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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I take 30 mg of Adderall XR everyday, and have been on it for a month and a half, and I went to go get blood work done, and the blood work came back negative. My period is almost 2 weeks late, and last month I only had spotting for 3 days which isn't normal for me. I usually get my period for a week- a week and a half. Lately I have been overtired but it is hard for me to fall asleep at night, and it is hard for me to get out of bed. I feel sick when I eat certain foods that I normally enjoy. Also I've had bloody noses for the past 2 weeks, which I've never had one in my entire life. I also am having a sever breakout on my entire face and along my ears. I haven't broken out like this in almost 3 years, even when I do get my period. Also, I have had no cramps which I get severely before my period. I've had no signs of my period coming. What could this mean? Could the blood test be wrong? Is the Adderall affecting how I feel/ my missed period?
User :   Should I take an HPT? I'm not sure what's going on.. Because my period is never this late.
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr Oberoi here
User :   Hi.
User :   Did you get my first message ?
Doctor :   give me a min please, let me go thru your query
User :   Alright.
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   18
Doctor :   do you have anyother medical problem ?
User :   no.
User :   This is the only medication I take.
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   now what you have been experiencing looks like a hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   which are causing the said symptoms
Doctor :   also it can be a thyroid related condtion
Doctor :   condition **
User :   What is that?
User :   Could I possibly still be pregnant though?
Doctor :   are you havening unprotected intercourse ?
User :   yes
User :   i did
User :   on december 13th
User :   and then i got my period for 3 days very light
User :   2 weeks later.. which has never happened to me before
User :   but i had no cramps
User :   or anything
Doctor :   i suggest that you should get a home pregnancy test done
User :   Alright. If I'm not then what is a thyroid condition mean?
User :   or hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   yes
User :   no but what does it mean
User :   what do they mean
Doctor :   thyroid is a gland which releases THYROID HORMONES
Doctor :   which are responsible for various functions
User :   like what>?
Doctor :   responsible for regulation of metabolism.
Doctor :   any change can cause your symptoms of fatigue
User :   Oh, well is it possible that the blood test could be negative because of the adderall?
User :   could that make it negative?
Doctor :   and irregular periods
User :   But could the adderall cause a blood test to be negative?
Doctor :   no addreall has no effect on the blood
Doctor :   its only affects the brain
User :   oh i see. well i used to take topomax.
Doctor :   you should first get the pregnancy test done
User :   but i recently stopped
User :   about 3 weeks ago.
User :   okay.
Doctor :   if the test is negative
Doctor :   then you should get a thyroid test done
User :   Alright. Is that done through blood work?
Doctor :   yes its a simple test
User :   Alright.
Doctor :   it will help us to pinpoint the reason for your symptoms and then you can be treated accordingly
User :   Alright. Thank you.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   thanks
Doctor :   and dont worry all the possible conditions that i have mentioned
Doctor :   all can be CURED
Doctor :   good bye
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