What dosage of adderall for weight loss

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Avatar n tn When the drug adderol or any of the other drugs listed here are prescribed for the treatment of ADHD, what are the guidelines for increasing the dosage versus no increase, and what are the reasons for the increases? 4.What are the side affects to observe from overdose and or underdose? 5.What are some of the indicators to observe to alert, that the dosage is the right one, versus indicators to alert you that it is the wrong one?
Avatar n tn First of all I do not drink alcohol ever, I mean never in the last three years and never while on this medication in any event. I do not smoke or drink coffee or use any stimulant at all besides Adderall. So here it is: 6-7 A.M.: 1 capsule 30 m.g. RX 1-2 P.M.: 1 capsule 30 m.g. RX THATS IT!- Note that this is already more than the recommended dose, but my doctor seems to feel that my extraordinary problem with hyperactivity justifies the increase.
Avatar f tn For migrain sufferers, if this works, its a wonder drug for those people, but to take it for weight loss alone, I would never do it again. Just my experiance. Of course, everyone is differant.....
Avatar n tn I take topamax to control seizures and I must say that I am surprised doctors prescribe it for weight loss alone, and that you are willing to put up with the side effects of it just for weight loss when there are other weight loss drugs out there. The "goofiness and loss of words" bothers me tremendously. I have been taking it since April and that hasn't abated any. Unfortunately I did not experience any weight loss or loss of appetite from it like everyone says. I take 200 mg a day.
Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
Avatar n tn I think there may have been some initial weight loss but once my body got used to the medication I gained much of what I lost back again in a few years. I think the initial weight loss occurred because my body wasn't used to the medication which resulted in any excess junk being removed from my body (meaning I had to go to the bathroom a lot, mostly runs). I think it took about 2 months before my body settled down I could lead a normal life without worrying about where the bathroom was.
Avatar f tn I have a hunch the nausea is from a combination of eating less due to appetite suppression and a dosage of adderall that is too high, since I let my tolerance build back up? My bowel changes started when I started the new 20 mg XR. My main curiosity is if it affects my digestion like that, is it giving my body time to absorb nutrients from food and supplements. I guess can take my supplements 1 hr before Adderall or at QHS, which is one solution.
Avatar f tn Why is it that my pupils become so extremely dilated after just a few hours of taking my daily morning dosage of one 20MG Adderall XR and one or two 5MG Adderall (Immediate Release) tablets???!!!! It is terribly embarrassing to look anyone in the eye now. I never used to feel so self-conscious about my appearance & social acceptance/perception, etc.. It's like this drug is has turned me into walking & talking oxymoron of a person.
Avatar n tn Hi I am a young woman who is about to turn 26 and naturally at the time of being concerned about aging as well. I have been prescribed adderall for quite some time although I definitely do not take it as much as am prescribed. I am about to begin grad school so this is obviously a time where I will be needing it more again. I have just begun research on the effects of adderall on aging and that is actually what landed me on this forum/site.
Avatar n tn HI, From what I am hearing , this pill called Effexor is helping a lot of people loose weight...Ive asked my doctor if it were true, He said yes , but being that I have no insurance, he advised me to just back aways from the table, becasue Effexor was very expensive.. I get samples of Zoloft now, he dosnt carry samples of Effexor, and I sure do wish that he did...
Avatar n tn I practiced cognitive behavioral therapy, at the University of Pennsylvania, which promoted a Holistic approach of looking at typical disorders that children are labeled with. The majority of what they did for me focused on correcting problems that coincide physiologically and physically as opposed to taking a pill. About 2 1/2 years ago, I started taking Adderral XR 10 mg twice a day; I am currently taking 30 mg of Adderral XR 2 times a day. XR stands for Extended Release.
Avatar f tn But usually you see that with much higher dosages and with people abusing the drug for a period of time. I took 60 to 70mgs of adderall a day and anger or being "short" was never a issue. However there were plenty of other issues with adderall especially the rollercoaster ride all day long of being up and down which can make you grumpy for sure. I also was taking wellbutrin, 300mg a day and I stopped taking it and feel alot better then when taking both.
Avatar n tn Which of the two versions mentioned, works better for weight loss? I've been precribed it to quit smoking, but would love to have the best version of it to lose some pounds while working on my smoking habit.
Avatar n tn I've done some research and it seems some of the newer drugs (Effexor and Cymbalta) don't cause weight gain for as many people. In fact some cause weight loss. Has anyone had a good experience with Effexor/Effexor XR or Cymbalta?
Avatar n tn At this point i take about 2 pills per/week generally fri and sat night and on occasion i take a small dosage of ritalin (similar drug) to help study for big tests. The side effects i have noticed (and i don't know if all are necessarily associated with it ) is some increase in fatigue, i've wrestled my whole life and in the past couple years i have noticed some decrease in my conditioning. I have no physical urge but there is a mental addiction to take it.
Avatar f tn I would make sure that you are not taking the XR adderall. Also you can get Adderall in 5mg doses. I would try that at 4pm and see what happens. Anyway, best wishes - it sounds like things are going good for you! Happy Holidays!
Avatar f tn The FDA guidelines say that the maximum dose of adderall is 30mg a day for ADD/ADHD. However, doctors can prescribe any amount they feel will work best. Chest pains or angina is very common. Often times, people do lost of testing to find out the cause and they all come back normal or inconclusive. Stress may be the cause of your chest pains. When I've been under pressure or a deadline. I've taken more Adderall than I usually take. It usually backfires.
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.
Avatar n tn I have been taking 100 mg for 3 weeks now and have not noticed any side effects yet except tingling in my feet and face. I have had any hair loss nor weight loss. But on the weight loss topic, the way my doc explained it to me was "a loss of apetite" and I am a recovering anorexic. So I already don't have an apetite. I eat because my daily schedule says its time to eat, not because my body says "you're hungry, go eat". I really did not expect to lose weight on this med.
Avatar n tn my doctor changed me from Lexapro to Wellbutrin for the exact same reason, I have been on it a couple of months now.....no weight loss, extreme constipation...loss of sleep and I certainly don't feel as well as I did on Lexapro, but just like you, I was on Lexapro for eight months and I gained over 25 lbs, if it wasn't for the weight gain itself...I would go back on Lexapro. I go back to the doctor next month (October), I'll see what she suggests.
990354 tn?1307136486 Essentially Vyvanse has a much slower onset than adderall, which is why she is taking the adderall for a boost of energy. I agree with allmymarbles, it sounds like she is using this as speed. If she had ADHD, it would not be giving her this boost.
Avatar f tn What are the long term effects of this type of weight loss and is it That bad for you to be on for a short while? Is using Adderall for weight-loss worse? So many "get thin" fast gimics out there and I just want to know the harmful aspects of using these types of products. Thank you!
Avatar n tn I understand that it takes a long time to get this drug out of your system and the weight loss is very slow. I think that most of the 4 pound weight loss is because I fasted for a few days and took UltraClear which is a powdered "metabolic detoxification" product you mix with water. I used to only be able to get it through a doctor but now it is avaibale on the internet. It is a de-tox flush that I thought would help get Lexapro out of my system. I think it has helped.
505907 tn?1258372940 Taking a medication like Topamax purely in the hopes of experiencing one of the side effects is the wrong way to go about things.
Avatar n tn he's hyper, anger, upset, etc so I fear the thought of taking it away but also am concern if taking it for too long could harm him? please help.....
5676461 tn?1372190997 if high in either one of these or both you have Hashi's, To rule out Graves which is Hyper disease the definitive test is TSI. If you are feeling better with the lowering of the dosage then for whatever reason you are Hyper now. As gimel suggests it is not unheard of for a person with Hashi's to go through cycles of Hyper and Hypo but usually that is in the earlier stages of the disease. But you could have "hot nodules".
Avatar f tn It's taken ten years, but I believe (working with my doctor, of course) we're closer to finding the combination and dosage that truly works best for me. I truly wish you the best of luck. This won't be easy, but I pray that you and your boy will have a better time with it than I did. Feel free to message me if you ever need to talk or ask for advice regarding this. Take care.
Avatar n tn I have severe depression and anxiety I take a prescription for but none of my prescriptions cause loss of periods. So given that I am 23 years old and married this is pretty weird all pregnancy tests negative. I have taken those tests on-line for hormone deficency and it says severe hormone deficency. I don't know if that could cause missing periods but hey I am grasping at straws here since all the doc. are stumped I'm dumbfounded. SO PLEASE HELP I JUST WANT TO BE NORMAL.
Avatar m tn Here are some things that have come back that are odd. I'm trying to figure out (becuase my doctors have basically washed their hands of me) what this means. MRI shows "normal variant findings" of: right frontal lobe meningioma several bilateral mural calcifications within the vertex numerous dilated perivascular spaces I understand that in and of themselves, they are "normal". However, I'm 31! I should have degeneration or inflamation of the brain.
429155 tn?1205676864 30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ). then have a drive round, I find I am noticing things I took for granted before, things are in much sharper focus. Although I had real bad stomach cramps, the Flu like symtoms have all but gone.