Most people are familiar with some of the common side-effects of Adderall : loss of appetite, headache, stomach upset, weight loss and difficulty sleeping. But one of the lesser known side-effects, skin problems can be devastating. An investigation on the adverse effects of Adderall XR in 2006 by the FDA indicated three areas of adverse events: cardiovascular , psychiatric and dematological. A report issued indicated, "The final area of concern that was found in this review, serious adverse skin reactions with Adderall XR, is not currently being addressed." 
According to the medication guide for Adderall XR, adverse reactions can include, "Urticaria, rash, hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema and anaphylaxis. Serious skin rashes, including Stevens Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis have been reported." 
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious skin disease, usually resulting from an allergic reaction from a medication. Symptoms include
A very common question from people trying to quit smoking is: “Will smoking marijuana help or hurt as I try to quit smoking cigarettes?” Whether marijuana will relieve side effects or withdrawal symptoms is dubious. But the risks of using any tobacco product and of smoking pot are unmistakable.
Marijuana has been used as a medical treatment for thousands of years. Marijuana was listed as an approved drug in the United States until the 1940s, when probably due to political pressure, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state laws allowing medicinal use of marijuana must adhere to the federal law banning it. However, proponents still contend that marijuana successfully treats pain, nausea and other uncomfortable side effects of conventional medical treatment as well as some disease symptoms.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2006, 14.8 million Americans aged 12 or older used marijuana at least once in the month prior to bei...
I have never been a religious person, however I believe there is a power greater than myself – a power that is to be honored for the beautiful gifts we receive in life. One of those gifts is the gift of health. I started smoking when I was a young teenager and it always felt wrong to me. And not wrong in the sense that my parents said I shouldn’t smoke or wrong because society frowned upon it, but wrong in that my core sense of self felt violated by my blatant disregard for my own health. I would tell myself that I would never smoke long enough for it to hurt me and that I would quit before I got to be very old. But as I wrote in an earlier blog, the addiction soon got the best of me and it was much more difficult to quit smoking than I ever thought it would be. When I finally found my freedom from smoking addiction , my behavior became aligned with my core values for the first time in many years. This is a wonderful feeling and because it was so difficult to attain I treasure...
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