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What is the average amount of weight can someone gain after discontinuing adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I was being treated for adult ADHD for 7 years& discontinued use.

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Couldn't find averag

www.quittingadderall.
com. Has an excellent discussion of this and other information. I recommend you read it. I can't find any reference to an"average.".

In brief: Couldn't find averag

www.quittingadderall.
com. Has an excellent discussion of this and other information. I recommend you read it. I can't find any reference to an"average.".
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Dr. Travis Hansen
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Variable

As with all things related to weight gain or loss, metabolism, diet, and exercise all play factors.
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) itself does not cause weight loss nor would discontinuing it necessarily cause weight gain but a side effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be decreased appetite. If caloric intake and diet remain relatively the same as does exercise when one discontinues adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) one's weight should remain steady.

In brief: Variable

As with all things related to weight gain or loss, metabolism, diet, and exercise all play factors.
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) itself does not cause weight loss nor would discontinuing it necessarily cause weight gain but a side effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be decreased appetite. If caloric intake and diet remain relatively the same as does exercise when one discontinues adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) one's weight should remain steady.
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: unpredictable.

Too many factors involved to hazard a guess.
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helped keep weight off while you were taking it. Now, you're on your own. Eat sensibly, engage in fitness activities daily. There may be some temporary rebound, but your weight need go no higher than it would be now had you never been on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).

In brief: unpredictable.

Too many factors involved to hazard a guess.
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helped keep weight off while you were taking it. Now, you're on your own. Eat sensibly, engage in fitness activities daily. There may be some temporary rebound, but your weight need go no higher than it would be now had you never been on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).
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