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I have been taking adderall for 7 yrs. 40mg/day. About 2 mos.

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I have been taking adderall for 7 yrs. 40mg/day. About 2 mos. ago I developed a sore throat and it has steadily gotten worse. Over the past few days my nose has started burning pretty badly on one side. Also my eye on that same side is itching and burning. Along with that something is going on in my urinary tract and I have to go pee all the time. Could these be side effects. I'm a 63 yr old male and I'm otherwise very healthy. Thank you in advance, Phil
Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Adderall has not really been studied for such long term use as you have been doing. That being said, there is nothing wrong with using it under competent medical supervision.

It is very unlikely that adderall is causing the persistent, 2 month old, sore throat. It also is not known to cause eye itching and nose burning...the same goes for your urinary problems

The most concerning issue, from my point of view, is your worsening sore throat. This could be due to many issues, one of the worst being throat cancer.

Given all the issues you are experiencing, from where I am sitting, your only course of action is to see an internal medicine doctor at the earliest opportunity for a complete physical examination and workup.

Do not continue to ignore these multiple symptoms.

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