FIRST OFF. I LOVE THIS PLACE. IT HELPED ME SO MUCH GET OFF OPIATES.
I quit opiates a year ago. It was the worst thing ever. anyhow. I am in a new situation.
I've been really really really depressed/stressed/anxiety. I'll be honest i never even believed in anxiety or depression. My life was alway pretty sweet and easy.
Now my life is wayyyyy harder in so many ways so my stress levels are through the roof every single day. I actually got to the point where i wasn't even functioning and having real physical symtoms(vomiting, dry heaving, and i even passed out a couple times). I switched jobs 4 times in one year and this just killed me and my wife hated me and she was pregnant and we have 2 kids already...... i was freakin out all the time.
My Dr got me on Celexa daily 40 mg. it's been 3 months. I actually can function again. Like i can get out of bed and get to work and take care of the things that need done. ALthough i was still having a hard time focusing... i'm a computer programmer so it takes alot of sitting and long trains of thought.
He also gave me klonopin for severe anxiety. which i have taken sparingly just when the actual physical symptoms come(not addicted)
after 3 months of celexa every day and klonopin as needed, i've been prescribed adderall 10 mg in morning 10 mg at lunch. Which i do believe reading more about it, and taking tests, i've had add my whole life.
SO HERE"S MY QUESTIONS (sorry for being long winded) and i'm pretty scared honestly.....
1.) what will the withdrawal be like coming off adderall? Is it comparable to opiate withdrawal. very scared about this.
2.) Is it safe to take this long term.
3.) If i do take it long term, will my body stop producing dopamine on it's own like with opiates?
4.) like what if you just take it once in a while like just on days i'm struggling at work?
is this ok? or will i go through serious come downs and hangovers and withdrawals?
I wil say...the combination of celexa and adderall is really really helping me feel like the old me. That's what scares me. Like when and how do you get off it and is it gonna be hell cause i'll try to stop right now. I NEVER WANT TO GO THROUGH OPIATE WITHDRAWL AGAIN. or anything like it......