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  1. Snorting ~150mg Adderall every day that I can

    I don't think he said he expects to have no bad days. FWIW: One of the reasons why I reasoned with myself to stay on Addy for as long as I did (11 years) was coming on here every couple of years or so and reading all the horror stories and people struggling. It is what it is. I also took extreme action from a health perspective when I quit 3 months ago by adopting the ketogenic diet (<50g of carbs per day, lots of healthy fat and moderate protein). Personally I took out grains, [modern] dairy, basically all sugar and processed carbs. I'm eating like our ancestors ate for 99% of human existence and feel incredible.
  2. Snorting ~150mg Adderall every day that I can

    While I agree that 3 weeks clean is rather early on, every one of us is unique and won't require 1+ years to feel 'normal' again. Many factors at play here- including your state of mind. Personally I'm 3 months clean and still have 20 pills sitting in my desk. I haven't once thought about taking it, because I know I'm done. Why would I want to go backwards and feel like shit? I'm fine with them sitting there. Regarding Tony Robbins- he positively affects quite a bit of people for no charge. Check out his new Netflix documentary (https://www.netflix.com/title/80102204). It was an enjoyable watch which I got at least a bit out of.
  3. Snorting ~150mg Adderall every day that I can

    Love your energy and attitude. I'm ~3 months clean from 11 years of use and 3-4 years of pretty bad abuse. Life is so much more enjoyable. Just kicked Klonopin completely 2 weeks ago as well. Titrated down from 1.5mg. I'm med free. Even though my circumstances in life currently aren't the best in a financial sense (Addy-fueled overconfidence in the stock market), I feel great.
  4. MODAFINIL

    I took the new version of Modafinil (called Nuvigil) for about 3 weeks after I quit Adderall. It helped quite a bit as a stepping stone. Nuvigil lasts longer than Modafinil and definitely packs a bit more punch. After those 3 weeks, I could sense my body didn't want me on any pharma stimulants while adapting to the ketogenic diet, which I began strategically when I decided to quit Addy. It's been about 3 months since my last Adderall, and maybe 2 mo's since I last took Nuvigil, and I don't oversleep and I have incredible energy and mental focus. I no longer consume caffeine, just whole foods. Processed carbs, any sugar, and (hence) insulin spikes are the enemy. This focus is pretty insane, and my anxiety has shot down extremely far (almost to a fault, but hey I'm new to being anxiety free ;)). It does take quite a bit of discipline to initially adapt. I wanted it bad, and I'm extremely happy with where I am now. I was on Addy for 11 years, the last few years I abused it 2-4 times a month. It was pretty bad.
  5. Dunn Dun (jaws theme) PAWS!

    Would you believe me if I said it helps with all of the above? Because it does. It's weird, I've been anxious my entire life, and I love looking folks in the eye now and peering into their reality while speaking to them. After quitting Adderall, I'm down from 1.5mg Klonopin/day to 0.5mg/day and I'm about ready to come down to 0.25mg/day. I'm on nothing else, I'm not even regularly drinking caffeine. Gotta give the adrenals a break, no? I'd recommend a couple books if this has grabbed your interest: Keto Clarity and/or The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living. My local Barnes & Nobles had Keto Clarity in stock. Keto Clarity has a case study of a 21 year old who stopped taking his Adderall after starting the keto diet. You can find many other anecdotal reports out there online. Also, if I could recommend one resource on YouTube it would be "stephanie keto person". The first video I saw from her when I began this 'way of life', I didn't subscribe and wrote her off as a little off her rocker, but she knows her stuff and has worked with thousands of people helping them get into nutritional ketosis. She also collaborated on the Keto Clarity book.
  6. Dunn Dun (jaws theme) PAWS!

    The ketogenic diet will help alleviate many of these . Takes quite the commitment, and you want to do quite a bit of research before starting (or see a keto-friendly dietition). I'm about 2 months from my last pink pill after being enslaved for 11 years and haven't had any cravings for my Adderall (or carbs for that matter ). I actually read in one of my texts that Narcoleptics are using the diet to help them with energy/staying awake, etc. I'm actually thinking of entrepreneurial ideas to help addicts get clean using dietary ketosis. I'm going to be making a thread about my quit story soon enough.
  7. Trouble with eye contact??

    I'm 1.5 months from my last pill (after 11 years on Adderall) and my anxiety, eye contact, and confidence are all WAY up. There may be more factors at play here including my pre-Adderall baseline anxiety, my new 'diet' and current state in life. I had crazy anxiety on Addy-- I would avoid at all costs being on it while around others during most of my tenure on the devil (Adderall). I now walk with my head high and speak what's on my mind without hesitation. Even though I'm single and my finances are not great (due in part to some stupid decisions while binging), I find myself now to be happier than I've been in a very long time. Life is much more enjoyable off the Addy. Period.
  8. Hey guys, I haven't seen this posted on the forum yet, so I wanted to start a discussion on this. Has anyone here tried or even heard of the Ketogenic diet? I'm giving it a try, and my results have been stellar so far after recently coming off of the devil (Addy). I refer to it as the 'Lebron James Diet' with friends since he and many other athletes of late have used Ketogenic diets to improve physical performance and mental energy/clarity. Lebron lost ~25 pounds and absolutely gained more strength. I also remember reading some super long distance running records have been broken in recent years (100 mile type races) on Ketosis. Physical performance/increased energy/clarity is just touching the tip of the iceberg in regards to benefits though. The diet burns fat for fuel rather than carbs (whether it be dietary fat or existing fat on your body); and your body will be much more efficient. Eating dietary fat doesn't spike insulin, whereas carbs/sugar directly turn into glucose/sugar after you eat it, spiking your insulin. The hardest part in the beginning is getting over the fact that saturated fats/dietary fats will not make you fat, clog your arteries, lead to a host of cardiovascular related ailments (actually the opposite-- high carb/sugar intake will do that with insulin spiking & all that), etc. We can all thank Ancel Keys about 50 years ago for that outright false information regarding saturated fats (do stay away from trans fat). If you're a bit apprehensive about the saturated fat thing, do a little research or ping me for some guidance. I've spent quite a bit of time educating myself. 70%+ of your calories will be coming from fat, and ~5% from carbs. After you make the adjustment (will take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks), you'll find your cravings for carbs are gone and these high fat/moderate protein meals keep them satisfied for a loong time. I can eat all the butter/ghee, bacon/sausage, coconut milk, eggs, grass fed higher fat meats, avocados, olive oil, MCT oil, etc as I want. Personally, I approached this slowly and over the course of 2 months I gradually increased fat and decreased carbs/sugar. Several days ago, I set my mind to go all out. My carbs now come from pretty much just veggies. I live with some 'normies', so I'll sneak a little bread here and there, but not enough to bring me out of ketosis. It's also not a big deal to go in and out of ketosis once your body initially adapts; however the older and more insulin resistant you are, the harder it may be to switch back and forth once you adapt. My physique, face and skin are looking better than they have in many years, I'm super lean (say goodbye to all that water weight!), and I feel pretty electrified with energy without the use of any stimulants (just vitamins, tea, and some lighter exercise every morning). I also began to make gains in the gym again-- that could also partly be attributed to lifting less often/more rest days. There have been tons of recent positive studies on Ketosis. Light-hearted video below, but check YouTube/Amazon/Google for more info on the Ketogenic Diet if interested. I'm pretty damn excited. Adderall is in my rear-view mirror.
  9. Has adderall affected your physical health?

    Did the puffy/dark circles get better after quitting?
  10. The #1 worst thing about Adderall

    One of my few friends I have left giving me a call yesterday during a binge and me not talking like myself at all, being more negative, etc.
  11. Social anxiety

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  12. Hey all, For the vast majority of folks, it seems like once you start periodically taking obscene amounts, it's really tough to go back and stick with those 'therapeutic' doses. I'm 10 years in (began in college) and I really don't think I can afford to cold turkey it at this juncture in my life. I've been self employed my entire life and I feel my recent financial/career mistakes were from overconfidence during binging. Anyone out there who went from abuse, to therapeutic use, then quit later on? I know it'll take discipline like no other and a strict healthy lifestyle. I know it's kinda like dragging out a relationship which you know is going nowhere. I just don't want to dig myself deeper into the hole I just dug for myself. Anyone want to start a support type group for those wanting to go from abuse to therapeutic use before quitting this hell of a drug?
  13. Washington, D.C.

    Hi hyper, If you're free to meet, could you let me know? I'd love for the opportunity to meet some folks who have quit for good. I'm 29, got sucked in during University when I was a sophmore. The negatives are without a doubt outweighing the positives, and I'm almost positive they have been for many years. Dan
  14. Can you honestly compare your productivity level from the period before you quit to now (no usage)? I really want to quit, but I am self employed and it seems like there's always tons of stuff to do. I have a feeling though that "natural motivation" may kick in once I've re-adjusted to my non-Addy self. I've done mini-breaks from Addy (up to 14 days), and I generally feel much more relaxed, happier, and more spontaneous. I guess I'm just fearing writing proposals/talking to clients without the Addy.