Prescribed 10mg of adderall up to 2x/day and I am caffeine dependent (~250mg/day) Advice/tips to wean off both while maintaining productivity and sanity? Prepping for pregnancy - aiming for Aug/Sept

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Can’t necessarily suggest what to do, but I can certainly tell you what not to do! I quit cold turkey and it was... awful. I went from 30mgXR, prescribed for ADHD, to nothing and pretty much could not get out of bed unless I absolutely had to. For productivity tips though — control all your other variables as much as possible. Sleep, food, water, etc. to control other things that might mess with your focus and build yourself LOTS of structure to work within. Checklists and to-do lists and be very meticulous about prioritizing your work and planning out your next steps before diving in.

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I’m dreading going back to the struggles I once knew - all of which you’ve described haha I’ve looked into some brain health supps but obviously nothing is going to fire the brain like addy. Some people swear by some things like arbonnes fizz sticks for energy but MLMs never turn out well lol here’s to hoping omega 3s will magically help in the next 3-4 months 😩

Why did you get on adderall? Is it lack of sleep and concentration? Are you feeling depressed and don’t go out for walks in the sun? Do you know how adderall impacts you?

Asking the questions because addy + caffeine could impact your anxiety levels. Seeing that you are an attorney, I am assuming you work crazy ass hours. I would start pairing 1 addy a day (rather than 2x) with mate / tea rather than coffee. Do this for a week. Journal how this impacts you. (Write down what time you take it, when you start to feel addy, when you feel it fade). Then, remove the tea / mate and take addy 1 a day. Journal how this impacts you.

Saying all this as a previous amphetamine + caffeine user/abuser. Slowly got off drugs and less coffee because I realized my problem was depression/anxiety.

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Sorry if I sound ignorant but why would you need to stop taking your meds? I’m in the exact same situation as you (take meds for ADHD, depression, anxiety) and will try to get pregnant soon. My doctor said that “mom’s” mental health is the utmost importance bc healthy mental mom = more positive pregnancy. She said I didn’t have to stop taking my adhd meds if it keeps me sane and it just may result in having a smaller baby.

Talk to your doctor!

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