Brand Name: Adderall and Adderall XR Generic Name: amphetamine, dextroamphetamine Usage: Adderall and Adderall XR have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for children six years old and above. Adderall is a short acting medication Normally, the first dose of Adderall is taken first thing in the morning. Additional doses can be taken four to six hours later. It can be taken with or without food. It is available in the following strengths: 5 mg 7.5 mg 10 mg 12.5 mg 15 mg 20 mg 30 mg Adderall XR is an extended release medication and is generally taken once daily, normally in the morning. Extended release medications should always be swallowed whole. Adderall XR is available in the following: 5 mg 10 mg 15 mg 20 mg 25 mg 30 mg Physicians will often start patients on lower doses and increase as needed. This helps to find the lowest possible dose to improve symptoms. ...
This is the second in our series on Pregnancy & Asthma. Getting pregnant when you have any chronic illness, including asthma, can be worrisome. As a new mom, you want to be sure your baby will be born healthy. And there's no reason why that can't happen, even if you do have asthma!
How Asthma Can Affect Your Baby Before Birth
As long as you can keep your asthma under control, your baby should not have any negative effects. So staying in control is good for both you and baby.
However, if your asthma control is up and down or slips altogether, your blood won't have the right levels of oxygen in it, and that means your baby may not get enough oxygen either. Lack of oxygen can affect fetal growth and development, because fetuses need a consistent supply of oxygen and nutrients in order to grow and develop.
This is not to say the occasional asthma attack is going to have a negative effect on your baby, or that if control slips every now and then, bad things will ha...
Having a baby is a difficult decision to make when you're healthy, but when you are chronically ill, it takes a lot of thought and planning to figure out if it's even possible.
When I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) it changed everything...my career, my health, my goals, and my ability to do so many things that most people take for granted. And yet, despite being on full time disability and my continuing daily struggles with my health, I've suddenly found myself wanting to have a baby. The idea of having an amazing little person growing inside of me and bringing new light and life to this tired body of mine has given my husband and I much to think about and discuss lately. There are so many factors to look at and so many questions to consider. Here are some of the realities that we came up against while trying to decide if having a baby is the right thing to do.
Your Health & Fertility
One of the first things you need to assess is your own health. Is it ...
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