Ritalin side effects heart

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3166913 tn?1343939364 Hello! Ritalin is a mild central nervous system stimulant. It should be used with caution especially in those with glaucoma, angina, heart failure, heart rhythm disorder, recent heart attack ,overactive thyroid, severe high blood pressure, tics or Tourette's syndrome, , a hereditary condition such as fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption, or sucrase-isomaltase deficiency, or severe anxiety, tension etc.What are the symptoms you have been experiencing?
294425 tn?1288531995 Anybody notice any weird side effects with it? I've been getting this freaky feeling of bugs crawling up and down my back for the past week or so.... I wonder if it's from that or from the MS. It comes in the morning BEFORE I take the meds, lasts 10 minutes or so, and then I will have it off and on during the day sometimes, always briefly. Thanks in advance.... And everybody that I'm behind on PM-ing, be patient with me, OK?
14631020 tn?1436549076 I use it when Tylenol doesn't do the trick for pain. It has no sleepy side effects for me. I tried modafanil/provigil and took a nap on it. I did get the Maca root in pill form and only took it one day. The bottle says take 3x a day so I need to figure out what works. I agree that the extended release adderall may be a better route as it keeps it at a constant level in your system so you shouldn't experience the up and down like with the Ritalin.
Avatar f tn heart papulations and rapid heartrate. hand shaking.
Avatar m tn (I know the feeling of a recreational amphetamine dose), but I was fully awake, concentrated, focused, VERY ambitious (got an internship at the local radio station the same day I started the medication, I have no education in the domain but convinced the director that I'm passioned about learning the trade), more social (I feel more genuinely interested in people), and my head and thoughts are clear as crystal, compared to the feeling of having 20 TV channels open at once before.
429700 tn?1308011423 I don't have MS (so it appears), but I have quite a few similar symptoms, including dizziness and the related brain fog and fatigue. Back in 2000, neuro prescribed Provigil, saying "we used to use Ritalin for this" but that Provigil is now favored because of fewer side effects. Provigil was very helpful for both fatigue and cognition, although I didn't like the late-afternoon "letdown" effect I got with it. It was rather unpleasant.
Avatar f tn I was on an MAOI that also worked but that had side effects I really felt uncomfortable with. And yes, Ritalin can be used for depression.
Avatar f tn Pretty good information here: Ritalin Side Effects from the Physicians' Desk Reference® Pronounced: RIT-ah-lin Generic name: Methylphenidate hydrochloride Other brand names: Concerta, Metadate, Methylin RITALIN-SR® methylphenidate hydrochloride USP sustained-release tablets. WARNINGS - Ritalin should not be used in children under six years, since safety and efficacy in this age group have not been established.
Avatar n tn What would be the appropriate dosage range for me if I were to take this medication? I’ve read that it may have negative effects on the heart. I’m considering talking with my PCP about this but am trying to find out on my own first. Would 60 mg/day be too much? Is it ever prescribed that high? Does it depend on the extent of ADHD a psychiatrist expects? Regardless of the extent of ADHD, what would be considered a high dose for anyone?
416668 tn?1241746394 the medication. I do not want to up my dose because I am afraid of the side effects. Of note, my blood pressure is and always has been LOW, and I have no heart or circulatory problems. I eat healthy and exercise 5 times a week. My sleep schedule is very consistent, getting an average of 8 hours per night. Thanks in advance!
Avatar f tn side effects? yes sure it has side effect, but for us, the side effect were far less in severity than the add symptoms itself. If your child has asthma would you refuse medication because of the side effects? would you refuse chemo? allergy medication? of coarse not! because you love them. if your child need medication (not all do) then do whats best for them and stop listening to bi est reports and opinions on the internet. follow your heart and listen to your child.
Avatar n tn Tell me please, what effects does 4-5 yrs of amphetamine(addreall) use have on the heart of a 9-10 yr old child? What part of the heart does this effect? Have you seen aortic stenosis or any other valvular problems? Please help!!!
Avatar n tn I was in my 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester of lawschool then-I know this now because I'm still there, hardly any memory of it though. The side effects were brutal, my thick waist legnth hair nearly all fell out or broke off, I cried through my classes, wept with fatigue and depression, had numerous experiences where I'd realize I had know idea where I was or how I got there--more crying then. And I don't even want to think about the excruitating headaches.
Avatar n tn I read about the suicides (one local, 6 months post tx) and they say most if not all had relapses of the virus, or relapses into drug/alcohol abuse prior to suicide. Maybe the side effects are driving us all to relapses! Maybe this is a consipiricy to rid the world of those of us who have contracted the disease by "treating" us, thereby "killing" us??? I am not sure how much longer I can fake this functioning before I lose my house, my kid, etc.
Avatar m tn 30am. Side effects (or any) were hardly noticeable. Felt sleepy (also, no coffee) and possible interaction with attractive girl who seemed to show interest produced exaggerated levels of anxiety. Returning home @ 12. Take ~4mg. (currently 2:30) Since then I've had elevated heart rate and feelings of anxiety related to heart rate may be a positive feedback. Difficulty embarking on work due to the anxiety. Simultaneously bored, anxious and directionless right now. About to smoke a cigarette.
Avatar f tn I took a look at the side effects and couldn't find anything that seemed to fit. To play it on the safe side, it is always a good idea to mention it to your doctor. The other question would be - did you engage in any type of physical activity during the day? It sounds more related to that. Also If you spent a long time resting on your arm (maybe while reading), this could happen.
Avatar f tn One way to tell besides all the side effects (which by themselves would indicate too much V) is by length of duration. V should last 10 to 12 hours. If it lasts much longer that also is a good sign of too much. So definitely tell your doc. Oh, it is possible that you might adjust to the hit at the later mark, but it shouldn't really take more then a week or so to do. Here is a good link on what to look for in terms of under and over dosing. http://www.corepsych.
Avatar n tn i stopped it and now doctor prescribed stattera which we are supposed to start tommorow. after reading side effects of i am now scared of the same thing happening and possible suicidal thoughts. is there any alternative that anyone has tried that actually works without all this.....
Avatar f tn These meds together make little sense to me, seem to contradict each other, God knows the interaction and side effects to worry about. He is all by himself across the country from home, no consistant mental health follow up. My biggest concern is again, the validity of these meds together, and what the heck interactions to be looking for. .
598237 tn?1225647072 We find on the TV and the internet all the time that this medicine or that medicine has been found to have side effects. If the side effects are significant enough the medicine is taken off the market by the FDA. I am not saying that any medicine for any condition or illness is the very best course of action, but as darlene38 said, if a child cannot control themselves and cannot make friends or learn, then what else should you do when CBT alone does not work.
Avatar m tn OR am i just making myself believe is this real? Can taking way too much ritalin without sleep for 3 days seriously cause such effects and if so are they permanent and what should i do? which medical personal should i seek? Please help me!
Avatar m tn This stuff was a miracle, but it is the drug that is causing me all the really bad side effects. Start by cutting down on your bupe. You'll be surprised how lil you can do and still feel ok. Im actually down to 1mg a day now. But since its absorbed better through the nose I insufficate my bupe but I use a shaver to keep the pill in a better and equal doses. I'm bout ready to start completely going 1mg every other day to .5 every two days and so on till I'm off.
Avatar n tn Hello! 1) Some of the side effects of Ritalin include: Nervousness and insomnia are the most common adverse reactions but are usually controlled by reducing dosage and omitting the drug in the afternoon or evening.
Avatar n tn the results were remarkable tho....overuse has alot of side effects such as weight loss, nervousness, heart problems etc...i am sure u know all of these...a couple of times a week I am not sure if u would have alot of side effects long term if u r not taking huge amounts at a time....trouble is your use can escalate and u will be one of the addicted people like ur friends may be....u r only one step away...it is a fine line....amphetamines are more mentally addicting like cocaine...
Avatar n tn Right, the one responsible for monitoring me, making sure that I am ok with the side effects and such, picture this. I am currently a Business major, in school still, finishing up in may/June. I have now been prescribed 60 mg of adderral XR a day for the past 2 years. Maybe I’m in denial, or maybe I don’t know, but I have never been addicted to anything in my life, not drugs, not cigarettes, and now I’m stuck on both. When I hit college I had just started seeing this new doctor.