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A 41-year-old female asked:

Is adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addicting and what are the signs of withdrawal if any?

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is addicting in terms of it being dosed for purposes other then those prescribed (i.e. To "get high"). The presence of a discontinuation syndrome is of debate. May involve dysphoric mood.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Are there any withdrawal effects from stopping adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Dr. Joseph Carcione
Neurology 33 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) side effect: In short, yes - do not stop this med on your own if you have been taking this for a short or long time - this is best tapered by discussion with your physician.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

How to suppress hunger after Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawal?

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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Keep hydrated: A simple way to suppress hunger is to drink a lot of water. Try to drink at least 10 glasses per day. It sounds like a lot, but if you have a glass prior to each meal, and one as soon as you wake up in the morning and one before going to bed, then you're already halfway there. When you're watching tv, every time a commercial come on, take a gulp of water. You'll feel great when you're hydrated!
A 49-year-old member asked:

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?

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Dr. John Holmberg
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Talk with your doc: Stimulant-based medications have a short half life relative to many other medicines but the amount you have stored in your body, type (sustained release vs typical) and metabolism factors will determine how long you'll notice withdrawal symptoms. Talk with your doctor about a plan to make this important & courageous step more tolerable.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Anything to ease Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawals and help with the addiction?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Call 1-888-859-5709: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawal can be extremely unpleasant.In order to limit withdrawal, you should not stop taking it suddenly or without your healthcare provider’s approval and supervision. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause physical and psychological dependence. Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose a rate that you can tolerate. See: www.Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)abusetreatment.Com/adderall-withdrawal.

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