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Re: EMSAM and chest tightness, twitching

Posted by yznhymer on August 8, 2007, at 0:44:20

In reply to Re: EMSAM and chest tightness, twitching, posted by Racer on August 7, 2007, at 23:16:45

> Well, I know that EMSAM is metabolized into amphetamine, so that might have something to do with the jumpiness, but the tightness around the chest might be a real concern. Does it get worse if you lift your left arm?
> Bottom line -- the tightness around the chest should be checked out, and sooner rather than later. It's probably nothing, but just in case...
> (And don't you hate it when someone says, "Oh, it's probably nothing...")
> It's good to know that your mood is improved, and I hope this keeps up for you.

Hmmm.... I have no other symptoms that would indicate a heart problem. Of course that is the concern, though I'm not freaking. It probably IS nothing. But it is probably a good idea to get it checked out - I thought it would be worthwhile to get my blood pressure checked out as well since I've started this stuff anyway.

I've read other people have reported "chest tightness" with other drugs. I did mention this to my pdoc after the first two weeks but they had subsided by then. He seemed unconcerned. In fact, he said nothing.

The amphetamine metabolites may be the cause of the jumpiness. I'm just surprised they've kicked in now, after 6 weeks or so. I've just popped a klonopin to see what that does while I'm still awake.

It does seem like the chest tightness is connected to the jumpiness. Both are unnoticeable when I'm up and moving around.

Thanks for the input,




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