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Can I use Adderal if I have an 2 mm unruptured aneurysm

behind my eye that a...
Can I use Adderal if I have an 2 mm unruptured aneurysm behind my eye that a neuro-interventionist said only needs monitoring?
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Yes, you should be OK to use Adderall.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Thanks Dr. Rick. I failed to add that I use the nicotine patch (a stimulant) and felt the Adderal (20 mg) and the patch might compromise the 2mm unruptured aneurysm. And your suggesting it would be OK/safe to use the Adderal? Just giving you a more complete picture. thanks. George

Thanks for that extra information. I am a retina specialist and deal with type of retina problem all the time...
You will be OK to use the nicotine patch (congrats on working to give up smoking :), as well as the adderall. This really shouldn't impact your retinal macroaneurysm.
Have a great Labor Day weekend :-)
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This also hold true if your aneurysm is in your orbit, behind your eyeball, and not in your retina.....just to make sure you are clear on what I am saying
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

It is a precisely a saccular aneurysm arising from the clinoid segment of the right INTERNAL carotid artery. I should have given this specific information earlier. This this change the answer? I believe this maybe outside the orbit. Perhaps a neurologist can supplement your answer. Thank you so much--George Z

George,
I still think you will be OK as we discussed...although that is a long way away from the eye ;-)
You might see if you can re-post your question, giving all of the above information, to the neurology section if you want another opinion.
Have a great three day weekend :)
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