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What causes numbness in the fingertips while on Adderall?

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Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar

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Posted on Wed, 30 May 2018 in Women's Health
Question: I just started my monthly period tonight only 1.5 - 2wks after my last cycle. So, I've had 2 this month. Experiencing numb fingertips and the water pruned look on all fingers. Suffering from dry, cracked, bleeding in between fingers, wrists and palm of my hand. Wrists swollen at times, as well the cracking may be very deep and painful. Around the front hairline into my forhead are blister-like red sometimes bleeding bumps, but can also appear flat. Both of these condition' s symptoms are improved when using topical steroid cream.

I've recently been experiencing boils on various parts of my body. Currently, on my chest and inner thigh. Recently on the back of my neck, of which was extremely painful to the point of neck soreness and was extremely large. Also suffering from scalp sores. Not just one or two, but currently seems to be my entire scalp. Hair loss is very present. Lastly, severe acne on my back and chest. Uncommon for me as I am 43. However, not uncommon on my face. 

I gave birth to twin boys last March. 
I have been taking prescribed adderall for almost 10 years
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Some more information, lifestyle changes..

Detailed Answer:
Hi there, I welcome you to HCM virtual clinic. I have understood your concern and I will suggest you the best possible treatment options.

First of all do not panic. I can understand what you are going through at present. I will try to to help you out.

I would like to know about few things.
Have you got any recent USG reports done?
Do you have any family history of Diabetes mellitus or Hypertension , especially your parents?
Do you have any history of Diabetes or Hypertension?

This information will be useful to help you in a better way.

I will suggest you to opt for a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Include more portions of fruits, vegetables and salads in daily diet. Avoid refined sugars,deep fried foods and bakery products as far as possible.
Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
Wash your face frequently.
Please get in touch with the doctor who has suggested Adderall. Take the opinion about further dose and duration of the medicine.

Please feel free to communicate with me again.
I hope this answer helps you.
Thanks.
Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar
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