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  1. UPDATE: On Monday, July 3rd, I began cutting out the second dose of Adderall XR. Now I just take two 30mg (so, 60mg) of XR in the morning around 7am when I wake up, and nothing else the rest of the day. The first two days were fine, but lately I've been starting to feel kind of spacey and out of it later on in the day. I think it's just going to take some getting used to, I'm not sure. It's a weird feeling I've never felt before. It feels like I'm in a daze. I'm managing it though. Any input?
  2. I know all about the Chris Davis story! It was very important for his career to produce results on the field as quickly as possible, thus why he went back to the drug. For me, however, the circumstances are not as dire. I believe that over the years I have been able to teach myself to focus when I need to, and I am confident that I will able to execute that even more once I'm off Adderall full time.
  3. Thanks for the replies you guys. Frank, these extreme dosages were the result of the medication not being fully absorbed. An Adderall specialist writes these prescriptions. Mentally, I feel okay. Physically, perfectly fine. I play baseball 3-5 days a week. After going through the ups and downs of Adderall on a daily basis for the last 16 years, I'm kind of growing tired of it. I want consistency. Adderall affects my thoughts and emotions daily and I want to know if there's more to life than this. Without Adderall, for all I know, I could completely evolve as a person. I haven't gone a day without taking it in about 10 years. Back in middle school I forgot one day and I remember having an extreme urge to be very annoying along with a lack of motivation and coordination. I'm pretty certain that if I decided to quit Adderall I would have to be checked into an inpatient rehab facility. Couldn't do it on my own. I want to do this over the summer but the problem is, I don't have that kind of time. I work all summer until September when school starts again. One thing I think about is that if I do begin that process of quitting and ridding my body of Adderall completely, there's no going back forever. What if I do still need it? What if I cannot focus without it once I'm off? Also, I've never abused it, been pretty good about it.
  4. Hi all. Been thinking about getting off Adderall, here's my story: When I was born I had something called Short Gut Syndrome and almost died. Weighed 2lbs and spent several months in an incubator. They removed much of my small intestines and I miraculously survived. In second grade I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 6. I was prescribed Adderall. We found that because I have less intestines that everyone else, less medication gets absorbed by my body and as a result, doesn't work as well. After fiddling with dosages for a year or two, we found what worked and as I got older dosages increased. Today, I am 21 years old. I take two 30 mg of XR when I wake up, another two 30 mg of XR 5 hours later, and one 20 mg later on in that day if I have homework or sports. That's a total of 140mg of Adderall per day. Yes, I know, it's a lot. I see a specialist every 6 months to test my heart and just check up on me. Tests come up normal every time. I am a junior in college studying education. I recently began to think about what life would be like without Adderall. I've been taking it every single day since I was 6 and I literally don't know what life is like off of it. Adderall is all I've ever known. Just wanted some input on what you guys think about my situation and what it was like for people who quit Adderall after being on it for an extremely long period of time like myself.