Since Lindsay Lohan‘s Adderall was taken away from her last week by doctors at the Betty Ford Clinic, the troubled actress has gained five pounds and is complaining that she can’t stop eating, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
The 26-year-old starlet has been “extremely emotional this past week and is finding comfort in food. Lindsay can’t stop eating, and has gained five pounds because she has such poor eating habits. She has been exercising, but she just doesn’t have a lot of energy because she is no longer taking Adderall, which is a psychostimulant medication that contains amphetamine. She has been talking to a nutritionist at Betty Ford about eating healthier,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
As we previously reported, LiLo revealed her Adderall use in a recent interview with Piers Morgan on the Daily Mail saying, “I have severe ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). I can’t stand still. So I take Adderall (a prescription drug) for that, it calms me. I know people who take it to stay up, or girls who take it to supposedly stay slim because it kills your appetite. But I eat all the time. I just take it to stay calm. It works well for me.”
Board certified addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky has voiced his concerns in the past over to Radar over Adderall use and addiction saying, “I have had lots of experience with Adderall.
There seems to be problematic issues related to Adderall, addicts seem to do okay on Adderall short-term, but as time goes on, the drug becomes an issue.”
Making the situation even harder for Lohan, “is the food at Betty Ford is really, really good. Meals are elaborate affairs, featuring lots of delicious desserts. Lindsay just can’t say no to the food. She is complaining that the new medications doctors prescribed, which isn’t amphetamine based, aren’t working. She is just making herself miserable,” the insider revealed.
Lohan was ordered by the courts to remain in a locked-down rehab facility for 90-days as part of a plea deal in her lying-to-cops case involving a car accident in Santa Monica, CA. last summer. She entered Betty Ford earlier this month.