Whenever I try to stop taking it I can't stay awake or alert. Is there something to help ease myself off the Adderall without losing my functionality? I tried a de-tox center but they only say don't take it not what to do to offset it or changing to a different drug. It is easy to stop taking it but hard to be a functional person without it.
I have been taking Adderall since 2007 and if I am 30 minutes late taking it I start going through withdrawls. Find someone that knows about Adderall and they say never just stop taking it.I had a great Doctor that had to retire now I deal with idiot Doctors who have no clue about Adderall.I take 40mg a day and there is no way I could stop taking it I am dependent on it.Almost every drug for ADHD or ADD is addicting, so why do you want to change from Adderall?
Why do you "need" to get off Adderall? I've been taking amphetamine (Dexedrine from age 9-20, the Adderall ever since, for 8 years), and it still helps me.
Yes, I'm dependent on it in the sense that if I don't take it my ADHD symptoms come back with a vengeance. But so what? If you had diabetes, no one would fault you for taking insulin your whole life. I see it as the same thing.
It often helps reduce tolerance to take "vacations" from Adderall every month or so, for a couple days, or every 3 months, maybe stop taking it for a week if you can (take sick leave or vacation time off work if you have to).
Who told you you had to stop taking it? Are you abusing the drug? Are you not prescribed the medication? Do you take more than your doc recommends? I'm just confused as to why you'd go to a detox center just because you're afraid you're dependent on the medication.
The medication is helping your executive brain functions - why stop taking it?
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