I am new to the message board. Everyone's stories are so inspiring!
Here's my story. I will soon be 32 and since the age of 17, I have been in a gaining and losing pattern during this time.
At 5'2the I weighed a little over 160 in highschool. While not extreme, I certainly felt uncomfortable. At 17the I started eating right and exercising. Over4 months I lost 30my pounds and it was life changing. Over the course of the next year I lost another 15. I attribute that to my more active lifestyle and continued eating habits, I stayed around that size until my mid-twenties which wad fin because I had added weights to my workouts and honestly looked better tones at that weight than at 115. Fastforward to 30. Over the years the weight slowly crept back and I was at 160.
I had always struggled with what I thought was depression, so I finally sought help from my dr. Who referred me to a psychiatrist. He put me on anti-depressants and things went from difficult to unbearable. I would come home from work and sit on the sofa, eating junk and not moving until bed time. It was well over a year with over 4 trials of meds. Finally I explained that it wasn't working and I didn't know how much longer I
could take it.
He referred me to a psychologist and she said from my answers it seemed to her I had ADD. My doc prescribed adderall and I was very nervous. Both at another medication, and that I had heard bad stories of abuse of this medication. I took a chance.and filled.my rx.
Needless to say I was amazed. I thought it wad normal to have a constant stream of thoughts that would cause me to lose focus and zone out.
It also curbed my appetite, which I was warned about. I've been combating this by eating six small balanced meals a day. I was finally motivated at work and at home. I also started working out again. Ths is where my concern is. I was able to jump right back in, which
Was great. I would workout after work, because I thought by then the meds would wear off because I've read that working out while on adderall can have bad effects.
I recently decided to stop taking it on the weekends.as my mood and confidence had increased ten fold. My.first weekend workout was so tough. It was like my energy was zapped. I pushed through, but was concerned the adderall was allowing me to intensify my workouts even thought it was around 8-9 hours from my dose.
I plan on discussing this at my next appointment in a week, but wondered if anyone here has experience with adderall.
Thanks for listening :-)