Yes Search on members Oswhid (that's me) and Dadof3finallyfree View their profiles Click on "view their activity" read all posts in ascending date order My husband is almost 14 months adderall free after 11 years of use. His personality and the way he treated me changed 180 degrees when he started taking it. It was a living nightmare and that's no exaggeration. Suddenly every mistake I had made in the first 19 years of our relationship was terrible and unforgivable and anything he had done and/or was currently doing was either wiped clean or justified by my awfulness. He would dredge stuff up that he didn't even care about when it happened as some proof of why he had been in an unhappy marriage the whole time which was just crazy. Just yesterday I was thinking about two widows I know who lost their husbands and how they must feel. I reflected on how I literally felt the same way except I got to live some monstrous replacement that in some ways was worse because nobody really believed me so I had to mourn alone. By some miracle the nightmare is now over and I know how lucky I am.
  14. Generation RX documentary

    I was able to rent it for $2.99 on YouTube.