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Old 03-18-2013, 01:40 AM   #41
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This is pretty much me, but without the pills.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:44 PM   #42
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If you want to get off these pills - you should try slowly reducing the dose - and over a few weeks - cold turkey can be very hard and produce more pronounced withdrawal and mood swings

Whilst coming off the pills you can feel strange and anxious episodes - particularly early mornings - but they will slowly fade.

Please note - that your doctor will prolly never encourage you to get off these drugs - infact will prolly push you to have em for life -
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:57 PM   #43
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My doctor recently recommended I take Adderall for work and Xanax for my anxiety, though I'm not sure if it was one or another since I'm not sure you can mix the two.

I'm not very keen to taking pills to change my brain chemistry and wanted some input. I was put on Prozac as a child, when not depressed, but the doctors and my parents insisted I was, and after I got off it seeing little change I became a very depressed person.

iite...so I haven't taken Xanax but i have been prescribed klonopin and prozac and adderall.

Personally, I know that they are prescribed for daily use but if you can find some non-drug way to handle anxiety, be it exercise yoga or meditation that is preferable because of tolerance. they are great tools but i think benzo addiction and tolerance is something you have to worry about when using them daily.

they are also uppers and downers so i wouldn't mix the two at the same time, though i hear frequently of taking the benzo in the evening to ward off the comedown from stimulants. i was on prozac but it wasn't too effective and i went off it--this came with a marijuana habit, though, which got me out of depression. it also caused sexual dysfunction where i literally had 0 sex drive and did not care a single bit about girls (no, not gay, just would not care about ****ing at all which at my age was pretty strange)

adderall is a great drug as long as its used responsibly..i personally abstain from taking it daily and try to use it only for certain tasks, but hey. please take this whole post with a truckload of salt as i am not a doctor. IMO you should give natural methods like exercise and meditation and yoga a try (though, i dont mean to imply that you havent already). doctors are fine with giving these pills out for daily use but i think its a risky path.

SSRIs, obviously, should be taken daily though

EDIT: also taking adderall daily will make it less effective. as the effects are less noticeable with more usage, so are the side effects (which is why people can take it daily for years, i guess). but it's still amphetamine and i find that trying to do work without it and taking it onlyw hen necessary makes it a more enjoyable experience

just remember, you arent alone. LOTS of people suffer from depression too and it can take a while to find what helps the most

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:13 AM   #44
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I recently found out that one of the managers I work with takes adderall. It was kind of disappointing, like when you find out a pro athlete is juicing. I admired him for being able to come in every day from like 7am to 9pm and get **** done, I kind of lost respect for him. It also makes me wonder how many adults are doing the same **** at work as the kids I went to HS and college with who used those drugs to gain ridiculous GPA's, and go on to great schools, when they didn't actually have any issues. You can google what to say to doctors to get them to give you a prescription to just about anything. I'm just as capable as any of these people but we're not playing on a level field.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #45
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I recently found out that one of the managers I work with takes adderall. It was kind of disappointing, like when you find out a pro athlete is juicing. I admired him for being able to come in every day from like 7am to 9pm and get **** done, I kind of lost respect for him. It also makes me wonder how many adults are doing the same **** at work as the kids I went to HS and college with who used those drugs to gain ridiculous GPA's, and go on to great schools, when they didn't actually have any issues. You can google what to say to doctors to get them to give you a prescription to just about anything. I'm just as capable as any of these people but we're not playing on a level field.
You are disappointed? What if your manager needs it? Adult ADHD is quite common
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Talk with more than one doctor before going through with any medication regiment. Do some research online. I've known people to take Xanax for treating incidents vs. using it as a maintenance medication. Figure out which you're trying to address before committing.
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I just learned about this stuff called Modafinil. Check this:

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Modafinil is a memory-improving and mood-brightening psychostimulant. It enhances wakefulness, attention capacity and vigilance. Its pharmacological profile is notably different from amphetamines, methylphenidate (Ritalin) or cocaine. Modafinil is less likely to cause jitteriness, anxiety, or excess locomotor activity - or lead to a hypersomnolent 'rebound effect' - than traditional stimulants.
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I ordered Modafinil (actually, modalert) from a pharmacy in India.

I took my first dosage of 200 mg in the morning, around 8 am. I didn't feel smarter, but I soon felt a sort of focus that is hard to describe. I did not get any work done but I become obsessed with finding watches on Ebay. Later that evening I went to the gym to have my workout. The workout that evening was one of the most intense, most focused gym experiences I have ever had. The weight was flying up, the rest periods were nil. The focus was absolutely insane, I may as well have been the only person in the gym, or whole world. It wasn't a workout, it was a mission.

Side Note: It turns out that Modafinil has been used by several athletes (sprinter Kelli White in 2004, cyclist David Clinger and basketball player Diana Taurasi in 2010) as a performance-enhancing doping agent.

The next day I used another 200 mg first thing in the morning. That was the day that sold me on Modafinil. That day, I worked for 10 straight on hours on Body of a Spartan. 10 straight hours without food, without break, without even moving from the chair except to drink more coffee (caffeine is actually the most widely used Nootropic in the world).

I have used Modafinil several times since then and it has given me an intense focus each time. I am already highly and intensely focused, Modafinil really pushed me over the edge.
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You are disappointed? What if your manager needs it? Adult ADHD is quite common

I'm really not trying to disrespect anyone here, but I think it's all BS. If someone has those "symptoms" it's just character in there personality. Just my opinion, I know it helps some people who need it to be "normal" and function in society, but for every 1 person that it helps, there are 10 that abuse.
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Are some of you using xanax regularly? My understanding was that it was just for dealing with major incidents supplementally. Benzo's have such high addiction rates, can't believe Dr.'s are writing for more than temp usage.
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I recently found out that one of the managers I work with takes adderall. It was kind of disappointing, like when you find out a pro athlete is juicing. I admired him for being able to come in every day from like 7am to 9pm and get **** done, I kind of lost respect for him. It also makes me wonder how many adults are doing the same **** at work as the kids I went to HS and college with who used those drugs to gain ridiculous GPA's, and go on to great schools, when they didn't actually have any issues. You can google what to say to doctors to get them to give you a prescription to just about anything. I'm just as capable as any of these people but we're not playing on a level field.
Dissapointed? Not playing on the same level? Just like Steroids, Amphetamines are serious drugs that have serious side effects. If he uses it and doesn't need it, it's not good for him. Not to mention if you truly don't have ADD and use it, it can do some really fvcked up **** to people (I've witnessed this). He is not on a different playing field. As a former Adderall user (who now hates the drug) worry about yourself. It's not a miracle drug with no downsides- or else everyone would take it. Many assume it is, but it is not.

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VERY skeptical. You can find testimonials for every substance on the planet, including all the drugs being discussed in this thread. I'd stay away.
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I'm on an anti anxiety pill right now. Every since I switched to a desk job I just had panic attacks, couldn't sit still, heart racing, thought something was seriously wrong with me. At first the doc gave me Xanax to calm my nerves. It worked temporarily. So he upped the ante, I forget the name, to once a day in the morning and another yellow one as a "just in case" whenever I'm feeling like that. Just pop one and it goes away almost instantly. Only used a few of them within 6 months though. This new stuff is good, I did a complete 180.

I could also tell that the Xanax was going to give me a hard time, and I didn't want to take the risk .. so I got rid of em while I still had options.

Also, from working with my hands and being outside working, I've had all this built up energy now, which definitely contributed to the anxiety. Just go get some exercise at least once a day.
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Exercising is definitely key to keeping anxiety down on rough days. Kind of helps me get all that anxious energy out.
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Just stick to drugs that occur naturally in nature and you'll be fine
Yeah, I've had great luck with Alcohol, Cocaine and Heroine.
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Depends on the heroine. The right one can make all the difference.
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Yeah, I've had great luck with Alcohol, Cocaine and Heroine.
But those have to be further processed using chemicals. Therefore not making them natural. Coca to cocaine, poppy flower to heroin. I was alluding to a magical flower, and the occasional funky fungi...
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But those have to be further processed using chemicals. Therefore not making them natural. Coca to cocaine, poppy flower to heroin. I was alluding to a magical flower, and the occasional funky fungi...
You know me, just being an ass nice guy as usual.
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