adderall weight loss
- 12-19-2007, 10:42 AM
Adderall definately has stim properties. Increased heartrate, increased CNS, appitie supression.
I lost weight like I was smoking crack on the stuff years n years ago. Firest time in my life then I had a 6pack. Althought I was 145lbs... People got worried.. Then again, I also took ritaline half the time as well..
In and of itself, it's an amphetimine. So yes.
- 12-19-2007, 01:53 PM
12-19-2007, 03:05 PM
A lot of folks can develop some pretty good coping skills that can allow them to get on without meds.
Now something like bipolar, that's one that you need to be on meds for a lifetime. I love my Lamictal. It keeps me level enough that I can lead a normal life.
With something like depression, you may need meds for a while, or a lifetime, or on and off. All depends on the person and their situation.
The Truth is, there is no Truth.
12-19-2007, 04:28 PM
12-19-2007, 04:53 PM
I know this thread is old, but I've been using adderall for a little bit now and thought I would share my knowledge and experience on it.
I was prescribed it for ADD and have been taking it for 1 year now. Started at 20mg XR (The time released version) and have since been bumped up to 30mg XR. It helped me lose a ton of weight, but it was in a very unhealthy fashion. I virtually lost my whole appetite and would only eat once or twice a day in very small portions. To be exact, I was around 255 when I started dieting and started taking adderall 1 month later (This was actually pure coincidence, 2007 has been a huge overhaul in who I am as a person). I updated my diet 4 months ago and started working out and I'm now at ~188.
Even though I was losing weight in a very unhealthy way, I can say that the Adderall and the loss of the initial weight of around 30lbs did a lot for giving me the motivation to live a healthy, fit lifestyle.
As for my libido, being a 19 year old who weighed 255lbs at 5'7", it is safe to say I wasn't getting laid much anyways. I still haven't noticed a change, but I assume that being young helps with this.
I was diagnosed with depression a couple years ago. My depression is generally authentic being that it runs in my family and I'm not the type to loathe in my self pity. The adderall affected my depression in two aspects. It gives me a sense of short term depression as the medicine is peaking which seems to closely correlate with the urgency it creates in me. However, this urgency also leads to an increase of motivation. If I use the urgency and motivation correctly and get stuff accomplished, it greatly overshadows the negative counterpart.
When I first started taking it, it did mess with my personality a bit. It made me extremely introverted because all I would do is think to myself. As I've been taking it for a while though, I seem to have leveled out. I still feel a little different, but it is a very acceptable compromise between being able to concentrate and get stuff done with my normal personality. *Edit* Along with my personality leveling out as time went on, I also have a very acceptable appetite now. I can easily eat 4-6 healthy small meals a day, no problem at all.
Throughout the extent of my use with adderall, I've used it properly and never abused it. No snorting, doubling doses to increase high, or binging to study for tests and staying awake all night. It has done nothing but help me out in all aspects of my life. I've become healthier, I can concentrate, do well in school, was able to go off my anti-depression medicine for a while, and allows me to get **** done.
12-20-2007, 12:58 AM
12-20-2007, 12:59 AM
im actually planning to use dex or adderall for better grades in school.
just gonna tell my doc i cant focus and my grades are suffering.
i already got me some ritalin patches but its not good enough.
12-20-2007, 01:10 AM
12-20-2007, 01:44 AM
so you're getting on stuff that people use if they have ADD but you haven't been diagnosed with ADD? so you're just lazy?
12-20-2007, 02:37 AM
12-20-2007, 02:38 AM
Asking your psych for certain meds to accelerate learning capacity doesn't mean the person is lazy... Well atleast from a few points of view. I would not recommend amphetamines to anyone unless they're in dire need.
Freedom means nothing here.
12-20-2007, 02:48 AM
Freedom means nothing here.
12-20-2007, 06:38 AM
12-20-2007, 11:52 AM
Thanks man, I hope that yours goes really well (I'm sure it will). I am trying to find somewhere to go to be in company, for I will be 3000 miles from any family and friends??? "Oh, uhhhh... I'm going away to..." lol. Yeah...
Freedom means nothing here.
12-20-2007, 11:09 PM
hmmm what made you so distant from family and friends?
im sorta mad that im not really as close with my family as i want to be.
12-21-2007, 07:15 PM
12-21-2007, 07:25 PM
I was basicly getting them recreactional for a bit in millitary school- lol, and maybe a few times via prescription, ... but not by a doc..
So I wasn't taking them for years..
....but as a testamint to either my nature, or the chemical, Id take some now if it were offered.
12-21-2007, 08:05 PM
12-21-2007, 08:31 PM
12-21-2007, 08:49 PM
12-21-2007, 11:00 PM
12-22-2007, 03:04 AM
Rick James has told me that cocaine is a helluva drug.
You all might want to try that, coming from the pimp himself.
12-22-2007, 03:23 AM
The use of amphetamines (especially methamphetamine) can often improve someones capacity to get work done, socialize, stay on task, and handle stress. Often people are tricked into thinking that, "hey, maybe this drug is the missing link to my achievements," and begin to think that he/she is a better person while on these drugs. Some of them can change the chemistry of the brain to make one dependant upon it's administration (chemical dependency) let alone the psychological aspect of not liking who they are without the drug.
I am not trying to sound like a health teacher or D.A.R.E. instructor, but IMO it's not worth the risks.
Freedom means nothing here.
12-22-2007, 03:40 AM
I don't think an anti-histamine would necessarily encourage appetite and I've never personally noticed it except sometimes a little with keto, but I have read studies were high dose use of l-Histadine (16 g/day) did suppress food intake, so theoretically it could.
12-22-2007, 03:41 AM
12-23-2007, 12:17 AM
Also interested to hear if you could compare these same effects between phentermine and sibutramine.
This isn't limited to D, would like to hear anyone's input if you've got some expereince with these.
12-23-2007, 08:08 PM
Adderll And Weight Loss
12-23-2007, 08:11 PM
I Would Like To Tell You I Have Dond Alot Of Researcj On Adderall Xr ,right Down To Snorting I.... I Know You Have Heard Of Meth... People Cracked Out On Meth.. Well Adderll Has All The Ingrediengts Except One...but That One Deos Not Make A Differnce... It Will Speed Up Your Metabloism And Will Make You Loose Weight... Along With The Appeptie Suppression..coke Is The Rich Mans Meth Because You Have To Do More Of It.. Meth Just Do A Little And You Go Along Ways... So To Answer Your Quistion.. Yes Adderll Not Only Suppresses Your Hunger But It Also Speeds Up Metablosim...i Am Typing This In Dark.. So Excuse Me For Mispelld Words... I Have Been On Adderall For About 2 Months Now.... I Am Not On 30 Mg Xr And I Have Lot 36 Pounds...so Whoever Says It Does Not Speed Up Your Metbolism... Is Wrong.. That Is Why You Have Trouble Going To Sleep At Night Because Your Metablolism Is Still Going.. That Is Why They Say Dont Work Out To Late Because Your Metabolism Is Still Going... For Hours After You Finish Working Outl.. I Checked With Drs And Looked Up And Talked To Lab Techs.. I Know I Am Right..
12-24-2007, 02:08 AM
12-24-2007, 11:45 AM
As for Ephedrine, too much beta activity and not enough CNS effect to make a great anti-depressant, but good for appetite suppression and metabolic elevation that promotes weight loss.
Phentermine is very well suited for weight loss, but the crash and burn effect is one of the worst in this whole category of PEA derived adrenergics.
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