Using Adderall to Lose Weight
Adderall is a somewhat controversial prescription drug that’s classified as a stimulant, meaning it stimulates the activity of the brain and central nervous system. It affects certain neurotransmitters in the brain including dopamine and norepinephrine and speeds up processes in the body.
It’s prescribed as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as well as narcolepsy. In people with ADHD, it can be helpful to improve concentration, focus, and behavioral control, but it’s not without side effects.
Even when used as prescribed Adderall can cause appetite loss, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, headaches, nausea, spikes in blood pressure and changes in heart rate.
It can in rare cases be deadly, which is why people should only use it with a prescription. There is Adderall extended release, and immediate release and the drug comes in varying incrementally increasing doses, so a physician will usually start with the smallest effective dose to minimize side effects and go up from there if necessary in a patient.
While Adderall can have therapeutic benefits for some people, it’s also frequently abused for a few different reasons.
First, when it’s taken, particularly at high doses, it can create a sense of euphoria and self-confidence. There are people who find the feelings they get when they take Adderall pleasurable. It can also help people study or work for long periods of time, which is why it’s so commonly abused by college students and even young professionals.
Adderall is also often used as a tool to lose weight. There’s a reason for this, and it’s because Adderall affects the brain’s dopamine system, which plays a role in things like hunger as well.
Adderall to lose weight is something that’s become all-too-common, but it can be risky and ineffective. If you’re using Adderall to lose weight, it’s important to be cognizant of the risks. It’s not only dangerous but also illegal to use Adderall without a prescription.
Along with the physical side effects like increased heart rate and blood pressure, Adderall is a drug that is addictive, and you can also become physically dependent on it.
Ultimately it’s just not worth it to use Adderall to lose weight.
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