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I’m glad you got it. You only need to re-post it if you think it’s important for posterity.

I always feel the need to tell people they should check with their doctor. I’d hate to ever find out my advice was followed to disastrous effect.

If you drank coffee every day, even just a little, you will have withdrawal symptoms, but without cravings. My first week on Adderall, I was an emotional mess. Hated everybody, was easily agitated. I thought it was the Adderall. My doctor explained that I had quit nicotine and caffeine suddenly and just because I replaced them with a stronger stimulant doesn’t mean my body won’t still go through withdrawal. It was a bad idea in retrospect, but to be fair, I had weened myself to a small about of nicotine and I thought I’d be able to stick with caffeine.