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Dexedrine Withdrawal

Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) is an amphetamine, belonging to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants it is a Schedule II controlled substance. Dexedrine was often used in the late 60s and early 70s as a prescription diet aid, because one of the effects of such stimulant drugs is to suppress appetite. Dexedrine (and its more potent cousin Benzedrine) was also commonly (and illegally) used by college students, either for the stimulant high it provided or as a study aid. Dexedrine is highly addictive. Individuals form an addiction to Dexedrine due to its abilty to sustain energy and lose weight. Dexedrine addiction may lead to serious complications such as increased heart rate and blood pressure.

Withdrawal symptoms from Dexedrine are characterized by depression and extreme fatigue. Fortunately, the withdrawal symptoms tend to be mostly psychological and not medical.

Dexedrine Withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • fatigue
  • long but disturbed sleep
  • strong hangover
  • irritability
  • depression
  • violence

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