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Amphetamines Drug Addiction
Dx'ed w/ narcolepsy/hypersomnia, have a substance abuse history pre-diagnosis. Provigil and nuvigil don't help eds. What else to try before amphetamines?
Xyrem: Talk to your sleep specialist about xyrem (sodium oxybate = http://www.Xyrem.Com/) which is tightly controlled for cataplexy, narcolepsy & excessive daytime sleepiness (eds). Do some research on this drug (http://goo.Gl/djex1d & http://www.Fda.Gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm332029.Htm). Do not take this drug (xyrem) w/alcohol (you don't drink) or any other drug that affects breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Ther is no doubt: Addiction and fertility should be a serious concern for all women. Use of drugs like marijuana, cocaine, lsd, ecstasy and methamphetamines can severely disrupt normal menstrual cycles. Some habitual female drug users have reported not having a period for months disrupt normal menstrual cycles or even years at a time, while others report other ovulatory abnormalities such as increased pain ...Read more
I very much doubt it: Ever since strauss-leightnen syndrome was repackaged as add some 40 years ago, Ritalin & amphetamines were used with varying success in school children, I am not aware of any convincing evidence for addiction. Rather , the problem is young adults seeking Adderall or an amphetamine for their well rehearsed litany of subjective difficulties that fit adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, depends on drug: Many drugs of abuse can contribute to a heart attack. Stimulants or "uppers" are especially likely to do this. For example, Cocaine has been known to precipitate heart attacks by causing spasm and constriction of the arteries and increasing heart rate. Amphetamines are thought to contribute to heart attacks through a similar mechanism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recovery is a choice: Most people need treatment to help arrest there addiction, lots of help. Some choose that help and others don't, i'm not alway sure why. I will tell you this, it does not always have to do with how "bad" their addiction was or how much drugs or alcohol people used, at some point they just make that decision and accept the help they need, aa calls it a "spiritual awakening", its why I do this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many factors: When it comes to drug use, the causes are likely multifactorial. Being genetically predisposed, being raised by addicted parents, learning to use substances to cope, not learning to cope with feelings. Etc, etc. The important thing is really not what caused the problem, but getting help to fix it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psychiatric Disorder: Drug addiction is defined as the use of prescription or illegal drugs for reasons other than their intended use, causing impairment in one's ability to work, to engage in meaningful relationships, and to enjoy life. Addiction usually leads to dependence and tolerance making it very difficult to stop. There are many different forms of treatment. Your pmd can provide you with resources. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
<25 years: We haven't found any statistically significant way to predict a person's success in recovery from addiction, although certain activities seem to increase your odds at any age: things like compliance with medications, having a support group, avoiding triggers, etc. Generally, addiction that occurs before the brain is fully developed (age 22 in women, 25 in men) tends to have a worse prognosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
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