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Old 05-14-18, 06:27 PM
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Adderall Dependency

I'm a 41 year old male. I've been on ADHD meds for about 15 years. I'm trying to quit but now I've built up a dependency on them and feel I'm addicted. I hate the way they make me feel, mood swings, lack of sex drive, constant daily back aches, etc... When ive quit them in the past I go through a major depression, extreme fatigue, NO MOTIVATION, I don't even want to get out of bed. I feel like I'm trapped. Stuck in this vicious cycle. I'm a successful business man, husband, and father, but feel that I cannot quit taking the ADHD meds or I will lose everything.

Anyone else have any or all these experiences? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I'm a 41 year old male. I've been on ADHD meds for about 15 years. I'm trying to quit but now I've built up a dependency on them and feel I'm addicted. I hate the way they make me feel, mood swings, lack of sex drive, constant daily back aches, etc... When ive quit them in the past I go through a major depression, extreme fatigue, NO MOTIVATION, I don't even want to get out of bed. I feel like I'm trapped. Stuck in this vicious cycle. I'm a successful business man, husband, and father, but feel that I cannot quit taking the ADHD meds or I will lose everything.

Anyone else have any or all these experiences? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Have you tried several different types of stimulants over those years?

Do they all have unwanted side effects for you?

Did you taper off the meds or quit cold turkey? Tapering can reduce withdrawals.
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Adderall Dependency

I hate to suggest it but maybe you should consider another medication to control the negative side effects of the stimulant?

I'm not a huge fan of my various medications but I literally need them to survive.

Or maybe just reducing your dosage will lessen the side effects.

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I'm a 41 year old male. I've been on ADHD meds for about 15 years. I'm trying to quit but now I've built up a dependency on them and feel I'm addicted. I hate the way they make me feel, mood swings, lack of sex drive, constant daily back aches, etc... When ive quit them in the past I go through a major depression, extreme fatigue, NO MOTIVATION, I don't even want to get out of bed. I feel like I'm trapped. Stuck in this vicious cycle. I'm a successful business man, husband, and father, but feel that I cannot quit taking the ADHD meds or I will lose everything.

Anyone else have any or all these experiences? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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