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  1. Blood pressure higher off adderall, wha?

    I had rhabdomyolysis towards the end that caused my blood pressure to fall from its high levels the preceding years. That was NOT a good sign...apparently meant my kidneys were starting to fail. NOT a doctor and that's what I remember them telling me towards the end and shortly after I got clean. Don't even remember if I've got the details right but it scared the shizzle out of me.
  2. The #1 worst thing about Adderall

    Dude. Fuck off with the spam.
  3. 70 Days Off Adderall And Psych Prescribes Concerta

    I am blown away that they prescribed you Concerta. Unfortunately most of the psych's I've looked at who are also addiction specialists don't take insurance. The gap between where the medical community and even the addiction community is and reality as it pertains to stimulants is baffling.
  4. I need to stop!

    Welcome back, and good luck. You can do this.
  5. FWIW, and I am NOT a doctor...I had weird hormonal stuff emerge my last few years on Adderall. They exhausted all options and thought it was a pituitary adenoma. Alas, when they looked, there was nothing there. All those imbalances have resolved themselves since getting off Adderall. Can't point to any academic literature linking the two and your situation may be different than mine. Just thought I'd share that. Also, there's no getting around the fact that I could barely read the first month I was off Adderall. It took some time, but I now read more than I have at any point in my life, and I think I'm the sharpest now that I've ever been. It doesn't always feel that way, because I have to work through the nagging self-doubt that I used to overwhelm with speed. But it's true. That happened by staying clean one day at a time. Spend some time on the terrific articles Mike has put together, and welcome to the forums! Good luck on your journey.
  6. Hello, I'm Mr. 75%

    Furreal though - awesome post, Duffman, and congratulations!!
  7. Hello, I'm Mr. 75%

    Hello, I'm Mr. 100%. I struggled like you, but now I have it all figured out. And, best of all, I'm willing to share my secrets with you for the specially discounted price of $150/month, or $1,800/year. Buy my nootropic stack today! #FML
  8. Work ethic

    Work ethic takes a while, and I'm not gonna lie - I've had many false starts where I thought I "had it" only to regress. Keep powering through. Can't ask for anything more than your best effort. Meditation helps. I don't know why. And I sucked at it for the first year or so. But it works even if it doesn't feel good at first. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/headspace-guided-meditation-and-mindfulness/id493145008?mt=8 Getting plenty of sleep helps. Planning my day either the night before or the morning of helps in a big way. I've got a Moleskine weekly planner that I can't recommend enough. https://store.moleskine.com/usa/en-us/planners/2017-weekly-planners/12-month-weekly-2017-planner/p995?ic=1swojA%3D%3D Also, don't forget: Mike is the man. Some great resources in the articles on this site: http://quittingadderall.com/10-adderall-work-habits-break/
  9. Desperately hoping someone can relate...

    Faith - Rehab is an option if you can't get through the first month or two on your own. Friend of mine who works as a civilian for the Navy consulted EAP, found a rehab covered by his insurance, and is doing much better after getting 30 days away. His boss, although surprised at the nature and extent of his problem, had known something was up for some time. He's been off Adderall a few months now and his whole team (they don't all know what happened, but obviously noticed he was away), is thrilled he's back, looks healthy, and is once again a reliable employee.
  10. The +2 Year Mark =,

    Frank - I was on Wellbutrin for two years. Really helped, but took a couple months. Good luck.
  11. Erectile & libido challenges after quitting?

    Hey KHAG, FWIW, took me 4-5 months to get back to normal "functioning." But it did come back... H-C
  12. Inspirational Music

    This is an awesome one about getting back on the wagon after a relapse:
  13. Inspirational Music

    OMG I've been listening to this song on repeat all week. Just hit me that it might as well be about breaking up with Adderall Do you have any inspirational songs that have helped you?
  14. The +2 Year Mark =,

    "Can I quadruple like this post, please?!" -----> Word. Certainly hasn't been all sunshines and rainbows for me. This was one of the most important moments of my life. I got incredible love and feedback from the people on here:
  15. Frustrated at lack of productivity

    That sounds similar to my experience. I was elated after getting one year. Then I felt like I backslid and couldn't get off my tush for a few months. "Start before you're ready" is some of the best advice I've gotten since getting clean. It's the opposite of how we're wired/grew accustomed to doing things on Adderall. All I can say is keep going. It wasn't a straight line for me from there, but there was significant improvement in my second year.