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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 Aub job 1
March 23, 2014
Aub job 1 wrote
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
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
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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By dumbass
December 16, 2013
dumbass wrote
Ephedrine destroyed my life sooooooooooo bad!
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.
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?
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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If anyone tries to say ephedrine is just as addicting...
...pre workout, over 80-100mgs of amphetamines (adderall) and a line of coke. Coke is the only thing that ever made me feel like I was having a heart attack, more than once. If anyone tries to say...
to take adderol. Ephedrine actually helps quite a bit with...
...mix. I've been trying to find a focus/mental clarity type thing (I have ADD but don't want to take adderol. Ephedrine actually helps quite a bit with focus though). Anyway I was just seeing if...
thread yet) i take adderall which is an amphetamine...
...question about EC stack (didnt read through whole thread yet) i take adderall which is an amphetamine simliar to ephedrine i believe if i wanna do EC stack, should i stop my adderall for...
currently take adderall, phenibut, and ephedrine to make me...
I currently take adderall, phenibut, and ephedrine to make me happy at school. ...neg reaction between phenibut and ephedrine, since there is a third ...more than 12.5 g of ephedrine then I noti...
something good.. both ephedrine works better on a somatic...
...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...
the Ephedrine-Caffeine combo before working out, of course...
...believe Adderall and Ephedrine will show up as ...I also used to take the Ephedrine-Caffeine combo before working out, of course if ...dead or stroking out. Adderall definately increased my ...
when ephedrine then switch to adderall, then come off for...
...so maybe start when ephedrine then switch to adderall, then come...
say that Bronkaid (ephedrine) works similarly for a much...
I have a prescription for adderall, and I'd say that Bronkaid (ephedrine) works similarly for a much shorter amount of time. I'm pretty tolerant to adderall, but three ECA stacks in...
before starting a Ephedrine-caffeine-aspirin-adderall stack...
...to ur local drugstore pick up some Pseudoephedrine some aspirin and caffeine pills also try mixing it with adderall or other ...before starting a Ephedrine-caffeine-aspirin-adderall stack...
after awhile my ability to perform was gone..now that im off...
i dunno about meth but ive taken alot of ephedrine and adderal in my day and it really boosted my sex drive but after awhile my ability to perform was gone..now that im off both i notice my...