Posted by JohnX2 on January 4, 2002, at 16:38:57
In reply to Dexedrine- the perfect weight loss drug?, posted by 3 Beer Effect on January 4, 2002, at 14:53:20
I lose 4+ lbs/week on Adderall (amphetamine salts).
After 4 weeks I can't stand the medicine. I feel like a swarm
of locust have come in and chewed up my body and
spit me out. amphetamines are neurotoxic and
will kill dopamine neurons. There are medicines
that can protect against the neurotoxicity,
but the fda doesn't want you to know about it.
> In our weight loss obsessed culture, why is wonderfully effective prescription diet pill dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) not one of the top selling drugs, while the much more dangerous non-prescription & more expensive ($50 per bottle) & side effect prone diet pill Xenadrine w/ ephedra & also Metabolife have sales in the billions of dollars?
> Research has shown that the popular slogan "speed kills" of the 1960's was wrong- all speed killed was the pot smoking happy hippy commune scene. Amphetamines make you far too productive to sit around & do nothing all day. Additionally, amphetamines are much safer than ephedra or ephedrine in overdose. Amphetamine addicts have shot 4 to 5 thousand mg doses into their vanes & still recovered, while a dose of ephedra only 3 times the recommended dose may likely result in death from hypertension.
> People often say that tolerance often develops to dexedrine, but I think all of the ADD kids that take Dexedrine or Adderall every day without increasing the dose for years may disprove this. I lost one pound of bodyweight per day while taking dexedrine (which being a somewhat skinny young male was bad for me but would be good for most other americans). Additionally, tolerance develops to the weight loss benefits of ephedra in days, while with dexedrine it takes about a month.
> I guess the main problem with dexedrine is dose escalation & addiction, but amphetamines are psychologically addicting, not physically addicting. Abruptly stopping amphetamines causes a depressed mood and excessive sleep but thats about it. So because of the abuse potential dexedrine cannot be given to alcoholics, or drug abusers but what about the normal american who is now taking dangerous & potentially fatal drugs like xenadrine to lose weight?