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AdrianK&AshleyN posted a topic in Tell your storyIts been 3 years n some months since my Wife discontinued her adderall which she was prescribed very young. She quit at 22 now soon to be 26 and she still has not improved much. I say that in meaning the psychological ways she was affected havent reversed or changed or unzombiefied. Idk . It took a long time to realize that she has been going through post-acute mental withdrawal, very very post and not always so acute.it seems some days that she absolutely has no ability to see any wrong doings of her own nor is it easy whats so ever for her to accept any responsibility for things even small common mistakes. ( similar to the mind set of someone still on adderall) She seems to have no empathy at times for few health issues i have that causes me extreme pain at times. For the first 2 years her sex drive was very very low. And she Was awkward and even shy with me in bed after 2years of being together and 2 years off of the addys. Even after reassuring and complimenting her . she has no focus. Forgets almost everything i tell her to take care of throughout the week and for the most part i feel as if shes always ignoring me because she CANNOT PAY ATTENTION FOR MORE THAN .5 OF A DAMN SECOND LOL. I feel as if this adderall that she took for so long has permantly ruined her brain. I feel so guilty because for so long i criticized and complained to her about all this and just thought her to be a kinda narcissistic. Over time and just recently come to realize that these issues began very heavily at the beginning of our relationship when she simultaneously had cold turkeyed her adderall after years. I now wonder how long this will take to see her energy back fatigue and anger and mood swings GONE!! She is not an addict just very very add and i think was put on adderall too young for too long . any one still experiencing something similar after 3 or more years of quiting??? Thx P.S. i know for a fact the she has been off of this medication. Shes not an addict and i know she hasnt been hiding adderall abuse etc from me.
mrobin44 posted a topic in General DiscussionI, like many probably, stalked the web for quick information to compare and contrast our stories. I often skipped over most forums as normally when you're starting to come to some point of realization you're likely not planning on reading more than a few lines on anything that doesn't return an experienced answer for the type of question you're having. First off, I'd like to commend those who created and moderate this site as there are none other like it on the web. You can google around to sites talking to non-abusers who do not understand your problem, and often, they're posted questions on a drug forum and not a social network. So, thank you. I want to break down a few questions or concerns that in my 5 years of addiction I scoured the web, life, and 12 step groups for. I think we can all relate to the "left out" feeling that we do not have the resources available and are not the most common form of addict/dependent. My goal is for as many experienced users to reply and answer these questions in as long or as short of form as you'd wish to benefit(which I'm simply assuming) 90% of those reading these forums. As ALL of them are answered here I do know based on the high output and success of this website, in 2015 our attention span is short. 1.) How much do you/did you use throughout your dependency/addiction? 2.) How old were you/are you and how long did the use last? 3.) Describe the justification you had for your use during this time and why it was false/true/is holding you back? 4.) Did you have any health complications, short or long term, from your use? Explain. 5.) At what moment did you conclude you needed to quit and why? 6.) Lastly(and most importantly), what advice would you have to someone who was JUST LIKE YOU WERE/ARE(as if 1-5 matched you perfectly) browsing this page on the fence about their use? 7.) What would you tell someone who is planning on getting a prescription for themselves or maybe their kids? And why(if applicable) If you do not feel a question applies feel free to skip as many as you'd like. I just want to offer these exact questions to the largest and most committed group of adderall users..anywhere. Again, I know these answers are here..I just think it may save one or two people looking to for them from jumping ship from not finding an experienced user with the similarities they're looking for.
Hello to all. I stumbled upon this site in the wee hours of the morning, unable to sleep. No, not because of the adderall, but because of the ANXIETY from worrying about NOT having anymore left. How early can I fill it? If they say no, where else can I go? (Aka, a slave/addict ) not that it would be that big of a deal if I wasn't dealing so much. I have typed, and erased, typed and erased....so ya know what, I have to just...get it all out there and hope for best. So, here is my story. I read so soooooo at many of the comments/suggestions about how to quit adderall, and alternatives etc. well, just as there IS NO "one size fits all" , and everyone indeed has different brain chemistries, as well as different situations. I'm pretty sure the new definitions of "Murphy's law" and "catch 22" need to have my freaking face on them as an example. (LoL) Hmm...well, anyway, I have to think about this....the first time I took adderall........I think it was when I was a auto part driver, and this kid I worked with shared it with me......and well, you know how it goes after that. Before that day, I had never done adderall. However, I was a daily LSD user from age 16, to maybe age 18? Then on and off a year or 2 after that. From age 19 until age 22, I used MDMA recreationally...more than 20 times I guess. I have a TBI from 1992 from a bicycle accident ( not wearing a helmet!) I DO have ADHD, no doubt. Run on both sides of my family as well. I'm 30 years old now, I got my first script when I was 25. After the birth of my first son. My first experience in life with responsibility. I think I started because I knew I could not ( and I haven't! mess this up, and slack off, fail like I did with school, jobs and everything else in life pretty much. About a year later, my son was diagnosed with autism, and that's when my addiction really took control. I was married to a marine, living on base housing, being a wife and a mom all by myself. 15 hours away from family or friends. My anxiety ate my consciousness up and I convinced myself adderall was the key! So, I carried on a a power house mommy, and gave birth to my second son, oh I now 3. My husband at the time developed thyroid cancer, that's when...sh!t got real. I never slept. Never. To wrap this novel up, I lost myself. The functioning adderall user, became the dreadful zombie with OCD, anxiety, angry, monster. My skin is crap, my health is crap, I divorced, moved back home with my mom....and that was in 2011....still here.....no car. No job. Living with my mommy. I'm not creative anymore, I'm not fun or happy. Don't think about love. Hate being touched. Ugh. People are not supportive AT ALL. I don't understand how this world is SOOOOOOO worried about abusing drugs bla bla and they literally ruin lives for no reason. I quit adderall when I found out I was pregnant with my second son. Started right back up. I recently went 2 weeks without because I lost my script during the move, I don't know how I didn't kill myself to be honest. The withdrawl, was the worst thing I have experienced. Worst! Parkinson's? I was sure that's what I had without it, narcoleptic as well! Why is that bad? Well for a single mom, with an autistic toddler and another toddler...yeah...that's just not happening. My mom thankfully gave a crap about my kids safety and took us all into her home. The doctors don't really care if your abusing it, it's just pathetic. If they cared instead of treating us like criminals and putting us in the freqking cone of shame, they would actually HELP. I'm sorry but, when I'm sleeping cus you forget to write my script, or fail to aid me when I say, I want to get off it, do they think about the fact that I do have kids? I can't just sleep it off a$$hole. Unless you want to come babysit so that can happen. Give me a third arm, something! Other than down grading me, ignoring me. I have an enormously caring/ giving personality. I used to be funny. Humor is what has kept me alive for so long. But not having a single friend, social life, anyone to call just to talk to or share stuff with, is making this slow decent into adderall madness, that much worse. Ive been thru everything a female can go thru in life. Abuse, relationships, 2 divorces, children, rape, you name it. Just not with the loss of someone close....and when that time comes ( sadly, that's life I don't think I will be able to handle it. My kids need me, but if I Odontoceti take care of ME, I won't be here much longer. Booo to drugs and lack of support! Everyone should be hippies and hug! Everyday! Minus the no showering part lol. Anyway, that's my story.... Thanks for reading, Comments or criticism welcome.