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On Adderal for ADD. Poor apetite, anemic, tiredness, dizziness, poor vision, constant headaches. Reason?

I think I am anemic. Im 17 years old and have been a vegetarian all my life. I crave ice all the time. I don t eat much because I take adderal for ADD and I am never hungry. Without the medication I am tired all the time even with enough sleep. I feel dizzy a lot too. My vision has also gotten increasly worse. I have constant headaches as well. What do you think it could be?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Thank you for your query.

I can understand your dilemma. I suggest that you consult your doctor who has advised you Adderal and discuss if the dose can be reduced. As you mention your vision has deteriorated and you have constant headaches, it is all the more reason to get an evaluation done.

Regarding anaemia, it can be diagonsed by a simple blood test which your doctor can arrange to be performed.

I hope I have responded to your query.

Wishing you all the best.


Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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