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  1. Two weeks clean

    I've made it two weeks without Adderall. I've quit in the past, but this time it was different. For the first time I told my doctor I was done. At our last appointment I told him I wanted to taper down. I was on 40mg a day. After my month supply of 30mg I decided I had enough. I called him and told him I was forever done with Adderall.
  2. Do you drink off Adderall?

    I've never been a big drinker (maybe just early 20s when most of us are). I actually can't stand drinking without Adderall, not that I drink much with it, either. When I'm on Adderall I feel like they cancel each other out a bit, so I stick to one or two drinks. When I'm not taking Adderall drinking makes me so tired that I fall asleep after a couple glasses if wine.
  3. New horizons...

    I was clean a whole year and relapsed, so I feel your pain. It can be so hard. I just keep coming back to this site every time. It helps. There are some awesome people around here.
  4. Which was more awful for you guys: The worst day you had on Adderall or the worst day you had in recovery?
  5. I think this drug is the "mommy's little helper" of our generation. I have tons of friends who swear by these pills. When you try quitting you almost feel selfish. I can't lay on the couch and wait to feel better — another human being is counting on me to take care of them. Being a mom is tough. Life is tough. I love that feeling I get when my husband gets off work and the house is spotless, my kid is happy, and I have enough energy to cater to his every need. But we can't go on like this. Every day we continue to take these pills we lose ourselves a bit. I miss the old me.
  6. Just Flushed Pills!!!! QUITTING

    Flushing pills is so tough — it takes a lot of courage. Congratulations on taking that step. You did the right thing.
  7. Congratulations on being so strong. That's awesome.
  8. It worked right away for me. I've also heard not to take it every day. Researching online, I found that a lot of sources say different things.
  9. You have a medical problem. You're addicted to pills that a doctor prescribes you. No one is going to take your kid away if you seek help. It sounds to me like you're a good mother who wants what is best for her child.
  10. Wonderful news. Glad things are going good!
  11. One year down!

    Awesome! One year. Thats huge.
  12. Had to get this off my chest.

    I'm starting to think I may be the only pro-life, conservative, Christian on this board. But it's nice, that despite our beliefs, we can come together and support each other in recovery. Hope you are all doing well.
  13. Please Help... :(

    From my experience you'll notice your brain fog sort of start to fade away sometime after three months. When I quit in the past it was the three month mark where things really started getting better. Everyone's different, but you've came to the right place for guidance. I'm in the process of getting back off it again, so I'm not much help at the moment. Stick around. Everyone on this board is amazing.
  14. Here's an article from Reader's Digest that I wanted to share. It's the simple things that we are unable to enjoy on Adderall. Anyone else have any more to add?
  15. Social anxiety

    I've dealt with a but of social anxiety my whole life. It is worse right after you quit Adderall but it gets better at about the three month mark, at least it did for me. It takes awhile to adjust to life without it.