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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

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Is selegiline a stimulant? Can I take it to improve my stress, wakefulness and fatigue? We do not have adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) provigil type drug in our country. I am looking for alternative.

Is selegiline a stimulant? Can I take it to improve my stress, wakefulness and fatigue? We do not have adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) provigil type drug in our country. I am looking for alternative.

Don't know : however why you need such medicines? Our goal is to find causes for your symptoms and treat. Please visit us www.ehacstl.com to learn how we propose to treat the cause. If interested you maybwant to make a tel consult or video conference. Hope it helps. Seligiline is for Parkinson's ...Read more

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Is smoking meth going to decrease my chance of improving my 15% heart failure?

Is smoking meth going to decrease my chance of improving my 15% heart failure?

Yes: I"m not sure how you got the figure 15%. But chronic meth use places a demand on the heart that isn't otherwise there, and thereby increases the likelihood of future heart problems, including congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Is their any contradiction of taking amphetamine with a barbituate, could doctors prescribe a person both?

Upper& a downer: There might b unusual circumstances where for example u have add & insomnia that doesn't respond to ordinary sleep aids but we dont typically prescribe a stmulant & a sedative together. ...Read more

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make a person awkward?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make a person awkward?

Yes: It can either make someone talk more and be overly sociable or alternatively make them focus too intently on things around them and be mysteriously silent. However, these are extremes and many people fall somewhere in between the two extremes presented here. Many people are more awkward when they are not on adhd medications because they cannot seem to hold a coherent conversation. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Does a person's tolerance to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ever change?

Does a person's tolerance to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ever change?

Tolerance changes: Through the life cycle, our physiology changes. Our ability to digest and absorb nutrients and drugs changes with aging. Our constitutional ability to adapt, while not well studied, is also known to change relative to our life style. So does the tolerability of any drug change over time? Not necessarily, but most certainly it could. ...Read more

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What does a person who od'd on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do to come down?

Wait or ER: It will take about 2.5 days for the adderal to be gone completely from your system. Until that time it can cause racing heart beat, anxiety, agitation, insomnia and even psychosis. If you are very unstable go to the er, otherwise just wait it out in in a calm private place. ...Read more

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Could Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) be prescribed to a person with a history of drug abuse?

Generally no: Although some physicians would disagree, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (which is a mixture of amphetamines) can very easily become a drug of abuse even though the original abuse was with other drugs. Also prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is commonly sold or traded for drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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Why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause a side effect of excessively speaking? why should a person stop taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) because of this side effect?

Why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause a side effect of excessively speaking? why should a person stop taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) because of this side effect?

Stimulant SE: This is commonly described as a side effect from a stimulant. It is considered a non-lethal but potentially dysfunctional side effect. If the person needs medication for ADHD (attention deficit), atomoxetine or an alternate stimulant such methylphenidate or focalin (dexmethylphenidate) or others can be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For ...Read more