I AM NOT AN EXPERT BUT HAVE BEEN ON ADD MEDS FOR 11+ YEARS AND HOPE TO PROVIDE PERSONAL INSIGHT FOR OTHERS THINKING OF TAKING THIS DRUG. I’m an aspiring doctor and a fitness enthusiast. I’m getting a pretty good calorie deficit most days. It has helped curve my appetite away from fast food and sugary foods, but not completely. Because the side effect of weight loss is absolutely temporary. Talk to your doctor about this if you're concerned or if you start losing too much weight. If you are overweight, you can leverage the first few months to lose as much as possible but the appetite eventually returns. So for those that have used the drug for an extended period, it will result in diminishing returns in regards to weight and cognitive enhancement. Newer tests such as “GeneSight” analyze your genetic code to determine how effective and tolerable certain psychotropic drugs will be on an individual basis. it also has helped me in the aspects of paying attention to detail in the things I’m doing and honestly, a little bit OCD. I started Vyvanse 30mg one week ago (6/27/16), and as of today (6/3/16), I have lost 5 lbs and am at 152. The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. I was 28 when I started, 5’5″, 220 pounds. As you can conclude I seem to have gained weight. Now with more energy, it makes me want to do a lot of cardio, which is good because I love to run, but I lack the motivation or stamina to keep going. I’ve been taking prozac 10 mg once a day for about 2 months for depression now an I’ve gained 10+ pounds I read your article an I’m very curious to start trying the Wellbutrin for weight loss and depression I’m 5’9 an 190 i was about 180 before I started the Prozac please help !!!! At this point my weight gain plateaued but I’d still gained a lot of weight (40+ lbs) while on sertraline. (prescribed by my Dr.). Vyvanse may cause a decreased appetite or loss of appetite. Didn't know if that's normal? Prozac can occasionally cause decreased appetite and weight loss, especially in depressed people who are already underweight and in those with bulimia. I’m now taking Intuniv and I’ve found that the two combined counteract the zombie-ness. If I’m off Vyvanse for 24 hours, I might have a craft beer, but I think about all the carbs I eat and try to save the easily metabolized carbs for beer. And be consistent and patient! I don’t know what the FDA is waiting on, Vyvanse should definitely be approved as a weight loss drug for obese people. People get moody or even somewhat emotionless. My parents and therapist have made sure I don’t become unhealthy, but I’m worried I won’t have access to a consistent therapist in college. I’m concerned he won’t increase the dose again. Really. The stimulant effect of this drug made me search for even more stimulants (coffee and cigarettes) and I was exercising a lot to calm my hyper energy. During this Covid mess my anxiety has been out the roof. And from then on I’ve been gaining weight, I’m around 240 pounds right now, and just started my senior year of high school. I've been taking it for 6 eeks and hoping it will help me lose weight. Anxiety meds that do not cause weight gain or increased appetite? Prozac For Weight Loss It prozac for weight loss s the same thing to look at the merchandise. There is a lot of ADD diagnosis these days but I’m not sure that most of them should be on these serious drugs. I haven’t realized an increase in energy level, however, I do feel more motivated to be active and live a healthy lifestyle. Side effects: Although unwanted side effects are relatively uncommon on Vyvanse, they can induce additional weight loss. The side effects will lessen as you continue taking this medication. But as is true with most any drug my body really became tolerant. That’s it. I have lost weight – but it was the weight I gained after being prescribed SSRI’s. The ideas, procedures, and suggestions contained within this work are not intended as a substitute for consulting with a medical doctor. An effect that many people notice from Vyvanse is that after using the drug consistently, they start to lose weight. I wish it did though! I was diagnosed when I was 3 and started on medicine. I made a goal with a real reward. For a smaller statured individual, less of a dose may produce more weight gain than the same dose in a larger person. If you have experience taking Vyvanse, feel free to share whether you experienced weight change in the comments section below. Prozac can often cause loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea, which may contribute to weight loss. I weighed 143lbs at that time. That’s 140 mgs. I started my new job as a technical editor/writer in September 2017. Taking Vyvanse with Prozac can cause Vyvanse to build up in your body. Just didn’t help any at all. I am taking Vyvanse and Prozac, and I'm having trouble getting myself to eat. I was 31 when I started taking it. By the end of Feb./beginning of March 2017 (8-9 months) I hit 100lbs even. Amber, you do realize that you just admitted to illegally taking a schedule II controlled substance. I felt like I did the first time I was prescribed Vyvanse. You, as a reader of this website, are totally and completely responsible for your own health and healthcare. It was however a huge superficial adjustment. I’m saying even if I knew of a doctor that would prescribe a higher dose off label how long will that dosage last until it needs to be adjusted up again. I’m thinking of trying to help the Vyvanse with Intuiv or something like that. As you reach theraputic levels over the next month, you should feel better with less anxiety and the appetite should return. (That’s 44 lbs. I was completely useless the month I was on it. It doesn’t help that I have no insurance. I am currently taking 5mg Prozac, will go up to 10mg on Wednesday after a week, but have no appetite. I started about 7 or 8 and took them everyday till I graduated high school at 18. PLEASE IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT TAKING ADD/ADHD MEDS READ THIS. Eat thoughtfully: On or off paxil, you will lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you need. I have always been under weight because of how long I have been on vyvanse. I was 5’4″ and around 135lbs when I was switched to a much lower does of Ritalin due to insurance. To lose 7 pounds in 3 days is not healthy at all and more than likely is not fat loss but rather loss of water and ultimately muscle mass. Those that take Vyvanse on an “as-needed” or infrequent basis are less likely to experience profound weight loss than those who take it on a daily basis. While the weight loss has been wonderful, I am afraid that I have developed another unhealthy attitude towards food. What does one do at this point? Eta: Frequent Blocking Example: Prozac and Paxil significantly block one of the two most important pathways in the liver for many psychiatric drugs, especially Dexedrine , Adderall, and Vyvanse. It has been such a struggle with my work, and weight. I’ve been prescribed Vyvanse about 5 and a half years ago for ADD. Three pounds max. I can only imagine the misery of completely stopping all ADD medicine. Expect it to be in effect for 10 to 12 hours. It then will feed off our muscles to get what it needs. Prozac is used to treat depression , to reduce binge eating and purging activity ( bulimia nervosa) and to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. My IG: K015h1k. I was up to 60 mg a day at one point, now I am on 20 because of all my other medications. And then I have “a sensible dinner” where I eat meat and veggies, skipping rice and breads. When the CNS (central nervous system) becomes stimulated from Vyvanse, a surge of the neurotransmitter dopamine is released. I starting taking Vyvanse over the summer and it has a drastic effect on me. The amount of the drug that you take regularly can influence how much weight that you lose. I lost 8 pounds in five days on just 20 mg. Just think how much I’m going to lose as I titrate up to the maximum dosage. Good luck on the new med and keep us posted. I am 27 now and was diagnosed with ADHD and depression when I was 24. I lost 45 pounds in this timeframe. I shall not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage allegedly arising from any information or suggestions within this website. I am 5′ 5″ and weighed 105 lbs when I graduated high-school. Started taking Vyvanse & Intuniv last December. A couple of things those around me experienced commented on was that I became quieter and I can only attribute that to the fact that my focus increased (cause I scored quite highly for hyperactivity). I am already taking Vyvanse, I am going to the doctor this afternoon to talk about adding Wellbutrin and I would love to hear from other who are on it. It’s extremely scary to know that one day you will not be able to keep up with your own body’s tolerance and therefore have to keep upping your dosage. I immediately noticed that during the day, I had no appetite, and would only become hungry when the drug wore off. 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