Hi, HGirl and welcome. Yup, I did that in the past for my Norco (vicodin) script. Several Times. I never got caught, but that's beside the point.
You don't want to hear this, but that is addict behavior. That's what addict's say "I'm a good person! I'm just stressed! I only needed it this one time!" That's right out of the addict handbook.
There is a reason you got caught, imo. You are taking TWICE the amount per day that you are supposed to. When we head down slippery slopes, it's inevitable, we do things like this. Your need for them was so intense that you couldn't wait. You couldn't wait. Just think about that. It was so intolerable for you to go w/o your Adderall for one or 2 days that you had to change the script and take that chance. That is what we do when we are addicts: common sense takes a backseat to our desperate need for our drug of choice.
I've been exactly where you are. It's terrifying. This is showing you that something is wrong and you need to address it. I hope you do. And if so, we are totally here for support. Okay? Stick around:)
Call Your Dr asap and tell the truth!
Hi HGirl.....I think all the advice you have gotten is so true.My concern is exactly what is the diagnosis for the Adderall? It sounds from your statements it is mainly to help you get assignments done. That in itself is a red flag I think you need to address. Otherwise, the slippery-slope has already started; 1-2 were enough, but now you needed 3-4. So I really encourage you to look at other options.
Many of us thought our drug of choice. wasn't so bad (we hadn't educated ourselves enough about our brain chemistries and changes that occur from these drugs). I know I worried too much about problems getting into trouble, instead of the real problem of hurting my body. I assume you may have been diagnosed with ADD, but I agree you need to talk to your doctor. Best regards.
I've been doing more research about everything and trying to determine if Adderall is really THAT bad and if I SHOULD or SHOULDN'T be taking it. A lot of the things I've read I can really relate with. Adderall has really given me the energy I've needed for my job throughout the whole day which in turn helps so that I don't sit around when I get home from work. I continue being active. It really does help my moods and my focusing as well. I just don't know whether I should think about getting off of it altogether or sticking with it, but watching myself and talking with the doctor. Just in a confused place with it all. I think I'm also going to talk about it with my fiancee seeing as how honesty is the best policy and maybe he could even help!
I'm so glad you feel encouraged. Trust me, whatever you've done that you think is so bad, someone else has done it, too!
Honesty is the way to go. Tell your dr what you told us. Doctors have heard it all before. Be open w/ her and hopefully you guys can form a new plan as to how to proceed.
You guys are SO awesome. Thank you! I appreciate the encouragement. I'm glad I could come on this site and talk about it. I have no one else to go to since I'm a little embarrassed of the situation. So do you think I should say anything to my doc? I know that VICourageous, you said I should. But what do I say?