Bubbagump99

Why do you wanna eat everything when you quit adderall?

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I never had that too bad but many do its normal and healthy. Back in the 1950's stuff similar called "Bennie's" were pushed as a over the counter diet pill every good housewife and over the road trucker used them.

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Looking back I absolutely can guarantee the reason why I personally used to want to eat everything once coming off adderall is because when I was on it, I ate next to nothing.  Not to mention I ate mostly garbage food.  On top of that I was drinking a lot of alcohol which made me dehydrated.  My body was literally starving for nutrition.  Once the appetite suppressant is gone, I think the body comes back full force demanding to be fed. If you eat the wrong food though, you will still feel hungry and starved because the body needs key nutrients and minerals.  That's my best guess!

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Hang in there, it gets better! You'll eventually reach a point where you will be motivated enough to eat the right amount of the food. It just takes some patience and dedication... it's possible!

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It is because your metabolism changes without speed flowing through your veins all the time.  It could be due to boredom or depression.  And it could also be like LilTex said...that we don't usually eat very well or very much when using.

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I always thought part of it could be dopamine related. I'm no scientist, but Adderall depletes the brain of dopamine and it takes a long time after quitting to get your natural dopamine levels back up to normal. And, food triggers a dopamine response in your brain.. So could it be that our body is just desperately trying to get it's dopamine levels back up??  Maybe that's why we want to eat so much when we first quit. Just a theory, I don't know.

 

It does go away by the way, that "always hungry" feeling. I would say around the 5 month mark, I wasn't feeling so hungry ALL of the time. I have actually already lost 15 of the 40 lbs I so rapidly gained. I still have a long way to go, but it's a start. That hunger does subside eventually, it just takes some time. And I know how much feeling fat sucks, especially for a girl who is used to always looking her best.

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