Adderall for binge eating

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Avatar f tn 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.
1341830 tn?1276123209 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn Took 2 more 20mg Adderall XR pills to try to regain energy for work I have obviously discussed with my friend that this is not behavior he should engage in again and he is in full agreement. In the few days after this stretch of time he felt lethargic, wasn't eating normally, had a headache for about 4 days, etc. These sympItoms seemed to go away after about 5-6 days.
Avatar n tn I have been on adderall for 7 years. I started at 19, but about one year ago at 25 I started noticing some new side effects from the adderall. Some days it worked, some days it didn't. My tolerance continued to go up, but I refused to take more than 20mg in one day. Exercising became frustrating and scary because my heart rate would race to 200+ in about 10 minutes, and I would consider myself to be quite fit.
Avatar n tn 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".
Avatar n tn I know someone that I care about dearly who takes 25 mg of Adderall a day for ADD. The other night she was taking pills like candy and going insane with them and just swallowing them. She took about 280 -300 mg of adderall all in less than a couple of hours was basically like on speed. She is 120 pounds, 16 years old and is about 5'4''. She couldnt eat and was having panic attacks, and puked, but refused to get help. She wouldnt let me help her and i was afraid of her.
617588 tn?1235655385 Also, eating healthy balanced meals and sustaining snacks with proper exercise. For more information on binge eating disorder, visit our website. Dr.
Avatar f tn I take Vyvanse, which is frequently prescribed for both ADD/ADHD and binge eating disorder. I don't take it for weight loss, but I know that it is often used for that purpose. I agree that the two medications you are on seem like an odd combo. I took Adderall in the past but felt very jittery and anxious. Vyvanse does not give me that feeling. Additionally, although I was not looking for something to help with weight loss, I did lose quite a bit of weight.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
6361680 tn?1403278047 My very close friend (ex) died from cervical cancer. After that.... The lethargy, binge eating, depression, pain, stiffness, tenderness everything is a million times worse and I'm about 75 pounds heavier. I'm now a stay at home mom raising my wifes son, he's almost four. I need to be more active for him, in less pain for him. I have great intentions but then I try to get going and I'm exhausted and down for the count. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to try?
754907 tn?1234195270 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.
Avatar f tn 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...
Avatar n tn Lost over 80 lbs on combination of Adderall and Wellbutrin, with the help of running and eating half portions, and kept off for 2 years until this past year.....have gained 20-30 back, don't have as much energy and control of my OCD as before. I am now on Topamax for my severe migraines....while still taking Adderall and Wellbutrin, hoping to cease taking those soon. Also hoping will help my compulsive binge eating and make me feel normal again! Just on the 3rd day of Topamax.
Avatar f tn Try and eat good and find some extra support until you can recover, and find a good tv show to binge on for a couple days lol. Praying for ya, let me know if you have any questions!
405614 tn?1329147714 I lost 15 pounds in 6 weeks, just by having the desire to eat less. I came to learn it is also prescribed for binge eating disorders, which I don't have, but was grateful for that side effect. It is expensive, as is nuvigil & adderall 20mg extended release. I was spending $150-$900/mo on these. But my dr gave me a card that provided a 30 day trial for free. Then another card that allows for 30 day supplies at $15 for up to a year.
Avatar f tn Ritalin is a good med, but the Adderall type meds can be more effective for some people and can last much longer. Point being, his meds could be running out before he gets home. That can be changed. In fact, from what you have said, it doesn't sound like they are working at school very well either. Have you talked with his doc about his problems at school and asked about a medication increase? Full chart on meds here -
Avatar n tn 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??
322138 tn?1306246734 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.
590135 tn?1219374560 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
284078 tn?1282620298 This patient was a 65 year-old man on only 25 mg of Topamax a day for headaches. It took us over 8 hours just to get the eye pressure under 50 (which is still about 3 times normal.) He was rapidly losing vision from an attack of acute angle closure glaucoma IN BOTH EYES. That is one of the most significant things that people don't always realize.
Avatar n tn 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.
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