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  1. What do you think?

    Mad props! That's will power. I was prescribed 70mg a day IR at my highest. When my doctor switched me back to 40 I continued to take 70. Dumb idea. I didn't feel like I was "abusing it" because I thought of it as my right to choose my dose. Stupid. That was a few years ago, before marriage and kids. When Adderall seemed necessary in all aspects of my life. I have bad anxiety, so taking more than prescribed usually just ended in anxiety attacks followed by deep regret. Everyone I know who is prescribed it takes more than their dose, at least from time to time.
  2. Day 6

    We're lucky to have each other! I have friends who are recovering alcoholics, but it's hard to relate to that because alcohol and stimulants are so different. I give mad props to my sober alcoholic friends, though. Can you imagine if you could buy Adderall at the store, gas station, and restaurants? Alcohol is literally everywhere. I don't know how they do it.
  3. Feeling good and very lucky.

    I felt physically lazy for maybe the first month or so every time I've quit, but to be honest after about three months I feel I have more energy than I did taking it. Maybe because when I'm taking Adderall I'm always extremely dehydrated, have aches and pains all over, and I live on junk food and cigarettes. But the mental laziness was always the worst for me.
  4. What do you think?

    What do you think is the percentage of adults prescribed Adderall who have never abused it? And I'm not talking about just major abuse like snorting it or staying up for 48 hours — I'm talking about even once taking more than they were supposed to, say for an exam or business presentation. Interested to hear everyone's input.
  5. Approaching 90 days: a proud update

    Awesome. Keep up the positive thoughts and never forget the bad times on those horrible pills.
  6. Tick Tock- Recovery begins

    I talked to my doctor's nurse before about it, too. I think more than once, actually. The last time I told her that Adderall was ruining my life, making me feel crazy and ridiculously anxious, and to never let me be able to get it again. (This was one week after I called saying I desperately needed an increase of my Adderall. She called back and said the doctor refused.) I told her I never wanted to take it again. She said okay. Two weeks later I caved, called and left a voice mail for a refill, all casual as if the conversation never happened. The next day I got the message "Script ready for pick-up." She's such a nice lady, but forgetful and disorganized. Their office is also majorly understaffed, so they lose track of all kinds of things. All of my past manic phone calls and requests for more pills or early refills should be a red flag to someone over there, or at the pharmacy, but no one seems to care or notice. We have a big opioid pill problem in this area, so I think it makes them not care about ADHD drugs.
  7. Feeling good and very lucky.

    So happy for you! I look forward to that moment. First thing that happens (at least for me) is the never ending need to sleep diminishes, which is nice. Then my emotions get turned back on to their normal state. I can cry, laugh, and feel human. And then the brain fog clears and it's so incredible. I can't wait.
  8. Wellbutrin

    IMO Wellbutrin helps. It's a "stimulant" so it makes the exhaustion more tolerable.
  9. Day 6

    Praying for you, LilTex! You've been such an inspiration to a lot of us on here for years. You had a slip-up, but you're back on the right track. You're human, don't dwell on it, you'll pull through. This probably makes me sound terrible, but it makes me feel better about my relapses. It can happen to any of us. I was clean for almost a year and went back to daily use. My last relapse I had made it about two months and then I went to bed and had the dreaded "Adderall dream" (where in your dream you're using and it's all euphoria and butterflies like in the beginning) and when I woke up I called my doctor immediately, not allowing myself time to stop myself. The obsession with this stupid pill has is unreal.
  10. I did it!

    Woo-hoo! That's a huge accomplishment. Things can only get better from here.
  11. Adderall VS pain pills

    The most I've been prescribed daily, at different times the last few years, Adderall XR 40mg, Adderall IR 70mg, Focalin ER 20mg, and Vyvanse 70mg. My psychiatrist has always put my ADD front and center, although I originally started seeing him for crippling anxiety and panic attacks. Personally, I think ADD is bull. I was told my anxiety was being caused by ADD. The first two years my anxiety was better, but the medication eventually made it 10x worse. And my psychiatrist is actually a good guy who never seems to be drug pushing. It's like he's unaware it could ever become such a problem.
  12. Why is prescription pain medication addiction getting so much attention and Adderall is not. Has Adderall even been on an episode of Intervention? How often does the term 'Adderall abuse' ever get mentioned in the media? Why is this not being talked about? Why can I call my doctor's nurse and demand an increase and get it easily, while after having surgery be asked "Ibuprofen or Tylenol?" Is anyone else bothered by this?
  13. Look up Kava candy on Google and there's only one person who sells it, as far as I know. Or at least the biggest known one. He's awesome.
  14. I'm sure this has been asked, but I know there are some newbies and such. I was on it for six years.
  15. Has worked great for anxiety, as well as the brain fog and other mental injuries Adderall left behind. I don't drink the tea or take the pills, I tried the candy. I love it, even though some of the Kava Kava experts will say it's not THAT effective as far as Kava goes, I didn't need a lot. Not looking to feel "high" by any means, just relaxed.