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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr cause severe pain and muscle tightness ? I'm a 59 year old female . Please help .

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)  xr  cause severe pain and muscle  tightness  ? I'm a 59 year old female .
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Yes, indirectly: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) greatly reduces appetite for some patients. As a result they eat less and may develop mg or k deficiency, which will cause muscle pain and weakness. Also may lose weight in the form of muscle loss and become weak. The solution is good nutrition, including lots of vegetables, banannas, nuts, protein and adequate hydration. You feel full on the stimulant but your body is starving. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Severe pain and tightness in trapezius muscles both sides. Makes arms painful and weak. What can help this pain at home?

Severe pain and tightness in trapezius muscles both sides. Makes arms painful and weak. What can help this pain at home?

Muscle spasm: or tightness is CYCLIC Pain leads to spasm leads to more pain and this CIRCLE must be broken. Most TRUE muscle RELAXANTS have many side effects and some (like Valium) are ADDICTIVE> HEAT particularly WET HEAT is a VERY effective treatment of the spasm and IBUPROFEN a very effective relief of muscle pain Suggest you use both!' Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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My mother took synvicsone a week ago.For 4days she was alright but again her muscle below the knee got tight and is having severe pain , clotting ?

My mother took synvicsone a week ago.For 4days she was alright but again her muscle below the knee got tight and is having severe pain , clotting ?

Possibly: Any swelling and aching in calves, especially without activity, makes us worry about blood clots in the leg. She should call her physician or go to er to evaluated for this immedicately. It can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What to recommend for tight neck and upper back muscles that been hurting for a month. Taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil every other day having severe pain?

Take muscle : relaxant such as Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) with the pain killers. You need a prescription for that. Also apply warm compresses for 20 minutes x2 a day. If symptoms persist see a Physical therapist provided that no major problem such as herniated disc has been found. ...Read more

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Severe pain and tightness in chest with trapped air in my chest is this a sign of any illness and what causes it how do I get rid of it?

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation or referral to cardiologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Severe hand pain when i grasp objs. My pt says I have a "kink" in my nerve caused by tight neck and shoulder muscles. Term or diagnosis for condition?

Severe hand pain when i grasp objs. My pt says I have a "kink" in my nerve caused by tight neck and shoulder muscles. Term or diagnosis for condition?

Radiculopathy: Your pt is referring to a condition called radiculopathy where a nerve root in the neck is irritated or compressed causing symptoms in the arm or hand. This may not be what is actually going on. Normally radiculopathy does not cause pain upon grasping items. There can be a number of conditions that cause this symptom. I would recommend evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

See Spine Specialist: Many people have anatomical variances in their spine like you, however not everyone of those people has or will have pain. Since this has been bothering you enough, i would suggest seeing a pain ; spine specialist to see what exactly is bothering you to see what they can do to help with your pain. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in what i think is my erector spinae...? The muscle(s) will contract and get very stiff and won't relax for hours. Causes/cures?

Musculoskeletal pain: You are describing significant pain and spasm in your back muscle. This is almost always related to primary muscular strain. It does not sound like a disc problem. Stretching, heat and massage would all be helpful. If you're doing some athletic activity or workout, this may be aggravating your back. Be careful with proper lifting mechanics. Do you have a new mattress? Pillow between legs at night. ...Read more

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Would spine or muscles be most likely to cause severe pain on right side of lower back?

Would spine or muscles be most likely to cause severe pain on right side of lower back?

It depends: Determining the cause of pain requires a thorough evaluation with a history and physical exam and possibly imaging studies and nerve tests. ...Read more

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Can a small tear in the soleus muscle cause severe pain or do I just have a low pain threshold?

Can a small tear in the soleus muscle cause severe pain or do I just have a low pain threshold?

Lots of pain: A 'small tear' in any muscle, ligament, or tendon can cause severe pain, without doubt. (of course, you might still have a low pain threshold. ;) ). ...Read more

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What could cause me to get severe pain in my calf muscles?

What could cause me to get severe pain in my calf muscles?

Check labs and shoes: Make sure to check serum electrolytes , particularly potassium. Dehydration is a common cause, so check urine color, it should be light yellow. Gait can cause unusual strain on these muscles, so check your shoes for uneven wear. If needed , see a podiatrist for shoe orthotic correction.Venous thrombosis, or clots, are unusual in both legs, but look for redness , or swelling of the legs. ...Read more

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When my friend bends her petitoes the muscle of her foot muscles get tightened and she feels severe pain. What's the cause and how to cure it?

Muscle cramp: Like a "charley horse"/ cramp. This is often due to low magnesium. We are all deficient as our diets are so low in mg. Have her buy some magnesium glycinate (less likely to cause loose stools than cheaper mg oxide) and slowly increase dose starting with one cap am and pm till goes away and cont this dose for 2 weeks. Then i would continue mg regularly at 1 cap am and pm once symptoms are gone. ...Read more

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Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Yes: It is not common for metformin to cause muscle pain but it is a reported side effect of the medication. It would be unusual for it to cause muscle pain in just one group of muscles. Usually when a medication causes muscle pain it occurs in all muscles all over the body. ...Read more

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Severe pain in calf muscle and a lot of fluid in knee what could cause it?

Severe pain in calf muscle and a lot of fluid in knee what could cause it?

Many causes.: it can be arthritis, a torn ligament or tendon, a meniscal tear , or a loose body, just to name a few possibilities. See an orthopedic knee specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Twisting force caused tear sensation in back 9-11 ribs w/ initial severe pain w/ sitting up and breathing. 1.5 years later muscle still gets sore. ?

Was there rib fractu: This may have been a fracture or a separation of the rib cartilage. If it does not heal completely there can be a tear that periodically separates. There may have been a problem with the healing that puts the muscle at risk. You can discuss this with your physiciana nd look at the imaging. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain in the calf and thigh muscles of both legs?

Lots of things: Severe calf pain can be due to intermittant claudication which you must address due to poor circulation. Upper thigh pain can also be due to poor circulation especially if you are a past smoker. Overexercise which causes cramping, and lack of stretching may also be a cause. Arthridities and neuromuscular disorders should also be addressed. I would see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more