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Most Common Amphetamines Side Effects

Various side effects may become present when an individual uses amphetamines.  There are actually nearly 75 potential side effects that may be recognized when amphetamines are being used, when use of amphetamines abruptly stops or as a result of amphetamine addiction.  Some of the amphetamines side effects listed below are simply bothersome or could be pleasurable while others pose serious health threats to the user.

The most common amphetamine side effects include:

  • Increased alertness
  • Increased energy
  • Exhilaration
  • Excitement
  • Feeling superior, good or powerful
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid breathing
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating
  • Talkativeness
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Short temper
  • Reduced appetite

When the user is coming down from an amphetamine induced high he or she may have different side effects.

Reaction related amphetamines side effects include:

Side effects caused by amphetamines

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  • Fatigue or extreme tiredness
  • Violent behavior
  • Depression or feeling sad
  • Physical exhaustion
  • Mood swings
  • Tension

When a user has repeatedly used amphetamines they may have even more side effects and these effects may signify a potential addiction.

Amphetamines side effects associated with excessive use include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Tremors
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Blurred vision
  • Problems with coordination
  • Confusion
  • Irregular breathing or heartbeat
  • Stomach cramping
  • Psychosis
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Aggression
  • Violence
  • Increased sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Weight loss
  • Malnutrition
  • Delusions

When an individual has taken too much amphetamines, side effects such as seizures or raised body temperature could pose serious potential risks associated with amphetamine overdose.

Those who have taken amphetamines excessively or repeatedly and try to quit may feel various side effects associated with withdrawal.

The most common symptoms of withdrawal from amphetamines include:

  • Irritability
  • Hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Over-sleeping
  • Restless sleep
  • Vivid dreams
  • Hallucinations
  • Nightmares
  • Panic attacks
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