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Hi I'm having a very hard time quitting adderall

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Yes and they keep prescribing me adderall

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I took tofranil when I was a kid. Prozac in college. Adderall after college. Wellbutrin and Strattera to try and replace adderall. Now back on adderall. I cannot function at work without it

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Hi I'm having a very hard time quitting adderall. I took tofranil when I was a kid. Prozac in college. Adderall after college. Wellbutrin and Strattera to try and replace adderall. Now I'm back on adderall. I cannot function at work without it and have horrible mood swings when trying to quit. I've gone 2 weeks without it (on vacation), but I was in a mentally comotose type state. I'm curious if there are other medications I should consider, or what the best course of action might be for me to function normally without adderall?

what about concerta or vyvanse?

maybe you need the adderall?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I haven't tried those. I might need something, but I'd prefer to avoid stimulants in the long run. I can see if I can get a prescription for that. I'm in between doctors now

You might be able to use the concerta as a bridge to something like strattera.

Like take concerta for a wihle then on to strattera.

that might be an option

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
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