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A 39-year-old member asked:

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.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
If you have ADD: . Those who take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for weight loss may find that they need to constantly up the dosage in order to achieve the same appetite suppressing results. Once the dosage of this medication becomes too high it can start causing psychological and physical dependency.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
See a Nutritionist: See a nutritionist to find what foods you should eat, how often, the amounts and portion size. Eat a whole food diet, and minimize processed foods which can cause your blood sugar to spike, low glycemic foods keep your blood sugar stable. You should also discuss with your doctor if it is safe to start an exercise program. Exercise will help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss.
A 34-year-old member asked:

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

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Possible, due to increase muscle tension. Is dose-related.
Sedalia, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

38 f obese (but losing weight) have fatty liver. My right side under my arm around back be cramping. Could this be from the fatty liver?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Fatty liver at your age should not be causing pain in that area.
Raleigh, NC
A 26-year-old male asked:

Blood in stools weight loss constipated. Blood on tissue paper. Im 26 freaking out what to do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
More likely minor pb: If constipated, the rocks you pass likely caused a fissure or scratch in the anal passage which leaks bright red blood onto the stool or puddles in the stool ready to pass. Dark red or purplish stool is more likely to represent polyps or other issues higher in the colon.See your doctor & have this assessed.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What could cause fatigue, weight loss, anaemia, pelvic pain & dizzyness?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Consider tumor.: Weight loss and anemia can contribute to both fatigue and dizzyness. The question is is the anemia related to the pelvic pain. Hypothetically the answer is yes. Tumors of the sigmoid colon, rectum, bladder, uterus ovaries or prostate can cause anemia and the related symptoms although high on the list are colorectal cancers. See your md for possible colonoscopy and/or ct scan of the pelvis.

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