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Will taking just 20mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make you lose weight?

Will taking just 20mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make you lose weight?

Maybe in short term: Stimulants decrease appetite, which can cause weight loss. However, that effect typically wears off over time, which is why they are not effect weight-loss medications. Usually, to maintain the appetite suppression over time, the dose has to keep going up, which then causes other problems. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) b/c I have adhd. Do amphetamines get you high and make you lose weight too?

ADHD: If you have adhd - then the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will noramally help you to slow down and focus. It should not make you high. Appetite suppression does occur often with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Should Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10mg help me lose weight?

Should Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10mg help me lose weight?

Weight loss: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not intended for weight loss, but instead is a treatment for adhd. Weight loss is best managed by change in lifestyle, nutrition and exercise. Support for lifestyle changes may best be managed by a primary care physician or a nutritionist. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight while taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

How do I lose weight while taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Shouldn't hurt: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) typcally suppresses appetite, although not in everyone. If losing weight is a goal, it should interfere with that process. But, it also is seldom enough. Controlled calorie intake and increased exercise remain the gold standards for taking weight off and keeping it off. You may find that surging appetite late in the day as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) wears off becomes the hardest time to control intake. ...Read more

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make u lose weight because I'm a 272 pound girl 5'4 in height I already lost 7 pounds in 2 days on it?

Yes: That is one of the side effects of stimulants - it kills your appetite, thus losing weight.Some people have loss of appetite in the first three months only. Although appetite is still down generally. ...Read more

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight if adhd?

Sometimes: Many people experience weight loss when starting on stimulant medication. It can act as an appetite suppressant, as well as increasing metabolism. Diet and exercise are still the best methods to lose weight and vitally important when starting a stimulant medication. ...Read more

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I have been taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to lose weight, I have no side effects other than eating less. Could this be harming me and I don't know it?

I have been taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to lose weight, I have no side effects other than eating less. Could this be harming me and I don't know it?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not a weight loss medication, although this can be a possible side effect. I do not know any ethical physician who would prescribe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for weight loss. It is a medication for people with adhd. There are much more effective weight loss methods than this. Ask your doctor for referral to a nutritionist, trainer, and/or a health coach to help you with long-term behavioral change. ...Read more

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Currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg 2x/day. How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight? Metabolism increase? Will it cause massive muscle catabolism? On injury rest.

Currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg 2x/day. How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight? Metabolism increase? Will it cause massive muscle catabolism? On injury rest.

Amphetamine effect: Just like any stimulant, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes an increase in metabolism and a decrease in appetite. That combination is what causes weight loss in many people. It is not indicated for weight loss, but weight loss is a well-known side effect of the medication. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is making me loose weight without even trying. What should I do?

Eat more!: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes two hits to your weight. First, your appetite is likely decreased on the med. Even if you don't feel hungry, you need to eat regularly - even if you need to consider a meal is like a medication for you. # meals, 3 snacks daily. Second, your metabolism is geared up on the med, so try to put in more fuel - eat more calories. Slight larger portions, cheese sauce on brocoli, etc. ...Read more

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I had nexplanon put in a few weeks ago and just got prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Will I gain weight or loose weight? I know weight gain is common in bc

Diet, exercise: Time will tell if you'll gain or lose weight. It sounds like you're most concerned about weight gain. I hate to sound old-fashioned, but good nutrition [fruits/vegetables] and exercise are the two most important things for maintaining a healthy weight. Consultation with a nutritionist can be helpful. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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34 female, For MDD/bipolar on 450mg WellbutrinXL, 100mg Lamictal, 150mg Topamax, and 0.5mg of Klonopin. Fioricet and Percocet 10mg PRN for migraines, and Vyvanse & adderall for hypersomnia. Trying to loose weight, dieting, exercise not working. HELP?

34 female, For MDD/bipolar on 450mg WellbutrinXL, 100mg Lamictal, 150mg Topamax, and 0.5mg of Klonopin. Fioricet and Percocet 10mg PRN for migraines, and Vyvanse & adderall for hypersomnia. Trying to loose weight, dieting, exercise not working. HELP?

Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she DOES NOT eat or drink back more calories than she uses up. Examples: if walking, take longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take several trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; walk the kids to school; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. Must take in fewer calories than used. ...Read more

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How does adderal make you lose weight?

Amphetamines reduce: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine stimulant which reduces appetite when first used. This effect wears off. Thus, not a great 'diet pill' effect for thr long term. Interesting that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of amphetamine salts very similar to an earlier preperation which was used as a diet pill. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)'s grandfather, benzadrine, was the first drup used to treat the condition we now know as add/adhd. ...Read more

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Can adderral make you lose weight? How well does it work?

Can adderral make you lose weight? How well does it work?

Yes: Although common side effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are a loss of appetite and weight loss, the medication also has many other potential side effects, some of which are quite serious. Insomnia, rapid or uneven heartbeats, lightheadedness, increased blood pressure, tremors, hallucinations, muscle twitches, headaches, dizziness, diarrhea or constipation, sexual dysfunction and changes in mental state. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with hypersomnia? Already on adderral 30mg XR and nuvigil

How to lose weight with hypersomnia? Already on adderral 30mg XR and nuvigil

OSA: Hopefully you have ruled out medical causes such as hypothyroid etc and sleep apnea type conditions. ...Read more

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Do I burn calories -lose weight- with adderrall, can I eat normally but lose weight while eating my normal diet -that maintains my weight-?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is for ADD: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is indicated for ADD, ADHD, Narcolepsy, augmentation for antidepressants and other off label uses that your doctor may prescribe it for. It is not intended for weight loss. As an appetite suppressant, I believe it is very weak, since they're other medications that are indicated for weight loss. The bottom line is that you have to burn 3, 500 calories to lose one pound of weight. ...Read more

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Dx w/ pcos 11yrs. Ago, on B.C. for cycles&Metformin&Adderrall for ADHD. Can't loose weight, hair is getting thinner&thinner, losing eyebrows. HELP!!

Dx w/ pcos 11yrs. Ago, on B.C. for cycles&Metformin&Adderrall for ADHD. Can't loose weight, hair is getting thinner&thinner, losing eyebrows. HELP!!

? thyroid problem: Rather than just PCOS, kindly check with your doctor for evaluation, possible blood work, and may be referral to an endocrinologist, best wishes ...Read more

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I am 28 on adderral looking for safe supplements I can take to help loose weight combined with my workout. Safe fatburner?

I am 28 on adderral looking for safe supplements I can take to help loose weight combined with my workout. Safe fatburner?

Stimulants & Suppl.: Check with your prescriber before adding any supplements. Your concern is valid as a lot of supplements for weight loss contain stimulant properties that can increase heart rate and potentially blood pressure and cause side effects. These are not easy to find. If you are set on supplementing and your doctor is not helpful, look for a Dr. Specializing in naturopathic medicine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and exercising. Losing a lot of weight 32 pounds in 5 months. Feel great though. Adderal does not effect my BP or pulse rate.?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and exercising. Losing a lot of weight 32 pounds in 5 months. Feel great though. Adderal does not effect my BP or pulse rate.?

Minimal.: Generally while adderal can increase blood pressure or pulse slightly, this not clinically significant. Weight loss is variable from one individual to another, often associated with appetite decrease and not usually an issue. It is good you are exercising and feeling well, please confer with the prescribing physician to monitor your weight and mood changes. ...Read more

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What to do if every night, am bulimic, and take adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which stops the appetite, how fast will I lose stomach fat and weight?

What to do if every night, am bulimic, and take adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which stops the appetite, how fast will I lose stomach fat and weight?

If you are bulimic: The best thing to do is see a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Also get an exam from your doc. Bulimia can ruin your health, your teeth, or may even take your life. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've lost so much weight on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is this alright?

I've lost so much weight on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is this alright?

Discuss the degree: Of weight loss with your physician/ psychiatrist. You need to maintain a healthy weight ; loss that is too rapid isn't healthy. ...Read more

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I need tips on how to gain weight while on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Eat calorie-rich: Eat when you are apt to be hungry, and pack in the calories during those periods. Start with an big breakfast with balance of protein and other food groups; if needed, don't take the medication till after breakfast. Usually, appetite returns in evening; again, eat calorie-rich foods. Skipping weekends if you can do so also may help. Ask your doctor for a referral to a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what in Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) makes you lose your appetite?

Stimulant effect: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant (amphetamine) that can cause a decrease in appetite. ...Read more

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What chemical ingredient in Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) makes you lose your appetite?

Dextroamphetamine: The active ingredient of Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dextroamphetamine, causes appetite suppression in some people. If this effect occurs, it is often transient and will moderate over time. Occasionally, it is persistent enough to warrant attention. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes weight loss?

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes weight loss?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Yes, depending on dose, secondary to appetite suppression. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

What is a good way to gain weight on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Fweight gain: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can block your appetite, resulting in losing weight or not gaining weight. Some learn to eat by the clock, even if not hungry. Eating calorie dense foods can provide calories without bulk. The prescription antihistamine, cyproheptadine, is an appetite stimulant and I have found it very effective. ...Read more

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Could Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR lose potency over time?

Not usually: Once an appropriate dose is reached to control symptoms a patient can stay at that dose for years. If the environment becomes more stressful, demanding or chaotic, an increase in dosage may be necessary, however. ...Read more

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I am going off adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is the weight gain inevitable?

No, but...: Your metabolism is going to change, so you need to be proactive about that. You can do several things to avoid weight gain as you stop the medication. You can increase your caloric expenditure with increase in exercise, including just little things like taking the steps, park further in parking ots, etc. You can also decrease your calorie intake by 10-20% - watch portion sizes, snacks, etc. ...Read more

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