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Adderall is a common drug prescr...

Posted Sep 12 2008 8:31am

Adderall is a common drug prescribed for ADD or ADHD.

Why is it that so many people have problems with this drug?

Why have people died from this drug?

It’s because Adderall is highly used for the wrong reasons.

Let me tell you about a blog that I just read and maybe it will shed some insight…

In this blog, the girl mentions that she had nothing to eat today, but that yesterday was a whole different story. She swears that she has “given herself a binge eating disorder” because she eats until she is comfortably full.

Her solution?

To take more Adderall until she is finished with her diet. Today she has taken 45 mg of Adderall.

This makes my head spin… First of all, feeding herself Adderall all day and nothing more is extremely unhealthy. Like going-to-the-hospital-unhealthy. Like being-hooked-up-to-an-IV-unhealthy. Like shaking-without-any-control-unhealthy.

Sadly, I know from personal experience, but I did not do it on purpose. I was in high school and I took my 10mg of Adderall, then had to do something. I got so caught up in being busy that I forgot to eat. It landed me in the freezer room of a restaurant because I was shaking and my hands were all bent without me being able to make them straight. I couldn’t walk. I was nauseous. I had to go to the ER for this. I did NOT do this or take Adderall for weight loss. I was one of the ones that was tested and actually needed it for my ADD in high school.

Back to the girl’s story…

If she has binge eating disorder, does she think that Adderall is the cure? Once she gets to her goal weigh of her diet (of only Adderall), what will happen when she stops taking it? She will regress to bingeing again. Perhaps this medicine is helping with the bingeing because a side effect is that it you could lose your appetite. When she stops the medicine, she will binge eat, which will throw her starvation diet right out the window and cause her to regain the weight she lost.

It makes me wonder if she was prescribed Adderall for the right reasons.

Don’t people see the bingeing cycle? Until you get to the root of the problem, no medicine can fix it… unless she is prepared to live on just Adderall for the rest of her life.

What is wrong with our thinking today? Why do we need a quick pill to pop to try to lose weight? Do we think that it actually a healthy way to live? (I know I don’t.)

Please open your eyes up to the real problem, instead of trying to hid it with medication. If you suspect you have a problem with binge eating disorder, get some help and be true to yourself.

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