Ritalin and weight loss in adults

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Avatar m tn I went to my family doctor, who prescribed me 10mg Ritalin twice a day for 7 days, then 20mg twice daily in the morning and noon. He didn't ask much because he was the doctor who diagnosed me in my childhood. They are of generic brand (pms-methylphenidate), and instant release. This is a life-long treatment (he wrote the prescription for 12 refills, or one year). He told me to mess around with the dosage to find what feels right. I've tried 10 and it didn't do anything noticeable.
7665079 tn?1393187282 Just when the heart needs to beat faster, the brain sends out a message that the heart rate should be slowed down, and that the blood vessels in the arms and legs should dilate. These actions take even more blood away from the central part of the circulation where it is needed. As a result, the individual feels lightheaded or may faint because not enough blood is getting to the brain.
329950 tn?1194801117 a few instances of scalp hair loss. In children, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, insomnia, and tachycardia may occur more frequently; however, any of the other adverse reactions listed above may also occur. Not so harmless is it? BTW despite what anyone tells you Ritalin is not approved for under 6 year olds, any doctor prescribing to this age group is taking a dangerous step as it has not been tested or monitored.
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Avatar f tn While it helped with Anxiety, I gained nearly 70 pounds in one year. I had always been fit and a healthy weight. Skyrocketing to a huge 210 was unbearable so I quite cold turkey. I didn't experience and adverse effects from coming off Lexapro, but I've heard some do. I've since lost 30 of the 70 gained. I'm 35 now and have just been diagnosed with ADD. The doc has prescribed 30 Mg of Vyvance for the first week, will bring me up to 50mg the second week and if needed 70mg.
Avatar n tn My son is 14 and has ADD, and has been on Adderall since the second grade. He is in 8th grade this year and is failing miserably. He refuses to write down his class assignments, back talks the teachers and lies about having homework or other assignments that are due. I keep in constant communication with his teachers through e-mail, have had face to face conferences, talked to the guidance counselor,you name it.
Avatar dr m tn Two of these patients, after treatment for sleep apnea, were weaned off the Ritalin and the third selected weight loss and conservative regimen. This goes to show that sleep apnea and ADHD can co-exist in adults, as well. Other medical conditions include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and obesity, seizures, migraines, and even preeclampsia, which is a condition where pregnant women get high blood pressure at dangerous levels.
268911 tn?1213748381 Yeah, Ritalin and other ADHD meds don't have opiates in them... it does have speed (anphetmines) like mentioned above, and the theory is that it works differently for kids - and adults - with ADD/ADHD as it slows down the thinking, vs. a person without ADD who it would speed up. Has to do with brain chemistry, etc.. I think the 1/2 pill a day probably does mellow you out - but my guess is at least half if mental at this point.
Avatar f tn Some researchers are concerned that the use of drugs such as Ritalin in children and teens might interfere with normal brain development. Heart-related problems — ADD / ADHD stimulant medications have been found to cause sudden death in children and adults with heart conditions. The American Heart Association recommends that all individuals, including children, have a cardiac evaluation prior to starting a stimulant.
Avatar n tn We bought him a dog in hopes it would make him feel relaxed and safe, and in extreme cases we will give him Benedryl to try to make him sleepy (upon recommendation from his pediatrician). My son will fall asleep with relative ease, but keeping him asleep through the night is impossible. The only way he will go back to sleep if he wakes in the wee hours of the night is if we allow him to crawl into our bed and sleep with us (but he is 7 years old!).
Avatar n tn Hi Ergo... I don't like to submit before the physician, but on matters concerning Neurontin, I believe that I can help. I've been taking 3600 mgs daily for over 6 years in unison with several other pain medications. I wouldn't consider reducing this medication if you are reaping the rewards that it has to offer at 2400 mgs daily. There are some pretty "sleepy" side effects in conjunction with "lack of focus" regarding this medication. But...
544292 tn?1268886268 Good Evening Tramadol Warriors! Welcome. Please come on in. You are most welcome to snuggle in and make yourself cozy & comfortable. It can be a rough ride. But better with friends. All are welcome!
Avatar n tn , the impulsivity is controlled but with side effects (sometimes signficant) such as emotional lability, nervousness, weight loss, sleeplessness, etc. At the beginning of this school year, his new Dr. started him on Strattera 18 mg. with Adderall XR 20 mg.
Avatar f tn I am in need of some advice, i looked everywhere and have found no help. My ex husband of whom I was with for 9 yrs, has been taking Adderall for about 2 1/2 years. He is not prescribed this medication.He gets it from someone he knows thats prescribed it. He says it helps him concentrate at work and gives him the "get up and go". It does do that i have seen him after he takes it. He takes up to 90 mg a day sometimes less but not more than 90 mg.
1475492 tn?1332887767 I have a hard time concentrating, short-term memory problems, and a major problem with word finding. And I always feel like I'm in a fog. Probably in part from the MS, but also part of the fibro. The word finding has been the worst for me. It is an everyday, all day occurance for me. My kids really laugh at me about it, and at first I laughed along with them. But now I am getting really frustrated with it! I find that if I try too hard it gets worse.
Avatar f tn Contrary to popular belief, if one does have ADD/ADHD, especially in adults, ritalin ( brands such as Concerta - time released ritalin, may be a better drug. I know. I have tried both, and Adderall made me feel like I was buzzing on cocaine or methadrine. Just my opinion. Ritalin is a much safer drug for those who suffer from ADD ADHD, especially in adulthood...again, my opinion.
Avatar f tn I work in a Psychiatist office, and our Dr. prescribes it all the times for our patients for weight loss. I am also on it. I boyfriend was in Iraq (now fiance) and I wanted to lose weight before he came home. Well, that did the trick. I am on 200 mg @ night. It helps me sleep at night and I wake up feeling good. That is how he told me to take mine. My mom is also on it and she takes hers at night. She has lost alot of weight too. So, try taking at night. Hope that has helped you out.......
544292 tn?1268886268 Tramadol is more complex than other opiate and opiate-like medications because it also appears to have actions on the GABAergic, noradrenergic, and serotonergic systems in the brain. This may cause some people feel additional withdrawal symptoms or intensified psychological withdrawal symptoms when discontinuing tramadol. It is always advised to talk with your doctor before and while discontinuing this medication. _______________________________________________________________ Yeah.
429155 tn?1205676864 Just after Christmas 07 my 40mg 2x a day started, then I caught a virus, and was very ill, and it just would not go away, nausea, aches and pains all over, I blamed it all on this virus, never really suspecting the real culprit, yes you know don't you, it was because I had cut down on the oxycontin, and my body was craving it, this went on for 7 weeks, until one day it dawned on me what it was, by this time I had become tired all the time, getting up early and doing nothing, then backwards an
Avatar f tn (From The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center), and sometimes suicidal tendencies especially with fluoxetine (Prozac). These results have been found in adults and some young people, but the best course for prescribing SSRI's to the young seems to be extreme caution.
865817 tn?1255285681 We were aware of the side effects of Dextromine but they pretty much had no affect on our son. Its side effects were weight loss, loss of appetite, stunted growth and insomnia. There are worse side affects then that but my son never experienced any of it. He did have a loss of appetite but he got over that quickly. My son is 5 years old now and he is almost taller than me, mind you I’m only 4’11”. And he eats like he is a starved African child.
Avatar f tn This process and its formulation allows for a very gentle, slow onset of the medication, a very smooth and consistent day, and the same gentleness when the medication wears off. Sleeping and a slight loss in appetite only lasted about a week. After that there was no effect. Vyvanse has caused none of the ups and downs that bothered me the most with Adderall and other meds.
Avatar f tn Hyperactivity in adults: *inability to relax *restlessness, nervous energy *talking excessively Form 2: Impulsiveness in adults: *volatile moods *blurting out rude or insulting remarks *interrupting others Form 3: Inattentiveness in adults (WHICH IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH) *“tuning out” unintentionally *inability to focus on mundane tasks *constantly losing and forgetting things This is an exact description of what I have gone and have been going through.
Avatar n tn We had him diagnosed before he even started school. They put him on ritalin, and I hated it. It made him almost catatonic and I cried seeing him that way. But, I gave it a chance and left him on it for a while. Then he started school, and it was killing me to still see him that way. It's like it changed his personality. My little bubbly, talk all the time boy was just sitting staring into space a lot of the time. He lost so much weight, you could see his ribs. He was 5.
Avatar f tn after her treatment and happy to continue in the Uni but her eating disorder is a bother. Loves food and difficulty in losing weight. The psychiatrist thinks those episodes of psychosis was due to inability of handling stress (exam) as the Aspergers do not handle stress. She doesn't seem to be mature enough to live independently although can do everything herself but not confident enough. She can now communicate with classmates and family but doesn't feel easy with people. Always quiet.
Avatar f tn If your child is not hyperactive, and seems slow and spacy in complex social situations, Type in SCT on Wikapedia and check it out. SCT is just starting to be recognized, is far less common and is mistaken for inattentive ADD . For all of these subtypes, take the smallest dose you can. Less is more in my opinion. I have SCT and low dose Dexedrine has almost no side affects at all. It works really well.
220090 tn?1379170787 I liken it to a riba rush without the anemia - and actually it feels pretty good during the day, but hell at night. And no increase in BP and thyroid doing OK on Synthroid.....Case in point, yesterday - productive at work but also planned a horseback expedition to Iceland. WTH???? I talked to my Dr. about it and looked at going back on Buspar like I did on tx with Ativan for the rowdier days. Not even touching it.....I'm still all over the board - mind-wise.
Avatar n tn RX) after the 10 m.g. and 20 m.g. doses proved completely ineffective. I currently take 1 (one) 30 m.g.RX pill in the morning and it has, quite frankly, changed my life in so many positive ways that I cannot convey the differences to you in words. For the first time I can actually sit down and concentrate on a task without having to get up every five minutes to perform a chorus of jumping-jacks. My problem is this; the pill I currently take begins to lose it's effectiveness around 12 or 1 p.
Avatar m tn This Wednesday, an article in the New York Times reported that between 2008 and 2012 the number of adults taking medications for ADHD has increased by 53%, and that in the case of young American adults, it has nearly doubled. While this is a staggering statistic, and points to younger generations becoming frequently reliant on stimulants, frankly, I’m not too surprised.
Avatar n tn * Chronic irresponsibility and unreliability * Lack of regard for the law and for others' rights * Persistent lying and stealing * Aggressive, often violent behavior * Lack of remorse for hurting others * Lack of concern for the safety of yourself and others Hope this helps and you are in our prayers. I know they say that environmental issues can play a part but so can hereditary.