[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
What makes Adderall catabolic? Did you read the entire study, or was this just a survey of users?
I also take 25mg a day, cuts my appetite to HELL. The first few months I could forget to eat until 2pm. Prior to this was eating every 3-4hrs. Had to set my watch and (re)monitor my calories. After I got back into the grove no weight/muscle loss, and my GPA went to 3.5 out of 4.
Be wary of statistics, anything can be “proved” if you ask the right question.
Its an amphetamine.
By DEFINITION its a serious CNS stim and extremely catabolic, that’s like me needing to prove that fire is hot.
Not a definition that I know (that it is catabolic.)
If one makes a point of eating appropriately every 2 hours, or similar figure, having a low appetite, if that is the case – it certainly isn’t for everybody – does not have to result in inadequate nutrition.
And anorectic effect is I think the only “catabolic” effect there is.
Being an anorectic is not the same as being catabolic.
Nor is being a CNS stimulant necessary catabolic. Do we consider clenbuterol or ephedrine catabolic, in the bb’ing sense of the term? That is to say, in reference to muscle?
The OP might want to experiment with a lower dose. 25 mg is pretty whopping. (Yes I know a lot of doctors prescribe that much.)
Not because of catabolic effect, but because of the 25 mg likely being more than necessary. Maybe much more than necessary.
This would be best seen when re-starting. It can be harder to evaluate when already acclimated to the higher dose.
Well I started off at 15Mg and moved my way up. I feel fine on 25mg, focused but not all wired and ready to conquer the entire Persian army hah. But I will personally conduct my own experiments with proper diet/exercise/sleep and see where it takes me. I will be keeping everyone updated, and yes, as a person it is harder for me to function “normally” without my meds. Do I hate the fact that I have to take them in order to keep up? Yes, it makes me envious of the people that can function so well without any type of medication. But I just can’t. Growing up I was never the smart kid but I tried really hard and teachers noticed, but it just wasn’t enough. Speaking out in class, distracting others, getting emotionally upset when I was forced to do certain work I did not want to do. I am not going to lie, adderall put me on the same level as most normal people.
Enough with the rant, thank you for the help guys.