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Adderall vs. Ephedrine for Weight Loss

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Adderall is a brand name of amphetamine salts–based medication used for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It is a brand-name psychostimulant medication composed of racemic amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, racemic amphetamine sulf... Read more on Wikipedia
Ephedrine ( or not to be confused with methcathinone) is a sympathomimetic amine commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant, and to treat hypotension associated with anaesthesia.Ephedrine is similar in structure... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Kayla
July 4, 2014
Kayla wrote
screw it!!!!!!
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By K
June 18, 2014
K wrote
Adderalll and Dermatillomania
As a 23 year old who has struggled with DTM and ADHD almost every day since the age of 13, I have all the hope in the world that you will be able to reach that "light" at the end of that dark tunnel I am all too familiar with. I also have been taking Adderall XR for almost two years now, so I believe I can give you the perspective that you're looking for here. That being said, and you're definitely not going to like this, Adderall is very likely to cause your picking to become severe if you are
Dermatillomantis  |  June 22, 2014
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By krinh
June 12, 2014
krinh wrote
30 mg Adderall = bad breath?
It's true and it's cause it dehydrates you leaving you without the salivation you usually have.
June 28, 2014
That makes no sense, Gabriel ...
Jase  |  June 26, 2014
Its because you dont open your mouth much to talk if you have your mou that closed for long periods of time you will get bad breath
gabriel  |  June 16, 2014
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By lee
May 22, 2014
lee wrote
rash and adderall
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By T!n@
May 18, 2014
T!n@ wrote
Adderall
That awkward moment where it didn't let me finish and I just got this today and I don't know how to/if I can edit my posts?
May 18, 2014
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By barneca
May 14, 2014
barneca wrote
Adderall Ruined MY TEETH
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As a dental assistant taking adderall I have to agree with JoeS.
Pasha  |  June 28, 2014
Tooth decay due to adderall usage would mean that too high of. A dosage was taken. Symptoms such as dry mouth typically go away after a few days if you are taking a proper dose
animamos  |  June 17, 2014
I agree with JoeS. Make sure you are also drinking enough water, tooth decay can be the long-term result of dry mouth.
Nikki23  |  May 26, 2014
Unless you were abusing the Adderall for all those years, it is not the cause of your tooth loss. Bruxism is a common problem with any type of stimulant, so is dry mouth. Both of those problems can be easily identified remedied. To blame a prescription level of adderall for losing all of your teeth by age 35 is more than a little bit silly. Drinking sodas or other sugary foods, improper dental care, some diseases, there are plenty of things that can cause tooth loss like you describe. Tak
JoeS  |  May 14, 2014
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By Imfeelinfine
April 28, 2014
Imfeelinfine wrote
Adderrall and Procardia together
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By Eman
April 24, 2014
Eman wrote
20 mg adderall
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I know adderal causes, at least initially, a diuretic effect, you should increase your water, or since your an althelte, your electrolyte consumption. Talk to your doctor about possibly lowering the dose if this continues to be a problem.
Pasha  |  June 28, 2014
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By Aub job 1
March 23, 2014
Aub job 1 wrote
Adderal
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Also caused from tension when taken in large amounts happens to me also
Kayla  |  July 4, 2014
The swollen joints and bad headache might be a sign that your blood pressure is very high! With all of the different things you take and smoking on top of that I would say please get it checked! Adderrall raises your BP, smoking raises your BP, lack of sleep raises your BP. A headache feeling taking over your body might be your blood vessels being so swollen and the pressure of your blood trying to pump through them. Just speaking from experience =)
Imfeelinfin  |  April 28, 2014
Thank you chris
Aub job  |  April 16, 2014
You NEED WATER.... you should be drinking a TON of water and that is TOO much adderal a half of a 10 mg should do the job.
Kris  |  April 7, 2014
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By WhiteTigerGirl
March 8, 2014
WhiteTigerGirl wrote
Adderall causing me to smell
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Mouthwash
July 25, 2014
Well to me I can smell if I want to as long as it helps with the fatigue I get from lupus and fibrous and many other immune disorders
teetee  |  May 21, 2014
I too have had significantly increased armpit odor since starting Adderall a few years ago. Adderall is metabolized by the liver. The liver is already busy breaking down toxins so they can be flushed out of the body (environmental toxins, pesticides,etc.) When I am careful to limit the foods that also make the liver work extra hard, (alcohol, sugar, preservatives, dyes, and for me specifically, wheat) the smell goes away. Not immediately. It takes maybe a week? And until then, I sometimes
Kerri  |  May 21, 2014
I took Adderall 20 Xr (Orange pill) and I never experienced any odors or excess sweating, but the fact that Adderall is a stimulant and increases bodily function by releasing epinephrine(adrenaline) may be the cause of the symptoms you guys are experiencing.
Emanuel  |  April 24, 2014
I just recently started taking Adderall XR 10 mg daily to help with treatment of a rare sleep-wake disorder that I have called Idiopathic hypersomnia (plus I have ADHD). I've never taken Adderall XR or any Adderall before. I, too, am not a sweaty or smelly person, and I have NEVER had body odor, and now I do, in my pits (mostly my left one). I figured it was the Adderall XR doing this to me since I've never had to deal with any body odor, and it's only started since taking Adderall XR. Thanks f
JV  |  April 24, 2014
I have an extreme increase of smell since taking Adderall. I can't have air fresheners in my house anymore since Adderall. I can smell the liter box that is on the other side of my apartment even if the cat has only used it once. I was writing with a sharpie the other day and I felt like I was going to pass due to how strong the smells seemed. It is really strange but not in your head.
$taceFace  |  April 11, 2014
No it's definitely not in your head. There are several other forums that discuss a distinct smell people can sometimes get while taking Adderall. I used to take the orange ovals and I get a weird odor with that one. When I take the circular blue ones...it makes my right armpit stink and sweat profusely. I'm not a sweaty person at all and I have NEVER had body odor issues until being on Adderall. My mother works for a doctor that helps people that have excessive body odor and excessive swea
Julie  |  March 13, 2014
I am pretty sure it is all in your head.. yes you may be sweating more, which is caused from the Adderall.. but yeah I would have to apply old spice plenty of times..then I just wore a tighter under shirt and I was fine.. I would be sweating my natural body odor.. and yes that made my worry that I smell like BO but nope! its all in your head... have a great day !
" TBI you know youd rather see me die than to see me fly"
mark$tar  |  March 11, 2014
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By Lost
January 8, 2014
Lost wrote
Adderall & opiated withdrawal
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I don't know if you have this is in your area but there is an herb called Kratom that helps ALOT with opiate withdrawal. You can find it in headshops depending where you live or online. It's from thailand and all natural. Unfortunately the FDA is trying to ban it because they are overreacting and thinking it's heroin so it might not be available in your are but I've used it to withdrawal before and it really helps. As far as the Adderall I abused it before and all I can say is you'll just have
marlasinger  |  July 17, 2014
Does adderall help with opiate withdarwl
April 25, 2014
Wow I can relate on the adderall part, my prescription only lasts me 7-8 days. If I feel like it's wearing off at all I take another (XR 30mg). I told my doctor at my next visit I want to try something else... After the monthly withdrawal of a week.. My house will be a disaster and I'll get it back to normal, feel like myself again, go to my doctor and go through it all again. I love how focused I get, and I'm able to do so much, yet I hate the feeling you get when you know your body needs food
Chelsea  |  March 4, 2014
Oh man, I feel you! I was on a methedone program for 3 years. I was put on adderall a few months ago. I FINALLY got off the program. Try Freefromhell.com. Lots of info and LOTS of support! I hated it, but I was lucky I had my withdraw in a new unfamiliar area, no connections, and not even a car or money any way. Day 4 was my peak. Try to sleep and if you can't just TRY and keep your mind active. Nothing straining, but off of the pain and sadness. KEEP A SENSE of humor! I recorded this really st
Katy  |  February 13, 2014
Yeah it's going to be a living hell for at least 7 to 10 days. Around day 6 you should start to see light at the end of the tunnel. Just remember that if u make it couple or few days and decide u can't take it anymore and use....you will be starting all over and will have to ensure all of this again and each time from my experience it just gets worse. So stock up on water and Gatorade and ...vitamins help especially a multi vitamin, vitamin c, b12, melatonin for sleep, small doses of Xanax or
My works  |  January 17, 2014
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By TruthTeller
January 3, 2014
TruthTeller wrote
Personal study of Adderall
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wow! your story is very similar to mine. I totally agree with you. Aderall should only be taken as needed. i started taking it in January this year and of course it does make a difference when i take it to take a test or if i have a long lecture that i need to focus. Today i just orded Ginkgo biloba because i would like to try something natural instead. I'll let you know how that works. :)
nursing student  |  May 18, 2014
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By dumbass
December 16, 2013
dumbass wrote
Ephedrine destroyed my life sooooooooooo bad!
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i feel exactly like you self control please this stuff is poison doesnt work i need help i'm going down in a hell hole
sam  |  June 21, 2014
Hey,
I've also had a whole TON of problems related to ephedrine use. I'm not addicted anymore, but I have a whole ton of health problems...I stopped taking ephedrine almost 4 yrs ago (august will be 4 yrs) and just this past november I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and last week I was diagnosed the CFS. Man you gotta work hard, for doctors to think maybe something IS wrong.

I'm just commenting to say I'm also a DUMBASS, and to give you support in that you can get over this! I'm he
Richard  |  April 1, 2014
I've been taking an ECA stack followed by 2xEC daily for 6 months. A friend of mine has been taking it for years. Neither of us have any side effects thus far aside from looking and feeling great. Do your research on it because it is unlikely to be the cause of these problems you and others are experiencing.
Common sense  |  February 26, 2014
need to have self control, self discipline
February 7, 2014
ephedrine its artificial substance in time paranoia,weak immune system, social phobia are common sides.A friend of mine suicide over this with extreme depression symptoms and i was there taking my first circle.
You have over abused it - Go out as easy and comfortable you feel.
It messed my head 2 it drained my self esteem and my energy .Stop. Take royal jelly, lift weights! spirulina, hippophaes,?3, ur body will recover soon.
Sound therapy,OM etc, exercise social skills.
focus
feel sry after
i will help you 2  |  January 9, 2014
I can help you
Carl  |  January 5, 2014
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By hollographic
August 30, 2013
hollographic wrote
Solution to Bloating and Chest Tightness while on Adderall xr?
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This is normal with adderall xr. IR typically does not cause these reactions in most. Tell your prescribing Dr. Exactly what is going on. He will help. Your drs are always there to help, they are the only ones who can decipher what will help. Give him a call. It sounds like an issue. I took xr and had the same horrible problems _so i told my dr pros and cons and we tried ir it works better for me but everybody is going to react to this differently especially with all the shit generics out there
missme23  |  June 17, 2014
OMG! I JUST found out something I never thought of as I was googling about the sudden bloating , etc since switching from concerta (brand) to adderall xr generic-- THE GENERIC adderall contains things I am allergic to!! Corn starch, DAIRY, and along with ANY corn product, usually comes the GLUTEN contamination !! It never occurred to me that these " fillers" used for the generics ( sometimes even brand, depending on the med) would be used in any medication!! Especially without some kind of war
Jessica  |  June 8, 2014
Well I realized this was a year ago, but before taking Adderall, eat a light healthy meal, and avoid caffeinated drinks or juices, and drink plenty of water and Gatorade, but make sure your are near a bathroom because I experienced diarrhea about 30-40min. after I take it. by the way I started off on Adderall xr 20mg 1 pill a day
April 24, 2014
This is way to obvious. Why in the world would somebody prescribe 15 mg to start. I started on 5 years ago and almost stopped because of somewhat similar stuff, no bloating. Many years later I take between 11-15 mg per dose after moving to 7, then 10 etc. With the 5mg when I started taking Magnesium and some other supps and eating much better the drug worked much better without the chest tightness etc. Its a strong drug and you need to have all the proper cofactors and nutrients to help regula
February 28, 2014
Along with what - j - has written , which is as good of advice as you'll find I can promise you that -- I just want you to understand that because you're now super focused symptoms you most likely had before taking the stimulant is now magnified. I suggest you read up on Candida and try Activia yogurt to balance out the good and bad ratio of 80 / 20 ( I think that's correct ) -- Now that you're taking this enhancement drug -- which is how I think of it -- you need to prepare your body for wh
K  |  February 12, 2014
I have tried almost all the pill forms of medicine for adhd and adderall works the best for me. It does however upset my stomach sometimes and my intestines because it is a strong stimulant. So I understand the feeling you are talking about. I agree that water is key with adderall since it can dehydrate you. So always lots of water with it and eating more veggies and fruit will help with your digestion. I wouldn't have coffee with it unless you are eating enough to help with the absorption rate
January 28, 2014
Not sure about the bloating, but you might avoid some chest tightness and anxiety by not drinking coffee with it; otherwise you're taking two stimulants (Adderall and caffeine) at the same time. If you still have chest tightness or anxiety, you might consider a beta blocker; 40 mg propranolol once or twice a day has been great for me. Of course, IANAD, and you should talk to yours.
Frank  |  January 19, 2014
Hey bub. Your "gastric motility" ground to a stand still. Basically, Adderall causes your body to shift blood used by your gusts to digest food to your skeletal muscle, preparing your body for action. Exercising and increases water intake can help here- as a matter of fact, they will probably be the fist thing your doc suggests. Otherwise he'll prescribe Reglan (which can cause permanent tremors in your hands) or Miralax. Water will reduce the bloating and gas too. Tums is ok if you hydrate.
j  |  December 16, 2013
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good.. both ephedrine works better on a somatic level.....
...improve your stamina but i would tkae ehedrine for this and save the adderal for something good.. both ephedrine works better on a somatic level.. save the amphetamine for something...
but then again wouldnt adderall make you \"jumpy\" as well
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is the closest runner-up. It definitely keeps him...
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my heart rate is near max. in b4 I have my heart attack
...anything illegal though, like ephedrine or even adderall. I find it easier to lift heavy (especially heavy singles on deads and squats) when my heart rate is near max. in b4 I have my...
me that he loves mixing Adderall & Caffeine. My imaginary...
Combinations - Is mixing Ephedrine Adderall Caffeine a bad idea? ...friend told me that he loves mixing Adderall & Caffeine. My imaginary friend ...a better rush than Adderall alone. But, my...
help lung function. I take Adderall... It'd be unwise to...
...to go away. :-P When I had the flu last May I tried ephedrine for the cough and it worked fantastically well. So well I couldn't ...lung function. I take Adderall... It'd be unwise t...
shit i had to. smokes and coffee prolly still arent helping...
...cut way back on the HOT-ROX, cut out the ephedrine, adderall, and spike. i felt like such shit i had to. smokes and coffee prolly still arent helping tho. stress of stopping now doesnt seem worth...
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