When I think back to how terrible I felt when I quit adderall, it makes me want to cry. I seriously didn't think I'd make it. 8 years of daily use and I quit cold turkey. Bad decision to not taper, and it made my life impossible. I would read these forums religiously, hoping for an easy answer, a shortcut to feeling better quicker.
There was no shortcut.
No special supplement, no meditation app, no yoga routine. The only thing that truly helped was time.
The first year was miserable. I had to leave the big city I lived in and move in with my parents for 18 months. I worked freelance gigs and put my career on hold. After month 13, things finally started getting better. Little by little I got my life back.
Eventually I moved back to where I was living before. Now I have my dream job, and I'm thriving... without my crutch. And FINALLY, after 3 years I am back at the weight I was before I quit.
All this is to say IT CAN BE DONE. And of all the things I have done in my life, I can honestly say kicking this has been by far the hardest.
But I am SO GLAD I DID.
Hopefully this can inspire someone. There is happiness and a better life on the other side.