Is Ritalin safe with heard palpitations?
August 27, 2013 10:34 AM Subscribe
I get occasional heart palpitations, is it safe for me to (legally) take Ritalin?
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I pretty clearly have ADD. A new psychiatrist had me track my symptoms and after two office visits has prescribed me 10mg (up to 3 a day if needed) of Ritalin (generic).
however, I am a bit nervous because I also get occasional heart palpitations. I used to get them daily but have been on an anti-anxiety medication and now rarely get them. I have been told for some people Ritalin can give them palpitations, whereas others they actually go away.
I am interested in anyones experience or thoughts as I am mostly concerned with the safety. Therapist knows about them and I have had whole heart work-ups in the past with no problems other than elevated cholesterol.
I could naturally look around the internet but don't consider those sources as reliable as it tends to pull up the crazies saying Ritalin will kill you along with any other manufactured thing ever.
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