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Old 09-25-07, 06:10 PM
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Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

Just wondering, I slimmed right down while on adderall and hoping to have the same effect on vyvanse.....
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It probably isn't "indicated" nor is it something that doctors or even forum members would approve looking forward to, but considering it is predominantly dexedrine and my experience is that dexedrine is better for weight loss (it actually is almost painful to eat on it whereas Adderall sort of ****'s the bed so to speak), it should be expected, I have heard it has more of that as a side effect versus Adderall.
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I took Vyvanse yesterday and ate like a horse. I don't do that with Adderall.
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God I hope it can lol..losing weight would help take care of most of my physical problems...I just started yesturday, and today, I have not wanted to eat a bite and it's already 6 @ night....but eventually I will pop something in the nukerwave.

Just wondering...the pharmacist and doctors say eating should not make a difference with towards the meds..but sometimes when I eat something after taking it..the meds dont take long to kick in as it may not when I dont eat....anyone notice this or is it just in my head lol
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Re: Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

I used to take mine in the morning without eating, but I've been eating a nice protein breakfast in the mornings and I don't seem to notice a difference in the amount of time
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God I hope it can lol..losing weight would help take care of most of my physical problems...I just started yesturday, and today, I have not wanted to eat a bite and it's already 6 @ night....but eventually I will pop something in the nukerwave.

Just wondering...the pharmacist and doctors say eating should not make a difference with towards the meds..but sometimes when I eat something after taking it..the meds dont take long to kick in as it may not when I dont eat....anyone notice this or is it just in my head lol
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Re: Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

As a generalization, it should help for weight loss but given that it's a controlled relase and an added molecule, it's affects may be different than the previous stimulants. Plus it's hard to tell as everyone is different on different medications.
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Re: Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

I know for me that adderall killed my appetite - not so on vyvanse thus far.
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Re: Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

I think the official stance is that appettite loss is a mild side affect but as you become accustomed to it that will level out.
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Re: Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

Dang...I hope I level out soon lol Been taking it for 2 months now...still dont really eat anything, except breakfast when I wake up in time. *shrugs* guess it's just me
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Re: Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

Yeah - I find that when I follow a schedule for eating small amounts I do much better. Otherwise I would forget. Trouble is with not eating - it lessens the effect. Food helps because then your glucose levels aren't depleted and you are not depending on it for all of your energy. As if that were a problem for most of us to begin with....
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Re: Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

I hope it does I was taken off adderal a year ago. I gained 60 pounds since. I hope Vyvance will help me
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Just wondering, I slimmed right down while on adderall and hoping to have the same effect on vyvanse.....
Vyvanse has not affected my appetite like it does for some people here. I get very hungry and feel bad if I don't eat. Damn it!
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Re: Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

Vyvanse hasn't effected my appetite. Well, I guess it did the first 2 days but that's about it. I am more active since I started taking it though, and that will probably lead to a little weight loss (which would be good for me).
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Re: Can vyvanse help with weight loss also?

There are a number of threads on here that talk about this.

I posted in another thread about my experiences with it.

I've had a tremendous amount of weight loss taking Vyvanse. Went from a size 10 to a 4 in 3 months. Not sure about the weight in lbs but I think it's probably at about 20lbs or so now. I'm also under an insane amount of stress these days and stress decreases my appetite big time so it's hard to tell if it's still the meds or if it's just stress or if it's both making me not want to eat....

Hopefully I'll be at a place with much less stress soon and will be able to more accurately assess the situation.

One thing I have noticed is that I want to eat healthier foods when I am hungry. More raw veggies and fruit.
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