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Old 08-21-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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ADD meds that don't affect appetite?

I've tried Adderall, Ritalin, and Dexedrine. Adderall has been the most helpful in terms of getting my mind going and helping me be productive, but it's also the one that most affects my appetite. If I take just one 10 mg dose in the morning, I won't feel like eating for the rest of the day, not even at the end of the day. I can't even force myself to take a bite of my favorite food. With Ritalin and Dexedrine, I still feel appetite suppression, and can only eat at the end of the day. It's not so much that I'm underweight as I know it affects my health negatively. I can feel my stomach grumbling all day and I know I should be eating. After a week or 2 on meds, my friends can notice a drop in my weight. Any advice for this, whether different meds or a way to deal with this? Thanks

 
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Re: ADD meds that don't affect appetite?

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If I take just one 10 mg dose in the morning, I won't feel like eating for the rest of the day, not even at the end of the day.
ostrich,

How long have you been taking 10mg?

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Re: ADD meds that don't affect appetite?

My daughter has minimal appetite suppression with Concerta. She still eats 3 good sized meals a day, plus snacks most days.

 
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Re: ADD meds that don't affect appetite?

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ostrich,

How long have you been taking 10mg?

Bob
On and off for a couple years

 
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Re: ADD meds that don't affect appetite?

Concerta does not affect my appetite much at all. A smaller dose of Adderall really wacked me out and I had no appetite.

The Adderall made me itchy, anxious, paranoid, absolutely stoned, and I barely got 3-4 hrs of sleep.

So, they both affect me very differently. Everyone is different!

 
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