I want to stop so bad and I can't. What can I do?
4 Aug 2011
i'm on adderall and the most i've ever been prescribed is 30mg 3x/day--90mgs total. let me just tell you, you are acutely at risk for serious cardiovascular (heart) problems!!! you could just drop dead out of the blue. your heart is having to overwork. adderall withdrawal is rough so i suggest you take it down verrrry slowly. i've had to come off mine before and i was extremely tired, depressed, and hurt all over... because amphetamine/dextroamphetamine masks symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion. i don't take mine every day, so i don't get a dependence on it again. you also risk serious, debilitating side effects and reactions, such as high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, etc, if you do not come down off of it slowly. clonidine is a popular medicine for medication withdrawals. you should probably just try to be up front with your physician and tell them how much you've been taking and ask if clonidine would be helpful.
it helps stimulant associated insomnia too. hope this is helpful. and one more thing, it may help to switch medications to something a little less strong, such as ritalin or vyvanse. you may have to take less of those than what you have to take with the adderall and get the same results.
28 Jun 2012
I've taken that much a couple of times i've taken more...
i try not to do it to often.
i feel like its so helpful if i could somehow manage to take the recommended dose.
i would literally be an astronaut if i could keep it under control.
I have NO CONTROL over how much i take, i take it all that night as soon as i get it.
geez, you would figure i would grow out of it .
28 Jun 2012
I just wanted 2 say don't ever seek out professional help unless u r prepared to be forced in to a psych facility. I was honest about the amt I was taking and they called poison control which in turn said I was a danger 2 myself and that they would peruse a temporary detaining order if I did not go on my own. Took me about 15 hrs and 2000.00 hospital bill to sign myself out against medical advice. Just saying be careful... I couldn't believe it was happening to me!
6 Sep 2011
I feel like adderall is killing me and I just can't stop either. Can't breath, horrible mucous problems, today is my 4th straight awake. I slam between 1-2 30 mg ir's every 2-3 hours about 250-300 mg a day. I tell myself this is the last One for the day then when it wears off I say f it and have another. I'm 31 years old and I feel dead. Adderall is a living hell. When I do sleep I need Xanax and seroquel to do so. I don't dream I don't remember anything I just wake up and have to have that goddamn adderall. I am not ready to leave my wife and kids. Why do they give me these things?
6 Sep 2011
Still no better. I sound like every one of you. I take this enormous amt during the day, then take 2mg of xanax just to get a few hrs sleep. I'm irritable, yell at the kids, usually too paranoid to go out of the house. I'm disorganized, I forget what I'm doing from one minute to the next. It's a living hell. On the occasion that I run out I am so depressed and tired I can't even get out of the bed. My ten year old children are left to pretty much fend for themselves.
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