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can you tell me if i could use ephedrine/caffeine to stretch my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) script?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: The reason that you have to go to a doctor and get a prescription for adderal is because it requires the medical knowledge of a health professional to use it safely. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) has been banned in the us because of its toxicity, and neither Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) nor caffeine are substitutes for your medication.Don't play doctor, and take your medication as prescribed.If trouble paying, talk to md-there is help.

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect a gestational diabetes test?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: Theoretically it could, but there is no data in the medical literature to say that it does in real life. Even if it could, you should not ignore that abnormal glucose tolerance test result. If diagnosed with gestational diabetes, regardless of the reason, work to control the sugars by meeting with a dietician, exercising a bit (walking), and working with your doctors.
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When can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) be used for weight loss?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is for ADHD: A person with attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity, can be on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or another stimulant as treatment. The stimulants tend to decrease one's appetite, so weight loss may be a side effect of the medication. If the person is overweight, the side effect can be helpful. If the person is already thin, then the appetite suppression is an unwanted side effect.
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Will stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
It might help: Best to get evaluated, perhaps a prescription for physical therapy if that's possible. Also sciatica doesn't just happen - it may be a result of accumulation of small injuries and postural contributors (even from a long-ago sprained ankle that changed your leg, pelvic and lower back alignment) or trauma. Get to a good osteopathic physician for adjustment, or to a physical rehab doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) work for idiopathic hypersomnia?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Adderall is a wake promoting drug in the amphetamine class - it does work for idiopathic hypersonic along with other drugs such as ritalin, (methylphenidate) dexedrine, pro vigil and nuvigil.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR cause sore joints?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Possible, due to increase muscle tension. Is dose-related.

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