My Third Day Without Adderall

I lost half of my prescribed Adderall pills the other day and so I have been going without.

It is easier for me to notice the difference going without Adderall than my life with Adderall because when I take that 5mg pill, I notice no change.

On my third day without Adderall, I started doing an easy 15-minute exercise this morning, and within a minute, I was dying to do something else. I notice I’m more scattered and compulsive without Adderall. My mind is like a record player that skips. I want to go from book to book, task to task, exercise to exercise, podcast to podcast. It’s harder for me to settle down and see something through without Adderall.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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