A 50-year-old male asked:
If i don't take my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) everyday, i feel lousy and craving the drug badly. i guess i'm addicted. without it i get very depressed.
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Dr. Robert Killiananswered
General Practice 30 years experience
Getting Clean: That lousy feeling and that craving do indicate that you have the disease of addiction. This disease can be treated and there can be a very healthy and happy solution to this problem. But, first we need to get you the appropriate help, a safe place to detox, and a place to learn how to treat this common disease. I bet your family doctor can help you get started or the local hospital has detox.
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Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Please seek out: care for these symptoms. Stimulants can decrease depressive symptoms - so it is important to know if you have an underlying depressive disorder.
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Last updated Oct 15, 2017
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