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Dr Daniel Amen suggests GABA supplements for tics (100-500mg per day for adults), and L-tyrosine supplements for dopamine/to replace the Ritalin (doses of 500-1500mg twice or thrice a day for adults). You may have to take higher doses if you’ve been on meds for a long time. You can also try supplementing some of your dosage with these supplements, instead of going cold turkey.

What you say about getting high on no sleep sounds interesting. You may want to check out your other symptoms against Dr Amen’s 7 ADD subtypes (https://www.smartkidswithld.org/getting-help/adhd/7-types-adhd/, or you can check out his book Healing ADD for even more info). In case you’re worried he’s some quack, I want to clarify that he’s not anti-medication; he has a whole section in his book recommending medicine types and dosages.

I would also suggest visiting your doctor for a thyroid test.