Q&A: How long do withdrawal symptoms from Adderall last?
posted on 9/7/2016
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Hi. So I've been dealing with this problem for almost 2 years now. My belief is that it has something to do with the fact that I quit Adderall those 2 years ago. I know that sounds pretty farfetched and doesn't really make any sense, but I have no idea what else it could be. I went and saw a neurologist about a week ago and got an MRI, but it came back normal...I've basically been feeling these weird sensations in my head for the past couple of years. The sensations are very hard to describe. Sometimes it feels like there's a bubble in my head, other times it feels like there's a bunch of liquids running around. When I told the neurologist about my problems, his conclusion is that it's just anxiety....and I can 105% assure you that it isn't. I am very well aware that the brain doesn't have any pain receptors, but I feel something going on in my head. I know for a fact it's not my imagination. I have a psychiatrist that I'm seeing, but he told me at most that stimulants can take a year to recover from...and it's been almost 2. So uhm, I guess you can say at this point I'm not sure who I really believe anymore...I know that benzos can take a couple years to recover from, but never heard anything like that with Adderall. I already got an MRI, so I literally have no clue what to do at this point. Withdrawals don't usually last this long, do they? :(- Isaiah
--Peter C. Cousins, Ph. D., ABPP
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