Aderrall and Unhealthy Weight Loss

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      I started taking 10 mg twice a day of Adderall about 2-3 months ago. I dropped about 5 pounds within a month of taking the medication and my period stopped happening (I’ve been on the same birth control for a year now and I have never missed a period since being on it) I was also very stressed at the same time so I assumed that was causing it. After about 2 months of taking 10 mg my doctor bumped it to 20 mg twice a day (10 mg twice a day on the weekends). I dropped another 5 pounds which I have never weighed this small amount in my life. I still haven’t gotten my period and I am realizing the weight loss is probably what is causing the missed periods. Will changing the medication possibly help gain the weight back? Because I have struggled at gaining weight my entire life (genetically fast metabolism) that even tons of protein shakes and bars and just meals in general have only helped me gain maybe a pound or two. Even going to the gym to gain muscle hasnt helped. I only workout maybe once or twice a week for an hour at max. I don’t know what to do but my weight is very unhealthy at this point. I have an appointment with my psychologist tomorrow afternoon but I’m not sure if changing medication brands (ex. instead of Adderall maybe Ritalin?) or just stopping medication all together is my best option. I was supposed to be taking Vyvanse but my health insurance won’t approve me to go on that brand until I try at least 5 different types of medication… Please any ideas would definitely be helpful!!!

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      How about adderall breaks on the weekend. When I first began I dropped a lot of weight due to stress and adderall suppressing my appetite. I would forget to eat while working without it but the adderally really suppressed my apetite on top of forgetting to eat. A few years later I don’t have that problem.. Gained it back.. Then added menopause to the mix…oh boy. But anyway, when I was losing I would take breaks on the weekend so that I could eat more calories than I did during the week.

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