I am an adult who is prescribed Ritalin for cognitive function. Sometimes, actually more than I admit it is abused. I doget “up” but do feel on edge. Can this increase cortisol which in turn can lead to weight gain?
It’s a stimulant so weight gain probably won’t be the adverse effect you’ll experience. There are actually non-stimulant drugs for adult ADD/ADHD that improve congition without as much abuse potential.
I would say man up and tell your doctor that you need an non-abusable option.