Adderall-induced weightloss: how permanent?
June 2, 2008 9:15 AM Subscribe
9 months on Adderall, and I've lost a moderate amount of weight. What can I expect if I stop taking the drug?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (14 answers total)
Details: Since starting Adderall for my adult-diagnosis ADD, I've dropped about 10 pounds, taking me from the reliably mid-120s girl I've been my whole life to a more Jessica-Alba-like 112ish. I'm wondering where my metabolism will be when/if I stop taking Adderall, assuming I don't wildly change my eating or exercise habits.
Will my current weight be my new set point, and relatively easy to maintain? Will my body drift back up to its old 120ish "normal", then stop? Or could my metabolism come back online in some sort of crazed starvation mode, causing me to gain a ton of extra weight on top of that? If the latter is at all possible, any ideas on how to avoid/mitigate that effect?