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Ritalin Chest Pains Stop
I've been on ritalin (methylphenidate) for a year, but I'm now suffering from frequent chest pains. Should I stop taking ritalin (methylphenidate)?
Yes: The development of any chest pain requires proper evaluation by a physician. While it may be related to a minor non -serious issue, Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a known cardiac stimulant. It can provoke extra heart beats, elevate blood pressure and in some instances even provoke a heart attack. ...Read more
I took 20mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) IR. I experienced bad chest pain right after. No other associated symptoms. Was pain caused by high BP or was it an actual MI?
Taking 250mg ritalin (methylphenidate) a day (35mg / 2hs) due to tolerance. Today BP 140/80, then 90/60. Massive chest pain, low/high bp. Cardio/blood ok. Not panic att?
Much too much: You are taking much too much ritalin! All of your symptoms are related. You need to be detoxified! ...Read more
I get chest pains everytime I take water pills. Is this really bad? Should I stop using them immediately?
I'm 23 and have frequent chest pains since the age of 13 why? The pain lasts for 5 minutes which cause me to stop breathing as it hurts to try.
Asthma attack?: Or something else...Please have a doctor do a comprehensive investigation to see the bottom on this! 10 years is too long to suffer... Best luck! ...Read more
Treat the source: There are many causes of chest pain. If from GI tract may respond to antacids or otc med like Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). Inflammatory pain (pleurisy, costochondritis, pericarditis) will respond to anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. Heart pain will respond to nitroglycerine. See you doctor to determine the source of your chest discomfort, and he/she will recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more
If my inhaler is making me caugh & giving me chest pains after it stops working, should I stop using it and get another one prescribed?
Chest pain: Yes see your doctor for a prescription change. ...Read more
Can h2 blockers heal your esophagus I take 20mg 2x a day. So well that help heal me and stop the chest pains.
I was a chain smoker, tried to stop. Now, I smoke thrice a week. I have difficulty breathing even at rest with chest pains. What illness may I have?
I have chest pains while riding a bike. Should I be worried I'm riding it now and when I stop it gets kinda better?
I feel like im being choked and I also have bad chest pains, its been going on for about 2 hours now, what could it be and how do I stop it?
Concerning: With chest pain that persists, you should go to the Urgent Care or ER as soon as possible. AT your age, you may be just having a panic attack or "heartburn" (Gastroesophageal reflux). However, chest pain is something that should be worked up further. You can often avoid the long line at the ER when you mention chest pain as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Chest pains sharp pain on my upper left side shoulder and left side of my neck. It'll start and then stop feels like someone punch me.
Quick sharp chest pains while jogging that stopped as soon as I slowed down. Should I stop exercising? Do I need to see a doctor? 5'8" 132lbs 33yrs
My husband always complains about chest pains, also at night I noticed that he stops breathing he also says something about his knee has this pain alot?
Chest pain, see MD: There are many possible reasons for chest pain; the most concerning are heart-related. He should see a doctor about this, and if the pain is severe, call 911. If you notice that he stops breathing when he is asleep, this may be apnea, most likely obstructive sleep apnea, and a sleep study will help diagnose this. Left untreated, this can cause more serious problems later. ...Read more
I am experiencing pericardits and extreme chest pains. They get worse when laying down and they started after I had a stent put in. I'm taking choclcine med and it's not enough to stop the pain. I beleive I have an infection. What is your suggest?
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Everytime I go to sleep it's like my heart starts beating faster to the point where I start to get chest pains and I sit up and it stops. What is this?
Rapid heart beat: Can't tell what's going on from out here. You need to see your Doc and be evaluated. After history and exam, you may need tests like an ecg and holter or event monitor to see what's going on when you try to go to sleep. Can only speculate from out here and that's worth little. ...Read more
Was told before that I have an irregular heart beat, I get bad chest pains that come+go, sometimes takes my breath away like my heart stops then races?
See a cardiologist: Or your family physician for a cardiac workup. ...Read more
60/40 heart blkg; rxof ranexa (ranolazine) 500mg x2 day. Bad neuro pains/stabs began aftr taking med. Pa instrc 2 stop; now chest pains again;bp spike; nausea. Help?
Since starting ovranette 5 months ago I have had dull chest pains. Doctor advised to stop smoking (5-10 per day). Should I get a second opinion?
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i am sure you will get the same recommendation. ...Read more
Upper jaw pain, left arm pain and chest pains, my doctor says its fibromyalgia, a&e said it wasn't my heart, but I can't stop worrying?
Second opinion.: At your age, heart disease possible but onlikely. Did the doc do an EKG? Chest Xray? If not, get a second opinion from an internist. ...Read more
Having a chest pain from time to time. I am a smoker but an active sport player that just stop recently.?
Probably not heart: Considering your age its unlikely the heart. But a full physical and and detailed history with an ekg and labs would be good to asess the problem and use for future comparison. And of course quit smoking! ...Read more
I took some pencillin 250mg tablets that my partner did not finish. Chest pain - coughing non stop, could be pneumonia?
Everytime I eat for the last three days I get chest pain and feel pressure. What could this be and how can I stop it. Anti acid no help?
Vasodilatation: Nitroglycerine is a vasodilator that opens blood vessels to improve blood flow. It is used to treat angina chest pain which is caused by not enough blood flowing to the heart. Nitro opens up the arteries in the heart (coronary arteries)which improves the symptom of vhest pain. ...Read more
Did you mention it to the blood center doctor? It may be a side effect of the citrate used to anti-coagulate blood. Please do inform the blood center doctor or nurse, before you donate next time so that they may make appropriate observation.
You are to be commended for your altruistic act of donating plasma! ...Read more
I have chest pain for days now from crunches. Should I stop doing crunches?? Or ask someone who can help me do crunches the proper way?
How about both: Lay off doing them for a couple of days until you feel better and than ask someone to show you the proper way to do them so that you do not hurt yourself. ...Read more