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Re: how is adderall coming along katalina

Posted by LeadingZero on September 1, 2004, at 18:52:45

In reply to Re: mind researcher, how is adderall coming along, posted by katalina on August 31, 2004, at 13:05:18

> I also take 60 mgs. of the XR version upon waking and pop another 20 mgs. of IR at noontime. For me, it's just my coffee substitute now. It's depressing to think about. I also have taken both Effexor and Lexapro in the past with the Adderall, but am now 6 months free of SSRI's, but also use klonopin 1.5/2 mgs. per day (.5 mid day and 1 - 1.5 mgs before bed). I was very happy to get off the SSRI treadmill and find myself functioning without them. I had taken Prozac for years before trying Ritalin and then Adderall.

I was taking adderall for about two years. Now I'm off of everything, as of about two weeks ago.

Adderall was extremely disappointing to me, not because it didn't work but because it worked really well and then gradually stopped working. After a time it was only making numb, tired and stupid. I recall leading meetings at work impressivly at the onset, then months later being unable to respond acceptably to questions as a simple attendee of a meeting. Dashed euphoria... what a familliar tune.

I have no history of addition to any substances, mostly because of total abstianance. I have a very addictive personality, and often end up hung over on internet computer games. Being a father of two, 31 at the time, I decided to treat my ADD and get ahold of myself.

Now I'm 33. I was tired and doing poorly at work, so I'm trying to go unmedicated. I'm giving sleep, excersize and sufficient nutrition a go.

I have a lot more energy, and I'm really happy-- though that 'humming, annoying weenie' kind of happy I suppose. Still, I keep doing embarassing things like, say, today, leaving a restauraunt without paying.

I tried ritilin just before adderall a few years ago. I might give it another whirl, but I'm afraid it's going to be another Adderall.




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