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Say 'Goodbye' To Your ADHD Medication

Updated: 5 days ago




This is a true account.


My name is Alexandra, and I’ve lived with ADHD all my life. I was first diagnosed at 23 years old, and at the same time, I was put on ADHD medication. For the first time ever, everything in the world started to make sense, I could see clearly, and all of my troubles went away -until they didn’t.


I relied on my ADHD medication to help me navigate the complexities of everyday life. It was my crutch, my safety net, and, for a long time, my only way to manage the whirlwind of thoughts and impulses that constantly tugged at my mind. But recently, I made a decision that once seemed impossible: I said goodbye to my ADHD medication.


When I was first diagnosed with ADHD, the medication was a game-changer. It helped me focus, stay organised, and get things done. I felt like I could finally keep up with everyone else. But as time went on, I began to experience numerous symptoms like anxiety, depression, panic attacks, nausea, mood swings, loss of appetite, loss of personality, social anxiety, feeling like a letdown, and fatigue. I felt like the medication no longer helped me, and I didn’t want to up my dose. I wondered if there was another way. I didn't want to rely on pills forever, as God knows what damage they were doing to my body. I wanted to see if I could find balance on my own terms.


The decision to stop taking my medication was not easy. It was filled with doubts, fears, and a lot of “what ifs?” What if I couldn't cope without it? What if my productivity plummeted? What if I went back to feeling overwhelmed and out of control? These questions haunted me, but I knew I had to try, thanks to a recent memory about micro-dosing.


I discovered what micro-dosing was before I started taking my ADHD medication. I just didn’t realise the impact micro-dosing would have on me until after I started doing it.


My first week of micro-dosing with Amanita was unbelievable. I stopped taking my ADHD medication altogether. The symptoms I was having on the medication completely disappeared, and I was dumbfounded that I finally found a natural alternative that replicated the pros of ADHD medication without all the horrible side effects.


It has now been just over a month with my best friend, Amanita, and I can honestly say I feel amazing. I am genuinely shocked at how well micro-dosing has worked for me. Amanita has shocked me in more than one way—not only have I been off my ADHD medication for over a month, but all my addictions have completely disappeared too!


Many people who suffer from ADHD and other neurological conditions or addictions will know that the presence of drink and drugs in their lives can be hard to quit, as these substances are used as a coping mechanism to feel normal or forget the reality of their day-to-day lives. With Amanita, I no longer feel like I need to pick up the bottle or take other substances to help me cope. I am truly grateful for her and all that she has shown me thus far.


Obviously, it is not just Amanita that has helped, but the desire to help myself get better has encouraged me to push myself out of my comfort zone. I am now doing activities and going to social places I struggled to go to even while on my ADHD medication.


Saying goodbye to my ADHD medication was a journey of self-discovery and resilience. It taught me that while medication can be incredibly helpful, it's not the only solution, and you have to understand that it masks the issue rather than resolves it at the root cause. I learned to trust myself and find alternative ways to thrive and learn that ADHD will always be a part of me and my personality. I had to learn to not hate myself for it but rather use it to my advantage.


Today, I feel more in tune with my mind and body than ever before. There are still challenging days, but I know I can handle them. This journey isn't about rejecting medication entirely—it's about finding what works best for me. If you're considering a similar path, remember that it's okay to seek help and take your time. Every step forward is a victory.


Embracing this new chapter of my life has been empowering. I'm no longer defined by a prescription but by my determination to live a balanced and fulfilling life. If you're thinking about saying goodbye to your ADHD medication, know that you're not alone. It's a personal choice, and whatever you decide, it's important to do what's right for you.


Thank you for listening to my story. I hope that this has given you some insight into what the future could hold for you all. If you would like more information on how to get started with micro-dosing yourself, please ask the clinic, and they will be able to point you in the right direction.


Alexandra

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