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Doctor insights on: How Much Weight Will You Lose After Beginning Adhd Medication

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How much weight will you lose after beginning ADHD medication?

How much weight will you lose after beginning ADHD medication?

Depends: All medications approved by the fda for the treatment of adhd in children may have weight loss associated with their use, not just amphetamine derivatives. Methylphenidate, atomoxetine, guanfacine, desmethylphenidate all can decrease appetite leading to weight loss. This is because of their impact on separate centers of the brain, and totally unrelated to their supposed addictive potential. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Please tell me how long it takes for to lose noticeable weight on ADHD medication like concerta?

Please tell me how long it takes for to lose noticeable weight on ADHD medication like concerta?

CONFUSING QUESTION: Concerta and reduce appetite, but it is not for weight loss. Also losing weight is more often a matter of proper nutrition in type and quantity of food plus appropriate exercise. If on Concerta for adhd and weight is going down, timing of meals and type of food becomes important. ...Read more

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Adderal ADHD medication , weight loss, appetite, what to do?

Adderal ADHD medication , weight loss, appetite, what to do?

Talk with your: prescribing medical provider if you have excessive weight loss on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - it might not be the best medication option for you. Take care. ...Read more

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

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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Can children have hyperthyroidism? My son’s been anxious, can’t sit still and can’t concentrate. I thought maybe adhd, but the doctor says no. Now he’s losing weight, even though he eats a lot. Maybe more than usual. Could he have hyperthyroidism? He’s 6.

Can children have hyperthyroidism? My son’s been anxious, can’t sit still and can’t concentrate. I thought maybe adhd, but the doctor says no. Now he’s losing weight, even though he eats a lot. Maybe more than usual. Could he have hyperthyroidism? He’s 6.

Yes, : Yes, this is possible. Grave's disease is relatively rare at this age, but certainly not unheard of. It is easy to test for with a simple blood test. That being said, out of a thousand children with the symptoms your child has at age 6, perhaps one would have hyperthyroidism as a cause. ...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?

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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I need medication for my adhd?

I need medication for my adhd?

ADHD MEDS: How do you know you have ADD? Many adults I see, think they have ADD, but they actually have other conditions. I recommend seeing a Board Certified Psychiatrist for a Comprehensive Evaluation. The Stimulant medications, like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are powerful medications and are very closely related to Crystal Meth. They can be addictive with lots of side-effects. I usually try alternatives. ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication really help?

Yes: The thing about stimulants, and "adhd" medications is that they help those with adhd but they also improve the focus and concentration of people without the disorder. However particularly for people without the diagnosis, they can often experience more anxiety and tremor from the medication. ...Read more