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  1. The best medicine

    I recently posted about applying for a job working with mentally handicapped people. Well I got the job and starting working wednesday. Currently on my way to work my 3rd shift and i just felt like I needed to share a little something about my experience there so far. Ive been working with a woman who is diagnosed severe mental handicapped, low functioning autism, and ADHD. This woman is 56 years old, has lived in an institution her entire life, and spends her days rocking back and fourth humming the same melody on repeat. She needs help with everything in her life. Anyways im about to get off the bus, i just wanted to share that this experience has left me baffeled as to why i have spent so much time feeling sorry for myself.
  2. So Annoyed

    Youre not crazy, they crazy. The ego maniac doctors partially responsible for your current life situation by prescribing you amphetamines are crazy. Props for doing your research and taking responsibility before going along with anything.
  3. Could it be OCD?

    Im sorry i just dont believe in the validity of these psychological disorders.. ocd, bipolar, schitzophrenia etc.. i think its all just compulsive irrational thought patterns taking control over rational thought patterns. Which is induced by isolation etc. I hope you arent looking for medication to resolve your problems. Instead i hope for you to allow yourself to strive for excellence rather than perfection. Share your compulsive thoughts here, journal, and seek therapy. Much love & best of luck. Please update if you feel like it!
  4. i need to know whats normal

    Sounds too familiar to my story also. Ive had manic episodes where ive completely lost my shit but they can all related to circumstances that i believe are chemically enduced by either anti-depressants, weed, alcohol, adderall or a combo of these. About three months ago when i was at my worst of adderall i had was sleep deprived and experienced psychosis. I saw a psychologist and then a psychiatrist and i they believed i was bipolar or schitzophrenic. I decided to get clean and healthy try therapy and if that didnt work western medicine will be my last resort. That Inclination that i had is really what i believe to be my higher power. Its the presence of Something within telling me that this needed to stop. Ive never been religious or anything but gaining spirituality has relieved a burdon from my shoulders like no other. I know now that i really am not in control of every aspect of my life and i dont need to be either. All i need to pay attention to is what i actually can control and what i cant, standing up for what i feel is right, and setting healthy boundaries. My higher power is that energy that flows within me and listening to gut feelings. I wasnt listening to my gut when I made decisions that landed me in a pretty shitty life situation. I was making decisions based on fear, seeking approval and power and building my ego.
  5. i need to know whats normal

    I know what you mean i was in med school when i decided to quit and i also thought that powering thru on my own would make me stronger. But it was too hard seeing as studying was my trigger. I took off this semester and im in an out patient clinic twice a week and then NA meetings on top of that. Support is key. Reaching out to people on this forum was my first step on my road to recovery. Congrats for getting serious about quitting, if i can so can you.
  6. i need to know whats normal

    Youre a normal addict. All of these thoughts are completely normal and ive been there with the exact same symptoms and concerns. Youre not a piece of shit. Youre right, no adderall high-fake feeling of cracked out euphoria is worth sacrificing your true self for. My best advice is to go to an NA meeting, get a sponsor, get to know yourself and deal with the shit in your life that you know you need to deal with. Its inevitavble. Its fucking hard but continuing the spiral of addiction is x1000 more painful.
  7. Go us:) yeah i think thats my issue too--clenching my jaw. My facial muscles always ache and im so faaacking tired of it just wanna be able to chill like a normal human being. I keep checking in almost daily too its a good reminder that i'm not alone in this struggle.
  8. Inspirational Music

    i listened to this song today and felt like it exemplified my battle with addiction, from eating disorders, depression, compulsive thoughts, distructive relationships every outlet ive looked for a solition but only found pain. Its been a battle between myself and i, my addictive personality and the voice that wants me well. "our human hearts forget how strong they are, and they get lost along the way, hey its not giving up, its letting go and moving to a better place." Letting go of trying to controll everything and accepting myself for who i am and where I am and trusting that life will take me where I need to be. Im done playing god trying to control every aspect of my life from the outward appearnce of success to how i feel.
  9. Strange habits after quitting? Nail biting

    I dont think its strange that you stopped biting your nails while on adderall at all. I started taking adderall to mask my emotions after a break up and although I supressed those emotions then and there and distracted my mind with other things i still have to work on getting over the grief of that relationship now two years later. Maybe your nail biting is a nervous habit and you should investigate what lies beyond it? Why do you feel nervous and compelled to bite your nails?
  10. Night and day tendencies

    Im at about two and a half months and just in the last week or so i feel like my depression has lifted and life is easier and lighter. I also contribute this to working the 12 step program and truely grasping the concept of turning it over to my higher power. Ive also been submerging myself in everything recovery: books, podcasts, etc
  11. The good days

    Ey beautiful people. I just wanted to share a little miracle with you all. 10 weeks sober, had a lot of shitty days, shared some stuff about that and my anxiety etc so i wanted to share about something on the other end of the spectrum. Today i had a group interview for a job working at an assisted living center for disabled people and i felt like it went really well! I had almost no anxiety, i was able to relax, show my personality and be very open and honest. The interviewers responded really well so i have a good feeling about it, so ill be keeping my fingers crossed. Ive been so anxious about my recovery. Ive had a lot of doubts about whether Id ever feel like my old self again. Well today I saw her and gained some hope for future potential. #thankful
  12. Not the forum type, but giving it a go!

    Welcome jennyleighleigh and congrats on choosin the good life
  13. One Month Sober - Just Relapsed :(

    Remember your odds of success dramatically improve with each attempt to quit!
  14. Social anxiety

    Ive heard the same thing from people. People get annoyed when i talk about my social anxiety bc its so irrational.
  15. Social anxiety

    @SeanW well then you just need to nod and smile nicely Jk