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Re: Help with Methylphenidate induced tachycardia, SLS

Posted by Babak on July 29, 2015, at 3:08:38

In reply to Re: Help with Methylphenidate induced tachycardia, Babak, posted by SLS on July 28, 2015, at 7:16:55

Thank you very much for your response.
I didn't know about hydrophilic and lipophilic beta-blockers and more worryingly it seems that neither did my GP, Pdoc and nor the cardiologist that I was referred to by UK's NHS.
My Pdoc told me not to take beta blockers prescribed by my GP and the cardiologist told me to stop taking my Concerta.
None of them ever even considered trying a selective beta blocker. Just goes to show the dangers we face when we need "doctors".
I am currently in Italy but last night I, managed to get hold of 100mg Atenolol tablets through a friendly pharmacy.
I had already taken 10mg diazepam and 300mg Gabapentine but I still have palpitation and my blood pressure was 187/99.
So in almost desperation I took half a tablet and then my heart rate dropped to 75 and my blood pressure came down to 135/87 within half an hour.
Obviously late at night with all the medication in me, I couldn't tell if my focus or concentration had been affected by Atenolol as well. However, it still took me three hours to fall asleep (ADHD does cause chaotic sleep patterns).
I have taken 36mg of Concerta today which means that I should start having palpitation within six hours.
I know that Atenolol has short life time but my blood pressure by this time would be high into 180s is still in the 130s/70s and my HR is still 69. I feel a bit dizzy but other than that I feel fine!
I know that it is too early to make any definitive conclusions but WHY this was not considered by the doctors?




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