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Chest heaviness, tightness, breathlessness. Taking adderall. Side-effects of medication?

I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest and it seems like im being squeezed tightly and making it feel like im fighting for air do i need to go to E. R. ??? is this a sign of something serious like cancer since i am a smoker also i just started adderall can adderall cause these problems?? please help im very scared
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
Side effects of Adderall include dizziness, nervousness, headache and weight loss, decreased libido or sex drive,etc.
The feeling of tightness in chest & breathlessness may be related to constriction & inflammation of airway passages...reason may be due to smoking.
Nebulisation & steam inhalation will provide symptomatic relief in this regard.
Or it can also be a warning sign of heart involvement. will be better to consult a Doctor to prevent any deterioration in the condition.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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