Ritalin and Adderall advice

Discussion in 'Weight Loss, Obesity and Weight Control' started by Antman, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Antman

    Antman New Member

    I am desperate to get some help figuring a few things out. I am on large doses of hydrocodone and have been for over three years now. I gained a lot of weight mostly because my back pain complicates the whole "work-out' issue then again I have been dieting and working out for over 2 months and haven't seen real benefits. And so here is my question. does anyone have info on Adderral or Ritalin being used for dieting? I know phen is used and I have used it in the past but it only makes me wobbly. Also, what kind of doctor prescribes these two medications anyhow? Would I approach my family practice doctor or do i need to go to my psychiatrist and explain I have ADHD, I just do not know if ritalin is prescribed from mental health practicioners or from someplace else? Im surely both could prescribe those meds, but what would be the best route to ensure i actually get a prescription?
     
  2. RayQ

    RayQ New Member

    Both adderall and Ritalin does in fact reduce food cravings and if you have ADHD you should have no problem getting a prescription for any of those drugs. Were you doing aerobic exercise? Liftinheavy weights won't make you shed fat, you need to do extended bouts of exercise that leaves you gasping for breath in order to lose weight through physical exercise. Going for walks is about the next best thing if you're mindful about impact.
     
  3. cocotaz

    cocotaz New Member

    Most likely you will have to see a professional and be diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Once you are diagnosed then they will start you on a program, but they may not start out with the ritalin or adderall. You will just have to mess around with the doses ,possibly with the guidance of a doctor.
     
  4. HighTowerTX

    HighTowerTX New Member

    I dont believe that many people are prescribing adderall anymore. I mean Adderall is often over used, mostly by the younger generation, hence docs are less likely to give it out. I've used it for shedding weight before, but I can't get it anywhere now.
    would def try a drug that is actually developed for weight loss; see a nutritionist and see what you can do, or what they can give you, or what kind of program they offer. I highly doubt anyone would give you either of those two drugs for weight loss these days, but it may be worth a try.
     
  5. cocotaz

    cocotaz New Member

    Ah, my gift from TCDS came today after waiting for 3 months: This was to southwest USA and Potency will be tested at a later date.
     
  6. Math

    Math New Member

    Wouldn't those two very powerful amphetamines cancel out alot of the results one would get from training? I have used phentermine with my percocets and never had any problems when working out after taking those meds. adderrall and ritalin is much stronger though so you might find it too stimulating ,especially so with high doses.
     
  7. MedMel

    MedMel New Member

    Antman, I truly doubt that you could get either of the medications mentioned for diet purposes. I have ADHD and take ritalin and it is not much of a diet medication after you use it for a while. My experience has been that a psychiatrist prescribes these meds after they have determined that you suffer from ADHD. I am no doctor but from experience , adderall and ritalin in combination works well when taken prior to training sessions. Personally, I would say Healthy eating and physical exercise is the answer.
    Good luck. Peace and war,
    Medmel.
     
  8. Pizzahead

    Pizzahead New Member

    for anyone who is fit enough to take these type of stimulants they are generally healthy enough to work out, and workout rigorously. The main issue in exercising is first the heart, followed by impact/joint care. you need aerobic exercise, and less anaerobic workouts - Which resistance training (bodybuilding/weightlifting/strength training) ultimately is. Running, playing basketball, soccer, swimming, etc are aerobic exercises which can be a lot of fun. The longer you permit yourself to stay past the 'fat burning 10-25 min point' the more you will burn off, and that is where drugs such as ritalin and adderall can be helpful. Hope this helps.
     

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