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?