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  1. Is Addrall Free Adrenalin and Reward Free

    "Anhedonia." It goes away. That and PAWS though can be a real mind-F early on. Life is awesome. Keep after it, and take it easy on yourself. : )
  2. 10 Months Adderall Free

    Awesome, Tom23Jones! Couldn't have said it better myself. Also, I accidentally lit my car on fire. Passing out after being up a week, chain smoking, put a cigarette out in the heaping ash tray of my car that was filled with papers and trash and went to bed, only the cigarette wasn't out. Wasn't exactly engaged, living life to the fullest the way my deranged brain was telling me...
  3. Hand Termors

    I can't explain them but had them...bad at times. Took 4-6 months clean and went away.
  4. Almost 4mo off and miserable

    It's great that you posted what you're going through at four months. Coming here when you're struggling is always a good call. FYI - I got on Wellbutrin at six months and used it for a couple years. I think it really helped smooth out (but certainly not eliminate) the ups and downs we inevitably go through re-acquainting ourselves with the world off Adderall. Getting off it was uncomfortable for a week, and a little weird for another week, but that was it. Nothing like getting off Adderall or SSRI's. Keep on keepin' on. : )
  5. New to this site and deciding to talk about this

    Welcome to the forums. You're in the right place. Check out the articles on this site and keep coming back.
  6. Same old story

    Welcome to the forums. You're in the right place. Check out the articles and plan your quit. You can do this. And though it may seem daunting, an amazing freedom is on the other side.
  7. Kicked the door

    Resentment is a bitch. I used to be the same way, and can still get that way if I'm not careful. Don't have to be working a 12-step program to appreciate this quote. I've found it's more and more true the longer I'm clean.
  8. Share Your Post Quit Accomplishments

    Yes, which I'm happy to share more privately. Honestly, one of the things I'm most grateful for is having honest relationships with other people who have gotten to know the "real" me, and the self-acceptance that's required to be vulnerable enough to form meaningful relationships. In many ways, I had been running from myself my entire life. I was never good enough, and Adderall was the perfect tool to mask that. I'm no longer afraid of being "found out." This has given me freedom beyond what I knew was possible, allowing me to pursue personal and professional aspirations that used to be mere pipe dreams, despite my academic and early professional success while on Adderall (which quickly fell apart as my use crossed that magic line). I'm doing some pretty big things now, showing up for life and other people like I was never capable of before. And, though it doesn't feel like it all the time, and I'm certainly still my biggest critic, I'm clearly operating at a level FAR above where I was on Adderall. It's taken time and persistence...getting comfortable feeling uncomfortable. Oh and falling on my face a couple times.
  9. Using Wellbutrin to help quit

    I was off everything for my first six months. Been completely sober thew hole time, but started using Wellbutring at the six month mark because my depression and focus weren't getting better. Was on it for two years I believe. Think it really helped.
  10. Adderall caused thyroid/adrenal issues?

    Gotcha. Sorry to hear that. Ohhh doctors...if we've learned anything from our experience with Adderall and doctors (both before getting on and after), you've got advocate for yourself even/especially with medical professionals. FWIW, had an enormous rebound around six months, and then another level shift higher in my second year. People on here who got into regular exercise seem to have shorter physical recovery times. I've only gotten back into it the last 18 months or so and it's having a dramatic impact.
  11. Awesome post. Should be turned into an article that's fixed to the home page.
  12. Adderall caused thyroid/adrenal issues?

    If you haven't already, bring it up to your doctor and get blood work done.
  13. Adderall caused thyroid/adrenal issues?

    Yes. Had serious adrenal/thyroid issues towards the end of my use. Completely gone now. Quit and stay quit.
  14. Quick 17month update

    I pound 2-4 cases of seltzer/week. Maybe that's the secret...
  15. 7 year addiction & now cancer. I need to quit now.

    Short answer? No. Longer answer: I know many who have tried, only to find themselves using even more than when they set out to cut back, with disastrous consequences. Really not trying to be dramatic here. I've just seen it over and over. "Once pickled, never a cucumber."