So I went to psychiatrist last week to see if he could prescribe me something for my ADD. My first thought was to try Focalin since it works so well for easy child. psychiatrist agreed and he started me out on a low dose. I didn't like the way it made me feel. For about two hours I would be high and energetic and then it would wear off and I got anxiety because of it. I didn't like having to take it several times a day Just to ward off the bad feelings it gave me when the dosage would wear off. So I got switched to Adderall XR which lasts longer. So far it makes me have more energy and I feel more talkative. Can't really tell yet if it helps me focus cause I've just been on it one day. One good thing about it is that I have zero appetite on it. This is a definite bonus. I have been struggling to lose this Remeron weight and so far I have been very unsuccessful. All the stress I have been under with moving and easy child going to his dad's didn't help. About a month ago my goal was to lose forty pounds. Well I cheated on my diet terribly and now I've gained even more weight. I don't know exactly how much but I feel like I must have gained an extra ten pounds. I went up a size and everything. I am disgusted with myself. I just can't seem to stick to my diet no matter how hard I try. Now that I'm on adderall I am hoping it will have an extra benefit of helping me lose weight. I am getting desperate as this is the fattest I have ever been in my life. I have been avoiding mirrors at all costs but I accidentally looked at myself in the mirror the other day after getting out of the shower and I couldn't even recognize myself. Just a year ago I was 125 pound and a size four. Now I'm probably fifty pounds heavier and I am plus sized. I am ashamed of myself. So I am hoping the adderall will help me take off this weight. I know it's not the intended side effect but right now I consider it a big plus. Does anybody have any experience with losing weight on ADHD medications? Either yourself or a family member? If it can help me focus plus make me lose weight it would be awesome.