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Can i take amphetamine salts (adderall) for fatigue?

Can i take amphetamine salts (adderall) for fatigue?

If prescribed by Doc: Amphetamines are prescribed for fatigue where appropriate. You should discuss you ratigue with your doctor to uncover the cause, for instance sleep apnea, hypothyroidism etc. Only when a thorough evaluation has been done would amphetamines be appropriate, if you cannot identify a treatable cause of fatigue. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I am experiencing fatigue and lethargy after taking my adderall. As adderall is a stimulant, how often does it have the opposite effect?

I am experiencing  fatigue and lethargy after taking my adderall. As adderall is a stimulant, how often does it have the opposite effect?

Occasionally: In some patients adderall, after stimulating dopamine neurotransmission, results in a drop in dopamine activity, causing fatigue and depression. In those patients, if they're on adderall for ADD, the dosing needs to be more frequent. ...Read more

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Can being on adderall/dexedrine for 6 years damage your neurotransmitters permanantly? Having extreme fatigue, weakness ontop of worse ADHD symptoms.

Can being on adderall/dexedrine for 6 years damage your neurotransmitters permanantly? Having extreme fatigue, weakness ontop of worse ADHD symptoms.

No: Unlike methamphetamine, there is no credible evidence that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or Dexedrine adversely affect central nervous system health. When used in therapeutic doses for approved conditions, these medications appear to be safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Adderall, effexor (venlafaxine) and klonipin no longer seem to be working. Contant fatigue irritatingly overall stressed and depression can't function take more adderall than I should just to get relief.

Adderall, effexor (venlafaxine) and klonipin no longer seem to be working. Contant fatigue irritatingly overall stressed and depression can't function take more adderall than I should just to get relief.

Medication Effects: I understand your discomfort. You deserve relief. Adderall is a medication for Attention deficit disorder, Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression and Klonopin for Anxiety. Combination of all three medications can cause irritability, fatigue and depression. Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation. See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, need for medication, dose, benefits and side effects, Therapy ...Read more

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Can ritalin or Adderall help with chronic pain? I've had chronic pain for over 5 years, lately, probably the past 2 years, i've noticed that i've been extremely fatigued during the day, i fall asleep at work, and my memory is completely shot. I haven't i

Can ritalin or Adderall help with chronic pain? I've had chronic pain for over 5 years, lately, probably the past 2 years, i've noticed that i've been extremely fatigued during the day, i fall asleep at work, and my memory is completely shot.  I haven't i

This : This is a complex issue. Central nervous system stimulants (CNS) such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) (methyphenidate) and Adderall (dextroamphetamine with amphetamine) are not considered pain medications. However, many medications in the United States are prescribed as "off label" which means they are used for a purpose other than that which the fda approved it for. Depression often goes hand in hand with chronic, severe pain. A drug like Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be used in treatment refractory depression. When depression improves, there is often an improvement in pain level as well. Dextroamphetamines may be added with narcotic pain relievers to reduce the side effect of drowsiness and it is reported that adding a Dextroamphetamine to a narcotic may lead to more potent pain relief. I am not aware of CNS stimulants being treated as solo medications for pain. It should be noted, that medications that fall into these class can be addictive. Thus, the decision to add a CNS stimulant to your treatment plan should be made with an experienced physician. ...Read more

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Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for years have led to adrenal fatigue?

Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for years have led to adrenal fatigue?

Nö: Adrenal fatigue is from constant stress. Your medication relieves the stress of adhd. It does not cause adrenal fatigue when taken over a long period of time.It may in fact prevent it. ...Read more

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help with fatigue caused from percocet withdraws?

Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help with fatigue caused from percocet withdraws?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Oh my gosh - your brain should not be a chemistry experiment. Your brain is already having a touch time dealing with coming off the percocet. Please work closely with an addiction medicine specialist ...Read more

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Do you recommend Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue? My fatigue is way worse to deal with then pain.

Check thyroid: I see many patients with fibromyalgia with fatigue that is due, at least in part, to low thyroid. If you do start thyroid treatment, start at a very low dose and work up slowly because I have seen that many patients with fibromyalgia are very sensitive. Thus they may have symptoms with what appears to be mild hypothyroidism and sensitive to treatment if started too fast. ...Read more

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Im very fatigued after quitting adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It's been a year since i quit and im sleepy every day. Please help?

What are your sleep: Habits like? Do you wake rested from sleep? How many hours of sleep do you get per night? Some people use Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) off label to treat narcolepsy. Suggest that you see your physician to evaluate for cause of your sleepiness. Problems w sleep may be an issue. ...Read more

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Did cocaine about 3 months ago while I was on a lot of adderall. Ever since then been fatigued, short of breath, and have had a faint heartbeat?

Not good 4 your hear: This combination isn't good for your heart. Depending on how much & how long you have been mixing these drugs, you could be developing "contraction band cardiomyopathy", a form of heart failure (heart isn't beating efficiently). I would suggest you see your doctor / cardiologist as soon as you can make an appointment. If you pass out / faint, get to an ER / hospital. Use HealthTap Prime otherwise. ...Read more

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Can I take my 30mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR in the a.m. and Rhodiola Rosea in the afternoon to fight fatigue, anxiety and stress? Or alternate days taking them?

Can I take my 30mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR in the a.m. and Rhodiola Rosea in the afternoon to fight fatigue, anxiety and stress? Or alternate days taking them?

FATIGUE EVAL: YES I FOIND NO CONTRAINDICATION. You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, PSG CAN DETECT subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. Also sleep biorhythm at apollohealth.com ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 41 year old male with OSA and use the CPAP but still have fatigue. What do you recommend. I've taken 40-50 mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) IR daily but don't like the emotional effect.

Hi,  I am a 41 year old male with OSA and use the CPAP but still have fatigue.  What do you recommend.  I've taken 40-50 mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) IR daily but don't like the emotional effect.

Retitration: If you are compliant with the use of CPAP and still feel fatigued during the day, you may want to go back and see your sleep physician to get your CPAP pressure retitrated. If you have been using the CPAP for couple of years, you may need your pressure readjusted. This is especially true if you have gained significant amount of weight or have started on new medications. ...Read more

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Coming off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) abuse- self medicated fatigue problem. Would something like provigil be a bad idea?

Coming off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) abuse- self medicated fatigue problem.  Would something like provigil be a bad idea?

Probably: But another solution would be to talk with your psychiatrist about switching to a slow-release, once-daily stimulant like vyvanse, Adderall xr, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr, or their generic equivalents. Taking one a day, you would then be able to lower the dose with time. Provigil will likely offer you no benefit and may worsen the effects of stopping adderall. ...Read more

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I have adhd-pi with sct and severe fatigue; I have little to no help from concerta, adderall, or Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for my add. I have heard desoxyn might help?

I have adhd-pi with sct and severe fatigue; I have little to no help from concerta, adderall, or Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for my add.  I have heard desoxyn might help?

A small chance : There is a small chance that Desoxyn (methamphetamine) would help if the other stimulants and or amphetamines have not helped. Also stimulants are often not very helpful in inattentive adhd. ...Read more

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I feel constantly fatigued and tired. Ive tried b vitamins and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but neither helped. What will help?

Need a good eval: Fatigue can be psychologically or biologically based, or both. Start with a good physical from primary care doc. Are you under a lot of stress? Do you sleep well? Are you drinking? Self- medicating (adderal)? Are you working or in school? Are you pushing yourself too hard? Do u have a good social life and family support? Eating balanced diet? Lots to think about. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do i feel extreme muscle weakness,fatigue after consuming coffee? or taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? shouldn't the effect be opposite?

Why do i feel extreme muscle weakness,fatigue after consuming coffee? or taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? shouldn't the effect be opposite?

Fatigue: triggered by a non-physiologic way is likely do to a psychological source such as depression. Some fatigue with being overstimulated is physiologic. Rapid heart rate, increased work makes people tired. I see you are also ased about the same symptoms after a vitamin, so, psychological issues come to mind. But without an exam, I can only give general information andcannot say in your particular cas ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

Adderall is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more