Feet cold and blue. Side effect of Adderall

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  • #86544

    Hey fellow strugglers. I’ve been taking Addetall XR for about a year now. Recently I’ve noticed my toes/feet being discolored and cold. I went to the doctor and she’s very concerned that I have vascular problems. I work in the prosthetic industry so this scares me to death. I take several medications but right off the bat I thought about the effects of Adderall and researched it. Sure enough “construction of the blood vessels” is listed.

    Has anyone else dealt with this? She has me scheduled for bilateral ultra sounds to check blood blow. Although I need the medicine, I need my legs more. I’m not sure if the Adderal is intensifying an underlying problem or causing one.

    Any suggestions?

  • #86589


    Yes, vasoconstriction is a known side effect of amphetamines. I’m a bit puzzled that you’ve already talked with your doctor about it, yet still need to come ask a bunch of amateurs about it. Your doctor should do more than express concern, she should provide a treatment plan. Is there something I’m missing about this situation? Given that it’s a known side effect risk, there must be strategies to deal with it in some way or another.

  • #86597

    Forgive me but I thought this was a discussion board. My doctor ordered test but there was no mention of what could be causing it. I did some research myself, which is why I asked if anyone had been through this particular issue. I’d appreciate replies that are helpful, not sarcastic. Have a great day.

    • #86614


      Sorry if you didn’t like my response, but no sarcasm was intended. Inflection doesn’t translate well in writing.

  • #86615

    My lack of acknowledging that my doctor didn’t discuss the connection between Adderall and my symptoms left room for people to think otherwise. I plan to discuss this with her as soon as the results of the test are in. I was wondering if anyone else had experience with this and what route they were directed to take.
    I am curious if the medicine is bringing out an underlying problem I have, causing a problem or if it’s throwing false alarms to something that’s not an issue. I guess I’ll find out in about 3 hours.

  • #86686


    I take dexadrine and and had noticed the same thing. since I’ve started taking cbd oil I don’t have the same problems

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