Citation: Vasha. "For ADD/Lift- Exceeded Expectations: An Experience with Mucuna pruriens (exp112065)". Erowid.org. Jul 3, 2018. erowid.org/exp/112065
I stopped taking my Adderall rx last week (20mg IR twice a day) because of growing tolerance and reluctance to up the dose or switch meds, which Iíve been doing for many years.
I ordered Mucuna pruriens 1000 mg capsules. For almost 5 days now Iíve been taking 1 cap early in the morning, and second during early to mid-afternoon. I had researched it as a supplement to ease the discontinuation symptoms, which, for me, are mainly sluggish fogginess and a constant need to snack. This usually lasts from 2 days to a week.
On the first day when I took it at around 8am, I noticed a quick pick-me-up feeling which was, for a very short time, joined by a slightly jittery caffeinated feeling. This subsided after about 30 minutes at the most, leaving me with a very comfortable sense of alert focus, mood lift (not euphoric but a kind of happy, spring-in-my-step.) I had zero fogginess and my appetite was normal to slightly reduced.
I took another at around 2pm (I did not detect it wearing off, I wanted to take the recommended amount and since I did well with the first dose I went for it.) The happy, alertness continued, and I had sustained energy for the rest of the day. There may have been a slight crash at around 9pm when I noticed some irritability but I was also in a crowded shopping mall which is not a favorite place to be to begin with. I slept well that night.
For the next 4 days, including today, I repeated the dosage and timing- I did not experience the jitters again, nor any discernable crash. I have had energy like a teenager, no racing, no speedy feelings, no sense of being ďon something.Ē I think there is definitely an appetite suppressant quality but Iím not averse to food. Snacking just doesnít come to mind. Iím eating cookies right now as I type, but more slowly than I normally would. I am blown away by this herb! I need to research more on whether it can be a daily thing or whether itís best used for an Adderall/ amphetamine reset. It feels better than the best days on the rx meds- because I canít really tell that Iíve taken anything and because there is no crash or irritability at the end of the day. Too good to be true?
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