Adderall for binge eating

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Hi everyone! I've been binge eating for the past 5-6 months and have gained around 50 pounds. I've been fighting with this problem the entire time and I really wanna lose weight and get back to my healthy lifestyle. I've thought about asking my doctor about topamax or adderall, but I'm really embarrassed to talk to him about my problem. I've also recently been getting really bad headaches everyday for about 3 weeks.
I can exercise but it's my binge eating that has me worried. I really feel like I cannot control it. If I do try to control myself and not eat...I can't stop thinking about it. I'll think about it till I can't take it anymore and I'll give in and eat. My eating habbits absolutely horrify me. I hate feeling like I have no control. I used to be a cutter. I was one for about 12 years. I stopped when I got with my boyfriend. But I used to do it to have some sort of control and to feel numb.
I have experience with Adderall. I am prescribed 40mg a day, and for the most part I stick to that. I used adderall to help me get off coke. Then at times I used the two together. I have crushed and snorted A-bombs many times. I know (to a much lesser degree) how fatigued I feel when I don't take it in the morning and I am just on the prescribed dose. I feel for you and I hope you find some relief from this hell.
I have been on adderall xr 20 mg and wellbutrin SR 50mg for a few months now. I have an eating disorder, OCD, ADD, depression and a general anxiety disorder. My psychiatrist and I recently decided that I would stop the wellbutrin and go up to 25 mg of Adderall. It has been 3 days now and I am finding that I am extremely "stuck" in my own thoughts/fantasies, I feel like I am living in a dream world and have no motivation.
I take Adderall for Adult ADD. I personally don't think it's safe to take simply as an "upper" or a weight loss aid but that's just my opinion. There is another thread on here about Adderall and Weight Loss... a friend of mine actually take Stratera daily for a legitimate issue and she was prescribed Topamax as purely a diet aid and it really messed up the effects of the Stratera on her system.
30 AM), eating breakfast, drinking coffee (a lot), and taking Adderall XR every morning. After breakfast I binge on studying and typically finish my day around 7:00 PM, after I work out (sometimes taking Adderall IR in the evening). Afterward I come home and relax by getting high. This past month I have become very concerned about my mental health.
I've been taking Adderall for 10 years + and don't know what the **** some of you are ranting about! If Adderall is having some horrific effect on you may I suggest that you may have been misdiagnosed as ADHD and your brain isn't affected by it like mine is. I've gone without this drug for weeks at a time over and over and, though I wasn't in top form obviously, I never EVER had any frantic cravings for it, etc. that would cause anyone, including myself, to think I was an "addict".
Also, eating healthy balanced meals and sustaining snacks with proper exercise. For more information on binge eating disorder, visit our website. Dr.
Hi! This cycle of binge eating, anorexia, not eating/bulimia etc are common in an eating disorder. A person overeats, then feels guilty, throws up food or tries to stay off food. A positive frame of mind is very important for treatment. If you have the will, you'll find the way. Join support groups to keep yourself motivated. Take up yoga for that will help you. Join any good center in your area. Apart from this, you need proper diagnosis and treatment without which success is not possible.
I sometimes dont eat for like 4 days than ill binge. I took adderall to try to lose weight but was suspended due to it, so I stoped that. Some weeks I have no issue just the thoughts in the back of my head, but other weeks esp when im stressed I sub consciously use not eating as a coping skill. I want to constantly lose weight and its annyoing having that in the back of my head.
In the past I could maintain a weight, now the scales just keep going up. Could be because I do more binge eating and less purging now. I tend to do my binging at night and then fall asleep. Believe me you are not in this alone. I too have researched, went to different therapists, prayed about it, etc. and nothing seems to work for very long. I am from Alabama, now live in Georgia. I have heard of Fyfe, but not sure where that is. I lived in the Auburn, AL area.
I go through spurts of binge eating in that I will eat oranges, like 5 a day for 6-9 months, then not pick one up for a year or more. I am currently on eggs, avocado's and red bell peppers in a tortilla. In fact, anything in a tortilla works for me... beans and rice, rice and cheese, beans rice and cheese, you get the idea. I'm staying away from other dairy as I've got IBS and it just doesn't agree with me. My downfall at this time of year is candy...
I have friends who have quit drinking and/or smoking with its help, and I'm not a smoker/drinker but I've stopped binge-eating and have had no simple-carb cravings with it. It also helped me get off of adderall, which I was prescribed for almost ten years and was afraid to stop taking. Ask your doctor if it might be right for you and see how it goes.
A lot of his friends do cocaine so I was back to doing it like once a month for the first few months of our relationship then it got to every weekend and then this past spring I was pretty big into it where i would binge for weeks take breaks for a few days here and there and when i wasn't snorting I was smoking weed.
I'll take multiple pills a day, go about a month without any real food or hydration, start throwing up until I put something in my stomach, then stop speeding for like a week. Gain some weight. Then go right back on another month long binge. I don't feel like myself when I'm not speeding. I wake up every day, eat something, then eat a pill. I have to have atleast one a day or ill explode. The come downs are just dreadful. My bodys always aching from my lack of sleep and food.
I just started Wellbutrin 100mg twice a day. I have been on it for about a month mow and i find myself binge eating too! Does this go away? I have a really bad sweet tooth as well! I hate the way I look and HATE shopping for clothes since nothing seems to fit. How long does it take to loose the weight??
There is nothing like a breakfast of 5 hydro's, a x-large coffee, and a few butts, and if I was lucky some Adderall for an extra kick, though I found out too late that snorting them really is much better. I was super women thanks to those pills, and now I can't even make it to the bathroom, b/c I have no energy, and I feel like I am coming off a 12 hour coke binge... I feel like a crack head, and I hate it.
I sure hope you are all having a nice Holiday. Welcome to the room those who are new. Thank you so much for finding us. I know you can do this!
For a person who is experiencing this for the first can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
Just this last week I found out and he finally admitted that he had been taking up to if not more 5 lortab a day plus adderall and addipex on top of that daily! I've been so lost for the last few years. He sleeps all weekend and when he gets up he constantly nods off! He has anger rages that were so scary. The times I thought he was fling something and would these people out that he brought around. He'd blow up and make me feel 2 inches tall.
A couple days later I still had a dizzy feeling so I had my ladyfriend drive me to the ER for fear of having post-concussion syndrome or something. They gave me something for my nerves (Loreazapam maybe?) and did a catscan and everything was A-OK. I had no idea why I was feeling like this, but I finally told my mom about it and she googled it and thought maybe I was having some panic attacks.
Topamax has saved my life as far as the binge eating goes, however, my thinking is all over the map! I drive past my house, I forget appointments that are at the same time every week, I'm a wreck. I live w/ a planner at the hip. They should coin this drug "dope-a-max". Symptoms never fully disappear, atleast, not for me and I am frustrated. I too, have major anxiety, but I never thought to relate that to the topamax. I just thought it was part of my depression.
wow I didn't feel like doing anything except eating. it's no wonder 10 lbs. flew onto me out of nowhere. I'm hoping for Trileptal in place of the depakote. I have a hat on and I will be wearing it until spring lol p.s. my hair was thin to begin with and losing 10 hairs would have been too many and I probably lost 10 a day for 3 months shoot!
I began to realize that the problem happened for me each and every time after eating pork tenderloin; typically around holiday celebrations (my wife would get so mad as I would get sick every holiday and could not be around the family). Whenever I would thow up after getting the burps, I noticed that there was food that was not digested (pork for me). So now I avoid pork all together and have had no problems since. Fortunately there are lots of alternatives to pork.
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