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Is it same to take amphetamines for 18 years if you've been taking them for cataplexy?

Is it same to take amphetamines for 18 years if you've been taking them for cataplexy?

Amphetamines in narc: I'm not sure if i understant the question. Unlike in adhd, amphetamines used for narcolepsy should not be taken intermittently or with holidays. These can be somewhat helpful for cataplexy but there are better anti-cataplectic medications that do not have the side effects. Amphetamines are used in narcolepsy primarily to combat the sleepiness with the added benefit of anticataplexy. ...Read more

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Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of cataplexy?

What are the symptoms of cataplexy?

Cataplexy: Loss of muscle tone can present with sagging jaw, arm weakness, slumping shoulders, drooping head, slurred speech, generalized weakness. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone is addicted to amphetamines?

Any of these: If you are needing more to get high, have withdrawal symptoms or needing to take more to avoid such, spending a lot if time looking for the drug, using is causing you problems socially or with work and you continue to use despite these problems and are unable to stop despite your efforts, you are addicted. ...Read more

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Why can't I quit meth?

Why can't I quit meth?

Quitting meth: Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system. You can become addicted after trying it just once! for more information regarding meth treatment centers in your community, please call: 1 (888) 287-6189. Good luck! ...Read more

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Signs of a meth usrr ?

Signs of a meth usrr
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Meth addiction: Signs include flushing, dilated pupils, hyperactivity, restlessness, sweating, twitching, tremors, irritability, paranoea. ...Read more

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How is meth use treated?

NA or CA: Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or Cocaine anonymous. ...Read more

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Why is meth so dangerous?

Why is meth so dangerous?

Unpredictable: The single most dangerous feature is that at any time -- the first or the 100th use -- you may suddenly discover you can no longer be happy without using it. You will continue compulsively and not stop until the adverse effects of the drug have killed you. The last stages are quite horrible. The stories about people ripping off their own flesh are true. ...Read more

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Is meth a problem anymore?

Is meth a problem anymore?

Yes: They're still dying and we pathologists are still autopsying them. ...Read more

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Are amphetamines addictive?

Are amphetamines addictive?

Yes: And they can have serious, life-threatening side effects. They should only be used under the supervision of a doctor. If you feel you are addicted, you should get help right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Cataplexy (Definition)

The syndrome of narcolepsy, which causes daytime sleep attacks, may be associated with episodes of complete temporary loss of muscular tone, associated with intense emotions, such as crying or laughing. The pt may collapse to the ground, but does not go unconscious. This seems to be a ...Read more