Even though my psychiatrist has told me I don't need to do a taper to get off amphetamines, I can't seem to do it and STAY OFF THEM. My suspicion is the stimulants are messing with my stress hormones and maybe my testosterone in some fashion. I am just constantly craving amphetamine pills and energy drinks/coffee like a fiend and I don't know how to keep the cravings from hitting me. My pharmacist I usually talk to and my doctor both gave me some advice on trying to cut down very gradually and to exercise and maybe have caffeine as a milder stimulant to help ease the cravings, but I'm still getting desires to take amphetamines after years on them.
Is it normal to experience such strong desires for amphetamines after prolonged use? It's not easy coming off these and even though I've done it in the past, I miss the dopamine euphoria and the pleasure it gives me so I always give in and take some amphetamines to calm the dopamine urge.