Weight loss and ADHD

Patient

Q: Hi,
I have been experiencing unintentional weight loss. My mom says that it could be my adderall rx, but I don't see why it would all of a sudden cause that since i have been on it for a long time. She said that adder all can speed up your metabolism, but isn't that only for people who take it for the stimulant effect. I have adhd, and when i take it i calm down and can sit still. I was wondering what you think would cause the weight loss? I am 18, and eat at least 2,000 calories per day if not more.

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