My story…

Adderall and losing weight
Did I have a problem with adderall??? This topic might be a controversial one because a lot of people (especially those who are prescribed are going to disagree with me) No, I didn’t think I was addicted to adderall. I was prescribed for over a year and was doing nothing illegal. So it’s okay right??? The Dr. told me I had ADD… So I needed it right? I can’t focus in class, or anywhere else for that matter… SO I NEED it right??? WRONG. I believe in todays society we have widely excepted the usage of adderall for reasons that are just PLAIN STUPID. Do I believe some people might really need this medication? I don’t know, because I am not sure I really am ADD so maybe for someone who is they might really need it. I am not one to answer this question.
It was around 2013 I started taking adderall. I took it to go to work, I took it to clean the house, I took it to do homework, I took it to go out, I took it to basically do anything because once i started taking it I felt like when I didn’t I was just tired and couldn’t do anything. I started getting pain in my fingers after a few months of taking adderall. Like severe cramps that I now still get to this very day. I would get headaches that I hear a lot of other adderall users talk about as well. I couldn’t sleep because of the adderall and so of course that resulted in the next day of more adderall usage. I lost a lot of weight because I would just forget to eat. I would have to force myself to eat and sometimes that would make me throw up because of how nauseous even the sight of food made me. I just didn’t feel good… EVER. I would run 6 to 9 miles A DAY! Which, yea that’s awesome IF YOU ARE EATING!? What was I thinking? I had a banging bod not gonna lie but I was so sick and I didn’t even know it yet. I noticed how thin I was getting and how much sleep I was starting to lack and got off of it the next day. Cold turkey which is highly not recommended but I was tired of feeling the way I was. That’s when depression hit HARD. I had never been so sad. I started drinking to numb the depression and partying and of course eating which led to weight gain. I gained about 30 plus pounds and I was 20! I had never been overweight so this was all so new to me.
Then I was introduced to a diet called hcg. It is a 500 calorie diet that “eats the fat away” hog is a hormone your body naturally produces when you are pregnant. (Messing with your hormones is no joke! Don’t do it!) I started that and I lost 30-40 pounds in THREE WEEKS. Yes, you heard me right. It is not recommended to lose more then 2-3 pounds a week and I was losing about ten. Let me tell y’all, any fad diet you do you will gain the weight back plus more. I’m telling you from experience. Did I learn my lesson though?? Nope… I gained the weight back and did hcg again. Not once, not twice, not three, not four times, but FIVE times!? The fourth time I even tried doing it with adderall so I wouldn’t be so hungry… and if I couldn’t get my adderall I would get the next best thing… phentermine which is basically the same thing but not a methamphetimine. I would go to a weight loss Dr. who suggested to me that 900 calories a day is the most I should ever eat by the way. Now I suffer those consequences. I have stretch marks from the rapid weight loss and gain and I gained fat in areas I had never gained weight before. I was tired, lathargic, and bloated all the time. You wouldn’t be able to tell just from looking at me I was super depressed but if you knew me well enough, you knew…
So, becoming vegan has gotten me to a place in my life where I finally feel happy and healthy. Each day is a challenge and I will continue to face it head on! I am super excited to share this journey with you and hope you can gain something from it as well!