A 32-year-old female asked:
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can adhd meds cause nerve damage? ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. are these all related?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No. Stimulants can : Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) & ⬆ pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve roots with numbness, tingling & pain in the areas served by specific nerves. See your primary care to initiate evaluation for the cause of your symptoms.
Answered on May 12, 2016
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