Maybe I Don't Need This.....
By Dog Mama
8/4/2011 2:18:13 AM
I went two days without Adderall and today I felt really tired and not so good...and ended up taking 2 or 3 pills (3 is my normal prescription amount). I felt much, much better and had a good day. Perhaps I need to just slowly cut back and not go cold turkey at once???? I do have a legal prescription after all....I just can't abuse it. Perhaps I'm fine to just stay the course????.


"If it leads you back to the same places, perhaps not."
posted at 02:26:47 on August 4, 2011 by Anonymous
You Can Try    
"You can try just taking what you've been prescribed, or cutting back slowly. From your previous post, I'm not thinking that's going to work, but it's up to you. Being a sex addict, I don't know anything about withdrawing from a substance, but I do take Adderall for ADD and I don't believe it's a medicine that you need to wean yourself off of. You're experiencing withdrawals. It's a part of recovery, we all experience(d) it. Nobody said recovery would be easy, but it's worth it. Just read your first post again, and you know this. You've been down this road before. Look at step 1. You are an addict. You need the 12 steps. You need support like you'll get at this site. You need God's help and the power of the Atonement. Talk to your bishop and tell him the whole story. Let him help you also. I've been working on recovery for 4+ years. I still struggle with steps 2 and 3, but I've got step 1 down. I know that my life is unmanageable and I am powerless to overcome my addiction on my own. I know without a doubt that I am going to kill myself at some point if I continue in my addiction. I am either going to pick up the wrong guy, get HIV from a guy (if I haven't already), or kill myself because I'm so depressed and frustrated. Read your first post and see where you're addiction (and it is one) is leading you. Where are you going to end up if you continue? You've already thought about meth and had health scares. Do you have family around, or are you married? If so, think about them. I try to remember how much my boys need me. It doesn't always work when things are really bad, but it's always a contributing factor of pulling things together. Work on step 1. One last thing. Did you get a prescription for 3 a day because you really needed 3, or did you tell the doctor less wasn't working for you just to get more? If you don't need 3 then you totallly have no leg to stand on there either. Hang in there! You can get through this.
posted at 09:15:13 on August 4, 2011 by dstanley
"Is there a medical professional you can work with that will help you go the best course for this? Weaning or cold turkey is a chemically complicated choice. Someone who is willing to support your desire to cut back but do it in the safest way I think would be a great asset to you."
posted at 09:24:21 on August 4, 2011 by maddy
Thanks for the good words & support    
"To DSTANLEY & MADDY- I appreciate you comments. Thanks!"
posted at 11:24:06 on August 6, 2011 by Dog Mama
Agree with Doctor    
"Please secure a good medical provider to help you wean down from the medication, if this is an important goal in your recovery. Your body and mind is trying to make sense of the chemical messengers, and this WILL take time, patience and supervision; As with all dependencies. My hope is you truely want to do this correctly, so I have added my cross-talk. Best wishes."
posted at 16:13:47 on April 11, 2013 by yakimacrna
"The Adderall is for ADHD? Because this drug is a stimulant it is important to with-draw slowly but also it would be a great idea to go to a naturopath and have your hair, skin, blood, urine, saliva and eyes looked at to see what you are really lacking or what you may be allergic to.

You will find that a lot of the time ADHD can be due to a number of different things especially nutrition and the things in the food we eat. This can be addressed very well with out drugs.

Good choice for trying to get off this drug!

God Bless you in your efforts to do what is right and always remember to pray!"
posted at 17:25:04 on April 14, 2013 by Anonymous

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