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Cold turkey Adderall

Adderall (a combination of amphetamine salts) is considered a central nervous system stimulant and is prescribed to treat ADHD. But Adderall also has a high dependency rate and can be abused. So what should you do if you want to stop taking Adderall or start detox from Adderall?

How should you stop taking Adderall – Is going off Adderall cold turkey OK? What does cold turkey withdrawal feel like? What are the risks involved? Here, we review the adverse side effects of coming off Adderall cold turkey. Then, we invite your questions about Adderall use or finding help for Adderall addiction at the end. We try to answer all questions personally and promptly.

Going cold turkey Adderall?

Unless by medical necessity, there is usually no need to stop taking Adderall cold turkey, even if you are physically or psychologically dependent on Adderall. People who have been taking Adderall for a long time and want to stop taking Adderall should slowly reduce doses over time. Why?

Cold turkey off Adderall

It’s not a good idea to stop taking Adderall cold turkey. You run health complications that can be dangerous, including seizures, extreme depression and paranoia. When you stop Adderall cold turkey, you experience effects of acute withdrawal that are unnecessarily severe. Once you stop taking Adderall cold turkey, the brain and central nervous system are flooded with neurotransmitter chemicals that trigger “rebound” effects.

Cold turkey Adderall withdrawal

If you stop Adderall cold turkey, you can expect withdrawal to be intense, uncomfortable, and long lasting … taking you out of your normal everyday life. You can expect to feel the onset of Adderall withdrawal about 3-6 hours after the medication has left the system. Acute symptoms peak about 48 hours after cessation and can last in this intensity for another couple of days.

Other post-acute symptoms can take longer to resolve and you can expect to deal with Adderall withdrawal for several weeks after the last traces of amphetamine have left the system. Long past the initial withdrawal you may still have to deal with drug craving and psychological symptoms of withdrawal, as well as reoccurring symptoms of ADHD and issues with sleep. Symptoms of Adderall withdrawal include:

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  • abdominal pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • drug craving
  • dysphoria (intense dissatisfaction with life)
  • fatigue
  • increased heart rate
  • insomnia
  • mood swings
  • paranoia
  • panic
  • seizures

Stopping Adderall cold turkey risks

Stopping Adderall cold turkey includes risks. If you choose to go this route, it is important to know what can happen. Sometimes it can be hard to treat these ricks because symptoms will come on quickly with little warning. Risks include:

  • cardiac arrest
  • coma
  • death
  • depressed health rate
  • extreme fatigue
  • loss of consciousness
  • psychosis
  • seizures

If you are worried about the risk of stopping Adderall suddenly, then perhaps you should try withdrawal while under medical supervision. A detox clinic can help address the risks that arise and help to treat them so your risk of seizing, depressed breathing, and coma is less likely.

Quitting Adderall cold turkey

It is never recommended that you quit Adderall cold turkey. But sometimes this process is necessary. Those who are best suited to stop taking Adderall suddenly are those who haven’t been using or abusing Adderall for extended periods of time. It would also be best to be in optimum health and have no other health complication that will impact your ability to fend pathogens and heal your body. You need as much help as you can get to help treat withdrawal when you are going cold turkey. You can become really uncomfortable when you stop taking Adderall suddenly; the healthier you are, the better you can handle symptoms. A genuine desire to quit Adderall also needs to be present. Without this desire, it become harder to avoid relapse.

Get off Adderall cold turkey

Doctors don’t recommend that you stop Adderall cold turkey. In fact, withdrawal doesn’t have to be painful. Instead, experts feel that you should try to taper your dose of Adderall. Tapering down Adderall doses is a way to slowly decrease your Adderall use over time. This will help minimize the severity of the withdrawal.

The process of tpaering can be slow, but you will not have to be out of commission for a long time during withdrawal. If you have to withdraw from Adderall cold turkey, then make sure you plan for it. Get the materials you need to treat and ease the symptoms of withdrawal. And if you suspect you are addicted to Adderall, seek help from an addiction treatment facility to increase your chances of successfullyquitting Adderall.

Can I quit Adderall cold turkey?

If you want to stop taking Adderall, talk to a doctor or a medical practitioner that can help you decide if this is a route that can work and be helpful for you. At the least, plan a tapering calendar to slowly reduce doses of Adderal over time.

Cold turkey Adderall questions

Do you have more questions? Please leave them in the comments section below. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Reference Sources: Education: Over-the-counter and prescription drugs
Daily Med: Adderall
NIDA Teen Drug Abuse: Stimulants
NCBI: European guidelines on managing adverse effects of medication for ADHD

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52 Responses to “Cold turkey Adderall
Sharon
3:42 am December 13th, 2013

My son went cold turkey off an Adderall addiction for about 6 months. I know side effects are different for everyone but now 3 months off Adderall is still having psychotic effects. How long can this take to start seeing any recovery?

4:13 am December 23rd, 2013

Hi Sharon. You’ll need to meet with his supervising physician or seek counsel with a psychiatrist for more information. I wish you and your son the very best.

Chelsea
8:27 pm April 10th, 2014

I took one 10mg XR adderal pill daily for 6 years. I took weekends off about 2 years ago but did not experience any withdrawl symptoms except a little fatigue, but mostly laziness. I quit cold turkey two months ago. I am much happier but lately I have been feeling a lot of fatigue and feeling of nausea. Any idea how long will the symptoms last till I can feel completely like myself again? I want simple chores of washing dishes and cleaning my room to be easy and not something I have to muster the energy and motivation to do.

2:42 pm April 11th, 2014

Hello Chelsea. Protracted withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) can last for months after initial cessation after long term use of stimulants. Give it at least 6 months, or so, and see a psychologist in the meantime to talk about enhancing motivation. Congratulations!

Carolyn Jacobson
3:39 am April 18th, 2014

My daughter has gone “cold turkey” off Adderall 3 days ago. She has not been able to get out of bed for the most part, has missed work and is very mean, anxious and feeling terrible. She is over weight and has been increasing her dose so much over the past year that even she says it is “massive dosage.” She is also on Zoloft but remains taking that. She has an addictive behavior. Her father was an alcoholic and on occasion, she binge drinks. She smokes and drinks a lot of cans of soda per day. I just need to be assured that she is not going to have a heart attack or stroke. I feel she is a time bomb. What other organs is she damaging? She is a mother of 4 and 43 years old. How can I help or guide her?

7:19 am April 19th, 2014

Hello Carolyn. You cannot take care of your daughter’s health; but you can encourage her to do so. I’d suggest that she see her prescribing doctor and also schedule psychotherapy sessions for the mood issues. Depression, anger, anxiety…all of these are symptoms of imbalance. Either chemical or emotional. But there are interventions. But she will need to take a proactive role in her own health. Also, look into possible codependence for yourself. Counseling and therapy can provide you the support you need to witness negative behaviors.

lHelp
10:26 pm April 24th, 2014

I have taken adderall 10mgs for years. I messed up all my medications even my bipolar meds. It was all my fault my son is having brain issues. Im afraid to go to sleep. So if he would need something. I took my adderall and my other meds. when I remembered. but then I had forgotten what ones I had taken. I ended up shorten myself 7 days of meds. Called the ddoctor

nikki
8:06 pm May 23rd, 2014

My husband has been on it for iver a year and he has do e nothi g but sleep!!

Sohn
2:48 pm June 1st, 2014

My daughter 12 years old has been on adderal xr 10 is this a low enough dose to stop cold turkey. Can she take it qod for a week and then stop she been on it for 6 months

John
2:23 am September 27th, 2014

I have asked two doctors who say that you CANNOT have seizures if you cold turkey Adderall. I really question the info you are putting up on this page when there is no medical proof. I have quit Adderall several times and the symptoms are: being more tired, fatigue, forgetful, basicallty ADD symptoms amplified. Not seizures.

1:05 pm September 29th, 2014

Hi John. And, yes, seizures can occur when quitting addreall cold turkey, and especially if you have a history or seizures. It’s not one of the common side-effects, but there is a possibility for it.

linda
2:05 am October 18th, 2014

My son started taking adderall to help with him coming off anabolic steroids..he was on adderall for like 3 months. Using way more than he should have.. he stopped taking it for like almost a year an started back on it about a month ago. An wants to come off of it again but cant handle the withdrawals. Hes been off for like 3 days now an is just mean. He uses the excuse hes a binge addict an always finds reasons to start back.. he refused rehab or to talk to a dr. But says he wants to quit. But he cant handle the way he feels without it.. how can I help him an what can I do to help make the withdrawal process easier.. is there any kind of natural herb to help.. desperatly need advise!! God Bless

3:49 pm October 22nd, 2014

Hi Linda. In order to successfully quit Adderall once and for all, and to avoid health risks and dangers caused by withdrawal, he needs medical assistance and supervision. Here is an article that explains this issue in depth:http://prescription-drug.addictionblog.org/how-to-withdraw-from-adderall/

karyn
7:53 am October 28th, 2014

Should a doctor cut you off adderall cold turkey after prescribing it to you for years?

2:46 pm October 28th, 2014

Hi Karyn. No, he shouldn’t unless it’s medically urgent to just stop using it. Your doctor should know what withdrawal is like form this medication. He should create a tapering schedule for you, assist you during withdrawal and prescribe your pills untill you can finally and safely quit taking them for good. You should aks your doctor to do that.

Ron
7:44 pm October 28th, 2014

I have been on Remeron for Almost a Year , I wake up with bad Panic Attacks , I also been on Klonopin for 20 years , Also On 400mg of Neurontin , Plus I had a 8 year Addiction to Morphine and hydromorphone , Now on Subutex , I tapered on my own down to 4 mg , Was on 8 mg for 14 months , I did a 28 day Taper , to get to 4 mg .. Need help getting off these Meds..

Kristi
4:48 pm January 8th, 2015

I have been taking Adderall for several years on an as needed basis for chronic fatigue. Now, if I go 2 or 3 days in a row without taking any, I wake up with severe headaches. Does this sound familiar to anyone else? I have never seen headaches listed as a symptom of withdrawal…

Julie
6:53 pm April 24th, 2015

i have been taking 60 mg a day not for adhd but because I have a Tbi and couldn’t get out of bed. So my drug addict daughter stole my whole bottle and I can’t get more for three weeks and I’m really scared because it’s a high dose and don’t know what to do. My insurance won’t pay for them until almost three weeks and I can’t function with out them. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Joshua O.
3:10 am April 29th, 2015

My wife has been taking Adderall for about 5 years now and it has honestly changed her life. Hell it changed our two kids and my life as well. She was the woman I had met and fallen in love with again. She takes one 25mg XR in the morning and one 20mg normal at about 2pm. We found out she was pregnant in October of 2014 and immediately went to the OBGYN and told him our concerns about her coming off the adderall since it had been a life changer. He explained that there was no hard evidence that says adderall will hurt the baby but there are risks. That being said if coming off would cause more harm to the mother in the long run she should probably stay on it. He recommended we go see a specialist concerning the issue. The specialist confirmed what our doctor had said. So we decided it was in the best intrest to stay on it. Now 7 months into the pregnancy my wife is healthy the baby is healthy and everything is going fine. We went to fill her prescription and the Pharmacist tells us it is against the law to give my wife Adderall while pregnant. What happened next was long and awful. I won’t go into it other than to say the Pharmacist was a complete jerk and could have handled the situation better. After a lot of back and forth with the doctors who kept saying it was fine she has the right to be on it and she wasn’t using it poorly. The Pharmacist found an obscure line in the law that made it so my wife can’t get her prescription and will need to find an alternative.
Is this safe for my wife not to mention the baby to take her off Adderall cold turkey 7 months into the pregnancy? Any help would be great.

mike
5:17 am May 8th, 2015

My girlfriend stopped taking 30mg for ADHD when we found out she was pregnant and has become very mean and very rude throwing stuff telling me she hates me and other things and also name calling is that normal for someone thats been taking it for a long time to act like that?

Mike
2:27 pm May 20th, 2015

I saw the average dose of adderall for an adult is anywhere from 10-60mg. But I am curious what is an example of an extreme high dose in adderall. I know people take all different dosages at different times, but how many mg a day are we talking about for a standard adult where we are risking our health?

2:07 pm May 21st, 2015

Hi Mike. It depends on many factors. For children, doses larger than 40/mg per day are not recommended. Although for grownups the general recommended dose can range anywhere from 5mg to 60mg. But, Adderall doses even at 30mg can have harmful effect on some patients, while others (chronic long-term users) have used up to 500mg without ODing. The FDA states that the maximum safe daily dose is 70 mg of Adderall, taken throughout the day.

JP
10:48 pm June 15th, 2015

I’m not sure if this is normal or not, but I went off adderall cold turkey on June 7 & last night I felt as if there were electric shocks happening in my brain. It’s as if a fuse is sparking. Should I talk to a doctor about this? I have been taking adderall for almost 8 years..

5:06 pm June 18th, 2015

Hi JP. Did you experience any withdrawal symptoms throughout the week after quitting? This electric-shock like sensation may be a protracted withdrawal symptom. I suggest you should report this to your doctor and maybe join a therapy or counseling group to help you during recovery.

Gloria
10:39 pm July 8th, 2015

I have been taking adderal for 12 years. I take 20mg tablet 4x daily. I recently had to switch my health insurance and my doctor does not take my new insurance. She wrote my last adderal rx and I am out and still have not been able to find a new doctor. I called my old doctor and explained the situation and she is refusing to write me another prescription. So now I am going to be forced to go off from adderall cold turkey after taking it for 12 years and taking more pills daily. Any suggestions?

Cheryl
12:16 am July 16th, 2015

I have two boys who take Adderall (30 mg. & 25 mg. respectively) during the school year. For the summer, we don’t have them take the Adderrall because of their decreased appetite during the school year. My son had a fit yesterday when his dad said he wasn’t going to get his prescription refilled. My son says it helps him focus at work, however, my husband says he doesn’t ring up a cash register or bookkeeping or any other type of work that needs focus. My son has his first job cleaning up in a hardware store. My husband thinks it could be an addiction. I don’t know what to think of this situation. Any help and comments out there?

Anthony
3:09 am July 20th, 2015

Reading these descriptions of others’ experience with Adderall leaves me perplexed. This drug has been the most beneficial by far of any medicine in my history. This will be very interesting to anyone with a medical background.

I have BiPolar II illness, extremely well-controlled, that presents 90% of the time as Depression. I take 150 Seroquel, and 300 Wellbutrin. This combination is FDA-approved for BiPolar depression. It works WELL. Four years ago, I felt a bit “slow” mentally–not terribly slow, but enough to contact a Neurologist. After thorough testing, including full IQ testing by a Neuropsychologist, I was diagnosed with Adult ADD. I was prescribed 30 mg. Adderall XR daily. MY LIFE WAS TRANSFORMED. After 6 months, follow-up IQ testing resulted in a 22% uptick, to 131. The Neurologist was astonished, but my Psychiatrist was fuming! He opined that the Adderall might set off a manic episode. I reminded him that my BiPolar experience included no incidents of mania, but rather a few episodes of hypo-mania, which manifests as a slightly elevated mood, and which can actually be a very productive time. Sleep patterns were never disturbed. I get 8 hours a night.

Here’s the kicker!! With BiPolar, it is difficult to completely defeat the Depressive symptoms. Sufferers are often dealing with some measure of symptoms, however small, even in their best of times. The Adderall KILLED ALL DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS within 2-3 months. I have enjoyed the clearest mind, and the sharpest of mental acuity, ever in my life–BY FAR. It was like an awakening. My Psychiatrist then admitted to me that Amphetamine had been long known to be a last-line defense against Depression, but that its dangers kept it out of the Psychiatrist’s office. I have been a symptomatic of all Psychiatric symptoms for 4 years, and I am in terrific physical condition. An elevated heartbeat (100-110) is the only concern, but my BP has always been 120/80. Lastly, I take Adderall vacations all the time, and I experience very few symptoms, nothing close to what I read here.

Would anyone care to comment on my sworn position of extreme success with this drug? Everyone talks about the horrors of Adderall. What horrors? What am I missing??? Thanks. TW

Anthony
3:25 am July 20th, 2015

This answer is for Mike, who wonders how much Adderall is too much. The FDA approves Adderall up to 120 mg. per day. The maximum suggested adult dose, however, is 20 mg. I suspect that the FDA approves 120 mg. so that Doctors will prescribe it with confidence. Amphetamine can kill people with unknown heart disorders, because an elevated heartbeat is like jogging all day long. You must have a STRONG heart to tolerate the drug. If you’re prescribed 120 mg. per day, I can’t see how you would ever get one wink of sleep. Even 40 mg keeps me up into the wee hours, and my sleep is then not very deep. I also have noticed no tolerance build-up. 30 mg. feels the same now as it did 5 years ago. I do NOT need to take more to achieve the same effect. Those who do, I suspect, are hard-core addictive types who develop these tolerances. I have built up no tolerance to this drug.

1:31 pm July 21st, 2015

Hi Gloria. Seek help from medical professionals at the near hospital. After 12 years quitting Addreall cold turkey can be very serious. Doctors are not fair leaving their patient suffer while being aware of the harsh withdrawal stage. If you have the option to check into a detox clinic while the acute withdrawal phase passes, that would make the process much more bearable.

Donn
1:07 am September 10th, 2015

ive been taking adderall for about 5. Years the last two years I am taking 300-500. Mg a day. Sounds like a lot. Well it is. All instant release. I would take 3. 30. Mg. at a time. Some times 5. In am. Than go to the gym. I stoped. From March. 22. Till like May. 15. But I was in florida. I came back lay 7. Only lasted a week or so off them my tolerance was back within. A month. Well. Today is day 7. With nothing. But. I have not been out of house. I eat watch tv. And sleep just looking for more advice. This drug is ruining my life. A also just started havroni. For hep c. That is suppose to make you tired. So my mind keeps raising. But saying it’s ok. To stay in bed. I’m. Gaining weight. Which I work hard to keep off.

Michelle
12:36 am September 13th, 2015

I had a seizure during an eeg and my doctor is having me quit adderall cold turkey (15 mg 2xs a day-weaned down from 60 mg per day a few months earlier) as not to trigger another seizure. I read that quitting cold turkey can cause a seizure or cardiac arrest, what should i do???? I have two 5 yr olds to take care of and I’m so nervous about doing this the hard way!!???

James
7:07 pm October 19th, 2015

I have been taking Concerta for 6 years, then switched to IR Aderall 2 years ago, and now am prescribed 1 20mg XR Adderall and 2 12.5 IR Adderall each day. While I do not take my IR pills every day, I try to take my XR every day. Lately I have noticed myself becoming more and more depressed and dissatisfied with my life. I go through phases of extreme happiness and continents with my life to extreme depression and unhappiness, I am mean to my friends and family without any explanation, and before I even realize that I am doing it… and this is while I am still taking the medicine. Is this a normal thing for someone to be experiencing? I would like to quit taking the pills all together but fear the withdraws will make theses feelings and mood swings become much worse.

Chris
9:46 am November 28th, 2015

After taking 30mg xr for about a year I quit cold turkey, best of luck to whoever tries as it is hell on earth.

I slept for about 12 hours a day, couldn’t eat, was a bit anxious but very, very depressed. Before then I would go into mild depression spells, but during withdrawal it turned into full blown suicidal thoughts. Had I not been with family who was keeping an eye on me it could have turned out worse. It took about a week for me to get back to “normal,” 2 or 3 to feel 100% again.

On the flip side of things – Adderall is also a life saver for those suffering ADD. Without it, school was impossible, basic chores / errands would be procrastinated until they became impossible, and keeping on task at work was frustrating both for me, and probably my bosses. I take it daily again now, but would not quit cold turkey again.

Jonathan
11:20 pm December 3rd, 2015

Chris (or anyone) what would you think withdrawal would be like after taking 20 mg a day for a month and then just stopping.

Mary
9:01 pm December 5th, 2015

My sister was prescribed adderall 20 mg xr then upped to 30 mg xr. It’s been a couple months since she was first prescribed and I’ve been abusing it because it makes me the happiest I have ever been and really helps me in school and with my social life. I didn’t know I could get addicted to it until last night. I would take 90 mg one day and 60 the next. Pretty random really. Well I took 60 mg yesterday and I didn’t sleep at all like usual after taking it. Today I feel like the inside of my bones hurt mainly in my ankle and knee and wrist and shoulders. I also feel a slight pain in my head like behind my eyes. Since I learned how dangerous this drug is I’ve decided to stop it cold turkey. Mainly because I only have two of the pills left. Is it possible for me to die?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:26 pm December 11th, 2015

Hi, Mary. Well, cold turkey Adderal is not recommended. The best way for quitting drug is to cut down gradually. So, I suggest you talk with a doctor to help you plan an individualized tapering schedule only for you. Good luck!

Lindsey
12:27 am December 15th, 2015

My brother was taking adderall for two years while in college, he then did cold turkey. After two weeks, he began having episodes of psychosis. We took him to get medical help and they prescribed to him Rispredal. If anyone could relate to this and has helpful advise please share. We are desperate for help and guidance because he is not himself with the Rispredal. He has become depressed. If anyone has guidance, please please share.

Debbie
3:23 am January 17th, 2016

Hi,i have been on adderall for about 16 years and my doctor threw me out of her office due to not seeing a surgeon about my hand, the only reason i didn’t see the surgeon was because he was the same one that messed up my right hand and i wasn’t going back to the one that messed up my hand in the first place. So now i can’t get my 30mg adderall and im afraid of what could happen to me can you please help me?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:37 pm January 18th, 2016

Hi, Debbie. I suggest you talk with your doctor, and explain him/her your reasons about the surgeon. Or you can find another doctor who may listen your problems.

tessy
6:39 pm January 19th, 2016

My son has been on adderall for 4years. He is almost 12years old and it doesn’t seem to work anymore. Should his dose be ajusted or should he just come off it altogether?

Karen
8:33 am January 22nd, 2016

Stay away from these drugs and especially taking while drinking alcohol. My 34 year old son, an Air Force veteran, committed suicide the night of Jan 12, 2016. I had no idea he was on Adderall until a few days prior. He was apparently drinking a lot of whiskey. I only saw him maybe once a month, so I truly had no idea what he was doing. My son shot himself in the head. This stuff is dangerous.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:02 pm January 23rd, 2016

Hi, Tessy. I suggest you consult a doctor about your son’s dosage.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
8:52 pm January 23rd, 2016

Hi, Karen. I’m really sorry for your loss… Hope others will read your post, and get the message.

Beginning Again
9:18 pm February 28th, 2016

I have reached the halfway point of weaning myself off of my medication. This took about a year to accomplish. I didn’t want it to interfere with my career so I am taking it slow. Ever since I started this incremental decrease I have experienced irritability, mood swings, increased hunger, weight gain, anxiety, trouble sleeping, lack of drive, loss of focus, brain fog and depression. I tried my best to compose myself at work and crashed as soon as I got home. I was miserable and I was angry.

I had been told by a few people about a product line called Plexus. I was a little reserved about it but once I researched the product and found that the ingredients were not harmful and were all natural I decided to give it a try. I just wanted to feel alive again.

A week later I received my products in the mail. I followed the directions and Oh My Gosh, they worked! By the second day, I felt amazing! The brain fog was gone! My depression was gone! My anxiety and mood swings were gone! I feel more alive today than I have felt in over a year.

I am currently taking the TriPlex combo which is the most popular (Plexus Slim packet in the morning, BioCleanse capsules during the day, and my probiotic at bedtime). These products work together to regulate blood sugar levels and maintain a healthy gut which in turn maximizes quality of life. The slim was crucial in helping me control the overeating and cravings. If you would like to know more about these products I would be happy to share with you. They have helped me so much. I now have hope and I no longer dread what life will be like without Adderall!

Jessica
9:16 pm April 3rd, 2016

I decided to stop taking my Adderall XR 30mg since I was ordered off of work for spinal surgery in a few weeks. I’ve been putting off a spinal surgery for 5 months now. I went 5 days off of the Adderall and literally couldn’t get out of bed. The nerve pain I’ve had in my left leg from the bulging disc is much worse without the Adderall. I decided to try a 25mg Adderall XR this morning with my daily Gabapentin 300MG. Poof! I can walk again. I’m attributing my severe pain and exhaustion to Adderall withdrawal. I’m thinking I better stay on it if I want to walk down the isle at my wedding in 12 days. I’ll have to ween down on the Adderall at some point. I do not recommend going off of Adderall cold turkey.

Terri
3:10 am May 7th, 2016

I’ve taken 2 20 Mg Adderrall for 4 years. Suddenly, my doctor refuses to give them to me. He said they cause Dimensia. I’m almost 54 years old, & feel terribly depressed without them! :-( What should I do? I feel that I really need my medicine back!!

Mary
4:43 pm May 21st, 2016

I am using 40 mg under doctor care doing very well I knocked the bottol over with no top in a sill on the table so I am waiting for my new script in 5 days and what I am feeling is a withdrawal ? Would there be a withdrawal?

Cathy
5:43 pm May 25th, 2016

My Dr took me off Adderall cold turkey on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. I’m shaky, my heart is racing, nothing seems real, hot and cold, sweating, can’t sleep. I also have this issue that I am awake and at any time my eyes just close and I’m out cold. I sleep for different amounts of time and this happens several times a day.

Johns...Anchored and Advice for Cold Turkey
9:47 pm June 15th, 2016

For people who want to STOP COLD on Adderall: good for you. You have an up hill on battle. But Truly i believe there is VITAL ADVANTAGE with being unmedicated.
I have been taking Adderall 30mg & Adderall XR 20mg
Plus a couple of Lexapro generic brand 30mg for ATLEAST 3 YRS.

I WAS a part of a roster that was blessed to see the top neurological department, behavioral doctors, psychiatrists, and dietitians at Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Kriegar.
Please don’t hesitate to question your doctor bc they’re Job is to get data on ur experiences for a database. In order TV to perfect the system of big pharmaceutical companies and jystify u massive trials on experimental drugs.
Look out for youself FIRST. By allmeans, your doctor is trying to help you. But the Lord allows very bad things to happen rrgarfless of good intentions ur doc to or has.
But im rambling. ..
My goal is to become completely free of my dependency on drugs before i am to far back into a corner (like some of my fellow commenters r. I have a great body & still very young. I am going to take this chwnce to run straight for my goal)

I would say your will power has to on be ur new anchor. It has been mufflef and meds made everythjng sk easy tk do. But if u want itmore than you want ur rught hand, yiy will succeed.

I was already off my meds for 2 werks due to the fact i hypersomnia made me sleep 43hrs straight. I was probably in a mini coma tbh. But i had a head start.
How dk u find the motivating factor?
Personally here is mine-
I have a very modest desire tk find a husbanf and get settled & be happy-go-lucky wuth our children. Bht my dream shatters if im on medication.
I would be utterly suffer from the thought of my husband wauting on me at 6am every morning begging me to take a pill so he can see the “women he married”
Im crying in my head just thinking about it.

But on to better things,
My up to date coping devices
– cute dresd up games
– playingbold school console gamed
– spending time with b children
– animals
– MUSIC “you make me brave” by Bethel
– get involved in activism. Fibd a cause and make it apart of ur bloodstream
Ex “flat earth, truth movement, Nasa fraud, Abortion awareness, Islamist sympathizers, Church decon, Start a band, Trump advocate, start a youtube acc.”
– buy an affordable & managable geckko
– dance classes
– learning an instrument
– library volunteer
– HELP SOMEONE
Ex in ur neighbirhood there is bound to be a dirty area- be a champ and geg a trashbag &clean it up. U dont have to b a garbage man to yhtow stuff away. Get sone gloves & pic up wat u can.
– rememver to stay positive
– remember doing SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NO TIME HING,
Even if you’re just going for a walk in through ur house
– dobt let anyone CONVINCE U, that u r not trying hard enough to quit or ur life us garbage. U have limits and God knows dB how much is to much. If you cant handle today go tell ppl that. They’ve only had their own self to deal with. Dont let them tell u tgat they could do better. They have no clue. If God didnt give them thus type of lufe- take that as PROOF THAT they couldnt do better then how ur doing.
– be realistic
I have found that if u dont wanna do something bc I of mood or what have y
Be honest about it. My dad nagged me the other day about going to a doctor’s appt last night. The day of the appt. My mom canceled it tho! So it made both my parents look like fools while i was honest bc i told them last TV night i wasnt going. So they frustrated themselves until tge Web next day- when the shouldve just canceled my appt. The moment i said i wasnt going.

– be even honest. To everyone.
Nothing will get you tgrough the low points more then being TRUTHFUL. Truthful to God, man, and beast so that u can live without guilt.
– have no regrets

All the time i have fir now.
Hooe u all come to know the Lord and habe Faith in the body he made for u.
Ahmen.
xoxoxo

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SENIOR CHIEF
4:31 am July 4th, 2016

Hi I was in the military as u can see by my name a sniper I have had 32 concussions in my life and my brain seemed dead, but since I have taken aderall it’s made my PTSD go away I was on all downers it really sucked, so the 20 mg r fine is there any one that takes the concerta 36mg long lasting that has made you go a little crazy? If you had any concussions or PTSD can you let me know if it messed you up to thank you so much sincerely Senior Chief heeley

SENIOR ANTHONY
4:42 am July 4th, 2016

This is to Cathy it is illegal for a doctor to cut u off cold turkey that is ducked up they have to wean u off for at least 6 months please excuse my launges I would file a malpractice suit in truly sorry.

Henry
2:20 am August 5th, 2016

My doctor took me off Adderall saying it was red flag by my insurance because it is a stimulat and I take blood pressure medicine. She told me I had to have it cleared by my cardiologist so I did now she is telling me I have to have an EKG done and she keeps dragging her feet and will not fill my prescription I think she got upset because I told her her stuff was not good at returning phone calls and very rude to me at times.this not fare I am having a hard time at work and I am fightingredients with my wife the other night I was sitting on my bed and blacked out I woke up on the floor and I was hurting and very sore. I don’t know what to do. And the same doctor said that you can’t withdraw from Adderall. I have beven taking for the last 15 yearso. Can someone help me please.
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