Help me get off Adderal

by Jill R.
(Puyallup, WA)

I am a 22 year old women who has been taking adderall since I was 14 years old. My parents made me start taking it because they thought I was out of control.


When I was 18 I stopped taking it for about six months, then started again. After about three months of taking the same dosage everyday two 20 mg. in the morning, my doctor upped it to two 20mg in the morning and two 20 mgs in the afternoon.

I stayed on this until I was 20, then she had me taking two 20mgs in the morning, two 20 mgs in the mid morning, then another two 20 mgs in the afternoon.

I was never told Adderall was addictive. NEVER! I just thought I wasn't normal unless I was on it. About three months ago I realized my adderall use was a problem. I have been taking up to 5- 20 mgs a day plus 2 Adderal XR 30mgs a day, and I feel like crap!

But if I don't take them... I will sleep up to three days at a time, eat everything in site, and I cannot concentrate on anything! I'm scared! I look in the mirror and I don't even see myself anymore.

I have been to over four different counselors and nobody seems to help.

I just want to be me again. How did it get this far? Why did my parents put me on this for so long? And not tell me the side effects? What do I do now?

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Mar 28, 2014
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Awesome! NEW
by: Anonymous lsw

That was the best thing I have ever read! Thank you!

Nov 08, 2009
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A way to get out of it
by: Ray

A way to get out of this Adderall addiction I will recommend to long term and heavy dosage users:
If you are serious about getting of Adderall you must have a lot of determination and dedication. Reduce your dosage by 10 mg per week. From day 1, take 10 mg less than your supposed dosage. So by week 2, you'll be down 20mg. In one month, you will be taking 40mg less.

A very important thing is note when you're reducing your dosage is that you HAVE TO RATION. For example, if you take 30mg in the morning, 30mg in the noon, and 30 mg in the evening, take 10mg less during one of your dosage time. For example you would take 20mg in the evening instead of 30mg, because maybe at night time you won't be needing all that concentration anyways.

ALSO, for example if per dosage lasts you 6 hours, please do the math before taking your meds! If your bedtime is 12am, please be careful about taking your med at 8pm, as you will put 2 hours to waste. If you can manage your dosing time EFFICIENTLY, you will successfully be able get through your day with less Adderall consumed.I usually calculate the hour I will be taking Adderall to MAKE SURE I won't put any of the med to waste, therefore successfully consuming less.

Also, during the process of lessening your dosage, please try to get active physically! Doing exercise will give you more sustained energy, no questions asked. I ran moderately 3 times a week and 2 weeks later, I no longer had midday crashes. This is essential to increase your energy, so if all you want to do is sleep when you're not on the med, you NEED to get active. Diet is important too. As cliche as it is, avoid high fat, sugary, junk stuff. I don't know for you guys, but caffeine has helped me in many ways, concentration-wise and energy-wise.

So remember y'all, RATIONING and TIME MANAGEMENT.

Aug 27, 2009
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How about Drug for Mind Control
by: TJ Chambers

http://www.smokescreendesign.com/congressional-control-puts-your-child-in-danger.html

"Did you know that a very popular drug today includes an ingredient that the CIA uses for mind control? Adderall has Amphetamine Sulfate in it. This is the drug used for mind control.

You can see a problem already developing. Mind control and deteriorating of health of our children, the upcoming generation.

We have to stop big government and stop these programs they are trying to push."

Aug 27, 2009
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question
by: Anonymous

i have heard that adderal is a form of goverment meth... if anyone knows about this please e-mail me at removed email

Jan 18, 2009
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Dont Go Cold Turkey on Adderall
by: TJ Chambers

You don't wan to go cold turkey from Adderall, meaning, don't just stop taking it.

The best thing is to work with your doctor and slowly diminis your doses of the drug.

The problem is that most doctors wont do this an the other problem is, what will you do about your symptoms?

Your symptoms are very real and need to be delt with.

If you can afford to buy the food and supplements you need, and have the desire and drive to eat it and take it, then you can diminish your symptoms.

If you don't have the desire or the finances, then your symptoms wont diminish but may get worse.

Jan 18, 2009
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same boat
by: dee

i am in the same boat. i can not function wit-out , i have tried taking a lower dose, i drop things, i get dizzy, all i want to do is sleep. this will go on for days, until i just go get my script filled. so now what?...

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