Thanks for the comment! As for the finances: Quitting Adderall can be a little bit of drain because you’ve got to pay for your own laziness. But the price of fast food/to-go food will be far less draining on your purse compared to the impulsive spending you were prone to on Adderall. Focus on little luxuries if you need a fix. Your favorite meal to-go is cheaper than new clothes and still makes you feel better. But your favorite food too often is it’s own kinda drain.
My brain finally works and I‘m ready for anything!
Like you said: You’re in control now. As you progress with your quitting process, you will https://maxloan.org/installment-loans-ky/ feel that control spreading to more and more areas of your life….one day it will spread to finances. And once you acquire a good habit on your own, without Adderall, you’ll keep it much longer, and restart it more quickly when you fall off, because without Adderall you’ll be more adaptable to personal change.
Lucky for you you’ve got a great boyfriend like that, who’s holding your hand (literally and figuratively) though this. That will make it a thousand times easier on you. Try to tell him what to expect and how he can help.
Thanks for your comment. FWIW, your comment was the catalyst that got me to come back and catch up on the comments.
I’m not gone. I’m still here. I’ve temporarily stepped down from my “new post every Tuesday” update schedule, but not permanently.
There are still plenty more posts to write, plenty more to be said, and several improvements left to make to the structure of the site. I’ve just had to take a time out to finish some other time-sensitive projects. I hope be back to a regular post schedule in a couple months, if not sooner. For now, I need the flexibility of being able to post when I can instead of at a set time.
In reality your mental capabilities and more specifically overall intelligence hasn’t changed one bit
If anybody wants to take a stab at writing and article for this site, I’m totally open to a coauthor or two, especially since I’m losing touch with those first challenges of quitting – it’s been 2 years. ??
Adderall became a negative part of my life when I inadvertently became one of those people who “talks a lot, yet says very little“. I don’t remember the specific conversation that led me to become aware of this but since it’s a common side-effect, that I experienced frequently regardless of the dose, I’m positive my epiphany didn’t take place on the first instance. You know its happened to you at least once while on Adderall, probably more. You ramble on and on without ever making a point. Maybe its because you forgot what your point was, or maybe you never had one to begin with. This phenomenon can really apply to any activity where you spend an unusual amount of time obsessing over details. For me it was most obvious during casual conversation, but also during my time composing any works of art, even just sketches(I’m an illustration/graphic design major). I would get so obsessed with making it perfect that I’d get stuck for hours drawing miniscule details eventually forcing me to stay up way too late to complete assignments, starting a viscous cycle and ultimately allowing Adderall to strengthen its grip on my life. During casual conversation it occurs because there’s too many thoughts, interjections, points to make, irrelevant or insignificant pieces of information that you are convinced are necessary for your argument to be air-tight, etc. A seemingly infinite amount of thoughts occupy your mind rapidly making connections over and over again to new thoughts – making it nearly impossible for your chemically altered brain to choose which is important, normal, funny, interesting or worth saying at all. And from my experience this results in a terribly long rant which you never would have even started… had amphetamines not been present. While in what Mike describes as the “Honeymoon” stage of your relationship with Adderall, you truly believe your pre-medicated cognitive performance was some locked treasure chest deep within your subconscious never to be opened – and that Adderall is the key to releasing its true potential! When you first start it certainly feels that way doesn’t it. It’s like… hey everything makes sense now. Mike then beautifully described the drug as bottled complacency on the FAQ page and a more accurate interpretation honestly doesn’t exist. Adderall makes everything fascinating. Every assignment, every job, and every task (no matter how tedious) becomes urgent and exceptionally stimulating… ultimately preventing you from fulfillment and growth in every facet of your life. Just saying the negatives of taking Adderall outweight the positives is the understatement of the century.