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Would amphetamine improve vision in a person with amblyopia?

Would amphetamine improve vision in a person with amblyopia?

No: I don't even know how to begin to draw a connection between these two totally unrelated drug and disease. Simply put, there is no way this could work. ...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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New Foster,18mo boy, removed from home,tested+for meth in system. Severe amblyopia&vision loss in L eye,now in glasses. Poss related to meth exposure?

New Foster,18mo boy, removed from home,tested+for meth in system. Severe amblyopia&vision loss in L eye,now in glasses. Poss related to meth exposure?

Methamphetamine: Not everything is known about drug exposures in the fetus. Vision problems is not probably related but who can know for sure as we do not know how much drug was used, and often there is poly drug use and alcohol exposure. ...Read more

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My Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helps me immensely but it gives me blurry vision. Is this common?

My Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helps me immensely but it gives me blurry vision. Is this common?

Not common but: It can happen. To confirm cause, if not already done so, talk with prescriber about conducting a trial without Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for a few days (like sat/sun) as each morning the previous day's dose should have cleared. If not tolerable prescriber may consider alternative med for you, such as methylphenidate or atomoxetine. If Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not causative, consider optometrist. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Is vision impairment common with meth?

Is vision impairment common with meth?

Impairment is common: Alterations in blood pressure and vasoconstriction of retinal vessels can lead to vision impairment and even blindness. Anticholinergic activity and noradrenergic over activity lead to dry eye and dilated pupils. Dopamine alterations in the brain lead to visual (and auditory) hallucinations. Dry eye is common. Need any more reasons not to use? ...Read more

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Not having racing thoughts. Taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to improve attention. Its not working. What stimulant to try?

Not having racing thoughts. Taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to improve attention. Its not working. What stimulant to try?

No stimulant!: You want focus - there is no reason to think any stimulant will provide that. Training is what works. Meditation, yoga and targeted exercise can help. The nature of your task is important too. Focus on a boring topic is harder than an interesting one. Drugs will be pretty unlikely to do it IMHO. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR is destroying my endurance in soccer. Is there anything I can do to improve fitness while on meds?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR is destroying my endurance  in soccer. Is there anything I can do to improve fitness while on meds?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Consider switching to the immediate release form of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It will give you more flexibility in dosing. You can take less on the days that you need to, or adjust the dose as recommended by your prescribing physician. Of course the most important ways to improve fitness are to exercise regularly, eat nutritious food, get adequate sleep, and avoid tobacco and excess alcohol. ...Read more

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Took sleep test, diagnosed w/ idiopathic hypersomnia. Take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Nuvigil. Any suggestions for how to improve wakefulness w/o more meds?

Took sleep test, diagnosed w/ idiopathic hypersomnia. Take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Nuvigil. Any suggestions for how to improve wakefulness w/o more meds?

Great question!: You may consider using vitamin B12, sublingually (under the tongue) Nuvigil is a stinulant used for excessive sleepiness. What is the cause of your sleepiness? Adressing the underlying problem is usually the best option. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more