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    Adderall Addiction
    JohannaB24 posted:
    Hi, I'm Johanna and I am 18 years old. I have been using prescription Adderall and other ADD/ADHD medication for about 4 years. I take 350mg per day, and have heart pain at times as well as trouble breathing. Often, my hands will become tingly and go numb. I realize this is not normal, and I am wondering what my future health issues may be. Although I am prescribed this medicine, I take way more than I should. This has lead to daily heart pain, and I am only 18 years old! Please help me.
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    Anthony Tornay, MD responded:
    Rather than worry about future health issues, I think you should be concerned about the present. Taking "way more" than prescribed is by definition abuse and should be treated with respect.

    A good beginning would be a discussion with either the prescribing physician or a knowledgeable counselor in this area.

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