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  1. 3 years!!!

    Hey brother, please don't do anything drastic. One things for sure, we've all felt similar hopeless feelings like you mention here and even when you think theres no fucking chance it'll get better, it fucking can man. Just one day at a time, keep doing the next right thing and eventually you can pull yourself from hopeless to hopeful. Get to a narcotics anonymous meeting and either listen or pour your heart out on how your feeling. You'll be met with love and open arms there
  2. Sounds like your already on the right track with a multivitamin and magnesium. Maybe also add in some vitamin D. I never really found any supplements that made a profound difference. One of the best things you could do is make it to the gym and do some cardio and weights. The thing is, your not going to feel like it when your irritable and having mood swings but if you can force yourself there, I think the fog starts to lift much quicker.
  3. Things better than a high?

    I used to pop adderall and play tennis or pickup football but I felt so robotic and analytical about the game. Every point was like match point at a major championship. Adderall caused me to treat those pickup games with such intensity that there was no camaraderie with the people I was playing with. But intense exercise while sober is fucking awesome. I love Jiu Jitsu, (recommend it to all) weight lifting, basketball, any cardio really. You never feel more present than when practicing jiu jitsu. I mean you and another person are trying to choke or armbar one another while defending against the same. Its kind of hard to worry about anything else in life while doing that. And then you shake hands afterwards and build a bond like no other.
  4. Letting Go Completely

    Don't even try to trick yourself into knowing what you'll be doing a few years down the road. Its okay to say "I'm not sure where I'll be in a few years" but for today, I don't have to use adderall. I don't think too much about adderall anymore, and I firmly believe I'll never put that shit in my body again....But I do occasionally romanticize alcohol/drinking and when I start obsessing about drinking at some future hypothetical event, I just tell myself, I'm not sure if will or won't but I know I don't have to drink TODAY. Seems to help close the loop of those obsessive thoughts
  5. Sober November

    cool man, I always love following Joe Rogan and those other guys doing their Sober October bets. Keep us posted, I'm curious to see how much better you feel after a month off boos. I gave it up over a year ago and feel awesome. I know you've already cut back on sugar and processed foods so this should make you feel even healthier
  6. Hi Tom,

    Thanks for taking the time to read my post. It was not an easy thing to write so I appreciate the encouragement.


  7. One Word Status Update

  8. I finally need to tell my doctor

    I wouldn't make up any lies. I'd be 100% honest with him. There are patient/doctor confidentiality laws that prevent him from running to CPS or anything like that. As far as I know, he can't flag your name in any system that would prevent you from getting pain pills for a toothache. I think you'd feel better about it if you told the doc your completely dependent on stimulants and there is no way possible they will ever be beneficial for you anymore. Most of the time the thing that seems the hardest to do is the thing that needs to be done.
  9. Doctor appointment today

    you definitely made the right decision. Phentermine is super close to adderall but its a nastier/harsher stimulant. I hated it and still abused while on adderall and for a short time after I kicked adderall.... you don't want to go down that road. I agree hyper critical that a low carb/ high fat & protein diet would be worth a shot. And try to get to the gym with some type of weight lifting and cardio routine.
  10. Two Years!

    Nothing braggadocios about this! Fucking awesome! Keep Kicking ass Cheerio! Appreciate you sharing your experience, strength, and hope. ✌☮
  11. A year off adderall and in a bit of a slump

    Hey bro, stay patient. One thing is for sure, everything changes. So if you push through this tough time for awhile longer the clouds will eventually part
  12. Long-term quitters: Any lingering issues?

    Awesome stuff. I've also been listening to Jordan Peterson's book 12 rules on audible for a few weeks now. Powerful stuff. And I too have been doing Keto/Carnivore for several months and feeling awesome. Getting stronger in the gym and weighing less/leaner every week. I was about 255lbs when I quit Adderall and now I'm under 180 now. Keep it up!
  13. TWO YEARS :)

    I'm at two years and a couple months and I agree with this 110%. But this post and also @Frank B 's recent post about it being quiet on here lately reminded me that we have a responsibility to share our experience, strength, and hope with others. My life is so full and happy now that I rarely log on here anymore but I remember that first year when I was on here daily and wondering if I'd ever not be depressed, lazy, and unmotivated. And it was in those dark times that reading the hopeful posts from others gave me the strength to keep pushing one day at a time. I just got back from an epic 3 week vacation in Europe with my wife. I know I would have never been able to save for a trip like that if I was still using adderall and hadn't found this website, NA Meetings and the strength to give up that shit for good. I'll try to be more active on here
  14. One Word Status Update

    FuckThis9to5 (very happy ;-) otherwise)