I just got out of the ER for overdosing. The medicine has left my system and everything is fine now, but ever since this I started to have very high anxiety. It’s like I have one thing wrong with me and when that goes away I have something else wrong with me. It’s like a pattern. I am a beginner at this and all I want to know is how to overcome this. Anxiety has basically taken over my life. I can't go to school, I don't want to talk to my friends, I have my family worrying too much. I want ways that will help me overcome this. I want to win the battle with my anxiety. I don't want it to control my life anymore. I want my old life back.
Given the data you provided (overdosed with Adderall, feeling anxiety), you might be experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Adderal is a brand-name psychostimulant composed of several components, certain of which are amphetamines. This medication is known to have significant abuse and addiction potential.
Withdrawal from chronic use of amphetamines can include anxiety, depression, agitation, fatigue, excessive sleeping, increased appetite, short temper, psychosis and suicidal thoughts.
As you can see the symptoms might vary a lot. As with many withdrawal symptoms they are strongest about several days after you stop taking the substance.
You might want to visit a psychotherapist or a support group in order to learn how to cope with this condition. Although the medication had left the system, the receptors that the medication attache to, keep looking for it and cause the withdrawal symptoms. It would take time for the receptors to start recognizing the new condition as quite normal. It might be important to solve the problems that lead to the abuse of the substance in the first place (problems at school, with friends, in the family). Otherwise you might abuse another substance and start all over again.
In the end, I personally think that you are doing the right way. The fact that you want to improve the things tells me that you will succeed. Just be patient and keep fighting against the substance.
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