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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi. I just started a 20mg dose of Adderall on Saturday for my ADD. In these past two days I've gotten so many side effects. These include dizziness, kinda weird vision (not a lot) dry mouth, headaches, restlessness, soreness, stomach pains, loss of appetite, really nauseated, shortness of breath, and the inability to get an erection. It is also really tight down there. I have a foreskin, and it's really hard to pull back. I'm just wondering if these are normal, and will they go away in the next few days once my body gets used to the medication. This is my first medication I've ever been on to treat any health issues.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
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Let me read
Doctor :   yes these are the effects of using ADDERALL
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Your Doctor who prescribed them should have mentioned you about the same
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Soon you get adjusted to it within a week
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If not then you may go back to the Doctor for revisal of medicine or the dose
User :   So none of them are really that bad? I was just worried because I had gotten so many side effects. Eleven of them.
Doctor :  
Yes
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These are common with ADDERALL as it acts on Brain
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and any medicine that acts on Brain has global effects
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as you have mentioned above
User :   Okay.
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The problem of fore skin not being able to pull back should be observed closely
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This cannot be because of ADDERALL
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However nothing to panic about it too
User :   Well, it just started when I took adderall
Doctor :  
You can try pulling it back many number of times
User :   It had never happened before.
User :   But it is just tight.
User :   It always has been loose
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and if it pains or if you have pain during erectin
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then you can think about going to a Walk in clinic to check if everything is right
User :   Well, I can't even achieve an erection, so I don't know if it will hurt or not.
Doctor :  
Usually this problem happens if some person has not had sexual activity or masturbation for long time
User :   Well, I had masturbated just fine the night before, and now I can't even gain an erection.
User :   I got erections just fine before starting the Adderoll. So this should go away within a week too?
Doctor :  
Yes Adderall can cause problem in erection but they are very transient
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   I'm 16
Doctor :  
Do not bother about the erection now?
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Since you are very young
User :   Okay. It was just weird to me.
Doctor :  
Concentrate on getting better about the main problme
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that you have and for which the ADDERALL is prescribed
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Why is it prescribed to you?
User :   It is for my ADD
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My opinion is you have to be more concerned about the ADHD than the erection problem
User :   I know.
User :   I am
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The erection problem is corrected once you stop the Adderall
User :   So the other side effects I shouldn't worry about either?
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Yes
User :   Okay.
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One more thing which I wanted you to do is, you can ask your parent / guardian to read the content on this link
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So first link is for you
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the second link is for your parent
User :   Okay.
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Is there anything else I can help you with?
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Actually you have to have your parent with you while you chat with me
User :   My sister would like to ask a question since we already paid for this.
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Go ahead
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I am here to answer all your queries
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Where are you from?
User :   hi. recently, i've been getting a lot of wants for a baby. Like, so bad that it is all i can think about. it sometimes prevents me from sleeping. i'm only 16. i read that it's normal for teenagers to feel this way, but this is really bad. it has taken over my days with me thinking about it. i really want one, but then i don't. is there anything i can do?
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It is normal to feel so
User :   But having it so bad that i can't sleep at nights?
User :   it is all i think about
Doctor :  
Ok, You have to remove this thoughts from your head
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You need a digression from these thoughts before night
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or bed time
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Answer yourself this way.
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1) It is very bad to have child at this age as I have lot of career ahead
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2) One should not involve in sexual intercourse to have a baby before 18 yrs of age
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3) It falls a lot of physical and mental burden on you if you have a baby
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4) You cannot enjoy your normal life, your physical features will be changed
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and you look old than what you are
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Do you want yourself to be so?
User :   i know, i know everything that can go wrong, but i just can't help thinking about it. i'll just try to think of other things when ig o to bed.
Doctor :  
Why can't you get yourself engaged in some other activity like watching a good information channel or Comedy movie
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before going to bed
User :   i'll try something like that
Doctor :  
By this your thought are truly diverted and you have a humor to think about while you lie down to sleep
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This is healthy and stress relieving
User :   i'll give that a try
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
Whenever you have a thought of these wants, just think this is bad and I should not do it
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Only one line and not more than that
User :   alright
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I hope it helps
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Is there anything else you guys want to speak?
User :   i'lll try it out
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User :   nope. that's it
User :   Thanks for your help
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Bye for now.
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Next time please ask your parent or guardian to be with you while chatting
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